FIG & OLIVE – Mediterranean Diet Friendly

Research has shown that the traditional Mediterranean diet reduces the risk of heart disease, cancer, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases. The key components of the Mediterranean diet include a splash of olive oil, instead of butter, and a variety of fruits and vegetables, lean meat, whole grains, legumes and nuts. A glass of red wine is…

Cart Dining at Church Key

Dressed as a 1950s stewardess, Ashley pushed a vintage Pan Am airline beverage cart filled with the makings for a really good Bloody Mary cocktail through the dining room at The Church Key. As she approached our vintage table, we noticed the cart had house pickled carrots, celery, and asparagus in little glass jars to…

Fig & Olive Melrose Place

Halle Berry and I have something in common, we both enjoy dining at Fig & Olive Melrose Place. Almost every item on the menu is topped, sautéed or dressed with various olive oils. No butter is used at this restaurant. After a trip to the South of France last summer, Chef Pascal Lorange returned to…

Wildcat Lounge Offers Farm-to-Bar

Walking along State Street, we hopped onto an electric trolley to take us to Wildcats. This Eco-friendly shuttle is part of Santa Barbara’s car-free initiative. For 50 cents the trolley takes residents and visitors from Sterns Wharf up to the Arlington Theater. It then goes to the Santa Barbara Zoo and back to the wharf….