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Santa Barbara's guide to what's new and undiscovered for home and garden, entertaining, style and travel. The resource guide below lists local happenings, boutique finds, travel destinations, food artisans and design professionals.
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The Food Liaison in Carpinteria

A local couple has opened a Carpinteria cafe,  providing catering, a counter lunch service, and cooking classes. Chef Nirasha and Jason Rodriguez  have crafted a healthy, seasonal lunch menu,  served 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. The couple personally designed every aspect of the new space, from the high dining tables to the [...]

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Nectar Eatery & Lounge

The focus of Nectar's menu is small and shareable plates using fresh and international flavors. Featuring a brand new local wine list, Nectar also offers their custom cocktail flights to pair with luscious food. Host your private party in Nectar's upstairs dining room, complete with a fireplace, balcony and cozy booths. Celebrate great food and [...]

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Dart Coffee Co. Delivers

DART COFFEE CO.,  located in Santa Barbara,  is dedicated to bringing ethical craft-roasted coffee to your cup.  Erika Carter and David Dart's combined life experience in the arts and sciences complements their journey into the coffee industry. "We believe roasting is a balance of creativity and practiced precision. We are passionate about our craft and [...]

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Lele Patisserie for Seasonal Treats

Lele Patisserie offers a stellar selection of baked goods for any occasion. Pies, cookies, cakes and confections are available for custom ordering and pick up. Lele Patisserie is owned and operated by Chef Lele Miranda, a graduate of  The French Pastry School located in Chicago, where Lele obtained the professional training needed to hone her [...]

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Bob’s Well Bread Bakery

Bob's Well Bread Bakery, located in Los Alamos, CA, offers an assortment of artisan breads with locally sourced assorted jams and spreads. Featuring Artisan Country Levain, Olive Bread, Multi-Grain, Ciabatta, Baguettes, Croissants, Focaccia, Bagels and so much more.     "We serve our breads with house-made butter, an assortment of seasonal jams, and nut spreads, all sourced from [...]

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C’est Cheese for Gift Giving

C'est Cheese offers a stellar selection of gift boxes and gift shopping for foodies from the shop's well-stocked shelves.  Looking for somewhere fun to host a party this year? Ask about renting the cafe for special occasions that include a variety of catering options. Check out the upcoming classes, now held in the cafe.     Host Parties [...]

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Alma Rosa Tasting Room in Buellton

The goal of this commercial remodel was to transform a former warehouse space into a new, upscale wine tasting room. The Sanfords had recently sold their original wine tasting room in a rural ranch setting with the intent of moving to the easily accessible and popular Industrial Way area of Buellton, CA.     Richard Sanford, aptly describes [...]

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Lilac Pâtisserie in Downtown Santa Barbara

On any given day at Lilac Pâtisserie, pastry chef-restaurateur, Gillian Muralles, can be found behind the bakery’s signature cake counter meticulously crafting a one-a-kind masterpiece. It’s her specialty: luxurious cakes with incredible texture and delectable taste. The twist? Everything she makes is gluten-free.     Gillian is dermined to change the landscape of gluten-free dining and desserts. Along [...]

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Rori’s Artisanal Creamery Retail Store in Montecito

Rori Trovato's artisanal ice cream shop is located in the Montecito Country Mart on Coast Village Road. Stop in to taste seasonal flavors served in mason jars or on cones, and take home a pint or two. The Montecito store staff allows you to taste the latest flavors and offers shakes, malts and made to [...]

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Merci to Go in Montecito

Offering farmer's market driven salads, healthy sandwiches and dinner items, plus delectable desserts. Conveniently packed and ready to go at the take-away food counter, located in the Montecito Country Mart.      Here's an idea of what you'll find, but keep in mind, the menu will be ever-changing according to the season and what's fresh from local growers. salads [...]

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Red Hen Cannery

Red Hen Cannery is an artisanal, small-batch jam company based in Carpinteria, California.  Owner Maureen Foley uses family recipes and Foley Farm fruits and herbs, plus fruit from local family farms in the Central Coast to produce stunningly simple and astoundingly innovative fruit preserves.     Jams and Marmalade flavors vary seasonally and include Santa Rosa Plum and [...]

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Valley Piggery in Los Olivos

The heritage-breed pigs at Valley Piggery are raised in pasture and woodlands in the idyllic Santa Ynez Valley. Their diet consists of GMO-free grain and legumes, the natural forage of their environment, and a wide variety of local, seasonal supplements.     "They have plenty of wide-open space to forage, root, and wallow – the daily pastimes [...]

Butterbean Studios in the Jalama Valley

Kenny and Erin Pata's farm produces quality beans and pumpkins and honey.  Erin, a graphic designer, does the artwork and labels for their products from her home studio on the farm. The dry beans are unsprayed and everything is grown or gathered by Pata family members on Jalama Road, just off of Route 1, near [...]

Pacific Pickle Works

Pacific Pickle Works pickles are all natural and hand crafted in Santa Barbara using produce grown from California. There are several varieties to choose from, including the original favorite crunchy spicy spears, pickled beans and asparagus, and Unbeetable Beets.     Bradley Bennett has been making his spicy blend of pickles for friends and family from his kitchen [...]

Santa Barbara Tamales To Go

When people think Mexico, they think tamales. They are perhaps the most emblematic food of their culture. Vendors set up their stands to sell these steaming delicacies for a hearty breakfast, a quick supper, or in-between snack. Tamales-to-go offers traditional-style tamales delivered warm to your door in Santa Barbara.     Two OLIVES in every TAMALE... "Our tamales are [...]

Flagstone Pantry in Santa Barbara

Flagstone Pantry was launched in Santa Barbara on a hunch that the opportunity to bake dairy-free, egg-free and gluten-free goodies for a local coffee house could turn into much more. Their specialty baked goods can be found at the Santa Barbara Public Market.     Chef/owner, Kristen Desmond, graduated from Natural Gourmet Institute’s chef training program in New [...]

Pascale’s Kitchen Online Boutique

Santa Barbara's unique culinary online boutique. From delicious lifestyle classes showcasing the fragrant seasonal produce of local farmers' markets to an enticing line of Mediterranean cookbooks, creative items for your cooks pantry including local olive oils, balsamic vinegars, teas, unique gifts and so much more.     Experience the unique taste and style found in Pascale's Kitchen. Choose a [...]