WE HEARD YOU AND DINNER IS BACK!

Dinner Restaurant Menu

At Cody’s Cafe, we take pride in being “the locals’ favorite” for classic diner-style meals in Santa Barbara. We love that our customers keep coming back for their favorite American comfort foods.  Providing a family friendly space where you can enjoy a hearty meal, and spend quality time with the ones you love is what we’re all about at Cody’s Cafe.

Sometimes we forget just how much we fit into the daily ebb and flow of life in Santa Barbara. A short time ago, we made a hastily considered choice to stop serving our dinner menu – and boy did you let us know about that! Our social media lit up with friends and customers reminding us of what we mean to them, and asking us to please reconsider.

Well, we listened, and that’s why we’ll be back serving dinner beginning July 18. Once again you’ll be able to count on Cody’s for an affordable selection of breakfast, lunch and dinner options that you can enjoy in our main dining room, bar, event room or dog-friendly patio. You’ll be able to enjoy our high definition TVs, local brews and signature drinks alone, with your family, or as part of a romantic evening for two.

We’ll still be serving the same fresh, high quality food at an affordable price with the friendliest staff in town that you have come to love and expect at our Santa Barbara family restaurant. From daily and seasonal specials, to our extensive food and drink menu, we’ll be sure that we have something to keep everybody happy and coming back for more! We have a wide variety local wines and craft beers on tap.  Please note that we’ve discontinued our specialty cocktail options and will no longer serve hard alcohol.

We’re glad you like our dinner options, but don’t forget that Cody’s is one of the most popular breakfast restaurants in Santa Barbaratoo. On the weekends, we still offer our signature brunch that’s perfect for a family get-together or entertaining out-of-town guests. Our lunch menu is always designed to please, and our private event room seats up to 45 people – perfect for family celebrations or corporate meetings.

Lastly, it’s heart warming to know that our customers value what we do so much that they are willing to take the time to tell us with such a passion! Thank you for being such loyal customers to Cody’s Café. We look forward to meeting your breakfast, lunch and dinner needs at our restaurant for many years to come.

About Cody’s Cafe: Cody’s Café is a classic American family restaurant located at 4898 Hollister Avenue in Santa Barbara. Cody’s is proud recipient of the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for 2016. Visit our website at https://www.codyscafesb.com for a full listing of our mouth-watering fresh menu items. “Like” us on Facebook for specials, food info, and local tidbits. Don’t forget to join our Cody’s Café VIP Text Club to receive special offers and discounts. Text CODYS to 51660 and receive a free beverage. Call 805-683-5141 to make your Santa Barbara dinner reservations today!

Summer Fun in the Santa Ynez Valley

Summer Fun in the Santa Ynez Valley

Wow, it seems like summer just started and it’s already time to think about going back to school. Have no fear – there is still plenty of summer fun here in the Santa Ynez Valley! Our towns of Ballard, Buellton, Los Alamos, Los Olivos, Santa Ynez and Solvang will make the last days of summer the best. There is so much to do that you just might want to schedule a weekend getaway in Santa Ynez this August. With wine tasting, summer outdoor activities, and plenty of fun family options, we’re here to help you get the most out of your summer.

Head out to the Fess Parker Winery and Vineyard in Los Olivos on Friday and Saturday, August 18 and 19 to celebrate the birthday weekend of Fess Parker with wine and fun.

Santa Ynez Summer Vacation

2017 Revisiting Vintage 2009 Tasting Event: This year guests will taste wines from a single fantastic vintage, 2009 including Bien Nacido Vineyard Pinot Noir, Clone 115 Pinot Noir, Pommard Clone Pinot Noir, Rodney’s Vineyard Syrah and Crockett.  Tickets are $50 for Wine Club members, and $75 for a limited number of Wine Club member guests.

