epicure s.b. is the perfect excuse for a foodie getaway to gorgeous Santa Barbara.
October just might be the best month for a getaway to Santa Barbara. For the entire month of October, Santa Barbara is celebrating its growing importance as a wine and food destination with epicure.sb, an annual month-long event. Over a hundred local restaurants, spas, bars and hotels are participating with special incentives and packages. We at Flavorpill were lucky enough to slip away to Santa Barbara recently for a preview of epicure s.b. Based on this experience, we can confidently declare that both The Lark and Sama Sama serve up some of the most interesting food in Southern California; that the salt caves and luxury treatments at Salt are a must for spa lovers; and that kayaking around the marina, followed by a lobster lunch at Endless Summer Bar Cafe, is good for both the triceps and the soul. If you want to skip the drive, harken back to the golden age of rail and catch the Amtrak from Downtown LA’s breathtaking Union Station, built in 1939, or at the gorgeous 1923 Mission Revival and Spanish Colonial Revival Amtrak station in Glendale. You'll arrive at the 111-year-old Santa Barbara train station, located within walking distance of State Street, Stearns Wharf, and the harbor.