Leslie and Carlos Lopez Opened Their Ever-Popular Mexican Restaurant in 1978
Leslie and Carlos Lopez opened their ever-popular Mexican restaurant on State Street in 1978.
Loquita’s Sous Chef Hosting Later-Night, Multicourse Dinners Around Town
Loquita’s sous chef is hosting later-night, multicourse dinners around town.
The Always Exhausting, Occasionally Rewarding Life of Running Your Own Restaurant
Inside the always exhausting, occasionally rewarding life of running your own restaurant.
Supply Shop on Upper State Street Teaches How to Brew Beer and More on November 3
Supply shop on Upper State Street teaches you how to brew beer and more on November 3.
Certified Cicerone Pairs Beer and Food with Mixed Media, Written Word, and Performance Art
Certified Cicerone pairs beer and food with mixed media, written word, and performance art.
Santa Cruz Mountains Icon Pouring at El Encanto and Wine + Beer in November
The iconic Santa Cruz Mountains winery is pouring at El Encanto and Wine + Beer in November.
“Pure Imagination” on November 4 Features Food, Wine, Song, Dance, and More at Hotel Californian
“Pure Imagination” on November 4 features food, wine, song, dance, and more at Hotel Californian.
Direct-to-Consumer Evolution Hits the Santa Ynez Valley
Direct-to-consumer evolution hits the Santa Ynez Valley.
Mini-Reviews of Vape Pens, Balms, and Capsules That Promote Healing, Not Highs
Mini-reviews of the latest vape pens, balms, and capsules that promote healing, not highs.
Nutrition, Healing, Herbs, and More Coming to Plant Food and Medicine Conference
Nutrition, healing, herbs, and more coming to Plant Food and Medicine Conference on October 27.
Start the Morning Right with This Hand-Held Turkey-Sausage Delight
Start the morning right with hand-held turkey-sausage delight.
Melville’s Dedication to the Practice; Plus, Wine and Beer Buzz Around Town
Melville Winery’s dedication to the practice; plus, wine & beer buzz around town.
A Q&A with Documentarian Jason Wise, Whose Third Wine Film Comes to Solvang October 13
A Q&A with documentarian Jason Wise, whose third wine film comes to Solvang October 13.
Alecia Moore Finds Solace in Her Santa Ynez Valley Vineyard
Alecia Moore finds solace in her Santa Ynez Valley vineyard.
Longtime Proprietors Doug Margerum and Mitchell Sjerven Leaving Famed Restaurant
Longtime proprietors Doug Margerum and Mitchell Sjerven are leaving the famed restaurant.
Classic Drinks in Classic Setting on Coast Village Road
Classic drinks in classic setting on Coast Village Road.
Marla Daily Discusses Her New Photographic History of the Smallest Channel Island
Marla Daily discusses her new photographic history of the smallest Channel Island.
New Zealand Brewery One of Many Coming to Firestone Walker’s Terroir Project Festival
New Zealand brewery one of many coming to Firestone Walker’s Terroir Project festival.
34th Annual Seasonal Shellfish Soirée Runs ’til End of Fall at Goleta Beach
The 34th annual seasonal shellfish soirée runs ’til end of fall at Goleta Beach.
Meet the New Executive Chef @ Outpost at The Goodland
Meet the new executive chef @ Outpost at The Goodland.
Soulful Texas Crooner Plays After Smooth Instrumentalists Khruangbin
Soulful Texas crooner plays after smooth instrumentalists Khruangbin.
Andy Busch Building a Legacy on Historic Ranch off Highway 101
Andy Busch is building his legacy project on historic ranch off Highway 101.
Canary Hotel Brings Back Oyster-Eating Battle
The Canary Hotel is bringing back the oyster-eating battle on September 16.
The Second Annual Polo & Wine Festival Happens on September 8
The second annual Polo & Wine Festival happens on September 8.
Croatian Artist Designs Portrait Series for Soulful Crooner
Croatian artist designs portrait series for soulful crooner, who performs in Santa Barbara on September 12.
New Ownership, Enthused Winemaking Lift Longtime Santa Ynez Valley Estate
New ownership and enthused winemaking are lifting this longtime Santa Ynez Valley estate, which hosts a Viognier Festival on September 1.
