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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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dog friendly patio
vegan & veggie options

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Trattoria Grappolo

Trattoria Grappolo
Address:
3687 Sagunto St
Santa Ynez, CA 93460
Phone:
(805) 688-6899
Hours:
Everyday, 4 pm - closing
Website:
trattoriagrappolo.com/
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Trattoria Grappolo is a casual Italian bistro located in Santa Ynez. Walk through the door and a savory aroma of freshly baked pizza and simmering tomato sauce teases the senses. The combination of the pastoral ambiance of Italy with the lush vine fields and oak-studded hills of Santa Ynez helps create an ideal setting to serve up some of the most creative and authentic Italian dishes Central California has to offer. Trattoria Grappolo features an expansive wine list and a large VIP room that accommodates 40 for private parties.

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First & Oak at the Mirabelle Inn

First & Oak at the Mirabelle Inn
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Address:
409 1st St
Solvang, CA 93463
Phone:
(805) 688-1703
Hours:
Monday - Sunday 5:30 pm - 8:45 pm (last reservation)
Website:
www.firstandoak.com
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First & Oak is located inside of the charming Mirabelle Inn. The menu offers an array of complex flavors that are creatively crafted with local produce and the finest ingredients. Choose from 15 seasonal dishes to personalize your own 3-5 course dinner. Dining with us is exciting and full of transcending flavors. We pride ourselves on local & sustainable.

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First & Oak is a restaurant created for the foodie that loves a great experience in wine country. We offer a "create your own" tasting menu. With 15 plates to choose from you are able create your very own 3-5 course dinner. An Elegant and casual concept that will find yourself wanting more. Our courses are transcending with flavor, texture and creativity.

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Chumash Casino Resort

Chumash Casino Resort
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Address:
3400 Highway 246
Santa Ynez, CA 93460
Phone:
(800) 248-6274
Hours:
Open 24/7
Website:
www.chumashcasino.com
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Nestled in Santa Barbara County’s beautiful wine country, Chumash Casino Resort is truly an adventure in escapism. Chumash Casino Resort’s main attraction is its world-class gaming floor that is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. With 2,000 of the hottest slot machines, dozens of table games, bingo, Free Play and weekly luxury car drawings, guests are sure to find gaming entertainment that fits their every need. While visiting the wine country, enjoy a luxurious stay at Chumash Casino Resort Hotel. The AAA Four Diamond property features 106 spacious guestrooms and 17 luxury suites. Its award-winning spa offers a wide array of relaxing beauty and restorative treatments. Three restaurants at Chumash Casino Resort feature casual to gourmet dining. The Resort’s fine dining restaurant, The Willows, has received Four Diamond ratings for excellence for nine years in a row. For some of the region’s best entertainment, guests head to the Resort’s Samala Showroom.

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Hitching Post II Restaurant and Winery

Hitching Post II Restaurant and Winery
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Address:
406 E. Hwy. 246
Buellton, CA 93427
Phone:
(805) 688-0676
Hours:
Wednesday- Friday: 5 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday - Sunday: 4 pm - 9:00 pm
Website:
www.HitchingPost2.com
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The Hitching Post II is a favorite to locals and visitors since 1986, and home to world class Hitching Post Pinot Noirs. The Hitching Post II serves wood fire grilled fare in the “Santa Maria Style” barbeque tradition, an indigenous cooking style of the original native Chumash, and assimilated into the Spanish Rancheros that settled early California.
The Hitching Post II offers high quality food and wine presented in a casual and relaxed setting. Known for great steaks, seafood, artichokes, their own house made highly regarded Hitching Post Pinot Noirs, and the centerpiece of Sideways. “A must stop for beef & Pinot lovers” (New York Times), and “well worth a trip from anywhere” (Gourmet Magazine), the Hitching Post II is the quintessential Santa Barbara Wine Country experience.

