THE WAY TO YOUR LOVE’S HEART…MAX’S RESTAURANT AND CUCINA

Dear Friends,

On behalf of the entire staff at Max’s Restaurant and Cucina, we would like to wish you a Happy Valentine’s Day! What better way to celebrate this momentous day with your sweetheart than a carefully crafted and lovingly served meal at Max’s? We admit we may be biased, but our thirty years in the Santa Barbara community, and the pages of positive press we have received, support our claim. We think you will agree that Max’s is the perfect choice for a romantic dinner on Valentine’s Day.

Let’s start with our menu. Max’s actually has several  menus, showing you the variety of food and dining experiences we can offer. We serve breakfast and brunch seven days a week, from 7 AM until 3 PM.

Max’s breakfast menu, especially our omelets, made us famous. But at night, every Tuesday through Saturday, Max’s transforms itself into a destination dinner spot, offering fine Italian dining at reasonable prices. Chef’s appetizers include bresaola, made of thinly sliced Italian lean beef cured in red wine and herbs. Our prosciutto e melone, or ham and melon, includes thinly sliced Parma ham, and is served with cantaloupe or honeydew melon. We also have caprese, calamari, and fritti or fried calamari on the appetizer menu.

Our salads are made on premises with fresh ingredients. All salads can be served with chicken, salmon, or grilled New York steak as an add-on.

The main courses round out the dinner menu at Max’s. They include a full pasta menu, a selection of fish dishes, homemade pastas, and meat/chicken dishes, with a full range of burgers and pizza with a strong Italian flair. Try our local favorite, the State Street Deluxe burger, and you will never want to go back to ordinary burgers. The State Street is a beef burger with arugula, caramelized onions, tomato, white wine sauce, and bacon on a toasted bun. Delicioso!

From top wines to Italian dishes, breakfast favorites and special events, here are five reasons to visit Max’s Cucina and Restaurant this year.

  1. Reputation – Max’s Restaurant and Cucina has been serving customers in Santa Barbara for over 30 years. We’ve earned a great reputation for our service, delicious breakfast dishes, fine wines and authentic Italian evening menu.
  2. No corkage Wednesdays – between 5pm and 9pm every Wednesday we waive the $15 bottle fee with every entrée purchase.
  3. Varied menu – Max’s has a varied menu packed with freshly-prepared breakfast, lunch and dinner dishes. Customers love our special breakfast hashes and pancake stacks, as well as our Italian meat, pasta and pizza evening dishes.
  4. Wine selection – we serve a full range of locally-produced and imported wines as well as champagnes, which you can order by the class or bottle. We also have a limited edition collection of specially-priced Cellar Selection Reds. Take a look at our full wine list here.
  5. Special events – Max’s often hosts exciting events for our customers to enjoy. Last year we enjoyed comedy nights with top acts like Carol Metcalf and Paul Clay, as well as an Oktoberfest evening with a German-themed menu and a New Year’s Eve party. Stay tuned for more events at Max’s in 2017.

You can stay informed of our latest events by reading our blog. The blog also includes articles of interest and significance, as well as the occasional digital coupon.

For more digital coupons, be sure to join our mailing list, which you can do from the bottom of any page on the website. Simply provide us with an email address, and we will send you special discounts and coupons. You also receive a free pasta dish when you sign up for emails.

Max’s is located at 3514 State Street in Santa Barbara, between the Las Positas and La Cumbre freeway exits. To make reservations, call us at 805-898-9121 or make a reservation online. For more positive recommendations, find us on Yelp and read our reviews. Also, be sure to like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and subscribe to our Youtube channel.

About Max’s Restaurant & Cucina: Max’s Restaurant is located at 3514 State Street, Santa Barbara, in the Upper State St. area. The Santa Barbara family restaurant serves breakfast and lunch Monday through Sunday from 7:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Fine Italian cuisine and home-made Italian pasta are served Wednesday through Saturday evenings, from 5:00 until 9:00 p.m. Visit the website at http://www.maxsrestaurantsb.com for complete menu selections. “Like” the Facebook page for news on upcoming dinner specials. Call 805-898-9121 to make reservations.

Hop Over To The Eagle Inn For Easter Vacation

Happy Easter From The Eagle Inn

Happy Easter From The Eagle Inn

It’s time to hop on over to The Eagle Inn for a wonderful Easter vacation! Our beachside hotel will make your spring and Easter celebrations special with some of the best hotel rooms in Santa Barbara. Located in the popular West Beach neighborhood, the Eagle Inn is a comfortable boutique bed and breakfast hotel by the water.

