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On Any Sunday 39 GREAT SPOTS TO BREAKFA ST AND BRUNCH

PLUS: FLAVORS AT STATE & FIG COZY KITCHEN COOKING SPRING RECIPES FLATWARE FASHION SLIDING DOORS— LIVING WALLS DINING GUIDE AND MORE!

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The signature Eggs Benedict at Scarlett Begonia. Photo by Ashley Gove.


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D E PA R T M E N T S Firsts: State & Fig . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Carr Sauvignon Blanc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Food From The Heart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Luxury in green . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . spring break lunch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Living Large in a Cozy Kitchen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lilac Patisserie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wine Collection of El Paseo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Top Cellars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Home Cooking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Home Style . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Home Style: Flatware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . In the Garden . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dining Out Dining Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Venues & Private Dining . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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State & Fig A celebration of family and flavors

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atrick Casey and wife Marisa Moran had no intention of buying a restaurant when they visited Santa Barbara in Spring 2011. Up from Los Angeles, they wanted to relax and enjoy the culinary offerings. Patrick had a hectic job in food service for the Hollywood Bowl, and Marisa managed ritzy events at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Marina del Rey. They were also new parents, and Christopher was still in diapers. But after discovering a space in the charming La Arcada, they quickly made the decision and within five months, the family had relocated. Renovations took place while Christopher was a toddler.

State and Fig, the resulting restaurant, has a family feel, and not just because Christopher, now aged 5, is here this sunny afternoon. Words from Patrick’s Italian grandmother set the tone: “it’s about the way we eat, not what we eat.” Patrick explains, “I grew up eating what was fresh, simply prepared. I wanted that again, for my child. I wanted him to know where his food comes from.” The name itself is a clue. “State” refers not to the street, but to California and its bounty, as ingredients are locally grown, raised or made. “Fig” points to the Mediterranean region. “Our foot is rooted in Italy, with Spain in mind, cooked (continued)


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Californian,” he says with a smile. “We decide on the menu based on the weather, what’s at the Farmer’s Market that week, and our own mood.” The previous weekend was unseasonably hot, he recalls, and perfect to enjoy antipasti, which change daily and can be ordered individually or in sets of three or five. Each are distinct and delicious. Crispy garbanzo beans are tossed with chile, lemon, garlic and parsley. Crisp hours-old snap peas are dressed with a tiny bit of mint and crispy capers. Watermelon, tomatoes, cucumber, mint, and feta cheese are the perfect hot-weather dish. Dining in the outdoor stone courtyard is pleasant, and a popular destination for weekend brunch. The short rib eggs benedict special is swoon-inducing, as is Figg’in Toast – grilled brioche stuffed with fig cream cheese, served with vanilla maple syrup. Lunch is served daily. Dinner is Wednesday through Saturday, when diners come before performances at the nearby Granada, Arlington and New Vic theaters. “It’s calm here, and has an Old World romantic feeling,” says Patrick, “More people are discovering La Arcada as a nighttime dining destination.” But it’s family friendly all the time, as demonstrated by these dedicated parents. — Julia McHugh State & Fig, in La Arcada Plaza, 1114 State Street, www.stateandfig.com, 805-965-1730 18

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Made with love A local bounty served straight from the heart

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t’s a busy Wednesday morning at Food From The Heart. A group of volunteers gathers along two sides of a long cafeteria table, efficiently and carefully assembling green salads. Next up is Cajun chicken with rice, Andouille sausage, roasted bell peppers and black beans. At another table, chili soup gets ladled into Styrofoam containers. These delicious dishes, all freshly made from scratch in the commercial kitchen at Trinity Lutheran Church, will be packed in bags, along with potato-bacon frittata, pasta salad, fresh fruit, bread and gingerbread cake, and delivered to the 160 clients of Food From The Heart who receive such bounty weekly. Food From The Heart, a volunteer-driven Santa Barbara 501 (c)(3) non-profit, delivers nutritious, well-balanced and tasty meals free of charge to their grateful clients who are mostly homebound and facing a health crisis. Acting Director Kelly Onnen notes that clients are referred by local agencies from the Cancer Center of Santa Barbara with Sansum Clinic to Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care. Another important ingredient at FFTH is the relationships the organization has forged over the years with community partners and sponsors. Says Ms. Onnen, “We are supported by so many generous, wonderful local businesses, banks, churches and foundations, and along with the city of Goleta we couldn’t do it without them!” —Nancy Ransohoff

Food from the Heart is a 501-c-3-non profit and donations made to the organization are fully tax deductible. Contributors can choose to make an on going pledge or a one-time donation. For more information: 805-334-5292; www.sbfoodfromtheheart.com

Luxury in green

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elaxing in a cozy banquette seat with flickering candlelight as soft jazz wafts on the ocean breeze, we dig into ahi tuna in putanesca sauce over penne and sip a Santa Barbara County Chardonnay…are we dining at one of Santa Barbara’s fine white-tablecloth restaurants? Nope. We’re on a boat. A 47-foot luxury sailing catamaran, to be exact. After six successful chartering seasons in the Virgin Islands on their cat, Green Flash, Santa Barbarans Sherri and Arthur McNary have brought their super-sleek boat to Santa Barbara. They’re now sailing luxe sunset cruises and Channel Islands charters out of Santa Barbara Harbor. “We’re super excited to share the experience of being out on the beautiful local waters in Green Flash…it’s something new for Santa Barbara,” says Sherri. With uber-capable captain Arthur at the helm, Sherri whips up creative “garden to galley” menus spotlighting fresh local ingredients. As you glide past bustling Stearns Wharf you might nibble local lobster cakes with jalapeno-cilantro sauce or slurp a zippy gazpacho shooter. Half-day (four hours), full day (eight hours), overnight Channel Islands adventures, and custom-tailored trips are available. Anchors aweigh! —Nancy Ransohoff For questions and bookings, visit www.greenflashcharters.com or call Santa Barbara Sailing Center at 805-962-2826. 20

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Spring Break Lunch has never tasted fresher

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t home, I munch salads for breakfast (poached eggs over Shepard’s Lettuce is great), often for lunch (as a main course) or dinner (on the side). When going out for lunch, I often want more of the same. The wide selection of salad offerings downtown at opal and in Montecito at The Montecito Café, provide so many choices, that a person could dine at both places once a week without getting bored. The menu at Opal has more than ten salads to choose from ranging from an appetizer-size classic Caesar ($7.95) to fancier entrée size salads ($11.50-$14.95). Who can resist Warm Fried Brie on Fresh Arugula and Watercress or the Grilled Eggplant and Grilled Portobello Mushroom Salad? The opal Cobb is a popular stand-by, but the Pesto Sautéed Bay Scallop Salad or Seafood Salad on Baby Spinach and gourmet greens are also “local favorites” like the one pictured above, Seared Fresh Diver Sea Scallops on Baby Arugula and Watercress with their Honey Herb Vinaigrette, Fresh Mango, Avocado

and Crispy Parsnip. What a lunch! Popular entrée size “Salad Bowls” ($11-$22) at The Montecito Café include Idaho Trout, serviced over spinach and butter lettuce with avocado and a Cucumber and Dill dressing; a Half a papaya filled with Dungeness Crab and curry sauce with toasted almonds or the Seared Ahi over cucumber noodles. The Greek-style salad with homemade grilled lamb sausage, baby spinach, roasted peppers and ripe tomatoes in a Valpreso Feta and Lemon dressing, is a tasty meal in itself, and then some. With salads like these at these two popular, established Santa Barbara dining spots, chances are you will want to come back again and again…and yet, again, in order to try them all. —Leslie A. Westbrook   Opal, 1325 State Street, Santa Barbara (805) 966-9676 www.opalrestaurantandbar.com The Montecito Café, 1295 Coast Village Road, Montecito, (805) 969-3392 www. montecitocafe.com w w w. f o o d – h o m e . c o m


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Living Large in a Cozy Kitchen By Joanna Krenich

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ooking in a small kitchen doesn’t mean settling for small pleasures. Living in a small space or cooking with just a few ingredients doesn’t have to be meager living or boring. Simple living doesn’t automatically equate to living primitive, like a college student eating Top Ramen every night. It all comes down to being more intentional in your choices. Maximizing the function and enhancing the tastes that come out of your cozy cooking space can create a renewed sense of joy and appreciation for life – bringing healthy smiles to your family, friends and you. The smaller the space the more important it is that each component serves multiple functions. Whether you live in a studio apartment or mobile home – with a kitchen the size of shoebox – there are easy and cost-effective ways to maximize function without compromising style. It’s also important to focus on high quality ingredients and kitchen tools. Although it may cost a little more, quality cookware is a better investment in your quality of life and long-term health. It’s better than storing a bunch of appliances you seldom use. Do you really need five sizes of pots or three frying pans when just one or two will do the trick? To get the most enjoyment from a meal don’t be shy about bringing boldness and creativity to your plate with flavors that zing! Economizing is not 24

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about reducing quality or imagination, either. In reality, the opposite is true. Minimalism requires smarter choices. The new Californian-style of cooking focuses on finding combining the freshest foods from your local farmers market. The goal is to let the main ingredients speak for themselves. Add as little as possible and let the natural flavors accentuate their innate qualities. Fresh natural food never needs to be covered up with loads of butter, spices or sauces. Let the main ingredient be the focal point of the dish. Living with less doesn’t mean living plainly, either. Bamboo is one of the earth’s simplest, yet most widely used building materials and adds affordable benefits in the kitchen, too. Bamboo is versatile and attractive. In design, it offers a clean, natural look while elevating the space. Bamboo surfaces are kind to the earth and more durable than other engineered woods or manufactured solid surface products. Bamboo counters, for example, eliminate the need for pulling out a cutting board each time you need to slice and dice. And it can maximize a small counter space while adding a natural look. Clean up and after-care is easier, too. Bamboo is bacteria- and mildew resistant – an important advantage in food preparation. Best of all, it’s an inexpensive, plentiful, fast-growing renewable resource. Another way to simplify the kitchen is by installing a single stainless steel industrial-sized deep sink instead of a traditional white ceramic sink. Stainless w w w. f o o d – h o m e . c o m


steel is more durable, resists stains and scratches, and accommodates large pots and pans better for washing while offering a sleek, high-end vibe. A retractable, commercialstyle spray hose faucet is another way to make food prep food and cleanup a breeze. Finally, one of the best earth-wise home shopping tips that many of us forget about is NOT buying a case of bottled water. Replace thousands of bottles a year that you’re adding to the waste stream by installing a reverse osmosis water filter under the sink. Under sink water filter systems are inexpensive to buy, easy to install, and your water will be crystal clear and tasty. Joanna Krenich is a Chef, nutrition educator and food writer. www.joannakrenich.com

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Fresh from Joanna’s Kitchen SCALLOPS (ALMOST) CEVICHE, WITH GRAPEFRUIT BASIL SALAD Serves: 2 Using high quality ingredients is essential when I am cooking. Shopping local, and in season, is a good starting point to insure you are getting the best produce available. My latest trip to the Santa Barbara Fish Market rewarded me with beautiful scallops. SBFM are my favorite source for fresh, local and sustainably-sourced seafood. They provide seafood to the Central Coast’s best restaurants and grocery stores. I was in the mood for something light that required little prep or standing over a hot stove because it was yet another day in the 80s, like many of our California winter days this year. The delicate, sweet nature of the scallops inspired me to do an almost-ceviche-style dish with nearly no cooking required. The result was something that was crisp on the palate, delicious and satisfying. Best of all, it required only a few ingredients. No need for a huge grocery list or tons of storage. Ingredients: Scallops – 6 large Olive oil – 2 tablespoons Fresh lemons – 2 Grapefruit – 1 Cayenne pepper and sea salt – Dash Soak scallops in fresh lemon juice for at least 4 hours in fridge. Remove and let rest on a chopping board for about 15 min. Place in a sauté pan on high heat with olive oil, searing scallops for 2 min. on one side, only. The lemon and oil will caramelize adding a nice sweetness and light crunch. Plate and drizzle the drippings over the scallops. Chop grapefruit into small cubes, removing any white or hard pieces. Roughly chop basil and toss lightly with grapefruit, adding a dash of cayenne and sea salt. Pair with your favorite champagne and have yourself a delicious, simple evening. Santa Barbara Fish Market: 117 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara, (805) 965-9564, 9:00 am to 7:30 pm w w w. f o o d – h o m e . c o m

