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Must Try Pop-Ups & New Restaurants in Santa Barbara

You don’t need us to tell you what a struggle 2020 was, but you may want to hear a little more good news. While this past year was definitely a struggle for some, others were seeing their dreams come true as new foodie pop-up ventures with some going on to open their own brick and…

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April 23, 2021

Your Guide To Shopping The Best Farmers Markets In Santa Barbara County

When it comes to food, the farmers’ market delivers memorable culinary adventures and provides the high quality you deserve. The weekly markets are the perfect spots for those looking to learn, savor and explore the region’s abundant selection of organic agricultural products and appealing farm-fresh produce. The lively outdoor markets give visitors a chance to…

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November 11, 2019

Interview with the creator of Jilli Vanilli and a martini recipe that will knock your socks off!

We recently got to sit down with Jilli Spear – creator of Jilli Vanilli products and a vanilla extract that is to die for. As we like to do, we sent over a few Proust-style questions (see below) and also sat down with Jilli to hear more about how she got her start in the…

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February 22, 2016

Try the Apple Pie at Cutler’s Artisan Spirits

One of our favorite stops on our Funk Zone food tour in Santa Barbara is Cutler’s Artisan Spirits. Our good pal, Ian Cutler, is a fourth generation distiller. (Yeah, you heard us right! FOURTH generation, folks!) He knows a thing or two about creating top shelf liquors and his apple pie liqueur is no exception!…

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July 15, 2015

Interview with Sugar Cat Studio//Winner of Cupcake Wars on Food Network

Are you as addicted to amazing cupcakes as we are? If you’re human, then the right answer here is “Uh..yeah! Of course!” Well, we happen to be friends with Alison Riede, winner of Food Network’s Cupcake Wars and owner of Sugar Cat Studio. Anyway, we recently visited her kitchen to ask her some questions… Q:…

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June 10, 2015

Interview with Pacific Pickle Works//Creators of the World’s Best Bloody Mary Elixir

Hey, readers! Boss Lady, here. There is nothing I love more than Sundays. It’s my day of rest. Sometimes. Ok, rarely. But when I do get a day to just relax and that day happens to be Sunday, then you can bet your buns I’ll be at brunch. Brunch is probably the most creative way…

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November 19, 2014