To get you excited about a trip to our cozy Santa Barbara inn, we’ve included a list of some Easter activities to enjoy. Plus, we’ll also give you a special deal on stand up paddle lessons – something the whole family will love! If you’re just making Easter plans now, check our last minute Santa Barbara hotel deals – you’ll find discounts of 10% or 15% off our most popular room options.

Top Easter Activities in Santa Barbara

Here are activities you and your family can enjoy in Santa Barbara this Easter:

  1. The Great Egg Hunt: Saturday, April 15 from 10:00a.m.-12:00noon at Elings Park. The softball fields will be transformed into a colorful sea of 15,000 candy filled eggs. There will also be activities including a bounce house, face painting, music and complimentary Starbucks coffee.
  2. EGGstravaganza Egg Hunt: Saturday, April 15 at 10:00 a.m. The City of Santa Barbara Parks and Recreation Department presents a fun search for candy and prize-filled eggs in the park. EGGstravaganza will take place in two park locations: Chase Palm Park and Bohnett Park. Attendance is free, open to children up to and including age eight.
  3. Vineyard Easter Egg Hunt: Saturday, April 15 from 11:00am-4:00pm at Riverbench Vineyard & Winery. Over 2,000 eggs are hidden in the garden surrounding this vineyard tasting room. Eggs are filled with candy for the kids and some special prizes for their parents. Secure your tickets early.
  4. Santa Barbara’s Easter Service: At the Courthouse Sunken Gardens, Sunday, April 16 at 9:00a.m. Service features live music, children’s area, refreshments, and a message of hope. Guest speaker is best-selling author, Nick Vujicic.
  5. Celebrate Easter with Bubbles: Sunday, April 16 from 12:00noon-7:00 p.m. at Santa Barbara Wine Collective. Celebrate Easter with a flight ‘Fesstivity’ of sparkling wines including Fess Parker’s Blanc de Blancs, Brut Cuvée, and Blanc de Noirs.
  6. Chef Weston Presents Easter Brunch: Sunday, April 16 from 11:00a.m.-3:00p.m. at Les Marchands Wine Bar & Merchant. “Spring renewal” is the theme of this brunch menu featuring local ingredients and hand-crafted breads.
  7. Celebrate Easter at The Lark: Sunday, April 16 from 5-10 p.m. Executive Chef Jason Paluska presents spring market specials, in addition to The Lark’s dinner menu.
  8. Easter Champagne Brunch: Sunday, April 16 from 10am-3pm at The Fess Parker: A Doubletree by Hilton Resort. This culinary celebration features serving stations including made-to-order omelets, a carving station, local seafood, pasta, salads, and decadent desserts.

Take advantage of our special deal for stand up paddle lessons – just $89! The group launches from the beach, paddling past boats, through the historic wharf, under the pier, out to buoys, and along the beach, seeking wildlife and fun.

Of course there are many year-round activities in Santa Barbara you won’t want to miss. Download our complimentary Santa Barbara Vacation Guide, “101 Free Things to Do in Santa Barbara,” for some not-to-miss Santa Barbara fun. Visit our website at http://TheEagleInn.com or call 805-965-3586 today to make Easter hotel reservations.

Happy Easter from The Eagle Inn!

Your Beachside Hotel in Santa Barbara

Want a great gift idea?  Show your appreciation for a friend or co-worker with an Eagle Inn Gift Card. Click here to order a gift certificate using our online system, or to do it by phone, call us at (805) 965-3586 and place your order.

EASTER MENU AT CODY’S CAFE RESTAURANT IN GOLETA

Santa Barbara locals know Cody’s Cafe is a great place to bring the family for an Easter meal.

The Easter Bunny may only come on Sunday, but Cody’s Cafe Easter specials are available Friday April 14th through Sunday April 16th. Enjoy mixed berry french toast for just $9.45 – served until 2pm and a delicious lamb shank for $17.95 – available after 5pm.

Brunch in Goleta

Here is just a glimpse of what you can expect this Easter at Cody’s, as well as year-round:

  • BREAKFAST: Cody’s serves Breakfast every day from 6am-2pm. While you will still find cafe staples such as scrambled eggs, french toast or pancakes, Cody’s also offers many other mouth watering breakfast dishes. Try the breakfast enchiladas or the country fried steak and you’ll instantly see why they are local favorites. Easter Brunch is one of our most popular brunch days of the year, reservations are recommended. 
  • LUNCH:  Order from our lunch menu at Cody’s until 5pm. Cody’s is known for hearty burgers and sandwiches. Don’t forget to ask about the homemade soups! If you ate too much Easter chocolate this year, Cody’s has 10 different salads to choose from and some lighter sandwich options.
  • DINNER:  Bring the whole family Easter Dinner at Cody’s Cafe from 5pm-10pm. Your choice of dinner entrees is varied and extensive. Cody’s has everything from top sirloin to pasta to Mexican fare. All entrées are accompanied by either soup or salad. If your taste buds are feeling adventurous this Easter, try one of Cody’s signature entrées like BBQ beef short ribs or homemade pot roast.