Movie Night – “Davy Crockett – King of the Wild Frontier”: Settle in for the evening on the lawn and under the stars! Food and wine will be available to purchase. The evening starts with music by Drive-In Romeos playing their rocking rhythm and blues. Tickets are $20 per person, and $10 for kids 12 and under.  All ticket sale profits will be donated to Old Yeller Ranch Rescue, a 501c3 dedicated to rescuing dogs that have run out of shelter time.

Santa Ynez Summer Vacation

Don’t Forget! August is the last month for wine tasting using the Summer Pass from the Santa Ynez Valley Wine Country Association. Enjoy 14 samples at various tasting rooms throughout the Santa Ynez Valley for just $45, through August 31, 2017.

Mark your calendar for these August events in Santa Ynez Valley:

Here are some last-minute summer fun activities you and your family can enjoy during your Augustvacation to Santa Ynez Valley:

  • Solvang Third Wednesday: August 16. Solvang sponsors a special celebration to walk, shop, wine and dine. Enjoy wine and beer tasting, special discounts at local merchants, a farmers market, 3-course meal deals at local restaurants, music in the park and more.
  • Solvang Festival Theater: “Newsies The Musical” runs from ThuSanta Ynez Summer Vacationrsday, July 27 through Sunday, August 20. The Tony Award-winning Broadway phenomenon tells the story of a band of underdogs who take on the most powerful names in New York in a fight for what’s right. “Twelfth Night” runs from Thursday, August 24 through Sunday, September 10. Filled with a cast of unforgettable characters, Shakespeare’s laugh-filled play combines low pranks with high comedy and the pangs of unrequited love with sublime poetry and exquisite songs.
  • Bobby Brown and Tony, Toni Tone Live on Stage: Friday, August 25, 2017, 8:00 p.m. at Chumash Casino Resort. Tickets are $55, $65, and $75.
  • In the Vineyard & On the Farm: Saturday, August 5, 4:30-7:30 p.m. at Los Olivos Wine Merchant Cafe’s local farm. Dine with the winemaker, chef, and farmer at this annual farm-to-table event. The afternoon begins with passed hors d’oeuvres on the lawn. Guests can take tours to learn more about the organic vineyard and Cafe Farm. Chef Chris Joslyn will prepare a three-course dinner from freshly picked Cafe Farm produce and a main course with meat from a local ranch. Tickets are $125 per person, including tax and gratuity for this not-for-profit fundraising event for the Santa Ynez Valley Jewish Community. Tickets sell out each year, so make reservations now.
  • Cachuma Lake Summer Wildlife Cruises: Through October. Friday, 3-5 PM; Saturday, 10 AM-Noon & 3-5 PM; Sunday, 10 AM-Noon. Park Naturalists guide you on a 2-hour lake cruise aboard a 30-passenger pontoon boat. Cachuma Lake is a thriving habitat for a great variety of wildlife, birds, fish, trees, and plants. In summer, wildflowers spangle the hills, resident birds can be seen displaying and building nests, and fawns appear with does. Adults $15, Kids $10 – ages 5-12, no children under 5.Santa Ynez Summer Vacation
  • 13th Annual Wheels ‘n Windmills Car Show: August 26, 2017. Car enthusiasts will love this local charity vintage car show. A new GM Performance Parts V8 engine will be raffled off during the Car Show Awards Ceremony.
  • Movies in the ParkFree family entertainment. The fun begins at 7:30; movies begin at dark. Popcorn and hot chocolate for sale, $1 each. August 4 – Star Wars: Rogue One and August 18 – The Jungle Book at Solvang Park. August 11 – Mary Poppins at Buellton Oak Park.
  • Free Live Concerts in Solvang ParkConcerts run from 5-8 p.m., and include edible treats for purchase. August 2, T-Bone Ramblers (Classic Rock), August 9, David Yarnell (Country/Easy Listening), August 11 (Friday), LiveWire (Classic Rock), and August 16, Cuesta Ridge (Progressive Bluegrass) – this is also a Solvang 3rd Wednesday evening.
  • Music Under the Stars: Recurring event on Wednesdays from 6:30 – 8:30 pm at The Vineyard House on Sagunto Street in Santa Ynez. Reservations suggested! August 2 Steve Ochoa Trio, August 9 Off The Grid Unplugged, August 16 Wine Country Jazz, August 23 T-Bone Ramblers and August 30 Steve Ochoa Trio.

