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Savor Healdsburg Food Tour Is Perfect For The Traveling Gourmet Eater!

One of our favorite things to do while we’re traveling is find out what other food tours are doing in their own towns! We call it Research & Development, but really it’s just a whole bunch of fun! We were recently up in Healdsburg, a small town just an hour’s drive north of San Francisco,…

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February 6, 2017

Sneak Peek At Enterprise Fish Company’s New Menu

Let’s be real. When people think Santa Barbara, they think beach, booze and food. While there are plenty of beaches to choose from to get your tan on and a plethora of places to grab a beer or taste wine, food is the real star of our city. We even have foodie festivals–lemons, avocados, seafood–we…

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October 17, 2016

Plan Your Trip To Santa Barbara Around A Foodie Festival

Not to brag–(Who are we kidding? We’re totally about to brag!)–but Santa Barbara’s got it going on when it comes to all things food and drink, and we’ve got the inside scoop on where to get the goods anytime of year. You can easily wine and dine your way through our sunny city with us…

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March 21, 2016

Finch & Fork: Comfort Food In The Heart Of Santa Barbara

This post is for the locals: Step aside from the typical beach-style joint and join the urban warriors for a drink and a bite at the rustic chic lounge in the heart of the city at Finch & Fork. Forget what you know about Coast’s – Finch & Fork’s predecessor – previous old fogie, ho-hum…

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March 7, 2016

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

100 Things To Do In Santa Barbara Before You Die

Our boss lady, Tara Jones, has been hard at work this past year and wrote an AMAZING Santa Barbara travel guide book (that is the #1 new release on Amazon for SB travel books!) and we couldn’t be more thrilled! If you’re new to Santa Barbara, been here a few times and want to shake…

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February 15, 2016

Spend Valentine’s Day Wining and Dining In Santa Barbara’s Presidio Neighborhood

Chocolates? Sure. Flowers? Ok. Whatevs. Dinner reservation in a crowded restaurant? Wine tour in downtown Santa Barbara? YES, PLEASE! We’ve got you covered this Valentine’s Day with a super laid-back, relaxing stroll through the Presidio and El Paseo neighborhood with sips of wine, bites of cheese from around the world, and locally-made chocolates. (No need…

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February 8, 2016

Toast to Happy Hour at Sly’s in Carpinteria

One of our all time favorite hidden joints in Carpinteria (just a stone’s throw from Santa Barbara) is Sly’s in Carpinteria. This adorable hide-away is toward the end of Linden Avenue with a hint of ocean view and whole bunch of great food and drinks! (Don’t even get us started on their unbelievable brunch!) Lately,…

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November 18, 2015

Do A Self Guided Food Tour Of The Santa Barbara Public Market

State Street in Santa Barbara isn’t a tough place to find and is full of fun eateries and shops. But if you want to veer off the beaten path, check out the Santa Barbara Public Market on Victoria Street that is host to multiple food stalls in one location. One of our favorite lunch or…

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November 11, 2015

Do Lunch at Metropulos in Santa Barbara’s Funk Zone Neighborhood

It’s no secret that The Funk Zone has a special place in our heart. There’s no shortage of wine bars to explore, art to discover, and hole-in-the-wall eateries that are open at odd hours. As far as mish-mash neighborhoods go, this one is by far our favorite! Lately, we’ve been wandering down a couple blocks…

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November 4, 2015

Lilac Patisserie is Santa Barbara’s Best (and only) Gluten Free Restaurant

One of our team members is a tried and true gluten-free gal. Say what you want [insert lame gf joke here], but Lilac Patisserie has a rockin’ menu and drool worthy bakery that has our number. We recently tried them out for lunch the other day and were not disappointed! The grilled cheese with bacon…

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October 21, 2015

Top 3 Coffee Shops in Santa Barbara

Whether you’re a coffee aficionado or just a guy who likes a good ‘ol cuppa Joe, Santa Barbara has got you covered! To get you going in the right direction, we made a list of our favorite java spots in SB. Because sometimes you just need a good jolt of caffeine before you go on…

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October 12, 2015

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