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Canary Hotel – Finch & Fork: New Tastes & New Life for Downtown Hotel

Canary Hotel – Finch & Fork: New Tastes & New Life for Downtown Hotel

Over the year’s Santa Barbara has watched the property go through many changes, but with the new innovations Kimpton Hotels has implemented it seems they finally...

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Wines of the Week: California Rhone for Summer

Wines of the Week: California Rhone for Summer

Rhone grape varieties pair just perfectly with summer. In California, they tend to produce wines that are lively and bright, which make them lovely to drink during...

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Why We Can’t Get Enough Fried Chicken

Why We Can’t Get Enough Fried Chicken

HAD YOU PLACED a bet a decade or two ago on what would be the “It” dish of 2013, would you have put your money on fried chicken? Old-fashioned, hard...

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Mediterranean Crostini

Mediterranean Crostini

  During the long, warm days of summer, foods with fresh and bright flavors really hit the spot. So here’s a lovely appetizer from the shores of the Mediterranean...

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Super Summer Daiquiris with Caliche Rum

Super Summer Daiquiris with Caliche Rum

The sweltering month of July may conjure up memories of summer strolls during some seriously steamy heat waves. Luckily, we have the perfect potion for a mid-summer...

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George’s Rants and Raves: Ménage a Trois Vodkas

George’s Rants and Raves: Ménage a Trois Vodkas

If you’ve been driving yourself crazy searching high and low for that perfect spirit to consume before, during and/or after your next French themed, multiple person,...

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Wines of the Week: Rosy Rhone Rosés from the Livermore Valley

Wines of the Week: Rosy Rhone Rosés from the Livermore Valley

Summertime and rosé go together brilliantly, and the Rhone varieties are great for producing them. Here are three Rhone rosés from the Livermore Valley, in California, that...

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Braised Halibut with Pistachios, Preserved Meyer Lemon, and Capers

Braised Halibut with Pistachios, Preserved Meyer Lemon, and Capers

One of Chef Nate Appleman’s favorite, yet simple, ways to prepare firm-fleshed fish is to pair it with a mixture of nuts and herbs. Here, a paste of pistachios,...

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Santa Barbara Wine Festival a Huge Success for Natural History Museum Fundraising

Santa Barbara Wine Festival a Huge Success for Natural History Museum Fundraising

Sponsors for the 2014 SBNHM Wine Festival included The Berry Man, Town & Country, Mission Wealth, Riviera Insurance Services, Whole Foods, as well as a bevy...

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Festive July 4th Cocktails

Festive July 4th Cocktails

This year, step away from the ordinary beverage of choice. July 4th is the largest beer consuming holiday in America, but why stick with the usual? Instead, use...

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