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Top Easter Activities in Santa Barbara

Here are activities you and your family can enjoy in Santa Barbara this Easter:

  1. The Great Egg Hunt: Saturday, April 15 from 10:00a.m.-12:00noon at Elings Park. The softball fields will be transformed into a colorful sea of 15,000 candy filled eggs. There will also be activities including a bounce house, face painting, music and complimentary Starbucks coffee.
  2. EGGstravaganza Egg Hunt: Saturday, April 15 at 10:00 a.m. The City of Santa Barbara Parks and Recreation Department presents a fun search for candy and prize-filled eggs in the park. EGGstravaganza will take place in two park locations: Chase Palm Park and Bohnett Park. Attendance is free, open to children up to and including age eight.Top Easter Activities in Santa Barbara
  3. Vineyard Easter Egg Hunt: Saturday, April 15 from 11:00am-4:00pm at Riverbench Vineyard & Winery. Over 2,000 eggs are hidden in the garden surrounding this vineyard tasting room. Eggs are filled with candy for the kids and some special prizes for their parents. Secure your tickets early.
  4. Santa Barbara’s Easter Service: At the Courthouse Sunken Gardens, Sunday, April 16 at 9:00a.m. Service features live music, children’s area, refreshments, and a message of hope. Guest speaker is best-selling author, Nick Vujicic.
  5. Celebrate Easter with Bubbles: Sunday, April 16 from 12:00noon-7:00 p.m. at Santa Barbara Wine Collective. Celebrate Easter with a flight ‘Fesstivity’ of sparkling wines including Fess Parker’s Blanc de Blancs, Brut Cuvée, and Blanc de Noirs.
  6. Chef Weston Presents Easter Brunch: Sunday, April 16 from 11:00a.m.-3:00p.m. at Les Marchands Wine Bar & Merchant. “Spring renewal” is the theme of this brunch menu featuring local ingredients and hand-crafted breads.
  7. Celebrate Easter at The Lark: Sunday, April 16 from 5-10 p.m. Executive Chef Jason Paluska presents spring market specials, in addition to The Lark’s dinner menu.
  8. Easter Champagne Brunch: Sunday, April 16 from 10am-3pm at The Fess Parker: A Doubletree by Hilton Resort. This culinary celebration features serving stations including made-to-order omelets, a carving station, local seafood, pasta, salads, and decadent desserts.

Top Easter Activities in Santa Barbara

Don’t forget to check out Cody’s superb wine list.  Try a local wine like Cody’s Chardonnay Private Label.

About Cody’s Cafe: Cody’s Cafe has proudly welcomed the Santa Barbara community since 1995. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served daily at reasonable prices. Customers love our warm atmosphere and cozy setting so much that many local groups use our event room for their regular meetings.  Our event room is also the perfect location for birthday parties or any other occasion you had in mind. Call 805-683-5141 for more information and to book your event. You can also visit our website to read comments from our satisfied customers who rave about Cody’s Cafe. For the latest news and information “like” us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter and Instagram.

Top 5 Reasons To Attend Santa Ynez Valley Restaurant Week

California Restaurant Month

Top 5 Reasons To Attend Santa Ynez Valley Restaurant Week

Restaurant Week is almost here! Of course, everyone at Visit Santa Ynez Valley thinks the restaurants in Santa Ynez Valley are great all year round, but they really do go all-out to make January our favorite time of year. That’s when visitors and locals alike get to taste some great California cuisine at an unbelievably prices. The 7th Annual Santa Ynez Valley Restaurant Week kicks off on January 22 and ends on January 28, giving you a full week of extraordinary dining.

Restaurants throughout the Santa Ynez Valley will present 3-course tasting menus for just $20.17 (excluding tax, tip and beverages). Get the family and friends together, invite guests from out-of-town, or plan an intimate evening for two without the kids. Here are the top five reasons everyone will want to attend the 2017 Santa Ynez Valley Restaurant Week:

The Amazing Price: You read that right – the amazingly low price of just $20.17 for 3 courses is practically unheard of! And our world class restaurants do not sacrifice quality to meet this price point. They really want you to come in, get to know them, and sample their cuisine. They’re putting their best foot forward to introduce you to the many unique and creative dining options we have available in Santa Ynez Valley.