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Gluten Free Lilac Patisserie is open

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“It’s Always Packed and Always Good” —Paul Wallach’s Guide

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charming and talented couple, Gillian and Alam Muralles, have opened a beautiful gluten free pastry shop on State Street. Their cases are filled with some of the most beautifully designed cakes to ever hit any special event in Santa Barbara, and the inspiration for these culinary delights is a combination of Alan’s restaurant career and Gillian’s outstanding training at the Pasadena Culinary Institute of America. As a child Gillian was diagnosed with Celiac disease and her mother began teaching her to cook meals using ingredients that would keep her well. “Our opening was very soft to allow people to come in and decide for themselves about the outstanding quality of our gluten free menu selections. We are working to develop a slow and successful customer base of patrons who will love our delicious and unique cakes,” said Gillian Muralles. The ambiance of the new patisserie is described by locals as totally French, and offers a very pleasant atmosphere to enjoy cakes, cookies and pastries to enjoy with fine tea and coffee while taking a break from shopping. Their Bananas Foster Cake, Berry Patch Cake and Carrot Spice Cake are so seductive looking that it becomes a challenge to select one. It’s hard to believe they are so beautiful and gluten-free as well. For parents who are looking for unique gluten-free birthday cakes for their children Lilac Patisserie has the delicious answer. The current menu includes lovely selection of fine baked goods, and now the couple has launched their lunch menu which includes top of the line luncheon sandwiches made with their homemade bread, house made soups and fresh salads. —By Bonnie Carroll Located at 1017 State Street 1017 State Street next door to Churchill Jewelers Visit: www.lilacpatisserie.com. w w w. f o o d – h o m e . c o m


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lightsculptures The functionality of lighting with the intrinsic qualities of art give your room something to say. Hand-made by artist Timothy J. Ferrie. Studio address: 31200 La Baya, Suite 305 Westlake Village, CA 91362 email: tjferrie@me.com • 805-276-5655 • www.tjferrie.com


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Cutler’s Artisan Spirits is Santa Barbara’s first legal distillery and is focused on crafting top quality whiskeys, vodka, gin and other creative spirits. Drop by for a sample Thursday-Sunday 1-6pm at 137 Anacapa Suite D (in the Funk Zone).

Shelly Vinson

Visit us on the web at www.cutlerartisan.com or call 805-845-4040.

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t’s a good thing there are a plenty of places to dine within wine spittin’ distance of the half a dozen elegant wine tasting rooms in downtown Santa Barbara’s historic El Paseo. Dubbed the Wine Collection of El Paseo, by Jamie Slone who opened his eponymous wine tasting room in the prime de la Guerra entrance into the complex, each tasting room has it’s own personality as well as an ever-changing array of terrific Santa Barbara County wines to sip, swirl and purchase. Doug Margerum, who launched The Wine Cask restaurant in El Paseo with his family in 1981, started pouring his own wines at Intermezzo, followed by a separate Margerum Tasting Room that opened in 2010 which has morphed into two wine tasting rooms that now include MWC 32, showcasing his reserve wines. Jim Clendenen’s Au Bon Climat followed suit, joined by Grassini, Happy Canyon and new kid on the block, Jamie Sloan, to round out the Collection. (Doug Margerum is also winemaker for Happy Canyon and Jamie Sloan vintages). Each Wine Collection tasting room in the rambling complex is as unique as their pours. The

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atmosphere at Happy Canyon is like entering the home of a wealthy polo patron (winery founder, Tom Barrack, is, in fact, just this). Grassini has more of an old Western vibe, with it’s weathered wood interior. MWC 32 features a cozy tasting bar and brother Hugh Margerum’s fine contemporary artwork hangs on the walls. Both Margerum tasting rooms have a family and friends slideshow (locals will recognize pals). The leather furnishings combined with Moroccan motif and fine fabrics at Jamie Sloan’s cool space add a classy, but comfortable stop, with a private tasting room, to the mix. These crown jewels of S.B. county winemaking makes this a one-stop wine tasting destination for grown-ups looking for a special place to savor the fermented grapes of our region without having to drive over San Marcos Pass. Tasting fees range from $10-$30 and hours are noon – 6 p.m. But enthusiastic Jamie Sloan and his wife Kym, have been known to “keep the party going” even later! —Leslie A. Westbrook Wine Collection of El Paseo, 23 East de la Guerra, Santa Barbara (805) 560-6555. w w w. f o o d – h o m e . c o m


top cellars CEBADA CHARDONAY A Chablis style wine that is crisp and high in acids. This is a sophisticated chardonnay with a beautiful floral nose and a touch of new oak. Available at Isabella Gourmet Grocery Store, 5 East Figueroa St. downtown. 805-585-5257.

2011 SANDHI PINOT NOIR WENZALU VINEYARD $44 Mineral-driven and savory, beautiful dried herbs, rose petal and assorted red-fruits as well as a medium-bodied, focused and well-structured palate. A fantastic wine! Available at Renegade Wines 417 Santa Barbara Street Suite A-6 www.renegadewines.com

2011 FLYING GOAT CELLARS GOAT BUBBLES SPARKLING ROSE Snappy and bright fruit flavors dominated by the taste of cherries. Pop the cork, pour into Champagne flutes and enjoy with a cheese platter of soft St Andres Brie Cheese, strawberries, honey and toasted breads. Available at the Winehound www.thewinehound. com

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CUTLER’S VODKA A multiple award winning, gluten-free, Santa Barbara crafted spirit. Distilled 7 times, from GMO-Free corn, Cutler’s Vodka, is then polished using charred coconut husks, creating an exceptionally clean and smooth spirit, with a subtle hint of natural sweetness. For more info, go to www. cutlersartisan.com or visit their tasting room at 137 Anacapa St. in the Funk Zone. w w w. f o o d – h o m e . c o m

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rom soups and sandwiches to salads and cheese platters, the spring and early summer months are some of the best to enjoy local produce and simple comfort meals at home. Fresh fava beans, asparagus, fennel, baby beets, artichokes and scallions are but a few of the in-season treats that start in spring. Surprise Mom with a delicious risotto or a fresh strawberry tart on Mother’s Day. At any rate, take the time to kick back and enjoy the bounty in your own back yard.

OVEN-ROASTED BEET SALAD

3 Large red beets 1 ear fresh corn, 1 T. rice vinegar 2 T. Extra Virgin olive oil (EVOO) 1/2 T. maple syrup Beet Greens from the 3 beets Sea Salt

Peel and dice beets into 1” cubes. Toss in a bowl with 1 Tablespoon EVOO, and lightly sprinkle w/ sea salt. Roast in a 350 oven for 45 – 55 minutes, until soft. While beets are roasting, clean and rough chop beet greens. Slice corn from cob and add to beet greens. In a separate bowl, whisk together remaining EVOO, maple syrup and rice wine vinegar – set aside. When the beets are done, place on top of beet greens / corn salad, juices and all. Toss for 20-30 seconds, wilting the greens. Splash on the vinaigrette,, season lightly w/ sea salt if needed, and enjoy! Serves 2-3 guests. Recipe courtesy of Paul Shields, Chef and owner of the Savoy Café downtown. www.thesavoycafe.com

BROCCOLI QUICHE “This easy vegetarian quiche is easy to make and looks great when it’s finished.”

Southampton by Wood-Mode.

2 tablespoons butter 1 onion, minced 1 teaspoon minced garlic 2 cups chopped fresh broccoli 1 (9 inch) unbaked pie crust 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese (you can easy substitute cheddar cheese for this step) 4 eggs, well beaten 1 1/2 cups milk Salt & Pepper to taste (roughly 1/2 teaspoon of each) 1 tablespoon butter, melted

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Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Over medium low heat melt butter in a large saucepan. Add onions, garlic and broccoli. Cook slowly, stirring occasionally until the vegetables are soft. Spoon vegetables into crust and sprinkle with cheese. Combine eggs and milk. Season with salt and pepper. Stir in melted butter. Pour egg mixture over vegetables For your home. For your life. and cheese. For our environment. Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes, or until center ©2008 Wood-Mode, Inc. has set. Showroom locations: w w w. f o o d – h o m e . c o m

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Winery - Tasting Room - Wine Bar

The Barrel Room

The Warehouse

414 Salsipuedes St. 805.965.7985

3563 Numancia St. 805.688.5757

Downtown Santa Barbara

Old Town Santa Ynez

Come in and experience the art of winemaking. www.carrwinery.com

WHITE BEAN & KALE SOUP WITH GRILLED CHEESE SANDWICHES

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For the soup: 1 lb. dried white beans (Great Northern, cannellini or navy) 2 onions, coarsely chopped 2 Tbsps. olive oil 4 garlic cloves, finely chopped 5 cups chicken broth 2 qts. water 1 3-by-2-inch piece of Parmigiano-Reggiano rind (optional) 2 tsps. salt 1 tsp. black pepper 1 bay leaf 1 tsp. finely chopped fresh rosemary 1 lb. smoked sausage such as kielbasa (optional), sliced crosswise 1⁄4-inch thick 8 carrots, halved lengthwise and cut crosswise into 1⁄2-inch pieces 1 lb. kale, stems and center ribs discarded and leaves coarsely chopped w w w. f o o d – h o m e . c o m


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Crocodile Restaurant and Bar at the Lemon Tree Inn for Breakfast, Lunch AND Dinner!

Crocodile Restaurant & Bar 2819 State Street Reservations: 805 687-6444 www.crocsb.com

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For grilled cheese sandwiches: 4 slices sourdough or preferred bread 6 slices of your favorite melting cheese 2+ Tbsps. salted butter In a pot, cover beans with 2 inches of water and bring to a boil. Remove from heat and let stand, uncovered, for 1 hour. Drain beans in a colander and rinse. Cook onions in oil in an 8-quart pot over moderately low heat, stirring occasionally, until softened, 4 to 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook, stirring, 1 minute. Add beans, broth, 1 quart of water, cheese rind, salt, pepper, bay leaf and rosemary and simmer, uncovered, until beans are just tender, about 50 minutes. While soup is simmering, brown sausage in batches in a heavy skillet over moderate heat, turning, then transfer to paper towels to drain. Stir carrots into soup and simmer 5 minutes. Stir in kale, sausage and remaining quart of water and simmer, uncovered, stirring occasionally, until kale is tender, 12 to 15 minutes. Season soup with salt and pepper. To make the grilled cheese, heat 1 tablespoon butter in a skillet over medium-low heat. Place two cheese slices between two slices of bread. Press together to form a sandwich and place in the skillet. Cook until golden on the bottom, 3 to 5 minutes. Flip, adding more butter to the pan if needed, and w w w. f o o d – h o m e . c o m

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CHAYOTE RISOTTO

5 sides or 2 large entrées. I love chayote squash; the entire vegetable is edible, and they can easily replace zucchini in most recipes. I like to initially sauté the veggies in two pans for speed, but you can do it with one and just do batches if you’d like. Avoid overcrowding to nicely caramelize the veggies for flavor. 1 chayote squash 1 orange bell pepper 2 large Portobello mushrooms, stemmed 1 medium red onion 1/3 cup olive oil (for veggies) ¼ cup olive oil (for rice) 1 cup Arborio rice Salt & pepper to taste 32 oz. vegetable stock FOOD & HOME

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Beautiful Harbor Views! Enjoy our comfortable large patio overlooking the historic Santa Barbara Harbor. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner daily from 7 AM. Award-winning Clam Chowder, nightly specials, fresh seafood, steaks, sandwiches, salads and a kid’s menu for your little mariners.

