Category Archives: Food / Restaurants

Babcock Winery & Vineyards

Babcock Winery & Vineyards
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Address:
5175 E. Hwy 246
Lompoc, CA 93436
Phone:
(805) 736-1455
Hours:
Open 12-4 pm daily

Due to the current statewide mandates, we are currently open for wine and retail sales only. We look forward to pouring wines for our guests again once it is safe and we have the green light to do so!
Website:
www.babcockwinery.com
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Join us for passionately hand crafted wines & gourmet picnic fare in an unbelievably nostalgic, soulful atmosphere. Surround yourself with meticulously curated art, fashion, vinyl & vintage finds while listening to 70s & 80s rock ’n roll. Connect with friends in one of many cozy indoor vignettes, or settle into one of our many outdoor tables.

An hour’s drive north of beautiful Santa Barbara will land you here at Babcock Winery in the heart of California’s hottest Pinot Noir country, the Sta. Rita Hills. We have plenty of space and are family & pet-on-leash friendly. Parking is never an issue, and with our newly planted oak trees flourishing, the property continues to become more stunning each year.

After 4 decades of passion for our craft, we continue to focus on producing world class wines from Sta. Rita Hills grown Pinot Noir, Chardonnay & Grenache, along with sourcing an array of new & eclectic grape varieties now being grown in all the nooks & crannies of Santa Barbara County.
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Tasting flights
Wine by the glass
Charcuterie, premium cheeses & other delightful snacks
Eclectic assortment of vintage & new gifts, jewelry, apparel, books, and home decor
Eco-friendly, innovative, industrial chic tasting lounge
Numerous charming indoor & outdoor spaces
Non-alcoholic beverages also available

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Global Gardens

Global Gardens
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Address:
2450 Alamo Pintado Road
Los Olivos, California
Phone:
(805) 686-4111
Hours:
Thursday - Monday 10am - 5pm
Closed Tuesday & Wednesday
Website:
www.globalgardensonline.com/
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Global Gardens is Santa Barbara wine country's only complete food product line featuring healthy, easy to use products with worldly flavors. Our oils come from harvests we procure--over 2000 Certified Organic local trees and over 15,000 Pesticide-Free, Organically grown trees in Santa Barbara & San Luis Obispo counties. We love to educate you on Extra Virgin Olive Oils, Fruit Vinegars, Organic Mustards, Glazes, Savory Snacks, Confections-- 50+ products and growing! Taste, Learn & LOVE here!! Ask us about special events at our place or yours!
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Succulent Cafe Wine Charcuterie

Succulent Cafe Wine Charcuterie
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Address:
1555-1557 Mission Drive
Solvang, CA 93463
Phone:
(805) 691-9444
Hours:
M-W-Th-F: 10 am - 9 pm
Saturday - Sunday: 8:30 am - 9 pm
Website:
www.succulentcafe.com
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Succulent serves up breakfast, lunch, dinner & happy hour in the heart of downtown Solvang. We're known for fresh, made from scratch food like buttermilk biscuits, lots of bacon, prime cuts of meat, homemade desserts & jams. We serve local wines, craft beers and specialty cocktails along with our farmstead cheeses & charcuterie boards, with housemade pickled veggies, fruits and our own spiced nuts. Our beautiful succulent filled patio is dog friendly, and we offer bowls of water and a house made treat for each furry family member.
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street parking
dog friendly patio
vegan & veggie options

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Eat This, Shoot That! Food & Wine Tours

Eat This, Shoot That! Food & Wine Tours
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Phone:
(805) 364-0564
Hours:
Saturdays: 11 am - 4 pm
Website:
www.EatThisShootThat.com
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Spend an afternoon on a walking tour savoring delicious food or sipping fine wines of Santa Barbara or Solvang while learning food and travel photo tips from a pro guide/local foodie.

Our tours are the perfect way to discover the culinary landscape of the area while learning about the town's local culture and history. Along the way, we will show you where all the best food and drinks are as well as teach you a few smartphone photo tips that are sure to up your Instagram game!

At the end of your tour you'll be eating like a local and shooting like a pro!
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Food tour tickets includes all food and beverage tastings.

Amaranto Catering Co

Amaranto Catering Co
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Chef Giorgio hails from Cariati (Calabria) Italy ,where he attended the Culinary Institute Giovanni Mazzone for joining years. Learning to cook with amazing food and creating insightful dishes, Giorgio branched out, desiring to bring these flavors and inspirations to the US.