The Wineries: It’s not just our restaurants that have all the fun. Many of our tasting rooms like to participate by offering special wine and small bite pairings for $20.17. They want you to have the opportunity to get to know more about the terrific wines that are produced in the Santa Ynez Valley. Participating tasting rooms include Alma Rosa Winery and Vineyards, Brander Vineyard, Helix Tasting Room, Kaena Wines, Kalyra Winery, Loring Wine, and Wandering Dog Wine Bar.

Hotel Specials: Everyone gets on board with Restaurant Week because we really want to show off our great communities. Book a stay for yourself or your out-of-town guests during Restaurant Week, and ask about their special offers. Many of the amazing hotels in the Santa Ynez Valley offer restaurant week specials, including ForFriends Inn Bed & Breakfast, King Frederik Inn, Pea Soup Andersen’s Inn, and Solvang Inn & Cottages.

Reconnect With Friends: When was the last time you were really able to talk with your friends? You’ve all gotten busy with life, but what better way is there to reconnect than over a wonderful meal? Grab a friend and make Restaurant Week your time to bond over new and exciting flavors.

New Flavors: Are you in a food rut? It can be disconcerting to try new flavors or taste sensations. But Restaurant Week gives you the opportunity to get out of your comfort zone while you expand your horizons and your palate. The restaurants in Santa Ynez Valley love to pull out all the stops and showcase their menus to new audiences during this special week. At a bargain price, you can certainly afford to try places you wouldn’t normally venture. Who knows? You might just find a new “favorite” spot!

Our charming towns of Ballard, Buellton, Los Alamos, Los Olivos, Santa Ynez and Solvang have some amazing restaurants, and we are sure you and your loved ones can’t possibly have tried them all yet. In the Santa Ynez Valley you can find everything from down-home American and authentic Danish to sushi and modern Italian-American cuisine.

You’ll find restaurants spotlighting local ingredients, romantic hideaways, family-friendly pancake houses, brew pubs, oodles of al fresco dining options, wine from the valley’s award-winning vineyards and even locally-brewed beers. With over 25 restaurants participating in Restaurant Week this year, you’re sure to find incredible flavors all week long.

Note that participating hours may vary from restaurant to restaurant, so it’s always a good idea to check our website. Head over to www.DineSYV.com to see participating restaurants and menus, and be sure to stay tuned, and follow us to learn more on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for special sneak previews!

For more ideas on creating a weekend getaway in Santa Ynez or finding romantic Valentine’s Day activities, stop by our website at VisitSYV.com to review our complete listing of things to do in Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Ynez hotels, and Santa Ynez Valley restaurants you can enjoy year-round. We are thrilled to share the awesome cuisine of the Santa Ynez Valley with those who know us best and those who are new to our area.

California Restaurant Month

Happy Restaurant Week from Visit Santa Ynez Valley!

P.S. If you think our food in the Santa Ynez Valley is great, wait until you try our wine! In February we will be celebrating the 12th anniversary of “A Wine Fantasy In February,” from 2/17 through 2/20. Sponsored by the Santa Ynez Valley Wine Country Association, this is their most popular event of the year. On your self-guided tour, you’ll visit many small, family owned winery tasting rooms throughout the Santa Ynez Valley. It’s the one time of the year where you’ll get to taste reserve and estate wines, meet many of the winemakers and winery owners, and enjoy delicious cuisine along the way.

Benefits of Drinking Coffee in the Evening

Do you love drinking coffee? If you do, you are going to love it more when you learn about what it can do for you and your health. It’s no secret that a nice cup of coffee can instantly perk you up in the morning and put you in the right mood the whole day. But did you know that it can also have great benefits to your health?

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Studies show that drinking coffee can lower the risk of certain diseases like diabetes, cirrhosis, and certain kinds of cancers. This is made possible by the compounds present in the coffee, the most known to help among which are antioxidants. Antioxidants also help in making your skin glow, and in consuming the right amount of coffee every day, you’ll look and feel healthier inside and outside.

Of course, apart from how it benefits you physically, the mere aroma of coffee can do wonders for you already. The smell of coffee in the morning is sometimes enough for me to wake me up and energize me, let alone drinking my favorite brewed coffee.

The aroma of the coffee has also been found by studies to calm people, so if you’ve been in a daze lately, smelling your cup of coffee before drinking it can relax you already.

It’s important to note however that there is a recommended amount of coffee to be consumed in a day. One to two cups of your favorite black coffee is enough to get you through the day, but be careful in adding too much sugar or milk to go easy on the calories. And while coffee can do a lot for you, too much of it cal have bad effects to.

Too much coffee in a day can dehydrate you and increase your blood pressure. So even if you love coffee as much as everyone else, it’s always to take everything in moderation.