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Dice the vegetables to about ½ an inch. Heat two large sauté pans over high heat and then add the 1/3 cup of olive oil between the two pans. Sauté the vegetables over high heat till tender. When the first pan is done, set the veggies aside and in the same hot pan add the ¼ cup olive oil and the rice. Over high heat, toss four minutes until it gets a little color. I like to deglaze that second sauté pan with vegetable stock before adding it into the main pan to get up all that nice caramelized flavor. Add 8 oz. of the vegetable stock to the rice, letting it steam; and reduce then add all the sautéed veggies. Gradually adding in 16 oz. of stock, let it reduce down each time, tossing occasionally. Once down to just moist, add another 8 oz. stock. It’s fine to fiddle around the kitchen a bit; sauté some sausages in that second pan once it’s empty or toss a salad, just be mindful of your risotto as it reduces, give it a stir now and again, and leave the heat high. Taste it for doneness and seasoning; remember it’s a starch so you’ll want to be generous with salt and pepper. Finish it with the butter and cheese if desired, otherwise it’s quite delicious without it.

ROMA RISOTTO

With a wonderful creamy, tomato flavor and lots of nutrients from all the spinach, this recipe is actually the lowest in calories and makes a filling and very satisfying risotto, easily prepared in roughly 35 minutes. ¼ cup olive oil 1 yellow bell pepper, ½ inch dice 1 onion, ½ inch dice Salt & pepper to taste 4 cloves garlic, chopped fine 1 cup Arborio rice 28 oz. chicken broth (or vegetable stock) 3 roma tomatoes, ½ inch dice 2 packed cups of baby spinach leaves Over high heat sauté the bell pepper and onion till tender, about four minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste. Then add the garlic and the rice at the same time leaving the heat on high. Toss and lightly brown for about four minutes. Then add 6 oz. of broth, cook down until nearly dry then add another 6 oz., reduce down again until just moist. Add in the tomatoes and another 4 oz. of the broth. Let it cook down again and add more broth when you stir the rice and it stays put leaving the bottom of the pan exposed; add another 12 oz. in 6 oz. increments again and keep that heat high and toss it occasionally. Taste it for doneness and seasoning. Finish it with the spinach, tossing it and just letting it wilt into the risotto. Allow it to rest 5 minutes before serving.

ASPARAGUS AND YOUNG BLACK KALE RISOTTO

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tos with red wine as well. It’s just as delicious and gets a beautiful color from the wine so do try that some time too. 2 bu. black kale 1 bu. asparagus (not baby; the bigger the better) 3 shallots or a small yellow onion, diced 1 cup Arborio rice 1 bottle of a sweeter white wine 2 cups chicken stock Salt & pepper to taste 2/3 cup parmesan Get everything ready; rinse the kale well and cut whole bunches every 3/4ths of an inch until you get to the “stemy” part; you can pop those in your compost bin. Rinse and cut the asparagus at an angle about every 3/4ths of an inch; don’t use the tough ends. Open the wine. Heat a very large sauté pan (12-14”) on high heat. Sauté the shallots, adding the asparagus after a few minutes for about ten minutes total. Add the rice to the pan and toss around for about four minutes. Stir in about 6 oz. of the wine at a time and allow that to reduce after each addition, keeping the heat high. When the bottle of wine is about half used, add in the kale, tossing and allowing to wilt in; season with salt and pepper to taste. Continue adding in wine and then the chicken stock, reducing it down 6-8 oz. at a time. Don’t worry about the kale, it steams in the reducing wine and cooks, working itself into the risotto as you stir. Check for doneness and w w w. f o o d – h o m e . c o m

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OVEN ROASTED WHITE POTATOES WITH FRESH HERBS

(8 servings) I’m really enjoying white potatoes lately for their creaminess, but red potatoes work equally well. Use one pound for each three guests. 3 lb. young white potatoes 2 Tb. fresh rosemary leaves 2 Tb. minced garlic Fresh ground pepper ¼ cup olive oil 2 Tb. water coarse or flake salt to taste 2 Tb. fresh thyme or rosemary flowers to garnish after baking Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Cut potatoes into bite-size chunks and toss in a bowl with rosemary, garlic, pepper, oil and water. Spread out on a vegetable oil-sprayed sheet pan in a single layer and bake till golden, tossing around with a metal spatula mid-way. After baking sprinkle with coarse salt generously and garnish with rosemary flowers if you have any or chopped fresh thyme or Italian parsley. FOOD & HOME

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HOME COOKING CHIANTI GRILLED BEEF

Marinated overnight and then grilled the beef gains a deliciously unique flavor. Any cut benefits from this recipe, try top sirloin, New York steaks, tri-tip or tenderloin. For two or three pounds of beef: ½ cup cloves garlic 5 spears fresh rosemary 2 cups decent Chianti wine 2 cups olive oil coarse sea salt and fresh ground pepper In a large sealable baggie pound and bruise the garlic and rosemary to release the flavors. If the baggie punctures, use another now and put in the beef, wine and oil. Seal it up and leave it to marinate overnight, refrigerated. Season generously with salt and pepper then grill to medium-rare or as you choose.

SAMBUCA MARINATED PROSCIUTTOWRAPPED SHRIMP WITH ROSEMARY

Sublime, rustically elegant fare, everyone loves the unique combination of these flavors. 1.5 lb. 21/25 size raw peeled shrimp 1/2 cup Sambuca 1/4 cup olive oil 1/4 cup rosemary salt and pepper to taste 8 thin slices Prosciutto (approx. 5 oz.) In a baggie marinate the shrimp in the Sambuca, oil and rosemary for two hours, refrigerated. Spray with vegetable or olive oil spray. To grill, wrap about a quarter of a slice of Prosciutto around each shrimp letting some of the rosemary leave cling to the meat. Secure with a skewer. Grill leaving the skewer off the direct heat or they can be baked to cook through and crisp in a hot oven with great results.

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hat if there was a granola that was 100 percent gluten free? No artificial ingredients either, made with sprouted nuts and seeds that are gently dehydrated and then lightly sweetened with pure orange juice producing a snappy flavor like no other. Oh yeah, it’s also locally made. Turns out that all is possible with a new product produced by Ojai Granola Girl, in Ojai California. Owner and founder Kelley D’Angelo “I am excited to offer, in a time where we are surrounded by processed food full of fillers and unnatural ingredients, a healthy alternative.  A satiating food made from real ingredients that taste unbelievably good.  
Real food for real healthy people!”  Though it is marketed as a grain free granola, D’Angelo says many of her customers enjoy it as a quick snack or as a topping to ice cream and other desserts. It’s also a complete breakfast when you add almond milk and fresh berries. With six flavors and four different sizes most everyone will find a grain-free granola option to fit both taste and budget. This granola is offered at Isabella Gourmet Grocery Store, 5 East Figueroa St. 805-585-5257.

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on breakfast classics introducing crab, shrimp, and lobster to your morning meal. Punched up brunch cocktails delight with nectarous bubbly Mimosas and Bloody Mary’s garnished with spicy pickles and surprising prawns. The scent of breakfast carries on the sea breeze with aromatic rich robust Fair Trade coffees and espressos from around the world blending with the smell of fresh baked breads and award-winning pastries. Discover the multicultural flavors of Northern Europe, India, Southern Soul food, and south of the border flare throughout the American Riviera. The breakfast choices here are endless so whether you prefer sweet or savory, healthy or hearty dig into these nourishing California inspired dishes and start your day off right.

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BOATHOUSE AT HENDRY’S BEACH 2981 Cliff Dr. (805) 898-2628

Boathouse Signature Breakfast

Sip on their Signature Bloody Mary with Absolute Peppar vodka and enjoy this spicy seafood breakfast with a million dollar view of the Pacific. Two poached eggs are stacked on top fried Dungeness crab cakes over homestyle potatoes, all smothered in chipotle hollandaise with avocado and salsa.

SANTA BARBARA FISHOUSE 101 East Cabrillo Blvd. (805) 966-2112

Salmon Benedict

Steps from Cabrillo Beach is some of the freshest seafood on the Central Coast. This benedict with in-house cured Skuna Bay salmon is served on a plain bagel with over-medium eggs, rich hollandaise, and crispy hash browns. Just as savory, their FisHouse Bloody Mary garnished with a chilled prawn.

SCARLETT BEGONIA

11 West Victoria St. #10 (805) 770-2143

Shrimp and Grits

For mild spice and intense flavor grab a bowl of this southern inspiration. Sautéed prawns are tossed with house-made paprika smoked Andouille sausage, caramelized onions, roasted peppers, and topped with two soft poached eggs. Tame your taste buds with a Cucumber Basil Mary made with cucumber infused vodka and muddled basil.

STATE & FIG

1114 State St. #18 (805) 965-1730

Braised Short Rib Benedict

Focusing on local California ingredients, this highlight of tender red wine braised short ribs is served over an English muffin with two cage-free poached eggs, baby arugula, caramelized onions and a pesto hollandaise. Toast this rich dish with a Pomegranate Mimosa.

LUCKY’S

1279 Coast Village Rd., Montecito (805) 565-7540

Scottish Smoked Salmon

A costal spin on this weekend brunch classic serves up two poached eggs and Scottish smoked salmon on a toasted English muffin topped with hollandaise and choice of hash brown potatoes or sliced tomatoes on the side. Enjoy with a flute of complimentary chilled Prosecco.

STELLA MARE’S

50 Los Patos Way (805) 969-6705

Roasted Vegetable Quiche

Delivering French country flair using seasonal vegetables in combinations such as spinach, heirloom tomatoes, red onions, mushroom, Swiss cheese all baked inside a flakey butter rich crust from the in-house bakery. A strong shot of espresso from California based Peerless Coffee is the perfect match.

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O N T H E COV E R English muffins, sliced avocado, ripe tomato, and two delicately poached eggs and roasted red potatoes sprinkled with rosemary and thyme on the side. Enjoy with a specialty coffee.

THE ANDERSEN’S RESTAURANT & BAKERY 1106 State St. (805) 962-5085

Crab Cake Eggs Benedict Get in the Nordic spirit at this downtown Danish European restaurant with a Viking Mimosa. Their fresh herb crab cakes are topped with melted Havarti cheese, poached eggs, avocado, real butter hollandaise sauce, and served over house-made puff pastry.

PARADISE CAFÉ

702 Anacapa St. (805) 962-4416

Orange Juice Waffles

Sunday Brunch gets a bright twist when fresh orange pulp is added to classic buttermilk batter for a sweet citrus waffle that is topped with fresh whipped cream, and served with oak grilled bacon and seasonal fruit. Pairs deliciously with a cup of their Paradise Roast coffee.

