A Locals Favorite: Restaurant Review

A Locals Favorite: Restaurant Review

This hidden gem is quietly tucked away at Goleta beach, just a short distance south of University California Santa Barbara’s campus. Picturesque sunsets and a savory seafood menu sets this bar-café apart from other restaurant’s in the downtown Santa Barbara area. In addition, the owners of this cafe have a cumulative of 90 years of restaurant experience, and it shows with their exceptional service and culinary masterpieces.

14 Wines to Pair with your Seafood [Infographic]

14 Wines to Pair with your Seafood [Infographic]

Wine can greatly enhance any dining experience, but it can often be tricky to find the “right” pairing to go with a meal, and particularly tricky with seafood.  While many traditionally consider white wine to always go with fish, this can be a bit of a generalization, as some kinds of fish can delicious pair with a rosé or a merlot. So, what kinds of fish pair best with the varieties of wine? Here are 11 ideas on great wine and fish pairings. (It’s important to remember that this guide isn’t designed to be the ultimate say-so in what works, and your personal palette should always determine what wine you drink!)

6 Healthy Benefits of Eating Oysters

6 Healthy Benefits of Eating Oysters

Oysters are unusual and delicious molluscs that provide the human body with a number of unique nutrients and minerals, which subsequently result in some great health benefits. These include the ability of oysters to aid weight loss attempts, boost metabolic activity, increase tissue repair and growth, lower your cholesterollevels, reduce blood pressure, improve your immune functions, aid in wound healing, and promote healthy growth. Furthermore, they are considered a powerful aphrodisiac, can improve blood circulation, and increase bone strength to reduce osteoporosis.

Weekend Activities in the Santa Barbara Area

Weekend Activities in the Santa Barbara Area

When it comes to finding things to do in Santa Barbara, one of the most desired destinations to vacation and to live, there are a plethora of activities.  Vacationing in Santa Barbara is dreamy; it takes planning and saving, but it is a realistic goal.  Living in Santa Barbara, on the other hand, is well … more complicated (that’s a whole other article).  For the sake of this article, let’s focus on things to do in Santa Barbara from a tourist perspective (obvious activities) and a local perspective (not-so-obvious activities).

Celebrate Summer All Year: Goleta Beach in Santa Barbara

Celebrate Summer All Year: Goleta Beach in Santa Barbara

There are so many other reasons to celebrate summer in Santa Barbara and Goleta!  One of the many things that makes our community like paradise is the recreation available to us – our parks, hiking trails, beaches and just the amazing nature that surrounds us.  Goleta Beach and Park are one of our favorite spots!  Just down the road from UCSB, visitors can enjoy:

Santa Barbara Adventures | A Weekend Road Trip

Santa Barbara Adventures | A Weekend Road Trip

Seriously, how could my California Sunday get any better?  Well, it did as California would have it.  I hopped back on the 101 South and exited to Lompoc, except I turned left into the mountain area instead of heading toward Lompoc (which is a very scenic drive by the way).