Brothers Restaurant at Mattei’s Tavern

Brothers Restaurant at Mattei's Tavern – Los Olivos

5/5/12 Update:

Sadly Brothers Restaurant at Mattei’s Tavern has closed. The old stage coach stop has become a ghost town.

The good news is the brothers have opened a new restaurant literally around the corner at the old Sides Hardware location (Patrick’s Side Street Cafe.) “Sides [...]

J. Woeste Home and Garden Treasures

Photo: J. Woeste – Los Olivos, CA

When you are ready for a change of pace from the tasting rooms of Los Olivos drop into J. Woeste and explore all the treasures for your home and garden. Plants, pottery, ceramics, bird houses, statuary, fountains, books, candles, signage, flowers….whether you are looking for a gift [...]

Dittmar’s Apples

Photo: Dittmar's Apples – Solvang

Also know as Greenhaven Apple Orchard, Dittmar’s Apples on Alamo Pintado Road in Solvang, is the perfect place to get fresh picked apples between August and December. One of just a handful of apple orchards in Santa Barbara County, Dittmar’s was the first orchard in the Santa Ynez Valley [...]

Rolling Hills Garden Center

Photo: Rolling Hills Garden Center – Buellton

Just off Route 246 in Buellton, Rolling Hills Garden Center has everything you need to decorate your garden. Yes, decorate. Rolling Hills is the best place to find garden art. From glass and metal mobile sculpture to old rusted farm tools, unique pottery to birdbaths and statuary [...]

Corner House Coffee

Photo: Corner House Coffee – Los Olivos

One of my favorite places to start off my day is the Corner House Coffee shop just off Highway 154 in Los Olivos. Located in one of the oldest buildings in Los Olivos, the remodeled house features open beam ceilings, natural wood interior/exterior and corrugated [...]