IT’S COMING!!! The countdown is on for our annual celebration of Danish Days from September 15-17. Overall admission is free, but individual events require tickets: Saturday and/or Sunday morning Æbleskiver Breakfasts, and the “Dane For A Day” VIP Package. Get your tickets now, while they last!

Come Visit Santa Ynez Valley in August! 

 VisitSYV

About VisitSYV.com: Visit Santa Ynez Valley provides listings of the best Santa Ynez wineriesbest places to eat in SolvangSanta Ynez hotels and inns, and things to do in Santa Ynez Valley. Visit the website at www.VisitSYV.com for complete travel and visitor services. “Like” the Facebook page for ideas on planning Santa Ynez vacations. Email info@VisitSYV.com for help planning your next vacation in the Santa Ynez Valley.

Cody’s Cafe Makes Your Day Memorable

Dear Readers,

Memorial Day weekend is almost here, and all of us at Cody’s Cafe would like to take a moment to pay our respects to those brave men and women who gave their lives to protect our beloved country. Cody’s would like to spend this Memorial Day by serving our current and former members of the armed forces. That’s why we are offering special discounts and deals for anyone with a military ID on Memorial Day weekend.

Don’t stress having to plan a Memorial Day cookout or party. Come relax and let Cody’s take care of you and the family. This Memorial Day weekend let Cody’s serve you some of the best American comfort food classics. Thinking about having a private party? Cody’s offers a wonderfully affordable private party venue as well. Here’s how Cody’s can turn your Memorial Day into one to remember.

Family First: Cody’s believes in creating a family friendly restaurant without sacrificing atmosphere or quality. Cody’s knows how important your family is to you, and that’s why we believe it’s essential to have a great family friendly restaurant that everyone can enjoy.

Morning, Noon & Night: Whether you are looking for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner, Cody’s servers it all: a fresh breakfast to start the day, a light lunch to keep you active, or a hearty dinner with deserts and drinks. Never worry if it’s a good time to stop at Cody’s. No matter the meal, we will be here.

Fresh is Best: Don’t waste your money stopping at one of the large chain restaurants only to be served frozen processed food. Cody’s uses local vegetables, meat, and spices. When the ingredients are only a few minutes away, there is no need for preservatives and freezing.

America’s Best: Cody’s doesn’t believe in having to over complicate things. We serve our renditions of American classics. Dishes like pot roast, liver and onions, and oven-roasted turkey have disappeared off many restaurant menus across the country. Enjoy these great American classics once again at Cody’s.

Locally Unique: Aren’t you tired of the same décor, same dishes, same atmosphere, same menu, and the same bland taste you get with every chain restaurant? Come to Cody’s and enjoy a unique taste of Santa Barbara. Bring some excitement back into dinner by staying away from chain places and sticking with your neighborhood cafe.

These are just a few reasons how Cody’s can turn your usual Memorial Day weekend into something unusual. Be sure to bring a form of military ID to receive special offers and discounts. Don’t want to to wait to be seated? Make your reservation today by calling (805) 683-5141. Or if you have any questions or comments click here.

One of our regulars at Cody’s Cafe is Rosie, from Rosie’s Cleaning Service.  After your big Memorial Day party, if you need help  cleaning up, call Rosie!

Happy Memorial Weekend!