Giorgio Curti's next venture was joining his family’s restaurant, Trattoria Grappolo (www.trattoriagrappolo.com) in June of 2006 to oversee all aspects of the restaurant’s dining operations while also acting as head chef. Trattoria Grappolo is best celebrated for its authentic southern Italian cuisine with seasonal ingredients and great culinary innovations.It is an iconic dining establishment and is one of the most acclaimed restaurants in Santa Barbara County and it is there where he began to conceptualize Amaranto.
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K’Syrah Catering & Events

K'Syrah Catering & Events
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Address:
478 4th Place
Solvang, CA 93463
Phone:
8052459564
Hours:
Wednesday- Sunday 10am-11:30pm
Website:
www.kscateringandevents.com
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K'Syrah is the premier farm-to-table catering and event venue serving season-driven dishes to California's Central Coast. Owner & Chef, Demetri Loizides & Executive Chef Brooke Stockwell specialize in crafting unique, custom menus showcasing only the freshest, most sustainable, locally-sourced ingredients. Nestled in the heart of Solvang, our newly renovated over 3,500 square foot venue is full of countryside charm. K'Syrah offers striking backdrops for any occasion for up to 300 guests, including an enchanting outdoor garden patio, an enclosed patio for up to 120 guests, a handmade sycamore bar, and a rustic, wood-paneled dining room. For off-site events, KS provides a mobile, full-service, self-contained, professional kitchen that can be set up in nearly any environment. Their impeccable service staff is dedicated to making your special event truly unforgettable.
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-Private Event Venue in the heart of Solvang, for events with up to 200 guests
-Chef driven, seasonal dishes, harvested from our Solvang farm
-Walking distance to over 15 hotels
-Multiple event spaces indoor and outdoor
-Full bar available with elevated cocktails and local wine list
-Full service event staff
-No event rentals needed, all supplies in house

K'Syrah Catering & Events Location

Leonardo’s Ristorante & Pizzeria

Leonardo's Ristorante & Pizzeria
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Address:
632 Alamo Pintado Road
Solvang, CA 93463
Phone:
(805) 686-0846
Hours:
Lunch everyday 11a – 3p
Dinner everyday 4:30p - 9p
Website:
www.leonardoscucina.com/
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Experience the authentic, family style Italian cuisine.

Leonardo will take you to Cariati, a small town of few thousand people, mostly fishermen and carpenters, in Calabria, Italy. Join him and experience the warm atmosphere of his childhood when getting together at the dinner table was always a feast.

Leonardo's Ristorante & Pizzeria is located in Solvang, just few miles north of Santa Barbara, California. Leonardo invites you to taste a great variety of classic Italian dishes as well as his interpretations and his new, unique recipes.

Leonardo's Ristorante & Pizzeria will charm you with its family style atmosphere, where  a pizza oven is always burning, an open kitchen will spark your curiosity, and everybody will greet you with a big smile.
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1880 Union

1880 Union
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Address:
362 Bell Street
Los Alamos, CA 93440
Phone:
(805) 344-2744
Hours:
Monday - Friday: 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm (closed Tuesdays)
Saturday - Sunday 10:00am - 11:00pm
Website:
www.1880union.com
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The 1880 Union is a historic landmark built by Wells Fargo as a stagecoach stop in the late 19th century, and operated as a hotel and saloon for most of the 20th century. It currently offers an authentic, vintage bar & restaurant to the public on Mondays-Fridays from 3pm-11pm, Saturdays & Sundays 10am-11pm (closed Tuesdays) as well as private events next door for up to 300 guests, including weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, corporate & club events, chef tastings, wine pairings, and other celebrations. Stop by whether your style is more horse thief or cattle baron, soiled dove or proper lady, all are welcome!
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Bell’s

Bell's
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Address:
406 Bell Street
Los Alamos, CA 93440
Hours:
Thursday — Saturday · 11 am — 9 pm
Sunday — Monday · 11 am — 5 pm
Website:
www.bellsrestaurant.com/
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California-inspired French bistro in the former Bell Street Farm space. Daisy & Greg Ryan having working at some of the best restaurants in the country (Per Se, Gramercy Tavern, Brooklyn Fare, Polo Lounge & McGuire Moorman Hospitality in Austin Texas) they return to Daisy’s home to be a part of an amazing culinary and hospitality community. Simple French fare that features escargot, steak tartare & moules frites. Lunchtime features salads and sandwiches while dinner service leans more into French classics.
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Pico Restaurant

Pico Restaurant
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Address:
458 Bell Street
Los Alamos, CA 93440
Phone:
(805) 344-1122
Hours:
Tuesday-Thursday: 3 pm - 9 pm
Friday-Saturday: 12 pm - 10 pm
Sunday: 12 pm - 9 pm
Website:
www.losalamosgeneralstore.com
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The Los Alamos General Store, built in 1880, now houses both Pico Restaurant and the tasting room for Lumen Wines. Pico is a partnership between Chef Drew Terp, who has worked for numerous Michelin-star restaurants around the globe, and winemaker Will Henry, who partnered in 2012 with winemaking legend Lane Tanner to create Lumen. Pico offers an eclectic, locally-sourced menu, and boasts a wine list of over 300 wines, including some rare old-vintage gems.
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Lumen Wine Club members receive a free Premium Lumen flight, as well as 25% off Lumen Wines all year long - both at home and at Pico.
The Los Alamos General Store, built in 1880, now houses both Pico Restaurant and the tasting room for Lumen Wines. Pico is a partnership between Chef Drew Terp, who has worked for numerous Michelin-star restaurants around the globe, and winemaker Will Henry, who partnered in 2012 with winemaking legend Lane Tanner to create Lumen. Pico offers an eclectic, locally-sourced menu, and boasts a wine list of over 300 wines, including some rare old-vintage gems.

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