Tuesday, December 18, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Beachside B&B Recommends 5 Santa Barbara Restaurants

SUMMARY: The Eagle Inn reviews five local restaurants in Santa Barbara and highlights specific strengths of each.  They named the following –  Chuck’s Waterfront Grille, The Neighborhood Bar and Grill, Bouchon Santa Barbara, Wine Cask, Pierre Lafond Wine Bistro.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Santa Barbara, CA – Above all else, The Eagle Inn wants each of their guests to have a memorable Santa Barbara vacation experience. Knowing the best local resources will help guests to fully enjoy their vacation in Santa Barbara.

Hotels in Santa Barbara, as well as the restaurants, are attuned to the local ingredients and artisans.  To compliment your stay at The Eagle Inn bed and breakfast in Santa Barbara, CA, they have put together a list of highly recommended local restaurants that represent the different aspects of Santa Barbara’s personality.     

Chuck’s Waterfront Grill: About a 15 minute walk from the Eagle Inn, right on the marina and just off the beach, you’ll find one of the best Santa Barbara seafood restaurants –Chuck’s Waterfront Grill.  They are open for lunch and dinner, closed from 3:00 to 5:00.  Like them on Facebook.

The Neighborhood Bar and Grill: About a block away, the Neighborhood Bar and Grill is reported as being the best happy hour in Santa Barbara. Hungry after 11pm? This is the only bar on west beach that serves food up until midnight. The Neighborhood features 15 beers on tap and a full bar – not the fruity kind. A REAL beer and a shot (or stiff drink) kind of place.  The Hood is a friendly, feel good place for all ages 21& over.  After relaxing at your favorite Santa Barbara B&B, stroll down and get lunch or dinner at The Hood.   Like them on Facebook.

Bouchon Santa Barbara: Come check out a top pick by Santa Barbara.com Restaurant Guide, and a Santa Barbara Independent Foodie award winner.   If you are enjoying your stay at one of the premier boutique hotels in Santa Barbara, you will enjoy your “foodie stroll” and dinner at bouchon, a local favorite Santa Barbara wine country cuisineLike them on Facebook.

Wine Cask: This restaurant in Santa Barbara is truly a local gem worthy of The Eagle Inn’s praises.  Located close to downtown (walking distance from most local Santa Barbara hotels) this Santa Barbara restaurant is a local hot spot for movies stars like Rob Lowe and Julia Luis Dreyfus. Like them on Facebook.

Pierre Lafond Wine Bistro: Priorities when the chef is selecting ingredients for the Wine Bistro are “local, organic, then small batch; we want to have fresh and delicious foods”.  The Chef’s Table is one of their most interesting offerings.  This is sure to be a memorable wine bistro experience. They also have daily specials and a kid’s menu with some traditional favorites. Like them on Facebook.

The Santa Barbara restaurants who made it onto The Eagle Inn’s list have all won awards and been listed in the local papers as true “best of SB” spots.  When out exploring Santa Barbara, California on your vacation, be sure to stop by one of these fine establishments for a best of SB experience.

ABOUT THE EAGLE INN: The Eagle Inn is a boutique Santa Barbara hotel offering the intimacy of a Bed & Breakfast combined with the amenities of a major hotel.   For more information about The Eagle Inn,  Book Online or call (805) 965-3586 or visithttp://www.theeagleinn.com 

Monday, December 17, 2012

For Immediate Release: The Eagle Inn Reviews Top 3 Santa Barbara Wineries

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Santa Barbara, CA – The Eagle Inn recommends three local wineries;  Santa Barbara WineryOreana Winery and Marketplace, and The Giessenger Winery.

At one time California wine was considered second-rate and inferior to its European counterpart. But after decades of technological advances and agricultural innovation, California wines frequently rank as the best in the world. Alongside Sonoma County, Santa Ynez is one of the main reasons for California’s winery boom.

One of the ways  The Eagle Inn strives to ensure guests have a pleasant experience is by reviewing popular local tourist resources each month.   Each month the staff features a local resource that may be of value to guests.

SANTA BARBARA WINERY - Established in 1962, Santa Barbara Winery releases several lines of vintage every year. This year they are rolling out their fourth vintage of Petite Sirah.  Santa Barbara Winery sells large and small bottles, samples, as well as many wine accessories. Santa Barbara Winery gift baskets feature an assortment of wines along with local gourmet items.  Visit Santa Barbara Winery on Facebook.

OREANA WINERY - Ten years ago Christian Garvin, came across a vacant tire shop and had an idea.  Now over a decade later that idea has blossomed into the Oreana Winery; a funky and eclectic winery just a short walk from The Eagle Inn.  Located just 2 blocks from the beach, Oreana promotes itself as the alternative and libertine innovators in the Santa Barbara region. The off-beat winery offers over 10,000 cases but also has some brands of pinot grigio that are as small as 20 cases. Visit Oreana Winery on Facebook.

GIESSINGER WINERY - In 2012, Giessinger Winery was selected for a Best of Santa Barbara Award in the Wine, Brandy & Spirits category by the Santa Barbara Awards Program.  Their high quality, moderately priced wines bring the art of French wine making from the beautiful California countryside of Ventura County to the Santa Barbara Coast. Visit Giessinger Winery on Facebook.

The true artisan practices in mastering the art of winemaking is evident in each and every one of the wineries reviewed.  Be sure to stop by one of these first class wineries for a relaxing afternoon of wine tasting.

ABOUT THE EAGLE INN: The Eagle Inn is a boutique Santa Barbara hotel offering the intimacy of a Bed & Breakfast combined with the amenities of a major hotel.   For more information about The Eagle Inn, visit http://www.theeagleinn.com