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The Maker’s Son

The Maker's Son
Address:
346 Bell Street
Los Alamos, California 93440
Phone:
(805) 344-1926
Hours:
Thursday: 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday: 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday: 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Sunday: 11:30 am - 7:30 pm
Website:
www.themakersson.com
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Located in a restored 1920s garage and gas station, the Maker’s Son embodies the rustic nature of California’s central coast and pays homage to all the “makers” who have come before us to build and contribute to the special coast communities we call home.

Our menus embrace our coastal roots featuring locally sourced meats, fish and produce used in our seasonal chef-driven food offerings of elevated comfort dishes, infused with globally inspired flavors. Our full-service bar boasts locally sourced premium spirits handcrafted into unique cocktail inspirations, along with wines, beers and ciders from artisan central coastal producers.

The Maker’s Son, the perfect place for a weekend brunch, an evening out, or your very special private event.

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- Industry/Locals Night every Thursday from Open to Close.
- Brunch/Lunch/Dinner Menus
- Full-service bar
- Industry/Locals Night
- Event Venue for groups of 20 to 250
- The "Perfect Place" for rehearsal dinners, weddings/receptions, anniversaries, birthdays, showers, holiday parties, and corporate and team building events.

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Los Olivos Wine Merchant & Cafe

Los Olivos Wine Merchant & Cafe
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Address:
2879 Grand Avenue
Los Olivos, CA 93441
Phone:
805-688-7265
Hours:
Lunch & Dinner (11:30am - 7:30pm) 7 days a week
Website:
www.winemerchantcafe.com
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At the Los Olivos Wine Merchant & Cafe you really do get to taste the California Central Coast. Since 1995 they have taken great care in selecting each item that makes its way on your plate. Much of the produce served is farmed less than a mile away on their three acre CCOF certified organic farm.

The rustic-elegance of the Cafe with the backdrop of an extensive wall of wine creates an inviting ambiance that pairs perfectly with their award-winning wine list. The Wine Merchant offers the best of California Central Coast wines and other notable wines from around the world. The knowledgeable and helpful staff of the Wine Merchant is always available to guide you in finding a wine that is sure to fit your palate and pocket. The Los Olivos Wine Merchant & Café reflects the essence of Los Olivos wine country in every way.

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    Firestone Walker Brewing Company

    Firestone Walker Brewing Company
    Address:
    620 McMurray Ave
    Buellton CA 93427
    Hours:
    Sunday: 11am - 8pm
    Monday - Thursday: 11:30am - 8pm
    Friday - Saturday: 11am - 9pm
    Website:
    www.firestonebeer.com/buellton/
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    A Quiet Revolution out of the vineyards of California’s Central Coast, the Firestone Walker Brewing Company has grown to become an authentic regional craft brewery. We integrate traditional brewing discipline, a fascination with wooden barrels and a passion for the craft to create some of the most awarded Pale Ales in the world. The Taproom Restaurant located in Buellton specializes in brewhouse bistro cooking with an emphasis on local flavor. The Taproom is ultimately an extension of the Firestone Walker brewing philosophy—the finest and freshest ingredients, prepared with care and presented from a distinctively regional perspective. The Taproom is also home to Barrelworks. A “cathedral” of barrels, guests may take self-guided tours, learn about the art and methods of aging beer in barrels, and enjoy samples of the brewery’s rarest offerings.

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    Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co. Buellton Taproom

    Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co. Buellton Taproom
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    Address:
    45 Industrial Way
    Buellton, CA 93427
    Phone:
    805-694-2252
    Hours:
    Monday – Thursday: 4 pm – 9 pm
    Friday – Sunday: 11 am – 9 pm
    Website:
    www.figmtnbrew.com/buellton
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    Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co. was founded by father and son team, Jim and Jaime Dietenhofer, in 2010. With a passion for craft beer, they set out to pay homage to the beautiful Santa Ynez Valley with handcrafted beer and hand-drawn artwork depicting the local landscape on their labels.

