epicure.sb – Blue Plate Special!

“Meat and Three” typically describes a classic blue plate special that was common from the 20′s to the 50′s. Scarlett Begonia brings back this vanishing tradition with their version; comprising fresh local ingredients, sustainable meats, coupled with true culinary technique. Creating a “blue plate” that combines comfort, pleasure, and surprise to reveal a modern American experience. October’s blue plate: Salisbury Short Ribs, two farmer’s market sides, house made brioche dinner roll and a cup of coffee – $30.

Blute Plate Special available from 5:30pm – 9:00pm on the following dates in October: 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Call ahead to reserve, as blue plates are limited and popular. 805.770.2143 or Open Table – just mention blue plate in the comments.


Looking for pie on Thanksgiving?   Be a hero and get one of our house made pies…Pre-order by November 26th.

We will be open for Thanksgiving from 9am to 12pm.  Closed for dinner.

Victoria Court Fall Foodie Crawl

Thursday, November 14th – 6:30pm

sb_patio-smOn Thursday, November 14th, join us as we sample tasty treats at four downtown Santa Barbara restaurants, who have each created a food & drink pairing to showcase their culinary skills and excite your palate with new foodie favorites!

The Fall Foodie Crawl Locations: This event features four locations in the Victoria & State area of downtown Santa Barbara (dubbed the new “restaurant row”).  Meet at SOhO Restaurant. Then visit Scarlett Begonia and Sama Sama at your leisure. The final meeting spot and after party will be at Arlington Tavern at 8:00pm.

So what are you waiting for? Get out of your ordinary Thursday night routine (or start the weekend early), grab a friend or three, and spend your night trying unique new taste sensations crafted specifically for you at some of Santa Barbara’s newest foodie hot spots.  Buy early to save $5-$10 off the ticket price!

Scarlett Begonia Serves Up “Tosca’s Kiss”

Friday, November 8th, 5:00 PM,
Scarlett Begonia, 11 W. Victoria St.

Inside the cozy surroundings of Victoria Court, Scarlett Begonia will host a pre-opera celebration just steps away from the front doors of the Granada Theatre. Several delectable Tosca inspired appetizers will be served, along with a signature cocktail entitled “Tosca’s Kiss”. At 6:30 PM Community Engagement Manager, Kristen Reed, will escort guests over to the Granada Theatre for the pre-opera talk, given by the charming Brent Wilson. Tickets may be purchased through Opera Santa Barbara. 805.898.3890 / info@operasb.org

Price including a ticket to the performance $75.
Price for those with pre-purchased tickets $40.



Kumamoto oysters are looking delicious tonight!

Drinks or Cocktails? The Indy decides…

Scarlett_Begonia_Cocktails_Web_t479There’s a difference between a drink and a cocktail, and, for Santa Barbarians thirsty for a next-level libation of the latter’s persuasion, Scarlett Begonia owner Crista Fooks’s brand-new bar program is just what the mixologist ordered. Fooks, who’s turned the little, tucked-away Victoria Court nook from something one would stumble upon accidentally into a place worth seeking out (Saveur Magazine just sent some editors to investigate; they declared it “the best food they’d had all year”), has given the same meticulous treatment she and Chef Joel Huff bestow upon the food to her cocktails. (Case in point: She plans to start smoking water for the ice cubes used in her bourbon drinks.) READ MORE

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It’s Cocktail Hour

Cocktail Hour has arrived to the courtyard, Tuesday thru Saturday 4:00pm-6:00pm. Come enjoy a cocktail and complimentary snacks!

Expanded Dinner Hours!

Happy to share that we are officially open Tuesday-Saturday for dinner. Full bar set to come in any day now Come in for a one of a kind experience!


Guyot puts us in the top 10

We’re one of GAYOT.com’s Picks: 10 Hot Spots for Dining in Santa Barbara