Those trying to diet and lose weight may actually be hindered in their progress by their coffee consumption. If you want to avoid long term weight gain you should avoid caffeine. You might think in the short term that you can lose more weight by drinking more coffee each day.

This happens as a result of the diuretic effect of coffee, you’ll initially lose water but not fat. Caffeine increases stress hormones within your body that increase the risk of hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar levels. You will likely feel hungry sooner than you should as a result of this hormone.

You also aren’t helping things by adding extra sugar to your coffee. In conclusion, research has shown that drinking some coffee may actually be good for your health. However, the same research also proves that drinking more than three cups of coffee per day may begin to increase the negative health risks that could arise.

Make sure you don’t attempt to drink more than this amount of coffee. Doing this lets you get the benefits of drinking coffee without the potentially harmful side effects of drinking too much coffee.

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Hyperacidity, Its Symptoms, Causes and Home Remedies

Medically known as acid dyspepsia, Hyperacidity is one of the common ailments seen in people from cities and metros. Acid Dyspepsia is a combination of two words Acid and Dyspepsia which means disturbance in the digestion process due to acid. It is a medical condition in which there is an excess release of Hydrochloric (HCl) acid in the stomach. In the human body, the stomach muscles are covered with a regenerative lining which prevent the stomach muscles from coming in contact with these acids. But as the acid level increases in the stomach, this protective lining gets eroded faster, resulting in the contact of our stomach muscles with these digestive acids and hence causing a sensation of burning called hyperacidity.

Hyperacidity Symptoms:

  • An increase of sourness and heat in the body.
  • Nausea and vomiting.
  • Indigestion, which produces toxins in the body and Constipation.
  • Thinning of the Mucous layer (Stomach Ulcer).
  • Bacterial and Viral Infection. A bacterium called Helicobacter pylori is also responsible for Hyper acidity.

Hyperacidity Causes:

Depending upon the individual’s eating habits, lifestyle, body adaptation and medications, the causes may vary from individual to individual. Below are some mentioned causes for Hyperacidity:

Eating Habits:

a) Spicy, oily and fried foods cause the problem of acidity
b) A protein-rich meal like milk or milk products which are harder to digest
c) Citrus fruits, vinegar, and caffeinated drinks

Lifestyle Activities:

a) Irregular sleeping patterns
b) Over Eating
c) Stress, Anxiety and Hypertension
d) Pregnancy, fasting, Obesity, Aging

Medication:

a) Prolonged intake of medicines like antibiotic, oral contraceptives, antidepressants
b) Steroids and Painkillers
c) Thyroid and Blood Pressure Medications

Overcoming Hyperacidity:

Symptoms can easily give the gesture of Hyperacidity. Further, patients can go to their primary care doctor. The doctor can use the process of historical evaluation to determine the cause of hyperacidity. If it is at an initial stage, the doctor can advise antacids for temporary relief, H2 receptor blockers, and proton pump inhibitor. If it is at a critical stage, detailed endoscopy of the esophagus and stomach can also be advised by the doctor.

Self-Care Tips for Hyperacidity:

  • Regulate your eating and sleeping habits
  • Eat properlycooked, less oily food
  • Avoid Overeating and eat at regular intervals
  • Practice Yoga and Meditations to remove stress, anxiety from life
  • Avoid Milk or milk products at night as they are hard to digest
  • Reduce smoking and alcohol consumption

Home Remedies for Hyperacidity:

  • Take a glass of cold milk after a meal
  • Take a pinch of baking soda added in a glass of water. It can give immediate relief
  • Bananas are full of potassium and can help reduce acidity symptoms if taken daily

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Parboiled Rice – Advantages & Disadvantages

Rice has one of the biggest consumption levels all across the world. It’s available in several varieties. One such variety is the Parboiled Rice which is amber in color. It has different properties than that of normal white rice because both go through different filtration processes. Parboiling is a common practice in many parts of Asia & Europe. It’s a 3-step process: Soaking, Steaming & Drying after which the rice is taken into mills for hulling. We get hulled parboiled rice once it gets out of the mills.

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Change after Parboil

Rice goes through some major changes after the parboil process. Most of the changes regard to its nutritional levels and quality. As a result of the change, some people dislike it but most like it.

Some major changes are:

Milling – Milling becomes easier as the hull becomes easy to remove. However, bran removal becomes a more difficult task.

Starch Gelatinization – The starch present gelatinizes which makes the grain hard, translucent and tough. Breakage during milling decreases as total yields increase compared to white rice.

Texture & Taste – The whole process affects the coarseness of the grain. It becomes hard and at the same time smooth. This directly influences the taste. Some people find ultimate satisfaction in the taste while for some it’s not so heavenly.

