Monthly Archives: September 2013

WINE CASK FUNDRAISER

Throughout September, as kids head back to school, Wine Cask restaurant at 813 Anacapa Street is helping raise funds to support local school girls involved in Girls Incorporated of Greater Santa Barbara. Through their Charity Lunch Promotion, Wine Cask will … Continue reading

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ISLA VISTA UPDATE

Reader Glenn let me know that a 7-Eleven store has opened at 6545 Trigo Road (next to Crushcakes) in Isla Vista and that three new restaurants are planning to join the community. First, “Blaze Pizza” is coming to where the … Continue reading

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PHOTO BLOG – TASTE OF THE TOWN

Here are pictures taken at the 32nd annual Taste of the Town on Sunday, September 8, 2013. My new Nikon 3100 and Tamron AF 18-270mm lens seems to have improved the quality of the pictures. I am still figuring out how … Continue reading

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QUESTION OF THE DAY

If you can help reader Karen please leave a message in the blog. Any chance you can do a quick mention of which restaurants in town have air conditioning?  I have guests to entertain this weekend and can’t think of … Continue reading

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NEW WINE TASTING ROOM

Reader PrimeTime tells me that Area 5.1 wine tasting room opened yesterday in the Funk Zone at 137 Anacapa Street.

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RESTAURANT CLOSINGS

Here is a list of local restaurants that have closed in the last year: September 2013: Anchor Woodfire Kitchen, 119 State St.; Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream, 305 Paseo Nuevo; Spice Avenue, 1027 State St. August 2013: Elephant Bar & … Continue reading

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ANCHOR WOODFIRE KITCHEN CLOSES

After 8 months in business is appears that Anchor Woodfire Kitchen at 119 State Street closed their doors today. This just in from reader Beth: Hi John, Do you know what is going on with Anchor Woodfire Kitchen? Went there … Continue reading

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TASTE OF THE TOWN

The 32nd annual Taste of the Town fundraiser is being held this Sunday, September 8th noon to 3 p.m. at the Riviera Park Garden, 2030 Alameda Padre Serra. The Taste of the Town is Santa Barbara’s original tasting event, featuring … Continue reading

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SPEAKING OF TASTE

Taste Wine Bar & Retail Shop recently opened at 26 E. Ortega Street next to Seagrass Restaurant. They specialize in wines from all over the world, have some micro-brew beers and a selection of retail wines. Their by-the-glass prices range … Continue reading

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CAFE ROYAL CULINARY PROGRAM RIBBON CUTTING

Students will be cooking in the kitchen at San Marcos starting in January 2014. This Friday, Sept. 6th San Marcos is celebrating the reopening of the staff cafeteria and kitchen known as Café Royale with a ribbon cutting ceremony and … Continue reading

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GRAND OPENING

The new McConnell’s Fine Ice Creams at 728 State Street is having a grand opening party tonight (Wednesday 9/4/13) starting at 7 p.m.

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BEN & JERRY’S CLOSES

This just in from Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream in the Paseo Nuevo mall: On behalf of our staff, I regret to inform you that Ben & Jerry’s has closed its doors.  We have loved our time with our scoop … Continue reading

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DRINK WINE WITHOUT OPENING THE BOTTLE

I recently heard about the Coravin Wine Access System ($299) that pours a glass of wine without the need to open the bottle. No, this is not magic or osmosis at work here, but rather, a thin hollow needle is … Continue reading

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