    Named after the mountain seen from their family home in Los Olivos, Figueroa Mountain Brewing Company opened in Buellton, California with only a handful of employees. In a short five years, the company has grown to become one of the fastest growing craft breweries in America and now has a staff of over 200 which they affectionately call the #FigFam.

    Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co.’s Buellton taproom room features indoor and outdoor table seating with all of their core beers on tap and ready “to go” in bottles.

    You can also choose from a rotating list of specialty and cask beers found only in our taprooms. Hungry? , enjoy select gourmet pub fare in house.

    If you need beer “to go” you can grab a growler, bottles, or pick up a gift from our selection of Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co. shirts, hoodies, hats and more.

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    Maverick Saloon

    Maverick Saloon
    Address:
    3687 Sagunto Street
    Santa Ynez, CA 93460
    Phone:
    (805) 686-4785
    Hours:
    Monday - Thursday: 11am - 12am
    Friday & Saturday: 11am - 2am
    Website:
    www.mavericksaloon.com/
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    Maverick Saloon since the early 1900s, the logo mirrors, posters, lighted beer signs and rusted horseshoes line the wooden walls, offering snapshots of the past that reflect decades of revelry.

    The ceiling flutters with paper money bearing scribbled birthday wishes, business cards, meeting notes, names and wobbly autographs– an aerial guest book just waiting for more entries.

    Still going strong, the legendary Maverick Saloon  continues to be a staple in the Santa Ynez Valley.

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    Hidden Canyon Ranch and Farm

    Hidden Canyon Ranch + Farm
    Address:
    5425 Campbell Road, Lompoc, CA 93436
    Phone:
    (310) 892-6517
    Hours:
    Tours every Saturday 10 am
    Farm Stand open every Saturday 9 to 6
    Website:
    www.hiddencanyonranch.com
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    We are a 40+ acre ranch nestled in the rolling Santa Rita Hills of Lompoc. We farm according to regenerative principles, which we love to share with our visitors. We have tours every Saturday showcasing our many animals & farming techniques. We also host other events regularly such as our farm to table winemaker dinners, yoga under the oaks, and cooking & gardening classes.

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    Bob’s Well Bread Bakery

    Bob's Well Bread Bakery
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    Address:
    550 Bell Street
    Los Alamos, CA 93440
    Phone:
    (805) 344-3000
    Hours:
    Thursday - Monday
    7:00 am - 6:00pm

    Closed Tuesday & Wednesday

    Website:
    www.bobswellbread.com/
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    Bob’s Well Bread was started by an executive-turned-baker who was looking for some balance in his life, and found a passion and a new calling that was both delightful and unexpected. When you make something naturally, and with your hands, there’s a magic to it. If you’re eating a loaf of bread, or drinking a bottle of wine, and you know that someone has made it by hand, there’s just this personal connection. It may not change the way it tastes, but it changes your experience, and that’s what everyone wants – the experience.

    Our artisan breads are made by hand, in small batches, in a custom-built, stone-deck oven. True artisan bread is made from the simplest of ingredients: flour, water, salt and yeast. With a natural fermentation process, these most basic of ingredients become something that is fundamentally beyond their basic origins.

    We hope you enjoy Bob’s Well Bread.

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    Birkholm’s Bakery

    Birkholm's Bakery
    Address:
    460 Alisal Road
    Solvang, CA 93463
    Phone:
    (805) 688-8188
    Hours:
    Sunday 7-5:30
    Monday 7-5:00
    Tuesday Closed
    Wednesday 7-5:00
    Thursday 7-5:00
    Friday- Saturday 7-6:00
    Website:
    www.birkholmsbakery.com/About-Us.html
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    Being a family-owned and operated business, at Birkholm’s Bakery, we’re able to offer you that personal touch you’ve been looking for. Our goal is to make all of our customers happy. We look forward to hearing from you.

    The baking and pastry skills passed from generation to generation for over 60 years at Birkholm’s Bakery.

    In 1980, Carl Jr. and Elizabeth Birkholm stepped in to carry on the tradition of baking in Solvang.  Carl continues to use the original Danish recipes that “Cookie” brought over from Denmark.