Inactivation of Enzymes – The remaining enzymes inactivate during the process which halts fungus growth and biological processes.

Advantages of Parboiled Rice

There are great overall advantages of parboiling.

Due to hardening of the grain, insects find it more difficult to infect (bite).

Total yield after milling increases by 3-4% when compared to regular rice as the breakage reduces.

It’s rich in minerals as it contains 3% of calcium, potassium, zinc, iron and magnesium which if consumed on a daily basis is very beneficial for the body.

It loses less starch during cooking. Once cooked, it stands for long times and stays fluffy.

High blood sugar levels of body are well-managed because of sufficient carbohydrate presence.

Being rich in vitamin B & niacin, it helps in producing neurotransmitters and helps our body metabolize food into energy.

This rice is heaven for diabetics as it has low glycemic index meaning the food gets converted to sugar very slowly thereby keeping the sugar levels low.

Cooking quality differs from normal rice as it’s non-glutinous & non-sticky.

Some Disadvantages

It almost doubles the total processing cost as bran removal is more difficult which costs more.

Longer cooking times mean more usage of fuel.

It develops a darker color compared to raw rice.

It has more chances of developing rancidity because of the loss of natural antioxidants during parboiling.

Due to long soaking in traditional process, some mycotoxins may develop and cause health hazards.

The whole process of parboiling needs extra investment.

If you look at all the facts, advantages & disadvantages, this variant seems like a good option as far as healthiness remains a concern. It’s rich in minerals, carbohydrates, & Vitamins which is excellent for the body. Traditional processes do have some cons but that’s what you have to consider before buying it.

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Valentine’s Dinner in Santa Barbara At Blush Restaurant

Love is in the air!

Dine with Blush this Valentines day and treat your date (or yourself) to a night of romance & love.   Reserve your seats for a specially designed 3 course meal, including  your choice of appetizer, entree, and dessert.  Couples dinner includes complimentary bottle of champagne & strawberries.  We have the best Valentine’s Dinner Menu in Santa Barbara.  Come to your favorite downtown restaurant on Valentine’s Day – Blush Restaurant & Lounge.
Call (805) 957-1300 and reserve your seats today.
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 Santa Barbara restaurant Valentine's Dinner Menu
About Blush Restaurant + Lounge:  Blush is a Santa Barbara restaurant conveniently located at 630 State Street. If you’re planning a  rehearsal dinner, or elegant wedding receptionvisit the website and Facebook page or call (805) 957-1300 for more information. Reservations may be made by phone or booked online.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING FROM MAX’S RESTAURANT!

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Dear Friends,

Be sure to keep Max’s Restaurant & Cucina in mind for Thanksgiving breakfast and lunch. We are conveniently located at 3514 State Street, in Santa Barbara’s Upper State St. area. This makes our Santa Barbara family restaurant the perfect stop before any of your Thanksgiving events or holiday shopping.

If you are looking for a place to enjoy a delicious breakfast or lunch on Thanksgiving day, be sure to join us at Max’s Restaurant. We will be serving our Santa Barbara breakfast and lunch favorites on THANKSGIVING DAY, November 26, from 7:00 am until 1:00 pm, and hope to see you there! Bring your out-of-town guests and introduce them to Santa Barbara dining at its best.

If you eat too much turkey over the Holiday, you might want to book an appointment with Santa Barbara pilates professional Chanda Fetter to help you get back in shape!

 Or if you would prefer relaxation instead of exercise, see Chrys across the street at Qui Si Bella Spa!

It was great to see everyone out supporting D.A.W.G. at the Wine for Wags at Oreana Winery.  With your generosity and support we can continue to help the dogs of Santa Barbara County!

Be sure to look for upcoming comedy nights in Santa Barbara, no corkage fee Wednesdays, and other nights of food and fun at Max’s. Visit our website and join our eClub for special discounts and coupons.

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Your friendly staff at Max’s Restaurant

Thanksgiving Humor from Max’s Restaurant

Thanksgiving is a time to give thanks for everything we have. But it can also be a great time for a little humor, too. Here are some Thanksgiving jokes you can enjoy and share with your family:

  • What happened when the turkey got into a fight? He got the stuffing knocked out of him! We’re sure there will be plenty of stuffing on the table for Thanksgiving dinner!
  • What smells the best at a Thanksgiving dinner? Your nose! Although there are great smells at Max’s every day!
  • What is a turkey’s favorite dessert? Peach gobbler! We’ve got a tasty variety of homemade desserts to please any turkey’s palate at Max’s.
  • What do you wear to Thanksgiving dinner? A Har-VEST. Don’t worry about your attire at Max’s Restaurant. We’re Santa Barbara casual every day. Just come and have a great time.
  • If the Pilgrims were alive today, what would they be most famous for? Their AGE! People of all ages love to eat at Max’s. From our Santa Barbara brunch to our Italian cuisine, we love to feed every member of the family.
  • Why did the police arrest the turkey? They suspected it of fowl play. There is no fowl play at Max’s – just good food, great service, and fun times.
  • If fruit comes from a fruit tree, where does turkey come from? A poul-tree! We’ve got plenty of poultry items on our menu – and some pretty good meat and fish items, too!
  • A lady was picking through the frozen turkeys at the grocery store, but couldn’t find one big enough. She asked a stock boy, “Do these turkeys get any bigger?” “No, ma’am. They’re dead.” Don’t worry – there is plenty of food for your family at Max’s!


Want to hear more jokes? Join us on December 13 for Max’s 2nd Sunday Dinner Comedy Night for delicious food and hilarious comedy with Carol Metcalf and friends. The comedy starts at 7:30 PM for $10, and dinner is available from 5:00 PM. As Santa Barbara’s premier venue for dinner comedy, every performance at Max’s Restaurant & Cucina features professional comedians from all over the nation. We draw our headliner talent from such leading showrooms as Comedy Central, The IMPROV, The Comedy Store, and the Laugh Factory. Please RSVP to reserve a table at 805-898-9121. Reserved seating may be obtained with dinner reservations.

Thanksgiving Q&A with Max’s Restaurant & Cucina

Q: Are you open for Thanksgiving Dinner?
A:  We will not be open Thursday (Thanksgiving), Friday, and Saturday for dinner. We will only be open for breakfast & Lunch. Our Santa Barbara family restaurant serves breakfast and lunch Monday through Sunday from 7:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. just like we have been doing daily for over thirty years!  Our fine Italian cuisine and home-made Italian pastas are typically served Tuesday through Saturday evenings, from 5:00 until 9:00 p.m.

Q: What’s for breakfast?
A: Max’s Restaurant is proud to serve the best breakfast in town. Try our famous made-from-scratch buttermilk pancakes or omelets with loads of Green Star Coffee. Or check out our Hollandaise Classics made with our own Hollandaise over two poached eggs and a grilled English muffin and served with potatoes.

Q: What’s on the authentic Italian cuisine menu?
A: Just about everything that will remind you of dining in Italia. Start with an antipasto rustico or insalata, paired with Prosecco Brut from La Marca, Italia. For your entrée, you can choose from pasta, fish, meat, or pizza, each made with our own special touch. Ask your server to recommend the perfect red wine, white wine or beer to complement your meal. Buon Appetito!

Thanksgiving Events in Santa Barbara CA

Max’s Restaurant loves Santa Barbara because there is so much to do and see. We think you will enjoy some of these Thanksgiving and holiday events in Santa Barbara:

  • ArtSEE: November 22-30 in the Faulkner Gallery at the Santa Barbara Central Library. ArtSEE is a fundraiser art exhibit and sale to benefit SEE International, a non-profit organization where volunteer eye surgeons work to restore sight to disadvantaged blind individuals worldwide. The exhibition features original and affordable works by Abstract Art Collective members, plus additional artwork juried and curated by Dug Uyesaka.
  • Thanksgiving Day Pumpkin Smash: November 26, 10am-3:30pm at the Santa Barbara Zoo. Get out of the house and come to the Zoo for a smashin’ good time!
  • Coming in December – 30th Annual Santa Barbara Parade of Lights: “A Red, White & Blue Holiday” in tribute to our local veterans. The event starts with fun for the entire family at Santa’s Village on the City Pier in Santa Barbara Harbor. The annual boat parade begins at 5:30 p.m. with about 25 boats motoring, sailing, and paddling the Santa Barbara Coastline. The event culminates with a 5-7 minute fireworks display at approximately 7 p.m.

 

About Max’s Restaurant & Cucina: Max’s Restaurant is located at 3514 State Street, Santa Barbara, in the Upper State St. area. The Santa Barbara family restaurant serves breakfast and lunch Monday through Sunday from 7:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Fine Italian cuisine and home-made Italian pasta are served Tuesday through Saturday evenings, from 5:00 until 9:00 p.m. Visit the website at http://www.maxsrestaurantsb.com for complete menu selections. “Like” the Facebook page for news on comedy nights and upcoming dinner specials. Call 805-898-9121 to make reservations.