‘Santa Barbara Independent’ Presents Ninth Annual Ode to Eating Out
The ‘Santa Barbara Independent’ presents its ninth annual ode to eating out.
Why You Should Indulge on August 25 to Foster Literacy and Innovation
Why you should indulge on August 25 to foster literacy and innovation.
Eye-Opening Collaboration Between Downtown Santa Barbara Hotel and Santa Ynez Valley Winery
Eye-opening collab between downtown Santa Barbara hotel and Santa Ynez Valley winery.
El Encanto Chef Prepares for Au Bon Climat Winemaker Dinner on August 30
How El Encanto’s chef has prepared for the Belmond resort’s Au Bon Climat winemaker dinner on August 30.
Laughs and Learning in Michael Cervin’s Humorous Travel Guide
Laughs and learning in Michael Cervin’s new humorous travel guide.
Chef Will Hanko Runs Norman Restaurant atop Prominent Los Alamos Hill
Chef Will Hanko runs Norman Restaurant atop a prominent Los Alamos hill.
Ofer Shepher’s Vineyards and Winery Cut Through Heart of the Famous Appellation
Ofer Shepher’s vineyards and winery cut through the heart of the famous appellation.
Experts from Across the Country Offer Advice on Improving Santa Barbara’s Main Drag
Experts from across the country offer advice on improving Santa Barbara's main drag.
Santa Barbara’s Sole Spanish Restaurant Shares DIY Recipes for Paella and Sangria
Santa Barbara’s sole Spanish restaurant shares DIY recipes for paella and sangria.
Pascal Baudar Leads Walk and Tasting in Ojai on August 11
Author Pascal Baudar leads walk and tasting in Ojai on August 11.
Twenty-Four Blackbirds, Chocolate Maya, and Santa Barbara’s Place in America’s Craft Chocolate Revolution
Twenty-Four Blackbirds, Chocolate Maya, and Santa Barbara’s place in America’s craft chocolate revolution.
How It Works, Who Won, and Why It Matters; plus Bastille Day Bash at Bell’s
How it works, who won, and why it matters; plus, Bastille Day bash at Bell’s in Los Alamos.
Authors Mai-Yan Kwan, Aimee Trudeau, and Emily Nielson Discuss New Campground Cookbook
Authors Mai-Yan Kwan, Aimee Trudeau, and Emily Nielson discuss new campground cookbook.
Celeb Chef Focuses on Our Region for Three Months at Maude in Beverly Hills
Celeb chef focuses on our region for three months at Maude in Beverly Hills.
Brendan Searls Expands Restaurant Empire on Coveted La Arcada Corner
Brendan Searls expands restaurant empire on coveted La Arcada corner.
Santa Cruz Island Foundation Dedicates Memorial at Maritime Museum on July 5
Santa Cruz Island Foundation dedicates memorial at Maritime Museum on July 5.
Chefs Brooke Stockwell and James Owens Hosting July 14 Benefit Dinner
Chefs Brooke Stockwell and James Owens host a July 14 benefit dinner.
Wine Shepherd’s ‘Unicorn Flights’ and Opening Presqu’ile’s Library
Wine Shepherd’s ‘Unicorn Flights’ and opening Presqu’ile’s library
City’s First Fermentation-Focused Shop in Years Now Selling on Upper State Street
The city’s first fermentation-focused shop in years is now selling on upper State Street.
Rock-and-Roll Legend Performs Three Nights at the Lobero
The rock-and-roll legend performed three consecutive nights at the Lobero.
Cofounder April Worley Discusses Her Cannabis-Infused Skincare Products
Cofounder April Worley discusses her cannabis-infused skincare products.
Get Your North County Fix at the Museum; Plus, Tastings to Do
Get your North County food fix at the museum fundraiser; plus, tastings to do.
French-Born Impresario-Turned-Restaurateur Frederic Meschin Bets On Santa Barbara
French-born impresario-turned-restaurateur Frederic Meschin bets on Santa Barbara.
Professor Allison Alvarado Teaches Ornithology to CSU Channel Islands Students
Professor Allison Alvarado teaches ornithology to CSU Channel Islands students.