SAVOY CAFÉ & DELI

24 West Figueroa St. (805) 962-6611

Turkey-Pasilla-Jack Scramble

Focusing on locally sourced ingredients, conscientious diners are sure to be pleased with organic eggs, sliced turkey, pasilla peppers, and jack cheese. Served with two slices of crunchy “Campfire Toast” and field greens drizzled with fig balsamic dressing. Match it with a sweet and earthy Matcha Latte.

RENAUD’S PATISSERIE & BISTRO 3315 State Street (805) 569-2400

Almond Croissant

Santa Barbara’s award winning bakeshop perfected their flaky pastry. Giving it a layer of almond cream in the middle, a drizzle of icing, and sprinkling it with sliced almonds on top, creates a sweet buttery delight. Complete the indulgent experience with a creamy latte designed with decorative foam art.

CAJUN KITCHEN CAFE

1924 De La Vina St. (805) 687-2062

Jambalaya and Eggs

At any of the five locations choose from New Orleans’ style dishes such as the popular hearty Cajun jambalaya with shrimp, Andouille sausage, ham, chicken, tomatoes and rice, topped with eggs and served with cornbread, or the sweet bite-size Beignets dusted with powdered sugar.

SLY’S

686 Linden Ave., Carpinteria (805) 684-6666

Chuck Place

“Dutch Baby” Pancakes

In the last great little beach town on the Central Coast, pancakes are served a variety of ways; plain, Suzette butter, caramelized apples, fresh berries and Chantilly cream or lemon butter. Wake up with an old’ fashion cup of coffee from local Certified Organic Fair Trade coffee.

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O N T H E COV E R MAX’S RESTAURANT & CUCINA Brûlée French Toast

Four thick cuts of Texas toast are dipped in vanilla cardamom egg batter, cooked to perfection and caramelized with sugar. Served with strawberries and maple syrup on the side. Balance this sweet decadence with a cup of organic Italian roast coffee.

EL PASEO MEXICAN RESTAURANT 813 Anacapa St. (805) 962-6050

Chile Relleno

For a south of the border brunch, two fire roasted pasilla peppers are stuffed with Mexican cheeses, smothered in ranchero sauce and topped with queso fresco. Served with a side of black beans and tomato rice. Wash it down with a spicy salt-rimmed Michelada.

BELLA VISTA AT THE FOUR SEASONS BILTMORE RESORT 1260 Channel Dr. (805) 969-2261

Huevos Rancheros

Chef Cartumuni perfects the local favorite with two fried eggs, natural pork chorizo, California Queso Fresco, black beans and roasted tomatoes over hand-made tortillas. All topped with sliced avocado, grilled jalapeños and fresh salsa. Pairs well with a refreshing Lavender Soda. (continued)

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3514 State St. (805) 898-9121


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SPA CAFE AT BACARA RESORT & SPA 8301 Hollister Ave., Goleta (844) 276-0955

Acai Breakfast Bowl

Beginning with a healthy start at one of Santa Barbara’s luxury ocean front hotels, organic Acai, blueberries, strawberries and Goji berries are blended smooth and topped with even more fresh berries, crunchy granola, Agave Honey and mint. Pairs well with a wheat grass shot or custom smoothie.

EAST BEACH GRILL

1118 East Cabrillo Blvd. (805) 965-8805

Santa Barbara Omelet

Just steps from the sand, ease into the day with a simple with a cup of Peet’s coffee and a casual no-fuss fare. The omelet mixes three eggs, cheddar cheese, and house-made salsa with crispy shredded hash browns and your choice of toast.

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1114 State St. (805) 965-4770 Green Eggs & Crab Set in the historic La Arcada of State. St., this playful Latin inspired dish combines Dungeness crab salad, stuffed sopecitos, avocado, and poached eggs with tomatillo-poblano hollandaise. Enjoy with a bubbly Hermosa of Max Fi Cava, St. Germain, fresh pressed orange juice and guava puree.

BREAKWATER RESTAURANT

107 Harbor Wy. (805) 965-1557

Eggs Benedict

A classic breakfast in the Harbor with two medium poached eggs, Canadian bacon, and creamy hollandaise over a toasted English muffin with a side of Home fried potatoes, sautéed with green onions and savory seasoning. Toast the day with a Mimosa of fresh popped champagne and 100% natural orange juice.

TRE LUNE RISTORANTE & BAR

1151 Coast Village Rd., Montecito (805) 969-2646 Herbbie Special The crisp white table clothes and classy decor are the perfect setting for sipping a frothy delicious Cappuccino. Their tasty and healthy breakfast plate delivers sautéed seasonal vegetables topped with two poached free-range egg whites, and two pieces of D’Angelo bread.

TUPELO JUNCTION CAFE 1218 State St. (805) 899-3100

Fresh crab from the Santa Barbara fish market is coated in panko breadcrumbs, fried, and topped with avocado salsa, egg and lemon bur blanc sauce. Pair this with their Chipotle Bloody Mary, garnished with a pickled habanero green bean. (continued)

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f you’re planning to bring the bubbly with you to your Sunday brunch, you might consider one of these new offering from winemaker Eli Parker of Fess Parker Vineyards in Los Olivos. Both labels pair well with most brunch fare and are well worth the corkage fees. So have a zesty good time! The 2013 Fesstivity Blanc de Blancs has bright, fresh aromas of citrus and lemongrass with hints of biscuit and a subtle minerality. Flavors of green apple, citrus and mineral notes are made more complex with hints of caramel and toast.  Can be enjoyed by itself as an aperitif but also pairs exceedingly well with shellfish, crab cakes and hard cheeses such as aged Gouda. The 2013 Fesstivity Brut Rose makes an impression with generous aromas of pink grapefruit, raspberry, passion fruit and a hint of orange zest. Bright flavors of citrus/ grapefruit, vanilla, raspberry and cranberry are present on the pleasantly tangy palate and the finish lingers with a nice, quenching acidity. Delicious on it’s own as an aperitif it also pairs beautifully with salmon, crab cakes and an assortment of triple cream cheeses.   Both vintages are available at The Bubble Shack 2970 Grand Avenue Los Olivos, (805) 688-8276 or the Santa Barbara Wine Collective 131 Anacapa Street Santa Barbara, (805) 456-2700.

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he Bloody Mary is a favorite “hair of the dog” cocktail, usually consumed as a cure for hangovers and maybe some lost electrolytes from the night before. Well, it’s not your father’s Mary anymore. Local bartenders are setting the standard of this brunch libation ever higher by including locally crafted spirits, fresh herbs, whole peppers and everything from lobster claws and gulf shrimp to slices of bacon and pickled beans…all topped off with the usual celery stock to round out what could possibly pass as meal in itself. Really, who needs eggs and toast anymore…just give me two of these! —RB FOOD & HOME

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Eggs Benedict

Located on upper State St., poached eggs are served with local Shalhoob ham, mozzarella cheese, and tangy hollandaise over fresh baked English muffins and garnished with a grilled artichoke heart. Their Mission Maple Latte is made of fresh coffee, milk, a drizzle of maple syrup, and topped with whipped cream.

COLD SPRING TAVERN

5995 Stagecoach Rd. (805) 967-0066

Huevos Rancheros

CAFE STELLA

This romantic rustic getaway serves up a made-fromscratch Bloody Mary that goes well with their hearty serving of venison and rabbit black bean chili, two fried tortillas, poached eggs, sliced avocado and a dollop of sour cream. For the sweet side try the Whole Wheat French Toast with house-made molasses bread.

JEANNINE’S

3607 State St. (805) 687-8701

Banana Kaluha French Toast

Set back from State St. this family owned restaurant creates a sweet tooth’s dream of four thick cuts of Challah bread, dipped in a Kahlua brown sugar egg batter, topped with fresh sliced bananas and dusted with powered sugar. Try with their classic Latte.

BLUSH RESTAURANT & LOUNGE

630 State St. (805) 957-1300

California Benedict

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Downtown weekenders can enjoy this California dish of roasted roma tomatoes; sliced avocado, crispy bacon and two poached eggs, smothered in a classic

JOE’S CAFE

536 State St. (805) 966-4638

Omaha & Eggs

Santa Barbara’s legendary downtown steakhouse since 1928 serves up a protein rich start with a medium rare top sirloin and two omega-3 eggs any style or try their Huevos Cubano, a mix of Spanish chorizo, smoked ham, crisp bacon and garbanzo beans topped with two eggs.

SAMBO’S

216 West Cabrillo Blvd. (805) 965-3269

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For over fifty years this beachfront restaurant has been cooking up a hash benedict of house-made corned beef, diced potatoes, spinach, avocado, poached eggs, and fresh hollandaise sauce. Wash it down with a cup of Sambo’s specialty blend coffee from the Santa Barbara Roasting Company.

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hollandaise sauce and sprinkled with chili powder and chives. Sip on a Blood Orange Bellini to complete your brunch.

MESA CAFÉ & BAR

1972 Cliff Dr. (805) 966-5303 Corned Beef Hash Pickled for six hours then hand shredded, this housemade corned beef, is served two eggs any style, crispy hash browns and blueberry muffin. Make the morning a little brighter with a Jake’s Super Bloody Mary made with Absolute vodka in a chilled celery salt rimmed pint glass.

GARRETT’S OLD FASHIONED RESTAURANT

2001 State St. (805) 569-0400

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Full Bar * Martini Menu

“This bistro shines with gourmet food at everyday prices and remains an absolute must in SB for creative fare, illuminating wines; charming decor, a satisfyingly buzzy ambiance and exceptional service which keeps it a favorite with the locals.”

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D’ANGELO’S BAKERY

25 West Gutierrez (805) 962-5466

Egg “Rose”

This bakery known for its fresh baked breads serves kalamata olive sourdough toasted and slathered in a Mediterranean artichoke spread and topped with two poached local free-range eggs for a savory morning start. Pairs well with a cup of rich robust house coffee and fresh pressed orange juice.

OUR DAILY BREAD

2700 De La Vina St. (805) 966-3894

De La Vina Breakfast

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This light breakfast comes with assorted breads and jam, cup of fruit or fresh juice and your choice of coffee or tea. A heartier pick is their Huevos Rancheros with two eggs, frijoles negro, and salsa. Perk up with the Undertow, espresso with vanilla syrup sweetened milk.

ELADIO’S BAR & RESTAURANT

28 West Cabrillo Blvd. (805) 9634466

Vanilla Brioche French Toast

Enjoy patio dining with views of Stearns Warf as you treat yourself to Vanilla Brioche French Toast. Mascarpone cheese and Tahitian vanilla stuffed brioche bread is dipped in egg, grilled and dusted with powdered sugar and completed with fresh berries and a bubbly Mimosa.

THE HARBOR RESTAURANT

210 Stearns Wharf (805) 963-3311

Smoked Salmon and Bagel

Take a stroll down the pier for this over-the-water brunch which serves a fresh baked basket of muffins and malasadas at every table and features a generous serving of Scottish smoked salmon, sliced onions, tomatoes, and cream cheese on a toasted egg bagel. Try it with the spicy Harbor Mary.

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SAN YSIDRO RANCH

900 San Ysidro Ln., (805) 565-1700

Buttermilk Fried Chicken with Crispy Belgian Waffle

This exclusive luxury hotel presents a Sunday brunch with free-flowing Mimosas and Bellinis and cooks up a soul food style breakfast with crunchy fried chicken and tender waffles, accompanied by housemade country gravy and Vermont maple syrup and fresh berries on the side.

BELMOND EL ENCANTO

800 Alvarado Pl. (805) 845 5800

Lobster Frittata

Inspired by the California Coast, this pan-grilled dish incorporates Portobello mushrooms, asparagus, heirloom tomatoes, Midnight Moon goat cheese, local fresh lobster, three farm eggs, avocado and tomato for a heartwarming meal. The Acai Berry smoothie is a sweet addition.

