Posts tagged "Santa Barbara"
Rustic Dining in Old Fashion Settings

Rustic Dining in Old Fashion Settings

Pull off hwy 101 in Nipomo (near Santa Maria) and on a side street is the legendary Jocko’s Steakhouse. Old time dining which is more about the food than the ambiance. Aubrey cooked all the meats and chicken to perfection over red oak and flare ups didn’t interfere with his timing of flipping and searing....
Santa Barbara and the Santa Ynez Valley

Santa Barbara and the Santa Ynez Valley

Beaches, upscale food and wine joints and modern lodging only begin to describe Santa Barbara, California.  Formerly a haven for surfers and touted for its perfect blend of Spanish Mission Style architecture, today there’s a mini-fascination with this “American Riviera” situated in Malibu’s backyard. The charming community along California’s Central Coast with a surfeit of...
Santa Barbara-a destination calling for a visit

Santa Barbara-a destination calling for a visit

Beaches, wine, contemporary food and modern hotels only begin to describe Santa Barbara, California.  Known in the past for being a surfing city with palatial homes overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the “American Riviera” is inviting to vacationers.    Usually I drive right by this town on Hwy 101 which is 2 hours North of Los...
Bree'osh Cafe, the French flair in Santa Barbara

Bree’osh Cafe, the French flair in Santa Barbara

Driving on scenic Hwy 101 to the bay area and I began to smell butter and lo and behold turned into Bree’osh Cafe Montecito, Santa Barbara. French couple Pierre and Nelly opened their cafe 9 months ago to rave reviews for the varieties of brioche and sandwiches. I bought an almond creme pastry and Nelly,...