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Jeff Olsson Industrial Eats Voted “Ramen King of Santa Barbara.”

Jeff Olsson Industrial Eats Voted “Ramen King of Santa Barbara.”

It has been the pattern that great ramen dishes from Finch & Fork chefs walked away with the honors at the annual Ramenfest competition, however, a few upsets...

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George’s Rants and Raves: Aermoor Vodka

George’s Rants and Raves: Aermoor Vodka

“Water, water everywhere, / Nor any drop to drink.” So spoke an old sea salt in “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner” by Samuel Taylor Coleridge, although...

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CÎROC Winter Cocktails

CÎROC Winter Cocktails

Even if it’s cold and deary outside, there’s no reason things have to be that way inside. These winter cocktails from CIROC can do wonders for lifting...

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Wines of the Week: Thanksgiving Sips – Under $20, 90 Points

Wines of the Week: Thanksgiving Sips – Under $20, 90 Points

Wine on the table is just as much a Thanksgiving tradition as the turkey, but if you’ve got a big crowd coming over, you don’t want to overspend on wine. ...

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Thanksgiving Recipe: Smashed Sweet Potatoes

Thanksgiving Recipe: Smashed Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes are a staple of the Thanksgiving meal, but like all longstanding traditions, sometimes it’s nice to change things up a bit. This sweet potatoes...

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George’s Rants and Raves: Old Pulteney Navigator

George’s Rants and Raves: Old Pulteney Navigator

This scotch is a bit of a mystery, and I love a bit of a mystery, as it allows me to don my Sherlock Holmes hat and speak in a bad imitation of a British accent...

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Spice Up Thanksgiving with Partida Tequila Cocktails

Spice Up Thanksgiving with Partida Tequila Cocktails

These amazing cocktail recipes, using award-winning Tequila Partida, are perfect to enjoy over the Thanksgiving holiday, with your family, and friends.  Below are...

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Wines of the Week: Great Value Sips from Spain

Wines of the Week: Great Value Sips from Spain

If you love  a somewhat hearty red and a good value, then Spanish wines are something to explore.  They often have a nice balance of fruity and savory flavors,...

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Hyatt Regency Monterey: Serendipity For All

Hyatt Regency Monterey: Serendipity For All

Located literally minutes from the Monterey Airport and tucked away in a beautiful secluded area of one of America’s most desirable vacation destinations is...

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Chocolate Pecan Pie by Snowbirds Vintners

Chocolate Pecan Pie by Snowbirds Vintners

Here’s a twist on a traditional fall favorite – the pecan pie. This version uses cane syrup, instead of corn syrup, and has the addition of chocolate, both on...

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