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Organic Soup Kitchen Offers Free Samples

Santa Barbara Organic Soup Kitchen Offers Free Samples

The Organic Soup Kitchen in Santa Barbara is planning to prepare soup "to go" for local residents.

Never Ending Pasta Pass

From Olive Garden

Beware of Olive Garden passes on eBay

Olive Garden's all-you-can-eat pasta passes are already for sale on eBay, but buyers should beware.

Iron Chef Morimoto at LA Food and Wine Festival

Iron Chef Demonstrates How to Make Sushi Live in LA

Have you ever wanted to learn how to make your own sushi?  A lucky group of food lovers learned from the Iron Chef himself this weekend.

A Taste of Santa Barbara introduces guests to six different locations downtown

Getting A Taste of Santa Barbara: One Step at a Time

If you love food and history, a walking tour new to Santa Barbara might be the perfect way to spend your Saturday.


Boochies Serves up Vegetarian, Gluten Free, Organic Meals in New Santa Barbara Location

There’s a new choice for a healthy meal in downtown Santa Barbara with the opening of Boochies.

Our Lady Of Guadalupe Attracts Local Fiesta Crowd

If you are looking for the most authentic Old Spanish Days food head to Our Lady of Guadalupe Mercado.

First Fiesta Food Brings Out Big Crowds

The first Fiesta food brought large crowds to the mercados again this afternoon for the beginning of what might be a four day feast for some of them.

Mercados Expected to be Jammed With Food and Music Lovers During Fiesta

The more you eat, the more you help nonprofit groups during the Old Spanish Days Fiesta in Santa Barbara.  Two mercados will be open for four days starting tomorrow.

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.

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

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

Shrimp lo mein

Savory shrimp and pine nut lo mein

Exotic but hearty, this will star on your table.

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Chicken tortilla sandwiches with jalapeño mayonnaise

Let this tasty treat satisfy your tastebuds.

Eating, food, burger, hamburger, mouth

Asian chicken burgers

Break out the soy sauce and leave the ketchup in the fridge for this one.


Steak Strip

Steak fondue

This is serious Man Food, but share it with everyone!

Recipe of the day, spices

Cherry Tomatoes With Lemon-Walnut Pesto Stuffing

Keep these on hand as a make-ahead!

Sausage Balls

Make this simple pleaser for your New Year's Eve party!


Cocktail on the beach

A day at the beach

Whether you're on the sand or the porch, this cocktail rocks.

Cocktail drink

Hurricane cocktail

Ring in the summer with this classic cocktail.



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



Pear crumble

Serve this with vanilla ice cream for a taste of summer.

Fruit, cheese kabob

Rum-marinated fruit brochettes

Have a taste of the islands any time!


Strawberry Bonbon Soup

Strawberries and chocolate ... what else do you need?

House and Home Headlines

Wind Forecast Prompts Added Firefighting Staff

The extension of a "Red Flag Warning" for the mountains of Santa Barbara County has…


Dos Pueblos Spirit Leaders Perform At Rose Bowl

Dos Pueblos High School Cheer and Songleaders performed at the Rose Bowl on Saturday…

War Veterans Horse Therapy

Veterans Start To Heal With 'Horse Whisperer's' Help

A group of veterans from different generations are starting to heal from emotional…

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