Tag archives: bbq

Beans BBQ: A BBQ Eatery Serves Reimagined Comfort Fare
By Claudia Schou   |   July 5, 2022

Pitmaster Kristi Bean recently debuted her barbecue eatery, Beans BBQ, nestled on State Street, just steps away from Granada Theatre.  Bean said the eatery is the love child of Beans BBQ catering business, which she started in 2014, the same year she migrated to Santa Barbara. At the core of the success story that is […]

Grill-Inspired: A Major BBQ Event – Plus BBQ Wines – for Summer
By Gabe Saglie   |   July 5, 2022

The Fourth of July this week has many of us thinking about one thing: the grill. Okay, two things: the grill and wine. For those who are lovers of all things fired and grilled, another major event is on the calendar this month. It’s a barbecue-inspired affair for wine lovers that is years in the […]

Tasting Notes with Rosewood Miramar Director of Wine Daniel Fish
By Claudia Schou   |   September 1, 2020

Summer season has us firing up the BBQ and safely enjoying spectacular Santa Barbara weather with family and friends. For your enjoyment, I wanted to share a favorite wine of mine from local Santa Barbara producer Jeff Nelson of Liquid Farm Winery. Jeff has made a name for himself crafting incredible Chardonnays from the region […]

SB Event Co.: Setting the Stage for Custom Dining
By Claudia Schou   |   July 30, 2020

Uneasy about dining outdoors in public? Bring the chef to your home for an intimate social distance gathering with loved ones On a recent sunny afternoon, Chas Escalante, SB Event Co.’s co-founder and chef, takes a tape measure in hand to assess spacing for a backyard barbecue at a home perched atop the Riviera. Just […]

Summer’s Savory Meats & Tasty Craft Brews
By Claudia Schou   |   July 23, 2020

The Shalhoobs’ Secrets for Smokin’ Summer Barbecues For some folks in the neighborhood around Shalhoob’s Funk Zone Patio, the aroma of burning white oak has the same tantalizing effect as a chuck wagon dinner bell. If you love Santa Maria-style barbecue then you’ve come to the right place. Shalhoob’s hip outdoor barbecue joint is famous […]

Cat Cora, Restaurateur and Chef
By Claudia Schou   |   July 2, 2020

Summer is officially underway, so what better way to celebrate the season than to embrace the summer tradition of backyard grilling with family and friends? A cookout is the perfect way to practice social distancing with loved ones while satiating your gustatory appetites.  Whether you’re in the mood for burgers, marinated meats, grilled tofu and […]

Crab Fest for Calm
By Lynda Millner   |   January 30, 2020

CALM (Child Abuse Listening Mediation) held its inaugural event, a Crab Fest, at the Carriage & Western Art Museum. Everyone “got crackin’” dressed in casual western attire and ready to attack those crabs. After wine time the sold-out crowd set down to tables covered with brown paper and bibs and a cracking tool. The crabs […]

Montecito Trails
By Lynda Millner   |   October 17, 2019

Autumn is here and it was time for the Montecito Trails Foundation (MTF) to have its fall 55th annual BBQ, this year at Crane Country Day School. Besides BBQ you could Hoof-it, Bike-it or Hike-it. Jane Murray got you on a horse or a bike and Ashlee Mayfield had you move it or lose it […]

MTF Annual BBQ
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   September 26, 2019

Montecito Trails Foundation will hold its 55th Annual BBQ and fundraiser this Saturday, September 28. The event, which is themed Moving Trails Forward, will be at Crane Country Day School. The BBQ will be a community celebration of how far we have come since the Thomas Fire and 1/9 Debris Flow. “We’re looking forward to […]

24th Annual Village Fourth
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   July 11, 2019

It was another successful and patriotic parade and barbeque last Thursday in Montecito, marking the 24th Annual Village Fourth, sponsored by the Montecito Association. Thousands of residents came out to partake in the festivities, lining the parade route on San Ysidro Road. Co-chairs Mindy Denson, Kathi King, and Trish Davis were once again at the […]

Montecito Trails Barbecue
By Lynda Millner   |   October 18, 2018

MontecitoTrails Foundation (MTF) has been working long and hard since the debris flow. Their mission as a nonprofit is to have volunteers and to keep more than 300 miles of trails open to the public. MTF folks want you to know “that thanks to your donations, membership and support the trails are really taking shape.” […]

MTF Annual Barbecue
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   September 20, 2018

Montecito Trails Foundation will host its annual barbecue on Sunday, September 30, at Crane Country Day School. “It’s less of a fundraiser this year, and more of a thank you!” said Ashlee Mayfield, MTF board member. The Foundation has been hard at work restoring the Montecito network of trails since the Thomas Fire and debris […]