 

Happy Holidays From Our Family To Yours

Italian Restaurant In Santa Barbara Wishes You Happy Thanksgiving

Dear Friends,

We would like to thank the patrons and staff of Toma Restaurant and Bar for another wonderful year. We are grateful to our customers for their support and enthusiasm, and for making us your romantic waterfront dining destination.   Special thanks to our Executive Chef Nat Ely for his extraordinary offerings. Take the time this Thanksgiving to enjoy the company of friends and family.

Warm Regards,

Tom and Vicki Dolan

 

Toma’s Turkey Trivia:

  1. Although most people consider Plymouth Massachusetts to be the site of the original Thanksgiving feast, this fact has been disputed. There are other states that have claimed this distinction including Texas, Florida and Maine.

  2. It is estimated that Americans consume a whopping 46 million turkeys each year at Thanksgiving!

  3. The tradition of the Thanksgiving football game goes back to 1876 when Yale played Princeton but it didn’t become an NFL tradition until Thanksgiving 1934.

  4. Starting with President Truman in 1947, it has become an annual Thanksgiving tradition for the President of the United States to grant pardon to select turkeys.

  5. Rumor has it that Swanson’s invented the first TV dinner as a result of having a surplus of frozen turkeys left after slow Thanksgiving sales.

  6. The United States boast three turkey-monikered  towns: Turkey Texas, Turkey North Carolina and Turkey Creek Los Angeles.

  7. The dangling flesh at a male turkey’s neck is called a “wattle”. It is red when they are trying to attract a mate, but will turn blue if they are startled or scared.

  8. Turkeys are a type of pheasant.  Male turkeys are referred to as “Toms” while females are “Hens”.  Baby turkeys are “poults”, young males are “Jakes” and young females are “Jennys”.

  9. It is typically assumed that turkeys can’t fly.  While this might be true of most domesticated birds, their wild counterparts can fly at speeds up to 55 mph and run as fast as 20 mph!

  10. Only Toms gobble.

  11. June, not November, is National Turkey Lovers Month.

  12. Contrary to popular belief, it’s not the Turkey that makes you sleepy after Thanksgiving Day dinner.  It may be a combination of excessive amounts of carbs, overeating and alcohol consumption.

  13. According to recent surveys, approximately 88% of Americans have turkey at Thanksgiving.

  14. Turkeys see in color.

  15. It was Gimbel’s department store that organized the first Thanksgiving Day parade back in 1920.  Macy’s didn’t have theirs until 1924.

 

Q: Is Toma Restaurant child-friendly?

A: Absolutely!  Families are welcome and we offer a special children’s menu for diners 12 and under.

Q: Can you accommodate special dietary considerations?

A: Yes, the menu at Toma includes Gluten-free and vegetarian options.  Please advise your server of any special needs when ordering.

Q: Does Toma Restaurant + Bar source their food locally?

A: Our Executive Chef selects the finest ingredients that Santa Barbara has to offer.  Wesupport local farmers, fishermen and artisans.

Local events for those traveling to Santa Barbara for the holidays:

  • Thanksgiving 4 Miler Gather with friends and family to run, walk or cheer at the 21st Annual Santa Barbara Thanksgiving 4 Miler.
  • Organic Soup Kitchen’s Thanksgiving Dinner Take time over the holidays to give back to the Santa Barbara community and its less fortunate members. Sign up to volunteer at the Organic Soup Kitchen’s 7th annual Thanksgiving Day dinner.
  • ArtSEE: November 22-30 in the Faulkner Gallery at the Santa Barbara Central Library. ArtSEE is a fundraiser art exhibit and sale to benefit SEE International, a non-profit organization where volunteer eye surgeons work to restore sight to disadvantaged blind individuals worldwide. The exhibition features original and affordable works by Abstract Art Collective members, plus additional artwork juried and curated by Dug Uyesaka.
  • Thanksgiving Day Pumpkin Smash:November 26, 10am-3:30pm at the Santa Barbara Zoo. Get out of the house and come to the Zoo for a smashin’ good time!
  • Coming in December – 30th Annual Santa Barbara Parade of Lights: “A Red, White & Blue Holiday” in tribute to our local veterans. The event starts with fun for the entire family at Santa’s Village on the City Pier in Santa Barbara Harbor. The annual boat parade begins at 5:30 p.m. with about 25 boats motoring, sailing, and paddling the Santa Barbara Coastline. The event culminates with a 5-7 minute fireworks display at approximately 7 p.m.

From all of us at Toma Restaurant, we would like to wish you Happy Holidays.

-Tom & Vicki

p.s.  please note we will be closed on Thanksgiving Day

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Tom and Vicki Dolan
Restaurant Owners
Toma Restaurant
Phone: (805)962-0777
Web Site: http://www.tomarestaurant.com
Address: 324 West Cabrillo Blvd. Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Dining Hours: Nightly Starting at 5:00pm