ESAU’S CAFE

721 Chapala St. (805) 965-4416

Pancake Stack

Their award wining breakfast is served all day and the pancakes are still made from their original 1939 recipe with your choice of their classic pancake stack, specialty blueberries wheat germ or bananas walnut. Sip on a cup of their El Salvadorian drip coffee.

THE SHOP CAFE
 730 North Milpas (805) 845-1696 Rolex

For breakfast on the go the Rolex is an easy take away item made with cage-free eggs, local bacon, avocado, and roasted tomato sauce wrapped in an Indian inspired flat bread chapatti. Make sure to grab a cup of made-to-order French press Green Star coffee.

MONTECITO COFFEE SHOP

1498 East Vally Rd. (805) 969-6250

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blueberry pancakes, two eggs any style and two pieces of either special recipe sausage or thick cut bacon. Match it with a glass of fresh squeezed orange or grapefruit juice.


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f you’re looking for innovative design, great value and a smaller carbon footprint, take part in helping the planet, Bamboo is a great choice when compared to hardwood because it grows to maturity in 5 years or less, making it one of the fastest growing and sustainable plants on earth and harder than oak. Bamboo is one of the best plants on the earth to sequester carbon. It also releases about 35 percent more oxygen than equivalent stands of trees. Appreciated for centuries for its versatility and beauty, the warm, rich tones of bamboo make it a star material for designers. Variation in grain and color helps to create the real beauty of natural bamboo. For Your Home Furniture in downtown Ventura features a wide variety of Greenington furniture, the leader in Bamboo furniture. Greenington uses only mature Moso bamboo at least 5 years old. This ensures maximum strength, hardness and stability for all their products. For more info visit www.fyhfurn.com or call 805641-1919.

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ranite, marble, onyx, limestone and other stone products fall into the category of “natural stone”. These stones were quarried from varicolored mountains all over the world and because they were made by natural forces, the colors and patterns vary from slab to slab, sometimes even in the individual slab. We have 85 colors in stock of marblegranite and quartsite. Also we have Santa Barbara Sandstone veneer, boulders, pavers, curbes, caps, etc.

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orking closely with your fabricator allows you to take advantage of the stone’s natural energy by planning exactly where each part of the slab will be on your countertop.

201 Milpas Street Santa Barbara, CA 93103

805-770-3569

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f you fancy a diamond that can sparkle with the brilliance of your timeless love and devotion, Caro74 is the only bridal collection that features no less than74 faceted cut side stones as small as .01ct, giving the piece its breathtaking brilliance. The jewelry is made using the finest and specifically formulated class one alloy for white gold, which is also the brightest available. All engagement rings offer matching wedding bands that fit both sides of the engagement ring. —RB For more details on Caro74, visit Churchill Jewelers, 1015 State St. 805-962-5815.

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Botanical Massage Oil can be purchased at Pure Vita Botanical. 6 East Valerio St. 805-563-8432. www.puravidabotanicals.com

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Oil from the Gods… his amazing massage oil features infused carrot oil and vitamin E and has benefits for all skin types. In addition to toning and revitalizing the skin, this oil is a powerful detoxifier and liver booster. Vitamin E plays a role in the protection of skin cells while helping the skin look younger and smoothing out wrinkles and lines. Made from 100 percent natural botanical ingredients the scent has a mild finish as opposed to a pungent garden smell found in some oils, all making it a wonderful way to treat your tired and exhausted body.

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B&R Carpet Cleaning (805) 966-3208

Car Wash Coming Mobile Detail (805) 746-4167

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(805) 729-6367 franciscosmobiledetailing.com

Holguin’s Detail (805) 453-5728

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Beauty and Durability

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hin stone veneers featured at Tileco Dist. offers the beauty and durability of real stone without the installation hassles and weight of full-sized stones. Measuring only 0.5 - 2.0” deep, the natural stone veneer panels are lightweight and suitable for use on most interior and exterior walls. Made of reclaimed and recycled stone, our thin stone veneers are a sustainable, environmentally friendly alternative to faux and manufactured stone. Each thin stone veneer panel is composed of a number of individual natural stones that have been adhered together. These modular panels fit seamlessly together and allow installers to cover a large surface area in a short amount of time with little waste. Instantly update your space by adding texture and dimension with the timeless beauty of stone. For more info, visit Tileco’s showroom at 7 North Nopal, 805-564-1868. Tilecodist.com

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Cool in the Shades

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igh-quality, Unisex Maui Jim Sport Sunglasses ($189) are perfect for the active sports Santa Barbara lifestyle. Choose between high contrast brown or true color gray polycarbonate sports lenses. The bi-gradient silver oxide mirror features antireflective coasting on back surface. They’re so cool, buy two pairs and keep a spare in your backpack.—LW

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ianca, is a contemporary line of Italian furniture that is getting high praise from the interior design world. Their DELANO sofa can be customized to meet all your needs.  The split-level backrests give a sense of movement, while the minimal base supports the large seat cushions, to welcome softly, as if it were the first time. Delano Sectional Sofa exceeds expectations by integrating great functionality, top quality materials and exceedingly abundant upholstery options that are guaranteed to meet all standards. You can experience the luxury and craftsmanship of this sofa at the Reed Interiors showroom, 3821 Santa Claus Lane in Carpinteria.

Two locations: 1046 Coast Village Road
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Showroom and Slab Yard

624 E. Haley St. 805.617.3310

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Flatware A statement of all things dining By Leslie A. Westbrook Photos by Kim Reierson

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he bright, airy two-story 2,100 square foot showroom of Coast 2 Coast Collection sparkles with everything from crystal to china to flatware for the perfect table settings. Owner Holly Murphy, along with general manager Annie Williams, and a friendly staff of seven are there to serve with a smile. “Old-timers say they are reminded of Hunt’s China Shop,” said Annie. Hunt’s was the venerable china, silver, wedding and gift shop in Santa Barbara from 1871 until they closed in the late 1980s. Digging into flatware history is a fascinating subject. It began with spoons – pre-historic people used shells, the Romans used bronze, and royalty ate with gold and silver spoons in the Middle Ages, while regular folks slurped their soup with wood or horn utensils. Pewter came into use around the 14th century. Forks trace their origins back to the times of the Greeks, but it wasn’t until 1553 that Catherine de’ Medici brought forks from Italy to France for her marriage to King Henry II. Silverware placement reflects fashion history: forks were placed downward in English country homes when lace ruffle cuffs might get caught in the tines. Fast forward to the 21rst century, and both new and old materials are to be found at Coast 2 Coast Collection. Match is an Italian line of pewter flatware reflecting the past that can be engraved with initials. There are more than two-dozen patterns to choose from Christofle the historic French company founded in 1830 that uses a “100 hands” process in the making of each piece. Choose from fine silver-plate and sterling silver flatware ranging from traditional to contemporary to Jardin D’Eden, an elegant handengraved design. “Christofle can be put in the dishwasher and is meant to be used everyday. The patina improves with age. When people hear that, it changes their perception of it just being used for formal dining, “ Annie Williams informed me. (continued)

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HOME STYLE Coast 2 Coast is the only store to carry Christofle between Los Angeles and San Francisco.

Wedding Bells

“When a bride and groom register here, it usually starts with the china and then flatware comes into play. Some brides choose Christofle because they know it will be in their family forever. Others choose stainless for budget. People pick flatware to fit their lifestyle,” says Holly. Display vitrines at the Four Seasons Biltmore and Bacara Resort and Spa have lured bridal registry customers to the showroom – and Coast 2 Coast ships anywhere in the country.

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With so much to choose from, how does a customer decide? “We clear off a table and start with a blank canvas,” Holly said, “We talk, set out plates and try different patterns of flatware – formal, rustic or in-between - to see what works.” The staff makes house calls with china, flatware and crystal, setting the table with several patterns to see what works. They will lend samples “on approval” so a customer can see how it fits in their environment. “A customer first comes in and we determine what they are looking for,” noted Annie, who has 20 years of interior design experience, “It makes a difference to see the pieces in their environment, where home lighting, ambiance and coloration is different.” Hermes mosaic china matched the sconces in one customer’s dining room, which wouldn’t have been noticed otherwise. “We love working with our customers to pick the perfect table setting. We strive for high customer service and make their experience enjoyable with happy result. We want them to love what they are getting here!” Holly concluded. Coast 2 Coast Collection, La Arcada Courtyard, 1114 State Street, Suite 10, Santa Barbara (805) 845-7888. www.c2ccollection.com 1. Christofle’s Commodore design, with a satin finish, is yacht worthy. A 16-layer lacquered enamel design called Talisman can be custom ordered in any Pantone color and is sturdy enough for daily use. The extravagant “Shower of Diamonds” line is with embedded diamonds. Prices range average $178 for stainless, $400 - $600 for silver plate and expect to spend $1,500 per sterling five-place setting, depending on the price of silver. 2. Modern-looking Ralph Lauren flatware “Gwyneth” ($150 per five-piece place setting) is perfect for everyday use. 3. Match pewter flatware harks back to days of yore and comes in six patterns, named after Italian women (think Sophia, Olivia, Violetta). 4. In a modern, racy vein, acrylic handles in a range of 13 colors created by the famous Italian car manufacturer Bugatti in Lumezanne, Italy, add pizzazz to the Veitri line of flatware. 5. A natural bamboo handle line made in France, from Juliska, is great for summer entertaining. The horsey set will gravitate toward Le Panier, with it equestrian braid trim. 60

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f the eyes are the window to your soul, perhaps windows provide a view to the soul of the outside world. If we are lucky, they offer peeks of sunsets and sunrises or allow us to gaze at clouds or stars. They offer warmth and protection from wind and rain, while allowing us to experience the universe. We fling them open to let breezes cool us; we close them to protect ourselves from the elements. But what if you’ve been staring out your rather small living room, dining room, or bedroom windows imagining, what would it be like if you were to replace them with a wall of glass doors that could open up your rooms to the views, fresh air and expand your living space? A solution could be folding and sliding glass doors. These have become a very popular remodeling option chosen by homeowners. Savvy Santa Barbara architects, including Ellen Bildsten and Tom Ochsner, also love these options. These design ideas can be used in houses both grand and small. Architect Tom Ochsner, AIA, incorporated LaCantina doors in the remodel of a 700 square foot West Beach unit in a triplex. “I completely gutted the space and, in addition to other changes, used the bi-fold French doors to make the space feel larger.” LaCantina, a well-respected California company based in Oceanside, manufactures two types of doors – the bi-folding accordion style door and a multi-track sliding door. The doors are made of thick gauge, extruded aluminum and come in three standard colors (bronze, standard aluminum and white), but can also be custom ordered to match any color of existing windows or architectural details. La Cantina also has an optional wood interior. The unique folding systems are top hung with the highest quality hardware for smooth operation and the multi slides have a custom designed rolling hardware and assembly for smooth and effortless operation. The products also offer a wide range of glass options including tinted, laminated and triple pane to meet various design and performance requirements.  Decades of innovation and engineering have gone into the development of the panels, frames and sills to ensure smooth performance and operation for a generation of use. (continued)

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“We get a lot of homeowners looking to open up their living spaces,” notes Fisher. “These units are often a design focal point of a project. We educate our clients with product and budgetary information. We also have numerous displays in our design center showroom so that our customers can fully understand the functionality.” Additionally, Fisher provides referrals for dependable, licensed contractors for professional installation.

