February 28

Michael DeRousse from The Palace Grill joins us in studio. Everyone loves The Palace's Cajun-Creole favorites as well as cornbread muffins & jalapeño martinis. Check out https://palacegrill.com. Call (805) 963-5000.

Michael brings a special guest with him. It's Herb Aldwinkle, Professor Emeritus from Cornell University. Plus, he's a docent at Lotusland. The subject is apples.

Jennifer Walsh from Mesa Produce stops by too. She's our "Produce Guru." Have you heard about some of the new apple varieties like Cosmic Crisp, Snap Dragon, Sweet Tango or The Pink Pearl?

An apple a day...you know what they say.

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February 21

We open up with Jennifer Walsh from Mesa Produce. BIG NEWS. Mesa Produce now has t-shirts. You can get them at the store or see them on Facebook and Instagram. Reusable shopping bags coming soon.

Up next it's Jamie Diamond from Stardust Sportfishing. Don't forget, the season starts March 1st. Equally fun fishing for experts and first-timers. Book at https://www.stardustsportfishing.com.

Then we track down John Krska in Texas. John was a major wine producer in the Santa Ynez Valley. Now he's working his magic outside of Austin, despite the major weather challenges.

We wrap it up with our buddy Louie Lucas from Lucas and Lewellen Vineyards. We catch Louie on a wine club trip in Arizona. More about the wines and the wine club at https://www.llwine.com.

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February 14
We're joined in studio by "Mr. Santa Barbara" Drew Wakefield. Drew raises millions of dollars for non-profits around town. Plus, he can get you a great deal at Ramada by Wyndham. Check out https://www.sbramada.com.

Next we call Rori Trovato from Rori's Artisanal Creamery. Like Rori says, "Enjoy life before it melts...eat ice cream." More about Rori and her amazing treats at https://www.rorisartisanalcreamery.com.

Our third guests are Jennie and Floyd from the Cachuma Bait and Tackle Store. They have everything you'll need for fun time on the lake fishing or boating or both. Call 805-688-4040.

We wrap up the show with interesting questions about food and wine for John from Drew. Great segment!

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February 7

Our first guest is Brian Thompson. Brian used to run Telegraph Brewing Company but he's got a new project in the works that will take him to NYC. We talk about the new trends in craft breweries and distilleries.

Next we get Geoff Rusak on the phone. Geoff owns Rusak Vineyards in Ballard Canyon. Plus he also grows grapes on Santa Catalina Island. More about Geoff's operation at https://www.rusack.com.

Then we track down Craig Lingham from HOOK'd Bar and Grill at Cachuma Lake. They're closed for a remodel right now but we compare recipes and get very hungry. You can follow HOOK'd on Facebook and Instagram or call (805) 350-8351.

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