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Central Coast Food and Wines

August 31

Craig Juratsch and Father Robert from the San Lorenzo Seminary in Santa Ynez join us again in studio. Don't forget about the seminary's Dinner/Auction Gala coming up September 8th. For tickets and all the details call 805-688-0322 or go to http://www.sanlorenzoseminary.org.

Up next it's Frank Ostini from The Hitching Post Restaurant. Frank let's us know that their long-awaited tasting room has finally opened in Buellton. It's a great way to sample Hitching Post Wines and have lunch too. Check out https://www.hitchingpost2.com/hitchingpostwinery.html.

We also track down Sam Taylor from Lake Cachuma. Sam is the manager up at the lake. He fills us in on some of the events taking place over Labor Day Weekend. Plus we discuss the fun activities to do everyday at Cachuma. Good info at  
https://countyofsb.org/parks/cachuma.sbc.

Our final guest is Ricardo Flores from The Blue Water Grill at 15 East Cabrillo Blvd in Santa Barbara. We all get super hungry talking about their swordfish and sea urchin. Check out the menu at  

August 24

We open the show with Craig Juratsch and Father Robert from the San Lorenzo Seminary in Santa Ynez. Their 2018 Dinner/Auction Gala is coming up September 8th. For tickets and all the details go to http://www.sanlorenzoseminary.org.

Next we hear from Jason Diamond with Stardust Sportfishing. Jason shares some excellent recipies with us and invites everyone to get out on the ocean and see what Santa Barbara looks like from a different perspective. Book a trip at https://www.stardustsportfishing.com.

Mike the Alaskan RV Butler makes another visit to Cork and Fork. Mike takes folks on trips through Alaska in RVs. He talks about some of the gourmet meals he cooks for his guests including halibut cheeks. The web site is http://www.thealaskanrvbutler.com.

We wrap up the show with Louie Lucas from Lucas & Lewellen Vineyards. Turns out that Louie has been helping the Novices at the San Lorenzo Seminary with their winemaking efforts. Make plans to attend the Dinner/Auction Gala at the Seminary and you might even see Louie there.

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August 17

We get Jennifer Walsh from Mesa Produce on the phone first. The recent warm weather has been great for the berries she grows. And Jennifer says she now has amazing honey in stock created by the bees at her farm. Plus, Mesa Produce is getting ready to celebrate their 30th year of business. More info on Instagram and Facebook. Congrats Jennifer!

With us in-studio is Kevin Rock, the organizer of Fork Fest. It's happening Saturday, August 18th at the Canon Perdido parking lot near the Presidio from 1 to 6 pm. There'll be food, drinks, live DJs and even games. Proceeds benefit ACT Today: Autism Care and Treatment. Check out https://letsgetforked.com.

Also joining us in-studio is Jamie Sloan from Jamie Sloan Wines with a cool announcement. On Sunday, August 26th from noon to five, Jamie and the gang will celebrate their 4th Year Anniversary Party. You can get wine by the glass for just $4. And don't forget they've been nominated for "Best Urban Tasting Room" in the Santa Barbara Independent's 2018 Readers' Poll! Their web site is https://www.jamieslonewines.com.

Finally, we're able to track down Sam Taylor, the Marina Manager at Lake Cachuma. Sam reminds us that Cachuma has a super bait and tackle shop with everything you'll need for a fun fishing trip. Plus there are boats to rent, wildlife to see and Lake Cachuma is dog friendly. Call 805-688-4040.

August 10

Joining John Henigin in-studio is "Mr. Santa Barbara" Drew Wakefield. Drew is Director of Sales & Marketing at Ramada Santa Barbara and he's a major fundraiser for non-profits throughout the county. Drew brings us up-to-date on some cool charity events taking place around town.

We also get a visit from Brandon at Grocery Outlet Bargain Market. Brandon let's us know about some of his hot specials. John and Drew both brag about some of the amazing deals they've found at Grocery Outlet. Grocery Outlet Bargain Market is on the web at https://groceryoutlet.com and they're also on Facebook.

Up next it's Kevin Rock, the organizer of Fork Fest. It's Santa Barbara's only foodie fork off and parking lot party! The annual Fork Fest will be held August 18, 2018 at the Canon Perdido parking lot near the Presidio at 1:00pm. Proceeds benefit Autism Care and Treatment. The web site for Fork Fest is https://letsgetforked.com.

Finally we hear from Jamie Sloan, owner of Jamie Sloan Wines. They've been nominated for "Best Urban Tasting Room" in the Santa Barbara Independent's 2018 Readers' Poll! Plus they've got some excellent new releases coming out. Stop by the tasting room at 23 East De La Guerra Street or check out the web site: 
 https://www.jamieslonewines.com.

August 3

Michael and Sandy DeRousse from the Palace Grill open the show today. Sandy let's us know about a special fundraiser coming up for the Braille Institute Auxiliary of Santa Barbara. It's the 4th Annual "Festival of Flavors" on Sunday, September 16th, 2018 from 5:00 to 7:00 at the the Braille Institute. For all the details, call Sandy at 805-815-1438.

Our next guest is Alejandra calling in from Guadalajara. Alejandra is a food columnist for The Gringo Gazette. The Gringo Gazette is a biweekly English only newspaper servicing Northern Baja and Southern Baja. Alejandra gives us an overview of the different regions and the different cuisines of Mexico. Plus she shares her recipes for cocktail sauce and avocado soup.

By the way, the word Avocado comes from a Nahuatl Indian (Aztec) word “ahuácatl” meaning testicle. It is thought that the reference is either due to the avocado's shape or the fact that it was considered to possess aphrodisiac qualities by the Aztecs.

Louie Lucas of Lucas & Lewellen Vineyards joins us next. We discuss the wines produced by the padres at the early missions in California. Also Louie and Alejandra discuss wine and table grape production in Mexico.

All-in-all it's a fun show to celebrate Fiesta in Santa Barbara.