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isher likes the versatility of the custom-designed configurations. The bi-fold doors operate in many ways. Doors that fold back on themselves can swing in or swing out. A “single door” – called a daily door – allows a person to enter and exit a room, without opening up the entire system. “Indoor-outdoor living and the lifestyle that we are fortunate to experience here on the Central Coast is perfect for having the doors wide open to creating larger spaces to entertain and enjoy,” said Fisher. The doors use standard lowE glass and are weather rated. Another great feature is that the frames are narrow, which maximizes daylight and doesn’t cut in on the view. One has to wonder if it’s any coincidence that the company name is Spanish for a type of bar? Perhaps not…their latest product is a bi-folding window that Fisher says is perfect with its flush guide on the countertop for easy pass-through for an indoor/ outdoor bar from your kitchen. Start blending the margaritas! LaCatalina door and window products are available at Hayward Design Center, 417 Rose Ave, Santa Barbara 805-965-7772, www. haywardlumber.com

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Here’s a situation we have encountered many times. A client wants to block a close-up view (of the street and cars for example) and dampen noise but maintain a distant view of the mountains or ocean. There are a number of ways this can be accomplished. The best way to block noise is a solid barrier such as a wall, but walls can be expensive and may also block views. Using some imagination, you can create a “Berm”, which per the dictionary is “An artificial ridge or embankment”. Plant a variety of low and mediumgrowing shrubbery on and around the “ridge” and the Berm will dampen the noise and the plants become a living enclosure. Another creative solution is planting in containers. This is especially useful if you entertain. Imagine if you will, that you have a dozen or so large pots, planted with a variety of your favorite trees. Citrus, Olives, Privet, Juniper, Cypress, Guavas, etc. all thrive in containers, by the way. Arranged on a patio, they become moveable, living dividers so that depending on the occasion you can reposition them to create cozy spaces or an expansive one. Think cozy nook one day and dance floor the next. Add strings of lights and the ambience is complete. Even if your idea of entertaining consists of talking shop with the birds that come to visit your little Eden, the moveable pot garden is wonderful. I especially like pots arranged on gravel, whether a patio or meandering path. The idea of a garden that can change depending on the mood or event appeals to me and may appeal to you. We started off talking about hedges and screens; I think moveable hedges and screens are kind of ingenious. On Valentine’s Day Chris and I went to Lotusland where you can see the imaginative employment of “living walls”. There is for instance, the “Theater Garden” where Podocarpus hedges serve as stage backdrop and “theater wings”. Each garden is expertly separated from the other by strategically placed walls of plants. I say “walls of plants” because they are not all hedges per se, but actual living partitions that visually conceal the next destination. No matter your garden dream; increase privacy, block unwanted views or dampen noise or light “living walls” may be the perfect solution. The only thing that can stop you now is your imagination.

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ber of Rotary International since 1992 and am a current member of the downtown Rotary Club of Santa Barbara. Dibley also serves on boards with William Sansum Diabetes Center, Art Foundation of Santa Barbara, and Hinchee Homes for the developmentally disabled. Dibley can be found road biking, hiking in the local mountains or tinkering with his collection of antique cars, including a small stable of old British sedans. He also likes to travel - usually one big trip a year as well as to UK at least annually to see his family. Robert Dibley can be reached at robert.dibley@nm.com His office is at 1114 State St. Suite 247, in the La Arcada Building. 805-898-4400

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CARPINTERIA Garden Market. Offering very tasty sandwiches, salads, smoothies and casual fare. Open Monday–Sunday 10am-3pm. [L] $ (BW) 3811 Santa Claus Lane (805) 745-5505 Sly’s. James Sly, formerly of Lucky’s in Montecito, is back to cooking the finest steaks anywhere. Sly’s is open daily for dinner from 5 pm, features a full bar and extended wine list. (LD) $$ (FB). Reservations are suggested. 686 Linden Ave. 805-684-6666.

MONTECITO CAVA. Experience the bold flavors of Spain, Mexico and Latin America in a romantic garden setting in the village of Montecito. Happy Hour 4-6, Weekend Brunch from 8am. [BLD] $$, (FB) 1212 Coast Village Road, 969-8500. Lucky’s. Montecito’s only premium steakhouse. Great wine list and martini selections. Great weekend brunch served 9am-3pm. [BrD] $$$, (FB) 1279 Coast Village Road, 565-7540. The Montecito Café. Eclectic menu with great service. Desserts to die for! Open Daily from 11:30 (LD) $$ (FB) 1295 Coast Village Rd. 805-969-3392. Stella Mare’s. Overlooking the Bird Refuge in Santa Barbara…a glass greenhouse, sofas by the fire, casual French décor and traditional French Country Cuisine. Full bar and extensive American & French wine list, great private rooms for your event needs and Live Jazz on Wednesdays. Closed on Mondays $$ [LDBr] (FB) 50 Los Patos Way. 969-6705. (Cafe Stella is located at 3302 McCaw Ave, on upper State Street in Santa Barbara. www.stellamares.com) The Stonehouse. Located in a 19th-century citrus packing house, The Stonehouse features a relaxing lounge with full bar service and a separate dining room with crackling fireplace and creekside views. Open for dinner from 6-10 p.m. daily.[D] $$$ (FB) 900 San Ysidro Lane (805) 565-1700.

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DINING OUT Boathouse. The Boathouse at Hendry’s Beach is the newest venture of the owners of the Santa Barbara Shellfish Company, which began on Stearn’s Wharf in 1980, and the Santa Barbara Fishouse. Enjoy stunning views and great seafood from a family run business that knows their fish! [BLD] $ (FB). 2981 Cliff Drive 805898-2628, www.sbfishhouse.com/boathouse Bouchon. Restaurateur Mitchell Sjerven hosts the city’s first Wine Country Cuisine restaurant with more than 50 Santa Barbara and Central Coast wines offered by the glass to compliment bouchon’s “ingredient driven” and seasonal fresh menu. Wine Spectator Award of Excellence wine list features exclusively Californian selections, paired with cuisine that is “creative without being over the top...”” (Wine Spectator, July 1999). Fresh Channel Island seafood, Santa Ynez and Ojai Valley game, and local farmer’s market produce predominate. Outdoor dining is available year-round on the heated, covered garden patio. Ask about private dining in the intimate Cork Room where up to 20 guests can be seated at the Grand Table. Open for dinner nightly from 5:30pm, reservations recommended. [D] $$$, (B&W) 9 W. Victoria, 730-1160. Breakwater Restaurant. Enjoy the comfortable large patio overlooking the historic, scenic Santa Barbara Harbor. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner daily from 7 AM. Award winning clam chowder, nightly specials, fresh seafood, steaks, sandwiches, salads and a kid’s menu for your little mariners. At the scenic Santa Barbara Harbor, 107 Harbor Way. 805-965-1557. sbbreakwater.com. Ca’ Dario. Fine Italian dining with extensive Italian wine list. Excellent seafood and authentic cuisine. [LD] $$, (B&W) 37 E. Victoria, 884-9419. Chuck’s of Hawaii. Chuck’s has been voted Best Steak in Santa Barbara and is the recipient of the Award of Excellence from The Wine Spectator annually since 1989. They also feature a nightly selection of fresh fish, from old favorites like Alaskan halibut and grilled salmon to ahi tuna (grilled medium rare). Dinner is served weekdays from 5:30 to 11pm, and until 11:30pm weekends. Full cocktail bar, featuring Firestone-Walker Double Barrel Ale on draft. Reservations welcome. [D] $$, (FB) 3888 State, 687-4417. Chuck’s Waterfront Grill. Chuck’s of Hawaii has expanded to a second location at Chuck’s Waterfront Grill; by the boats at the Santa Barbara Harbor. Same great food and service you already love...in a setting that makes going out to dinner feel like a little vacation. Featuring Prime Grade Top Sirloin Steaks. “Chuck’s Style” Fresh Alaskan Halibut, Garlic Grilled Day BoatCaught King Prawns , Grilled Sea Scallops, King Crab Legs, and Australian Lobster Tail. [LD] $$, (FB) 113 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara, 564-1200 Cielito. Beautifully appointed interiors, expansive heated patio, private dining areas and a full bar accent a thoroughly authentic Mexican culinary experience. Located in the heart La Arcada, downtown. 1114 State St. 805-225-4488 Crocodile Restaurant at Lemon Tree Inn. One of the best neighborhood destination eateries in SB featuring great steaks, salads and cocktails, full breakfast, lunch and dinner menus. 2819 State St, Santa Barbara, (805) 687-6444. BLD $$ Dargan’s Irish Pub. SB’s only authentic Irish bar and restaurant with a tradition that has spanned three generation. Featuring the best in Irish fare, full bar and numerous beers on tap. In the heart of old town, this cozy atmosphere features full lunch and dinner with w w w. f o o d – h o m e . c o m


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Breads, deliciously imaginative Salads, & Homemade Desserts. Sophisticated yet comfortable, Opal radiates a warm, friendly atmosphere. Full bar, award winning wine list, private room for parties up to 60. 1325 State St., 966-9676. [LD] $$ (FB) Open Daily for Lunch and Dinner. The Palace Grill. The Palace is a contemporary American grill, with a lively, high-energy atmosphere, and fun, spontaneous events. Featuring fine grilled steaks and fresh seafood, delicious pastas, and select American Regional specialties, like Blackened Crawfish-stuffed Filet Mignon, and Louisiana Bread Pudding Soufflé. Cajun Martinis, unique beers, and a well selected wine list. Their unique “team Service” voted the Best in Town the last 16 years in a row. Rave reviews in Gourmet Magazine, Gault-Millau Travel Guide, Zagat, and Sunset Magazine. “Best on the West Coast” according to Los Angeles Magazine. Open 7 days: lunch 11:30am to 3pm; evenings from 5:30. [LD] $$, B&W. 8 E Cota 963-5000. Paradise Cafe. Santa Barbara’s favorite dining patio. Fresh fish, steaks, chops, chicken and their famous oak-grilled burger. Start with a drink at the street level bar, and work your way up. Open seven days a week. [BLD] $ FB. 702 Anacapa Street, 962-4416. Renaud’s Patisserie & Bistro. Specializing in a wide selection of authentic French pastries. [BL] $ (B&W), 3315 State St Santa Barbara, 805-569-2400, and in Arlington Plaza. www.renaudsbakery.com. Roy. Voted best late night dining spot in town. Bistro style Americana cuisine featuring steaks, seafood, chicken, salads, full bar and a great wine list. Dinner from 6pm till midnight daily. [D] $$, (FB) 7 West Carrillo, 966-5636. Sambo’s. The original on the beach! Serving up the classic dining experience. [BLD] $, (B&W) 216 W. Cabrillo Blvd. 965-3269 Santa Barbara Fishouse. Great locally caught fresh fish prepared in a casual fun atmosphere. Terrific happy hour. Right across from East Beach. [LD], $$, FB. 101 East Cabrillo Blvd. 966-2112. SB Shellfish Co. The freshest seafood, lobster, crab and shellfish found anywhere. Enjoy a local wine or beer with the view of the Pacific at the end of Stearns Warf. 805-966-6676 www.shellfishco.com $$(LD). Scarlett Begonia. “Scarlett Begonia will always strive to have interesting, thoughtful food. Menus change weekly with an innovative fresh look at breakfast and lunch and dinner. Dinner and cocktail hour is offered Tuesday thru Saturday nights from 4:00pm to 9:00pm, with breakfast and lunch running 9am-2pm Tuesday thru Sunday. It is our goal to provide Santa Barbara with a restaurant that showcases progressive modern food, using sustainable, organic, high quality ingredients coupled with innovative cooking to be one of the most foodcentric restaurants around.” 11 W. Victoria St. #10 $$, 805-770-2143 all major credit cards accepted. Via Maestra 42. Traditional Italian flavors come together in this deli/shop/café on upper State Street. Serving panini, insalate, antipasti, formaggi, salumi, dolci, caffè and delectable gelatos. [BLD] $$, 3343 State Street, 569-6522. Wine Cask. Located in the historic El Paseo in heart of downtown makes for a beautiful fine dining experience. Wine tasting with wide array of local wines, full bar and private dining available. www.winecask.com 805-966-9463. 814 Anacapa St. $$ (LD). w w w. f o o d – h o m e . c o m


