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Santa Barbara
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Central Coast Food and Wines

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 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

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:

August 4

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.