 

Memorial Day Weekend Events in Santa Barbara:  

Memorial Day Celebration: Join the Veterans Coordinating Council to honor the sacrifice of American military members. Lunch will be provided. (Monday May 29th at 12:30 pm. 112 West Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Call 455-5259)

Pierre Claeyssens Veteran’s Museum & Library: This Memorial Day, join the Pierre Claeyssens Veterans Foundation (PCVF) at the Santa Barbara Cemetery in remembrance of those who gave the greatest sacrifice for our country. The ceremony will include a patriotic program featuring the Santa Barbara Choral Society, bagpipers, and keynote speech from featured guest, Captain Charlie Plumb.

iMadonnari Street Painting Festival: Palettes of color and culture come together for three days each spring at Old Mission Santa Barbara. Watch street painters transform Mission plaza using pastels on pavement to create over 150 vibrant and colorful large-scale images.

 

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 10 WordPress Themes for Restaurants

It’s not enough to just serve great food these days, every restaurant needs an engaging website to be noticed. Customers like to check out menus, read reviews and have the option of booking a table online before they visit. Luckily, you don’t need to be a design pro to create beautiful, user-friendly restaurant web designs, as there are plenty of great WordPress themes that will do the job for you. We’ve put together a list of the top 10 options.

Top 10 WordPress Themes for Restaurants

 

  • Sage

WordPress Themes for Restaurants

Not sure how you want your website to look? Then Sage is a great option for you as there are over 40 demo sites to choose from covering everything from Seafood, Vegan and Thai to Bakery, Brewery or Tea House designs. Once you’ve selected a demo you can use the theme options panel to easily customize the design to suit your restaurant.

Top Sage Features

  • Four free ad-ons
  • Ability to set up an online shop with WooCommerce
  • Drag-and-drop menu builder
  • Six-month customer support and one-click install

Price – $59

More info/download Sage

 

  • Food Truck

WordPress Themes for Restaurants

This is the ideal theme for street vendors, food truck owners or small food businesses. Food Truck incorporates simple page and menu builders and is easy to tweak, including nearly 90 custom shortcodes, 10 widgets and over 600 Google Fonts. However, this theme’s key selling point is its truck locator map, which allows customers to find you easily.

Top Food Truck Features

  • Truck locator map
  • Events listings
  • E-commerce capabilities
  • Six-month customer support and one-click install

Price – $59

More info/download Food Truck

 

  • Resca

WordPress Themes for Restaurants

Resca is one of the top restaurant website themes and looks great on all devices. Choose from one of the demo sites and make it your own by selecting from hundreds of colors, skins, fonts and icon options. Resca’s star attraction is its events calendar which will keep your customers in the know.

Top Resca Features

  • Events calendar and countdown clock
  • OpenTable reservation and booking
  • Ability to set up an online shop with WooCommerce
  • Six-month customer support and one-click install

Price – $59

More info/download Resca

 

  • Tavern

WordPress Themes for Restaurants

Tavern is one of the most popular WordPress themes for pubs and restaurants. It includes well-known plug-ins like Revolution Slider, Essential Grid and Visual Composer, all of which allow you to create any site layout. You can drag and drop pre-built features to customize your design and improve the user experience with a reservation/booking system and online shop.

Top Tavern Features

  • Translation feature
  • OpenTable reservation and booking
  • Ability to set up an online shop with WooCommerce
  • Six-month customer support

Price- $59

More info/download Tavern

 

  • Luigi

WordPress Themes for Restaurants

If you’re in the fine dining sector or run a high-end eatery such as an Italian Bistro, then Luigi is the classy restaurant theme for you. The theme boasts a Hero Block feature which allows for full-width images and customizable titles, text and fancy call-to-actions. Luigi also has an online table reservation system, event organizer and GoodReviews plug-in so customers can let everyone know how great your food is.

Top Luigi Features

  • GoodReviews plug-in to display customer reviews and ratings
  • Event organizer
  • Reservation booking system
  • Classy, image-heavy design

Price – $79

More info/download Luigi

 

  • LaCuisine

WordPress Themes for Restaurants

LaCuisine is a clean, ultra-responsive theme suitable for any type of eatery. Start with one of their stylish demo sites and edit to suit your style with the hundreds of fonts, colors and layout options. LaCuisine’s key features include sharp, retina-ready graphics and an engaging menu builder which allows diners to click on dishes and leave a review or pre-order them.