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SPRING TREATS 1. Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin from Petit Valentiene. A full flavored dish, pan seared, roasted in the oven and served with Mission Fig and red wine reduction, mash potato and fresh daily greens. 2. Taco Tuesdays at Paloma. One of the best happy hour deals anywhere for both food and drink. Every Tuesday from 11am to 10pm you can get crispy or soft tacos and salsa for just $2.50 each. 3. Grilled Scottish Salmon from Louie’s at the Upham featuring an orange pear chutney and a lemon beurre blanc over a red curry mash potato and mixed fresh vegetables A house favorite for over 10 years. 4. Pecan Chicken Picatta from the Palace Grill features free-range chicken, sautéed in Creole lemon butter and topped with toasted pecans. A classic dish with a great Cajun twist. 76

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bouchon santa barbara

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DINING OUT VENUES & PRIVATE DINING CHUCK’S WATERFRONT GRILL AND THE ENDLESS SUMMER BAR~CAFE You could be the hero for having your party in a world-class setting, right by the boats while sipping a cool Mai-Tai and nibbling on calamari. Chuck’s Waterfront Grill and The Endless Summer bar-café are located on the Santa Barbara Harbor overlooking the boats docked right outside. Just off the 101 freeway and close to all the major hotels, with 2 covered patios (Lanais) upstairs at The Endless Summer bar-cafe, each with a capacity up to 50 guests. The entire Endless Summer can be rented for a capacity up to 185. Chuck’s Waterfront Grill is available for smaller groups up to 24 people. Reservations must be made in advance. Call (805) 564-1200. 113 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara. chuckswaterfrontgrillc CORK ROOM AT BOUCHON The Cork room is a private dining room for groups of up to 20 guests. Corporate and private parties are welcome. You will find an excellent array of wine country cuisine paired with local Santa Barbara wines for truly wonderful and unique dining experience. 9 West Victoria St., 805-703-1160, bouchonsantabarbara.com

9 west victoria street • 805.730.1160 9santa west victoria barbara,street ca 93101 www.bouchonsantabarbara.com 805.730.1160 info@bouchonsantabarbara.com bouchonsantabarbara.com

CUCINA ROOM AT OLIO E LIMONE The Cucina Room is the ideal venue for your group of up to 40 people. Perfect for business dinners and life events when you desire the exclusivity and privacy of your very own Olio e Limone dining experience. Enter and you will find an attentive service staff, beautifully set table and complimentary printed menus.

PRIVATE LOUNGE

Now Open! Organic Espresso Bar in the new Santa Barbara Public Market

38 West Victoria Street 805-845-5564

Perfect for weddings, receptions, fundraisers, corporate, birthdays, graduation or anything special. Buffet or sit-down service. Comes with it’s own private bar and excellent audio/video system for presentations. Space for 170 people (100 seated) Call 805-568-0702 info@darganssb.com

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We have created five dinner menus named after some of our favorite Italian wine regions to help in the decision-making process. A luncheon menu is also available for lunchtime events. Private dining is also available at the Terrazza Room at Olio Pizzeria for up to 22 guests. 11 & 17 West Victoria Street, 805-899-2699, olioelimone.com DARGAN’S IRISH PUB Dargan’s provides an authentic Irish ambiance combined with friendly service and outstanding food. We offer both buffet style or sit-down service for a variety of special occasions, including, receptions, rehearsal dinners, business gatherings, birthdays, graduations, and fundraisers to name a few. The poolroom area can be sectioned off from the main bar and rented for private affairs and provides a relaxed atmosphere accommodating up to 170 people (100 seated). It includes a private cozy bar, four large pool tables and a jukebox. The room also offers an excellent speaker system and five HD TVs connectable to computers are perfect for wedding videos or company sales presentations. To set up a consultation to discuss space availability, room rates, and food options, call 805-568-0702 or email at info@darganssb. com EVENTS BY STELLA MARE’S Events by Stella Mare’s, a full service private restaurant, is centrally located in uptown Santa Barbara near historic State Street, with beautiful views of the Santa Ynez Mountains. The décor is French Provencial meets Santa Barbara style, typifying the term “casual elegance”. Events by Stella Mare’s is the perfect setting for rehearsal dinners, wedding ceremonies and receptions, anniversaries, birthdays, as well as corporate seminars, holiday celebrations, luncheon and dinner events from 40-300 guests. With three versatile rooms, a full service bar, an outdoor terrace, and majestic views, Events by Stella Mare’s can be used for intimate social gatherings or meetings or large-scale events. 3302 McCaw Avenue, Santa Barbara, (805) 969-3415, stellamares. com LOUIE’S AT THE UPHAM HOTEL Louie’s features two elegant rooms, one for large groups of up to 50 people and the other for smaller parties of six to 15. Custom menus are available with the emphasis being on California cuisine using the freshest available produce and local wines. The setting is inside the historic Upham Hotel which offers state of the art audio visual equipment for all levels of social and corporate presentations. For more information call 805-963-7003 or visit www.louiessb.com. OPAL RESTAURANT AND BAR Opal Restaurant and Bar can accommodate in-house parties from 10-120, and we have extensive experience in serving corporate functions, birthdays, wedding rehearsal dinners or wedding celebrations, weekly luncheons, and private parties of all sorts. Whether it is an on-site banquet or off-site catering, our highly effective system of service enables us to handle all events from the most casual birthday bash to the most exacting and formal affair, with a smooth and flawless style that anticipates every situation and creates a great experience for you and your guests. 1325 State Street, Santa Barbara, (805) 966-9676, opalrestaurantandbar.com ROOSTERFISH ROOM AT SEAGRASS The Roosterfish Room is designed to provide a memorable private restaurant experience. Comfortably accommodating up to 22 guests this room offers it’s own private heating, air conditioning and music controls, providing guests with the ultimate in comfort. A streamlined version of the Seagrass dinner menu is exceptional, and gives a restaurant-quality experience in a private environment. 30 East Ortega St., 805-963-1012, www.seagrassrestaurant.com

CATERING PURE JOY CATERING, INC. Pure Joy offers full service catering for the Santa Barbara TriCounty Areas. Flawless event planning, friendly service and unbelievably delicious handmade fare— Pure Joy will bring your vision to life. 111 East Haley Street, Santa Barbara, (805) 963-5766, purejoycatering.com FOOD & HOME

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Las Cascadas A BLENDING OF TRADITION AND CHARM

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as Cascadas…a Montecito estate as majestic as its name, perfectly placed between coastal mountain vistas and panoramic Pacific Ocean views is one of Santa Barbara’s most prized properties. Designed and constructed by Loren Solin of Solin Design, the splendor and grandeur of this three-acre estate begins as you enter the classic Mexican gateway and follow the gently curving driveway to the motor court. Designed as an authentic Mexican Hacienda with hand sculptured stone, imported cantera columns, Saltillo tile, carved stone fireplaces, fountains and expansive terraces, the craftsmanship and artistic detail truly reflect the spirit of Hispanic artisans from years gone by. Interior features include dramatic entry archways to a Great Room with hand painted hewn beams, 14-foot ceilings, hand carved stone fireplace and an authentic “Cantina”, a

fully equipped working bar. The gracious dining room, featuring a second fireplace, leads out to a covered terrace with expansive views of the gardens, pool and ocean. The gourmet kitchen includes a large butler’s pantry, breakfast room with fireplace and a private outdoor dining terrace with a built in BBQ. The bedrooms include an elegant master suite with a fireplace, ocean view terrace and a spacious bath with dressing areas. There are three additional bedroom suites, each with private tiled baths and two private studies. The downstairs features an expansive rec room, gym, custom designed home theater and wine grotto with tasting room and refrigerated wine storage. Grand Hacienda doors open on to terraces of cantera stone, a uniquely quarried, volcanic rock that is mined exclusively in various regions of Mexico and Central America. Its name derives from the Spanish word for quarry. The w w w. f o o d – h o m e . c o m


private courtyards provide a retreat where purple jasmine trails on antiqued wrought iron railings and the sound of cascading water from the fountains calms the soul. An old-world aqueduct gently moves water from a courtyard fountain to a water drop that splashes on to a 20-x 50-foot solar heated pool and spa. The poolside Cabana provides for comfortable entertaining. “Las Cascadas”…luxurious in scale, lavish in detail…an artful melding of the splendor of old Mexico and charm of Santa Barbara living. For more details on this property and other fine Santa Barbara homes, contact Barbara Koutnik and Susan Conger, Coldwell Banker Real Estate. 805-5658811, 805-565-8838. w w w. f o o d – h o m e . c o m

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826 Grove Lane | Santa Barbara, CA $1,199,000

1294 Bel Air Drive | Santa Barbara, CA SOLD $1,675,000

970 Camino Del Retiro | Santa Barbara, CA SOLD $1,560,000

1205 Bel Air Drive | Santa Barbara, CA SOLD $1,960,000

3761 Greggory Way #2 | Santa Barbara, CA SOLD $895,000

36 Barranca Ave #2 | Santa Barbara, CA SOLD $895,000

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Hope Ranch Ocean & Island View Contemporary Estate on 2.7+/-­ Acres. Close to privately accessed beach and surrounded by miles of equestrian trails.

www.LindaLorenzenHughes.com Linda Lorenzen-­Hughes, Broker/Consultant at Coldwell Banker, has been representing buyers and sellers in the Santa Barbara real estate market since 1977. Linda brings a tremendous degree of knowledge, experience and professionalism to the real estate world. She has proven to be a valuable resource for clients because of her experience with properties of all types and price levels. Linda has recently received the prestigious Society of Excellence Award -­ an honor bestowed upon the top Coldwell Banker sales associates in the country.

805.886.1842 | lindal@coldwellbanker.com | CalBRE Lic.#00583737 Š2015 Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. All Rights Reserved. Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC fully supports the principles of the Fair Housing Act and the Equal Opportunity Act. Each Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage office is owned by a subsidiary of NRT LLC. Coldwell BankerŽ and the Coldwell Banker Logo, Coldwell Banker Previews InternationalŽ and the Coldwell Banker Previews International Logo, are registered service marks owned by Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. Broker does not guarantee the accuracy of square footage, lot size or other information concerning the condition or features of property provided by seller or obtained from public records or other sources, and the buyer is advised to independently verify the accuracy of that information through personal inspection and with appropriate professionals.


Always Striving For New Heights! ALWAYS STRIVING FOR NEW HEIGHTS!

Stan knows the market and knows how to make something happen. He took a rental of ten years, worked very positively and productively with the tenants, completed extensive repairs in a cost effective and timely manner, staged and marketed the house perfectly leading to offers within four days of listing and closing within a few weeks. It was as if Stan had a magic wand but in reality he just knows what he is doing and does it effortlessly.

John & Nina D.

           Let Stan lead you to YOUR goals!

