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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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C’est Cheese Baked Goods

Having a brunch and want a whole coffee cake or need to order a dozen cookies for a holiday party or birthday celebration? No problem, just place your order 48 hours in advance and they'll have it ready for you, baked fresh that very morning.  C'est Cheese uses only the highest quality ingredients for their [...]

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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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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 [...]

The Black Sheep Restaurant in Santa Barbara

The Black Sheep, a recently opened casual eating spot, was created on the premise of bringing a slightly different mix to their menu. Owner Ruben Perez draws from his past experience working at his family's restaurant, Seagrass, located next door on Ortega Street in downtown Santa Barbara.     Menu highlights include... Deconstructed Chicken Salad of roasted beets, pear, blue [...]

C’est Cheese Shop Reopens

C'est Cheese has moved back into their old cheese shop in downtown Santa Barbara.  "As you all know, it's been quite a haul & we are so thrilled to be in the final stretch of our big expansion project," owners Michael and Kathryn Graham comment. The new shelves are filled with all kinds of great [...]

C’est Cheese Cafe Opens in Santa Barbara

C'est Cheese Cafe's focus is on quality and flavor. "We'll be preparing as much in-house as possible in order to deliver the freshest, highest quality products," state owners Kathryn and Michael Graham. They combined all the great cheeses and meats carried in C'est Cheese's original shop with the spectacular produce that is grown in the [...]

Industrial EATS in Buellton

Wood fired ovens, kraft butcher shop, tap wines and beers, killer pies...and the coolest coffee machine on the central coast. Jeff and Janet Olsson, owners of New West Catering, have opened Industrial Eats in Buellton, serving wood-fired veggies and pizzas, and a deli case filled with exceptional imported cheeses, cured meats, cuts of rare game, [...]

Olio Crudo Bar in Downtown Santa Barbara

Olio Crudo bar, Olio e Limone Ristorante’s new bar next door, is the latest addition to Alberto and Elaine Morello’s restaurant group.  Offering crudo Italian seafood and meats, as well as cotto bar menu items, the menu is highly ingredient-driven, showcasing fresh, seasonal cuisine.     Olio Crudo Bar is inspired by the crudo you’ll find in all [...]

Epiphany Cellars Tasting Room Los Olivos

The Epiphany brand is an integral component to the Fess Parker Family of Wines portfolio. Celebrating Rhone-based varietals and esoteric offerings, Epiphany wine addresses the needs of the adventurous wine lover, eager to discover new offerings and to explore Rhone-varietals in a bold and daring fashion. Winemaker, Blair Fox, who apprenticed under brand visionary and [...]

Malibu Farm Pier Cafe

Helene Henderson runs a two acre organic farm at her Malibu home, and to promote the artisanal food movement, she started to organize dinner parties, cooking with seasonal ingredients from her property. Her al fresco dinners took off, and now she's hosting sold out pop-up meals at various Malibu properties and has recently opened a [...]

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The Montecito Cafe

The Montecito Cafe was opened in 1986 by husband and wife team Mark and Margaret Huston, both graduates of the California Culinary Academy. The restaurant is located in the historic Montecito Inn.   The Cafe specializes in simple and delicious food with a variety of daily specials to choose from, which always includes the freshest fish. The [...]

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Handlebar Coffee in Santa Barbara

After ten plus years as professional cyclists, Aaron Olson and Kim Anderson have switched their focus and joined the artisanal coffee movement. Now that the race wheels are hung up, the couple is following their dream of roasting the perfect bean and providing Santa Barbara with a quality, sustainable, neighborhood coffee bar.     "We were fortunate to [...]

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Jane Restaurant on State Street

This Santa Barbara restaurant provides quality American bistro-style food in an warm and inviting setting.Located in a charming, historical Spanish building, just two doors down from the Arlington Theater. The eatery’s name is a tribute to Jane Moody, the matriarch of a Santa Barbara restaurateur family. Her photographs grace the walls and the menus and her [...]

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Bell Street Farm in Los Alamos

Bell Street Farm is a culinary destination in Santa Barbara County wine country. The eatery and market is located in Los Alamos, just minutes away from vineyards and tasting rooms. With farm fresh cuisine and sophisticated yet comfortable design, Bell Street Farm offers a distinct environment to enjoy a meal, snack or a wine tasting [...]