    Now son, Thomas is the 3rd generation of bakers in Solvang.

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    Bell’s

    Bell's
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    Address:
    406 Bell Street
    Los Alamos, CA 93440
    Hours:
    Thursday - Monday
    Lunch | 11am - 3pm
    Dinner | 5:00 - 8:15pm
    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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    Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort

    Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort
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    Address:
    1054 Alisal Road
    Solvang, CA 93463
    Phone:
    (844) 288-0125
    Website:
    alisal.com/
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    There are few places in the world where time seems reluctant to move forward. The Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort, nestled in the beautiful Santa Ynez Valley and the renowned Santa Barbara County wine country, is one such rare retreat. The Alisal has been a hideaway for generations of families, couples and groups since first welcoming guests in 1946. Today, the romance and majesty of the “old west” remain in the Ranch’s wide-open spaces and unspoiled natural beauty.

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    Ballard Inn & Gathering Table

    Ballard Inn & Gathering Table
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    Address:
    2436 Baseline Ave.
    Ballard, CA 93463
    Phone:
    8056887770
    Hours:
    Monday - Sunday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
    Wednesday - Sunday 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    Website:
    www.ballardinn.com
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    Ballard Inn & The Gathering Table delivers an award-winning country inn experience by combining warm and inviting accommodations, attentive staff, and gourmet cuisine from chef Budi Kazali.

    Set against the quaint and scenic vineyards and orchards in the heart of the Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Barbara County’s renowned wine country, our AAA 4 diamond rated country inn is the perfect weekend getaway. We’re located just minutes away from Los Olivos, Santa Ynez, and Solvang.

    Featuring French Asian inspired cuisine from gourmet chef Budi Kazali and delectable local vintages, The Gathering Table serves an award-winning and sophisticated dining experience.

    Whether you’re looking for a romantic outing, family reunion, or small business retreat, Ballard Inn & The Gathering Table provides a plethora of accommodations and activities.

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    Babi’s Beer Emporium

    Babi's Beer Emporium
    Address:
    380 Bell Street
    Los Alamos, CA 93440
    Phone:
    8053441900
    Hours:
    Thursday 12:00 pm - 8:00pm
    Friday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
    Saturday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
    Sunday 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Website:
    www.babisbeeremporium.com
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    This isn’t a pit stop. We serve a wide array of craft beer, cider and wine on tap and in bottle. You can also order delicious bao, dim sum, wontons and other tasty treats through our in-house partnership with Dim Sama. Sit back and relax. Enjoy the beer garden. Take in some local historic Los Alamos flair and sunshine. You’ll want to stay awhile.

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    The Tavern at Zaca Creek

    The Tavern at Zaca Creek
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    Address:
    1297 Jonata Park Rd
    Buellton, CA 93427
    Phone:
    (805) 688-2412
    Hours:
    Thursday: 4pm - 10pm
    Friday - Saturday: 4pm -12am
    Sunday - Monday: 2pm - 8pm
    Website:
    zaca-creek.com/tavern
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    The Tavern at Zaca Creek showcases the best of what Santa Ynez Valley has to offer by supporting local farmers, ranchers and fishers.

    The restaurant menu features an ever-changing assortment of hand-cut steaks along with locally caught seafood and farm-fresh organic produce.
    Our bar program is populated with spirits both trusted and cherished alongside the absolute best that the current spirits market can offer.

    From the most sought-after bourbons and ryes, to the most region-centric agave flavors of tequila and mezcal, we can offer you a taste of both the familiar and the truly eye opening.

    Taste through a hand-picked selection of the most expressive & elegant vodkas and sense the exquisite taste that pairings truly highlight.

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    Covered Outoor Patio, Firepit Tables, Indoor Tavern Seating, Bar Seating, Full Wine, Beer, and Spirits List, Craft Cocktails, Organic Produce, Steaks, Seafood, Televisions, Sports Packages, Wine Cellar

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