Stan Tabler Broker Consultant (805) 563-7261 Stan@StanTabler.com CalBRE # 00774377

Serving Santa Barbara Countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s South Coast Since 1980 Š2015 Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. All Rights Reserved. Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC fully supports the principles of the Fair Housing Act and the Equal Opportunity Act. Each Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage office is owned by a subsidiary of NRT LLC. Coldwell BankerÂŽ and the Coldwell Banker Logo, Coldwell Banker Previews InternationalÂŽ and the Coldwell Banker Previews International Logo, are registered service marks owned by Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. Broker does not guarantee the accuracy of square footage, lot size or other information concerning the condition or features of property provided by seller or obtained from public records or other sources, and the buyer is advised to independently verify the accuracy of that information through personal inspection and with appropriate professionals.


THE ULTIMATE LIFESTYLE DESTINATION

Although we are in the business of selling property, our real product is lifestyle-‐ we sell the greatest place to call home in the world. All the big city you could ever want is right down the road a bit, and the rest of the world is only an airport away. Yet, we enjoy an unparalleled geographical isolation dictated by mountains and sea, that affords us both Mediteranean climate and culture; a clean, safe, aesthetically intoxicating special piece of the planet. When you compare real estate values with other “exclusive” locales, you’ll find that you can’t afford not to own a home here...

RYAN STREHLOW 25 Years of Experience Selling the Santa Barbara Lifestyle 805.705.8877 | CalBRE # 01044673 www.SantaBarbaraHomesAndLifestyle.com

Certified Relocation Specialist • Certified Negotiation Specialist • Certified Estates Specialist • Certified Architectual Specialist

©2015 Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. All Rights Reserved. Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC fully supports the principles of the Fair Housing Act and the Equal Opportunity Act. Each Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage office is owned by a subsidiary of NRT LLC. Coldwell Banker® and the Coldwell Banker Logo, Coldwell Banker Previews International® and the Coldwell Banker Previews International Logo, are registered service marks owned by Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. Broker does not guarantee the accuracy of square footage, lot size or other information concerning the condition or features of property provided by seller or obtained from public records or other sources, and the buyer is advised to independently verify the accuracy of that information through personal inspection and with appropriate professionals.


JUST SOLD 919  ALEEDA  LANE,  MONTECITO $2,100,000 Meticulously  renovated  by  Hughes  Construction,   this   delightful     San   Ysidro   Ranch   style   single-­ level   3bd/2ba   cottage   is   the   perfect   spot   to   call   home.  The  entry  foyer  leads  to  the  formal  living   room   w/   fireplace   &   great   room   encompassing   a   chef’s   kitchen   -­   with   new   cabinetry,   premium   Viking   appliances,   under-­counter   wine   fridge,   black  granite  counter  tops,  intricate  Carrara  back   splash,  and  large  central  island  w/  seating  for  2,   a   spacious   family   lounge   and   dining   area   with   fireplace  and  multiple  French  doors  to  the  private   back  patio  and  terraced  drought  tolerant  yard.  

Just Sold  -­  Montecito

PROPERTY IN  SANTA  BARBARA  .  COM

Unobstructed Views  1  acre  Toro  Canyon  $1,395,000

CRYSTA METZGER

805.453.8700 CrysMetz@me.com PropertyInSantaBarbara.com

For Lease  -­  Montecito  

Just Listed  -­  Montecito

Just Sold  -­  Off  Market

Crysta specializes   in   all   aspects   of   the   real   estate  business.  She  strives  to  deliver  service  with   friendliness,   expertise   &   a   sense   of   pride   in   the   area  she  calls  home.   Visit  PropertyInSantaBarbara.com  to  search  the   MLS  &  area  pocket  listings  or  MontecitoRental. com  to  search  available  estate  homes  for  lease  &   Landlord  /Tenant  services.  

Single Level  Ocean  Vistas  Montecito   $1,925,000

Birnam Wood  3  bd  Estate  w/2  bd  Guest  House   &  Pool  $22,000/mo  Available  Long  Term

Coldwell Banker  President’s  Elite Representing  the  Top  2%  Internationally   License  #01340521

©2015 Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. All Rights Reserved. Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC fully supports the principles of the Fair Housing Act and the Equal Opportunity Act. Each Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage office is owned by a subsidiary of NRT LLC. Coldwell Banker® and the Coldwell Banker Logo, Coldwell Banker Previews International® and the Coldwell Banker Previews International Logo, are registered service marks owned by Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. Broker does not guarantee the accuracy of square footage, lot size or other information concerning the condition or features of property provided by seller or obtained from public records or other sources, and the buyer is advised to independently verify the accuracy of that information through personal inspection and with appropriate professionals.


805.565.8822 | SUSANBURNS.com COLDWELL BANKER PREVIEWS INTERNATIONAL

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Professional Service with a Personal Touch “I do hope your office realizes what an absolute gem they have in you. As far as I’m concerned, you should be top salesperson based on your persistence, availability, attention to detail, kindness, business sense and friendliness. You always kept me apprised and up to date on everything. You worked so hard on selling this property and I truly appreciate it.”

~ Alice M . Sept 2014

Rochelle Schneider

REALTOR® 805.448.6227 RochelleS@ColdwellBanker.com www.RochelleSchneider.com

CalBRE #00711009

©2015 Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. All Rights Reserved. Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC fully supports the principles of the Fair Housing Act and the Equal Opportunity Act. Each Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage office is owned by a subsidiary of NRT LLC. Coldwell Banker® and the Coldwell Banker Logo, Coldwell Banker Previews International® and the Coldwell Banker Previews International Logo, are registered service marks owned by Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. Broker does not guarantee the accuracy of square footage, lot size or other information concerning the condition or features of property provided by seller or obtained from public records or other sources, and the buyer is advised to independently verify the accuracy of that information through personal inspection and with appropriate professionals.


YOU CAN JUDGE A REALTOR BY THE COMPANY THEY KEEP! Paving the path for the next generation of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage success, these 5 agents bring dignity, drive, and dedication to each of their own unique business models. Specializing in all neighborhoods and areas of expertise, these emerging faces will exceed your real estate expectations.

TENAYA TABLER

ARIELLE ASSUR

JESSIE SESSIONS

REALTOR CalBRE: 01935620 (805) 906-0194 Arielle.Assur@coldwellbanker.com

REALTOR CalBRE: 01937789 (805) 709-0904 Jessica.Sessions@coldwellbanker.com

REALTOR® CalBRE: 01948155 (805) 452-9764 TenayaTabler@coldwellbanker.com

“Always going above and beyond.” www.aarealtysb.com

“Buyer Specialist on Karen Spechler’s Team.”

“Dedicated, trusted and committed to her clients.”

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WILLIAM C. TURNER III REALTOR® CalBRE: 01935111 (805) 708-3236 William.Turner@camoves.com “Your listing and marketing specialist.”

STEPHEN MACFARLANE REALTOR® CalBRE: 01969101 (805) 770-0838 Stephen@StephenMacFarlane.com “Let’s find the house to make your home.”

©2015 Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. All Rights Reserved. Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC fully supports the principles of the Fair Housing Act and the Equal Opportunity Act. Each Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage office is owned by a subsidiary of NRT LLC. Coldwell Banker® and the Coldwell Banker Logo, Coldwell Banker Previews International® and the Coldwell Banker Previews International Logo, are registered service marks owned by Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. Broker does not guarantee the accuracy of square footage, lot size or other information concerning the condition or features of property provided by seller or obtained from public records or other sources, and the buyer is advised to independently verify the accuracy of that information through personal inspection and with appropriate professionals.


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3748 Foothill Road, Santa Barbara, CALIFORNIA A Private 8.5 Acre Retreat w/ Orchards & Garages for 5 Cars. 4 BEDROOMS, 5 BATHROOMS, $2,998,000 Listed by: Scott McCosker CalBRE: 00494253 T: (805) 687-2436 | scott@scottmccosker.com

115 Coronada Circle, Montecito, CALIFORNIA Elegant single level home remodeled with designer detail. 2 BEDROOMS, 3 BATHROOMS, $1,699,000 Listed by: Kathleen Marvin CalBRE: 01276356 T: (805) 450-4792 | kmarvin@coldwellbanker.com

4589 Via Vistosa, Santa Barbara, CALIFORNIA Hope Ranch Estate on 5 park-like ac, room for horses. 6 BEDROOMS, 5.5 BATHROOMS, $ 3,250,000 Listed by: Linda Lorenzen-Hughes CalBRE: 00583737 T: (805) 886-1842 | lindal@coldwellbanker.com

758 Via Manana, Santa Barbara, CALIFORNIA Completely remodeled single level Med. Villa 4 BEDROOMS, 5.5 BATHROOMS, $4,875,000 Barbara Koutnik CalBRE: 00809916 T: (805) 689-3015 | bkoutnik@coldwellbanker.com

1525 Las Tunas Rd, Santa Barbara, CALIFORNIA 5 Bedroom Suites with 1.3 Lushly Landscaped Acres 5 BEDROOMS, 7 BATHROOMS, $7,100,000 Susan Congers CalBRE: 00545024 | T: 805-689-3034 Barbara Koutnik CalBRE: 00809916 | T: (805) 689-3015

826 Grove Lane, Santa Barbara, CALIFORNIA Sunny San Roque Creekside Classic 3 BEDROOMS, 2.5 BATHROOMS, $1,199,000 Kirk G. Hodson CalBRE: 01908650 T: (805) 886-6527 | Kirk@KirkHodson.com

1711 E Valley Rd, Montecito, CALIFORNIA Country Estate in Montecito. 1.6 Acres with park-like gardens 6 BEDROOMS, 5.5 BATHROOMS, $5,795,000 Susan Burns CalBRE: 00878065 T: (805) 886-8822 | susan@susanburns.com

1826 La Coronilla, Santa Barbara, CALIFORNIA Spectacular MTN views from this top of Mesa single level home 4 BEDROOMS, 3.5 BATHROOMS, $1,595,000 Rochelle Schneider CalBRE: 00711009 T: (805) 448-6227 | rochelleschneider@coldwellbanker.com

265 Conejo Rd, Santa Barbara, CALIFORNIA 2.3 acres with tranquil mountain views across from Parma park 0 BEDROOMS, 0 BATHROOMS, $489,0000 William C. Turner III CalBRE: 01935111 T: (805) 708-3236 | William.turner@camoves.com

MONTECITO UPPER VILLAGE OFFICE 1498 East Valley Road, Montecito, CA 93108 (805) 969.0900 | CAMoves.com/Montecito

MONTECITO OFFICE 1290 Coast Village Road, Montecito, CA 93108 (805) 969.4755 | CAMoves.com/Montecito

SANTA BARBARA OFFICE 3938 State Street,Santa Barbara, CA 93105 (805) 682.2477 | CAMoves.com/SantaBarbara

©2015 Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. All Rights Reserved. Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC fully supports the principles of the Fair Housing Act and the Equal Opportunity Act. Each Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage office is owned by a subsidiary of NRT LLC.Coldwell Banker® and the Coldwell Banker Logo, Coldwell Banker Previews International® and the Coldwell Banker Previews International Logo, are registered service marks owned by Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. Broker does not guarantee the accuracy of square footage, lot size or other information concerning the condition or features of property provided by seller or obtained from public records or other sources, and the buyer is advised to independently verify the accuracy of that information through personal inspection and with appropriate professionals.


MONTECITO UPPER VILLAGE OFFICE 1498 East Valley Road, Montecito, CA 93108 (805) 969.0900 | CAMoves.com/Montecito

MONTECITO OFFICE 1290 Coast Village Road, Montecito, CA 93108 (805) 969.4755 | CAMoves.com/Montecito

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