September 28

We start off Cork and Fork with some giveaways.
Congrats to winners Heidi and Rebecca for calling in.

Then we get Les Clark on the phone. Les is the President of The Berry Man. We talk about some of the food products they distribute to local restaurants. Plus, Les brings us up-to-date on produce trends, including deep fried brussel sprouts and dragon fruit. Learn more at

Jennifer Walsh from Mesa Produce joins us in studio with a sample of her combination blackberry and raspberry jam on Oat Bakery bread. What a treat. Jennifer and Les Clark also discuss squash and pumpkins. Check out Mesa Produce on Facebook and Instagram.

Randy Rouse from The Paradise Cafe rounds out the show. One of Randy's keys to success with The Paradise is to "take great ingredients and don't do too much to them." They've been in business 35 years so they must be doing something right. Cool site at

September 21

We get started with Greg Gorga from The Santa Barbara Maritime Museum. Greg tells us about the brand new exhibit at the museum called, "The History of Oil in the Santa Barbara Channel." Get all the details at

Next we call Julie McDonald, Executive Director of The Neal Taylor Nature Center at Cachuma Lake. The Nature Center has a big gala coming up October 21st. It'll be held at The Carriage and Western Art Museum of Santa Barbara. Check

Then it's up to Buellton to talk with Ross Rankin. He's is the winemaker for Imagine Wine. Ross describes his unique winemaking technique including aging the wines for up to eight years. Beautiful site at

We get Steve Meyer on the phone next. Steve runs Santa Barbara Woodfire Catering. Talk to Steve about catering your next event. He's mobile and can service a wide area in California. Call 805.637.0980 or go

Our final guest for this episode is Matt Brady, winemaker for Samsara Wine Company. We catch Matt actually stomping grapes in the old tradition at their new winery in Goleta. Quote of the day from Matt: "Santa Barbara is a good place to be a grape." Worth a visit to

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September 14

With us in studio are Jen and Daniel from Brazil Arts Cafe. They've been in business five years providing "A Piece of Brazil in Santa Barbara." Stop by for breakfast, lunch or dinner at 1230 State Street Suite C. Check out

We also get a visit from Jennifer at Mesa Produce. Don't miss their 30th Birthday Party this Saturday the 15th from 2-4 pm at 2036 Cliff Drive. There'll be all sorts of treats along with music and fun. But then again it's always fun at "The Mess on the Mesa."

Entrepreneur Warren Butler gives us a call. Warren's current project is the transition of The High Sierra Grill to The Flightline Restaurant & Lounge. The Flightline is becoming a full-blown avaition museum. Check it out at 521 Firestone Rd, Goleta.

Our final guest this week is Louie Lucas from Lucas & Lewellen Vineyards. Louie and Jennifer discuss table grapes. Who knew there were so many varieties! The Lucas & Lewelle tasting rooms are in Solvang. Great site at

September 7

Craig Juratsch and Father Robert from the San Lorenzo Seminary in Santa Ynez join us 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

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

We also track down Sam Taylor from Lake Cachuma. Sam is the manager up at the lake. We discuss the fun activities to do everyday at Cachuma. Good info at

Our final guest is Ricardo Flores from The Blue Water Grill at 15 East Cabrillo Blvd in Santa Barbara. It's one of the hot new restaurants in town. Check out the menu at

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