Shaken, or Stirred?

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Shaken, or Stirred?

The origin of famous cocktails is many times murky in nature. Perhaps it is because there were many people there, celebrating another occasion without realizing a new creation was happening. Or maybe it is because a brilliant cocktail is rarely on purpose, and a product of a high energy environment.

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The Great Chemistry of Ceviche

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The Great Chemistry of Ceviche

Don’t be scared because of the Word chemistry, there will be no quizzes here, I promise, but there is an undeniable thing that happens with ceviche, a great dish made with fish or shellfish marinated in citric acids, it is a very common dish in many Latin American countries, mostly on the west coast of the continent with the Pacific Ocean and its biological diversity and it is also part of the cultural patrimony of Peru.

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Oysters, why are they good for me?

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Oysters, why are they good for me?

Are oysters really good for me?

When it comes to these tasty group of mollusk only two things can happen, or you like them or you hate them, there is no middle ground, some don’t like the texture or the flavor but it can really provide many benefits for your body and that is no surprise since they have been part of the culinary world for at least 700 years, although they’re mostly eaten as a raw delicacy there are many things you can do with them.

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The Best Cocktails to Enjoy with Seafood

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The Best Cocktails to Enjoy with Seafood

Nothing better to relax than having a good drink, they come in all size and flavor but when it comes to having a nice drink to enjoy with a meal, things can change, there are some amazing cocktails that can make your eating experience a lot more enjoyable, making the flavors come to life, giving you a new experience even from those oyster you have been having for years or that ceviche from your favorite place.

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Heart-Shaped Strawberry and Cream Cheese Pastries

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Heart-Shaped Strawberry and Cream Cheese Pastries

These puff pastry hearts are the perfect breakfast or brunch treat to give to any of your friends or loved ones. Yes, they do take a little more effort then your typical dessert that uses a store bought puff pastry but they are so worth it – especially because of those pretty heart shapes and lovely red and pink colors.

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How Seafood Will Help You Live Longer [Infographic]

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How Seafood Will Help You Live Longer [Infographic]

Whether you’re making an effort to eat healthier or you are constantly searching for ways to improve your already stellar health regimen, one of the easiest ways to upgrade your diet is by eating more seafood. Seafood not only contains healthy proteins, but it also contains a lot of omega-3 fatty acids, which have the ability to decrease your chances of heart disease, depression, rheumatoid arthritis, and even Alzheimer’s disease.

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Car Drives Off Pier in Santa Barbara

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Car Drives Off Pier in Santa Barbara

A driver described as a middle-aged man from Chicago, drove his car off Stearns Wharf in Santa Barbara and into the water. Santa Barbara City firefighters, Harbor Patrol and Santa Barbara police arrived on scene shortly after the incident.

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Food Blogger Restaurant Review

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Food Blogger Restaurant Review

And whether you stand on tradition (Fish and Chips), want to try something different (Snapper with Salsa Vera Cruz) or like your seafood in a salad (Caesar with Salmon), this 40-year-old icon at the ocean end of Stearns Wharf will have you hooked.

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Wave Crashes Through Restaurant Stearns Wharf Santa Barbara [Recap]

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Wave Crashes Through Restaurant Stearns Wharf Santa Barbara [Recap]

This blog post is a summary of an event that happened March 2, 2014, when a rogue wave nocked a board loose on the pier which struck a window causing it to break and letting water into the restaurant.  We are posting a summary of the events that happened on that day as reported by witnesses and news outlets like KEYT and Noozehawk.

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Top 7 Places for a Selfie in Santa Barbara

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Top 7 Places for a Selfie in Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara is such a beautiful paradise all year around, that you could take a photo just about anywhere and it would be beautiful.  We’re talking picture perfect every day of the year, even without those lovely Instagram filters.  Whether you’re at the beach, downtown or in the mountains of Santa Barbara, you won’t be disappointed by the images you capture.

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8 Steps to Make an Old Fashioned [Infographic]

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8 Steps to Make an Old Fashioned [Infographic]

While bourbon is now the whiskey of choice for most, rye is a close second and was the favorite at the origin of the drink. Bourbon is, by law, distilled from a minimum of 51% corn and aged in new white American oak barrels. Many folks who think they know whiskey will spew the lie that it must be from Kentucky to be labeled ‘bourbon’.

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