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Chris Burmeister: Serving the seasons

09-22-2016 | Independent

As at any serious modern bar, Burmeister changes the menu at The Good Bar every three months to best reflect the changing seasons and trends. Here’s what inspires each shift.

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12 UNIQUELY GLUTTONOUS WAYS TO ENJOY FRENCH FRIES

08-22-2016 | Food & Wine FWx

French fries are always good with a burger, but sometimes they can go next level all on their own—becoming the entire dish.  Whether you are enjoying creative spins on classic Canadian Poutine, or enjoying variants of the classic diner disco fries, these dishes aren’t anything your trainer would be proud of.

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Where to eat, drink and watch the Olympics

08-07-2016 | USA TODAY

The Games have begun, and restaurants across the country are celebrating with Olympic-themed specials. Cheer for Team USA with red, white and blue treats, toast to the host with a cachaça cocktail, and transport to Rio with traditional Brazilian dishes, from Moqueca to Pão de Queijo.

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Boozy Popsicles

07-19-2016 | Liquor.com

When it’s hot out, there's nothing like an icy treat, ideally jazzed up with just a hint of liquor. Grown-up lollies have been all the rage this summer, showing up in a litany of flavors from banana and creamsicle to yuzu Margarita and as garnishes in sparkling wine and other drinks.

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New Chef in Town

07-09-2016 | Santa Barbara Seasons

I’m also eager to see what Outpost at the Goodland’s (5650 Calle Real, Goleta) new lead chef Nick Bajal brings to the table at the laid-back eatery, which is known for its fresh coastal dishes and inspired street food. Bajal steps up as chef de cuisine after working as Outpost’s executive sous chef since 2015 (outpostsb.com).

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Chef’s Corner: Nick Bajal

06-09-2016 | Santa Barbara Independent

Acting as sous chef at the Outpost since July 2015, Bajal was selected as the new lead chef in March 2016.

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50 flavors of St. Patricks Day

03-14-2016 | USA TODAY

The USA has a way of embracing St. Patrick's Day, perhaps because we love taking advantage of holidays that give us an excuse to indulge in our favorite flavors, and these restaurants and bars across the country celebrate in a big way. From New York City to Chicago, Florida and California, revelers can find green beer, Irish coffee, Guinness cocktails and plenty of whiskey to toast to the occasion.

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SB’s Bloodiest Bloody Mary’s

03-07-2016 | NoozHawk.com

I love brunch. I am a proud cardigan wearing, Volvo driving, stereotypical girl who adores a good weekend spread. When the waiter comes around you don’t have to twist my arm to get me to order an adult beverage to go with my huevos rancheros.

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10Best

03-02-2016 | USA TODAY

This is definitely the coolest hotel bar in the Santa Barbara area. Just off the lobby of the Goodland Hotel, the Goodbar serves creative cocktails in a beautifully designed space. Sit at the bar and watch the bartender concoct your drink, tick into a booth and chat with friends, play pool or head outside to drink under the stars.

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Worth the Drive: Good Bar

02-29-2016 | NBC Bay Area

HIDDEN IN PLAIN SIGHT: A person can venture to a place, for years, only to find out later on that the door at the back, the one by the kitchen, led to an auxiliary restaurant or tavern or record store or all of the above. And while Good Bar at Outpost, which is described as "the hidden bar inside the Goodland Hotel," doesn't require any hard-to-find doors or magical staircases or secret knocks, it just helps knowing that there's a relaxed, beachy-sweet hangout for grown-ups located within the Goodland's walls.

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Best Rums

02-23-2016 | Cool Material

Not all rums are created equal. Some rums are sweet and rich like your favorite bourbon. Others are harsh and seem like they would be better used as industrial cleaner as opposed to a cocktail ingredient. The key is to know what to look for and figure out how to distinguish the cheap, bad rums from the inexpensive, great finds.

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Cocktail Corner

02-05-2016 | SB Seasons

Whether you celebrate Valentine’s Day with your true love, or a true friend, our local watering holes and restaurants are working overtime to make the holiday a memorable one. Here are a few ideas: Vintage Love at Outpost. Celebrate a very special vintage Valentine’s Day at Outpost at the Goodland Hotel (5650 Calle Real, Goleta), where Executive Chef Derek Simcik has created the Vintage Love menu.

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