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SM Elks Lodge to Appear on TV

Santa Maria Elks Lodge to appear on the Cooking Channel's Man Fire Food to show what "Santa Maria Style" barbeque is all about.

Max s Restaurant Celebrates 30 Years

Max's Restaurant Celebrates 30 Years in Santa Barbara with a Week of Deals

Max's restaurant and cucina has served up heaping portions of local food and service for 30 years in Santa Barbara and this week customers are getting even more during a special celebration.

hot dog with french fries and soda pop


Hot diggity dog! It's National Hot Dog Day

Hot diggity dog! July is National Hot Dog Month and July 23 is National Hot Dog Day.

New Family Friendly Tasting Room Opens in Solvang

 A new winery in Solvang recently opened their doors, and they are making their tasting room open to everyone.


Health Inspectors Look Into Restaurant Bug

Old Town Mexican Café in Old Orcutt has never failed an inspection in the past according to the Santa Barbara County Environmental Health Services Department. On satruday several diners spotted bugs at the restaurant

Confeitaria Nacional

Courtesy Confeitaria Nacional

Europe's oldest pastry shops

Here are nine of the world's oldest pastry shops -- tried and trusted by centuries of cake-hungry visitors.

Caviar tacos

The Cosmopolitan Las Vegas

Would you order this $78 taco?

Caviar is the new condiment.

Kjar Cakes Celebrates with 91 Cent Cupcake Special

Wayne Kjar has honored his late father Henning, with a .91 cupcake special at Kjar Cakes today.

In-flight fine dining

Courtesy Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong

In-flight gourmet fine dining possible?

More and more airlines are teaming up with world-class chefs, hoping to solve that ultimate #firstworldproblem: how to serve a top-rate meal in the air.

Mesa Verde Organic, Vegan Restaurant Opens in Santa Barbara

A new vegan, organic restaurant has opened on the Santa Barbara Mesa featuring a unique menu with primarily locally harvested ingredients.


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Report: Americans want better quality fast food

Americans want food their way, and a new survey shows that "their way" calls for a higher quality, more varied meal than they're getting at the top burger, burrito, sandwich and chicken chains.

Beef Prices Rise Amid Ongoing Drought

Beef.... its what's for dinner, if you can afford it.

Ask The Cook

Vegetables, farmer's market

Which organic foods are worth the switch?

Organic food has risen to become a major market over the past quarter century.


Five 'healthy' foods that may not be

You can find a health and fitness section in just about every newspaper, magazine,…

Open refrigerator

Nightly munchies don't have to bust diet

Avoiding late-night snacks is best for keeping off weight. But if you must snack,…

Main Courses

Recipe of the day, spices

Udon noodles with mango in gingered chili sauce

Bring some Asian spice to your night.


Grilled eggplant with black olive-tomato spread on focaccia

Make this for a party ... or just for the family.


Gnocchi primavera

Classic pasta meets spring flavors in this dish.


Mushroom duxelles pinwheels

This mushroom pastry is rich and satisfying.

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Mango Chutney Chicken Salad

Cool and tasty, serve this salad many different ways!

Recipe of the day, spices

Cherry Tomatoes With Lemon-Walnut Pesto Stuffing

Keep these on hand as a make-ahead!


Oregon Brewers Festival

'America's Oktoberfest' opens this week

Those hardy micro-brewing pioneers of the first Oregon Brewers Festival in 1988 were…

Cocktail drink

Hurricane cocktail

Ring in the summer with this classic cocktail.



Make this lemony liqueur as a gift, or to drink yourself.


Orange Juice

Glazed oranges

This citrus pleaser makes a great dessert or brunch dish.

Confeitaria Nacional

Europe's oldest pastry shops

Here are nine of the world's oldest pastry shops -- tried and trusted by centuries…


Citrus-mint granitas

Beat the heat with a cool dessert treat.

House and Home Headlines

For sale real estate

Would-be online house-hunting giant has brokers scared

The two biggest names in online house hunting -- Zillow and Trulia -- may be teaming…

Aladdin Wyoming

For sale: Town of Aladdin, Wyo., for $1.5 million

If you're looking for your next real estate investment, look no further than the…

Supervisor Salud Carbajal Returns from Climate Task Force Meeting in Washington D.C.

Santa Barbara County Supervisor Salud Carbajal has just returned from Washington D.C…

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