Top LaCuisine Features

    • Engaging menu builder which enables diners to leave reviews
    • Restaurant Reservations plug-in
    • Ability to set up an online shop with WooCommerce
    • Six-month customer support

Price – $59

More info/download LaCuisine

 

  • Nuvo

WordPress Themes for Restaurants

This is an extremely visual theme that offers unlimited color, layout and sidebar options. Nuvo will help you create a site full of Parallex full-screen images and video backgrounds; you can also choose from a huge range of animations and typography. Nuvo is easy to personalize and works well for restaurants, cafes and bistros, however, the theme does looks better on larger devices.

Top Nuvo Features

  • Stunning, image-heavy design
  • Event management section
  • Restaurant booking capability
  • Six-month customer support

Price – $53

More info/download Nuvo

 

  • Dalton

WordPress Themes for Restaurants

Dalton is a multi-purpose, corporate theme that works well for restaurants as well as other types of businesses. It has six unique homepage designs to start with and over 55 customizable page builder elements, as well as stunning Parallex and retina-ready visuals. This theme uses the Slider Revolution plug-in for smooth scrolling, perfect for websites with lots of images.

Top Dalton Features

  • Image-friendly
  • Integrated with WooCommerce to create online shops
  • Highly customizable with extensive theme options
  • Six-month customer support and one-click install

Price – $59

More info/download Dalton

 

  • Piquant

WordPress Themes for Restaurants

Piquant offers a simple, bold design and six homepage styles. There are customizable menus, clever call-to-action buttons and awesome image galleries. The stand-out feature of Piquant is its blog function which has six different post templates, so if you’re serious about engaging with your customers and updating them on new dishes and events, this is a great theme to choose.

Top Piquant Features

  • Blog function with post templates
  • Reservation and booking system
  • Compatible with WooCommerce to sell products online
  • Six-month customer support

Price – $59

More info/download Piquant

 

  • Rosa

WordPress Themes for RestaurantsRosa is great for restaurants, cafes and bakeries and is a popular bar website theme. If you want to focus on high-end images Rosa is a great choice as you can create stunning galleries, Parallex visual effects and video.  The theme also has handy booking and e-commerce capabilities.

Top Rosa Features

  • Ideal for image-heavy sites
  • Reservation and booking system
  • E-commerce capability
  • Six-month customer support

Price – $59

More info/download Rosa

Investing in a top restaurant theme for your website is one of the smartest moves you can make. Rather than battling with web coding, save time and hassle by choosing a ready-made theme and simply modify it to reflect your restaurant’s unique personality. Don’t forget to make use of your theme’s special features to improve user experience, including table booking, e-store and online review plug-ins. Build a stunning menu and pack your site full of enticing food images and your restaurant will be buzzing in no time!

 

About the Author: Taylor Reaume is a fortune 500 web marketing consultant from Santa Barbara, CA and founder of Search Engine Pros. Services provided include: Google search marketing, SEO copywriting services, ethical search engine optimization, internet marketing courses, seo consultation, seo positioning. Search Engine Pros is a Santa Barbara web marketing agency that provides a full range of web marketing services, including social media consulting, top web design, custom WordPress, web programming, and marketing SEO services. Visit the website at http://TheSearchEnginePros.com for a complimentary Google rank analysis. “Like” the Facebook page for regular insights on WordPress SEO. Call 800-605-4988 to request a complimentary copy of 101 Ways to Drive Traffic.About the Author: Taylor Reaume is a fortune 500 web marketing consultant from Santa Barbara, CA and founder of Search Engine Pros, a full service web marketing agency providing a range of web marketing services, including social media consulting top web design, custom WordPress, web programming, and marketing SEO services. Visit the website at http://TheSearchEnginePros.com for a complimentary Google rank analysis. “Like” the Facebook page for regular insights on WordPress SEO. Call 800-605-4988 to request a complimentary copy of 101 Ways to Drive Traffic.

