December 28

Joining us in studio is "Mr. Santa Barbara" Drew Wakefield. He's the Director of Sales and Marketing at Ramada Santa Barbara. Drew says if you're thinking about visiting Santa Barbara or if you have family and friends coming to town, plan ahead and make reservations. And why not stay at the award-winning Ramada Santa Barbara:

Also in studio we're honored to have Marco Fossati. Marco is the Executive Chef at Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara. He gives us a fascinating look into the chef's world at The Four Seasons. Plus he shares the exclusive menu they'll be offering New Year's Eve. Check out

Next we get Jeremiah Higgins on the phone. He's the Senior Operations Advisor with HJL Group Restaurant Advisors. Jeremiah has some great suggestions as to where you can bring in the New Year here in Santa Barbara.  Plus, he has a cool radio show:

Warren Butler lets us know what entertainment he'll have at his Flightline Restaurant New Year's Eve. He got a great line up of comedians plus a super menu. So have a laugh and have a great meal with Warren. Check out
And don't forget about celebrating the New Year New Orleans style. It's always a party at The Palace Grill. Make your reservations at or call (805) 963-5000.

Happy New Year everyone!

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December 21

Joining us in studio is Greg Gorga, Executive Director of The Santa Barbara Maritime Museum. The Maritime Museum is a great place to take visiting relatives and friends. You can experience virtual reality and go face to face with the great whites. The web site is

Next we get Randy Rowse on the phone. Randy is the owner of The Paradise Cafe. The Paradise is the perfect place to get away from your kitchen during the holidays and reconnect with friends who may only be in town this time of year. Cool web site at

Louie Lucas from Lucas and Lewellen Vineyards wraps up the show. We catch Louie pruning his grape vines. He says the pruning process is really an art form and some consider pruning to be the most important aspect of winemaking. We always learn so much when Louie appears on our show. Check out

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December 14

Michael DeRousse from The Palace Grill is with us in studio. We discuss some Cajun-Creole holiday traditions and Michael joins in to interview our guests throughout the show.

First up is Alejandra Sarachaga. Alejandra writes a cooking column for the English language newspaper in Baja called the Gringo Gazette. She shares some of her family's holiday traditions and recipes including bacalao.

Next we hear from Louie Lucas. Louie talks about some of the special wines Lucas and Lewellen has created for the holidays including Ports and Gewürztraminers.

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December 7

Joining us in studio are Michael DeRousse and Dr. Bob Cummings.

Michael owns The Palace Grill offering Cajun-Creole favorites as well as his famous cornbread muffins & jalapeño martinis.  The web site is

Dr. Cummings has a Ph.D. in Slime Mold. Plus, he's a mushroom expert, he's a wine maker and he's an Adjunct Professor at Santa Barbara City College. Interesting guy.

We cover everything from wine making to mushrooms to dogs that can find truffles. Pigs are too big to handle. Plus, they eat the truffles.

Craig Lingham from Roost Restaurant joins us on the phone and we continue our mushroom discussion. Dr. Cummings has some great info about wild mushrooms in our area. 

All-in-all a great show.

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