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Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Monday, Oct 8, 2012 at 1:04 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Santa Barbara's Biggest Foodie Feast

Santa Barbara's Biggest Foodie Feast

Epicure.sb pays tribute to restaurants, chefs, and winemakers. The winners? Us. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 6, 2011 at 12:54 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Santa Barbara Chowder Fest

Santa Barbara Chowder Fest

Things are getting mighty chowdery at Montecito Country Club. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 6, 2011 at 12:54 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The Urban Wine Trail

The Urban Wine Trail

Santa Barbara's in-town wineries and a pedicabbery have a special thing going. Read »

Tuesday, Sep 28, 2010 at 2:45 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Sustainable Food Fest in Santa Barbara

Sustainable Food Fest in Santa Barbara

epicure.sb lends some SOL to the food festival circuit. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 6, 2011 at 12:54 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Harbor & Seafood Festival

Harbor & Seafood Festival

There's a lot on the plate of this Santa Barbara food festival. Read »

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A good time is just a short drive away, and Worth the Drive points you in the right direction. It's a daily look at nearby getaways, festivals and sweet deals.
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ALYSIA GRAY PAINTER Alysia Gray Painter has blogged for NBCLA.com since October 2008, covering Los Angeles go-outs, restaurants, museums, hotels, as well as nearby Worth the Drive destinations. She served as the West Coast Managing Editor for AOL CityGuide, as well as the Los Angeles editor; she has also written for Bark magazine, McSweeney's, Modern Humorist, and PBS programs and publications.