Max’s Honors US Military With Special Discount

Dear Friends,

Memorial Day is here, and all of us at Max’s would like to pay our respects to the brave men and women who have given their lives to protect our beautiful country. Max’s would be honored to have any current or former soldiers come celebrate the holiday with us. That’s why we are offering a special discount for anyone with a military ID. Bring in your military ID on Memorial Day weekend and receive 5$ off your meal.

But being a proud soldier of this country is about a lot more than just receiving praise. We at Max’s Restaurant want to take a moment to tell you why it is important for us that we get to celebrate this Memorial Day with the brave men and women who serve this country.

Here’s how we are inspired by all of those who serve this country proudly.

Leadership: Both on and off the battlefield, soldiers make great leaders, and Max’s knows the importance of leading by example. Did you know that 32 out of the 45 presidents have served in our US military before office? That’s why Max’s is proud to hire and to serve our brave men and women.

Dedication: Perhaps no job takes more dedication than to proudly serve this beautiful country. Max’s is inspired by our men and women’s dedication, and we strive to return that dedication back to our customers.

Sacrifice: Memorial Day is about honoring those who have sacrificed their lives for this country. But it’s not just those who have paid the ultimate price that have made sacrifices. That’s why this Memorial Day weekend, Max’s would be honored to spend the day with our proud veterans and give back to them.

Service: For soldiers, serving the country means laying everything on the line and protecting our home at all costs. For Max’s, it means going above and beyond to treat our customers right and to be respectful of the citizens that make this country what it is by giving them the best service possible.

Bravery: No single word encapsulates our soldiers better than the word bravery. Max’s tries to incorporate this bravery into our own business by standing up for what’s right no matter the consequences.

These are just a few reasons why Max’s Restaurant would be honored to have any of our armed forces join us on Memorial Day weekend. Be sure to bring any form of military ID to receive special offers and discounts. Don’t want to have to wait to be seated? Make your reservation today by calling (805) 898-9121. Or if you have any questions or comments click here.

Happy Memorial Day!

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.

All About Love in the Santa Ynez Valley

Where is the love? Visit Santa Ynez Valley knows that after the new year begins, you quickly get back into the grind and tackle the new year with a ferocity. With new year goals and new deadlines fast approaching, it’s easy to get lost in work and obligations. But now that you’ve settled back into a daily routine and life per usual, isn’t it time to think about the love again? You and your loved one put a lot of effort into making things great on the homefront and the workplace, so now it’s time to do the same for just the two of you. Come celebrate the good life and find the love again this February with a romantic weekend getaway in Santa Ynez.

We’ve taken out the guesswork for you and have the sweetest recommendations in store – from accommodations, cozy dinners for two, and a lineup of great special events, we have you covered. First, you’ll need to book a room in one of our cozy Santa Ynez Valley hotels or bed and breakfast inns. Built in the traditional style of a Danish village, the Royal Copenhagen Inn in Solvang will have you believing you have traveled to Denmark. Its spacious rooms, suites, and lofts are all decorated in the Danish tradition. Check out their Wine and Spa package, and all you’ll have to do is sit back and feel the love.

Elegant accommodations and award-winning cuisine make Ballard Inn & Restaurant one of the most sought after romantic bed and breakfast inns in the Santa Ynez Valley. With its gourmet cuisine, fine local wines, and comfortable guest rooms (many with fireplaces), you’ll be enveloped in a tranquil atmosphere that exudes romance. For an additional fee, they will sprinkle your room with gorgeous rose petals at bed turn-down, add a bottle of locally acclaimed Laetitia Sparkling Brut Cuvee, leave scrumptious chocolates on the pillows, lower the lights, and set the mood with soft music.

 

Does music put you in the mood? Then you won’t want to miss the ultimate crooner, Johnny Mathis, as he brings “The Voice of Romance Tour 2017” to Chumash Casino Resort on Thursday, February 9 at 8PM. One of the most beloved male vocalists of all time, Johnny Mathis is a legendary member of the Grammy Hall of Fame with a dozen gold or platinum albums. Come swoon to his lush, romantic vocal stylings on adult contemporary favorites including “Misty,” “It’s Not for Me to Say,” “Chances Are,” and more. And don’t miss the Casino’s “Sweetheart of A Deal BINGO Winnerfest” on Sunday, February 12 at 1pm.  Sales start at 9am.

If it’s wine that does the trick, you’ll want to extend your stay over the President’s Day weekend and enjoy 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.

For more ideas, review our complete listing of things to do in Santa Ynez Valley, romantic Santa Ynez Valley restaurants, or check out our suggestions for Valentine’s Day activities below. We are thrilled to share the romance of the Santa Ynez Valley with visitors to our area.

Find the Love with Valentine’s Day Activities in the Santa Ynez Valley

Valentine's Day Vacation Central Coast

Here are just a few Santa Ynez Valley Valentine’s ideas you and your partner will love:

  • Valentine’s Day Winemaker Dinner: Saturday, February 11 from 6:00 – 9:00 pm at Sanford Winery. Enjoy a romantic evening of extraordinary wine and food in the majestic West Barrel Room. In honor of Valentine’s Day, winemaker Steve Fennell will guide you through a full course meal by Pure Joy Catering, and discuss Sanford Winery’s history, winemaking practices and estate wines.
  • Tales From the Tavern: At Maverick Saloon in Santa Ynez on Wednesday, February 15 at 7:00 pm. Featuring Peter Malvey and Heather Maloney. Tales from the Tavern is an extraordinary concert series and community cultural program that brings together singer-songwriter-storytellers / authentic troubadours and an exceptional listening audience, in the intimate setting of an old roadhouse, to share in a journey of discovery through song and story.
  • EROS DAY 2017: Celebrate with your love on EROS DAY 2017 with the Pre-Release of our 2015 EROS, Sunstone’s “Lovely” Bordeaux style Blend Saturday, February 11, from 11am-4 pm
  • Ride and Wine: Enjoy unsurpassed views with a ranch and vineyard ride at Vino Vaqueros. The rolling hills set the stage for an unforgettable adventure. After your ride, make your way back to the barn and enjoy a glass of wine from Estelle Vineyards.
  • Spend Time Together: Nothing says “I love you” more than spending time together. Explore our charming towns of Ballard, Buellton, Los Alamos, Los Olivos, Santa Ynez and Solvang. Discover that treasure you never thought you’d find –  or perhaps never even dreamed of – at more than 200 independent and family-owned boutiques (chain stores are virtually non-existent).  Experience local artisans’ wares, jewelry, apparel and crafts from contemporary to vintage. You’ll especially enjoy “Solvang Third Wednesday” on Wednesday, February 15. This is a special day to shop, eat, drink, and play in Solvang. More than 60 unique shops, restaurants, wine tasting rooms, activities and professional offices offer special sales and discounts every Third Wednesday.

Valentine's Day Vacation Central Coast

You’ll also find plenty of romantic hideaway dinner locations in our quaint towns. And of course there are plenty of romantic walks, bicycle paths, picnic spots and outdoor activities where you can just relax together and talk…or whatever.

Happy Valentine’s Day from Visit Santa Ynez Valley!

VisitSYVAbout VisitSYV.com: Visit Santa Ynez Valley provides listings of the best Santa Ynez wineries, best places to eat in Solvang, Santa Ynez hotels and inns, and things to do in Santa Ynez Valley. Visit the website at www.VisitSYV.com for complete travel and visitor services. “Like” the Facebook page for ideas on planning Santa Ynez vacations. Email info@VisitSYV.com for help planning your next vacation in the Santa Ynez Valley.

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

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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.

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.
 Santa Barbara restaurant Valentine's Dinner Menu
 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.