SANTA MARIA VALLEY CHAMBER AND VISITOR BUREAU ENCOURAGES LOCAL PATRONAGE WITH “DINE OUT: SANTA MARIA STYLE” PROMOTION

Thirty Cities Taking Part in Statewide Promotion

Special Santa Maria Valley Restaurant and Wine Tasting Deals

Happening January 15 – 20, 2012

Locals and visitors alike are invited to savor and save as participating restaurants and wineries in the Santa Maria Valley offer special discounts from January 15 – 20, 2012 under the banner of “DineOut: Santa Maria Style.”

During this period, 12 Santa Maria Valley restaurant and winery establishments will offer everything from free tastings and “buy one get one free” to 15 percent off a meal (restaurant discounts exclude tax, gratuity and alcohol).

Details are listed below and may also be found at www.santamariavisitor.com/DineOut.

The public is encouraged to mention the “DineOut: Santa Maria Style” promotion when wine tasting, dining or making a reservation.

The event dates were chosen to coincide with California Restaurant Month, a successful statewide promotion that benefits food and wine establishments during the winter season, with the Bureau coordinating the promotion.

Participating restaurants offering 15 percent off meals are The Vintner’s Bar & Grill at the Radisson Hotel Santa Maria; Portabella Bar & Grill at the Holiday Inn and Suites; Gilli’s Grill & Sports Bar; Starry Sky Coffee Company; and Papa Murphy’s Take & Bake Pizza.

Participating wineries and wine shops include Costa de Oro Winery; Cambria Winery; Riverbench Winery; Lucas & Lewellen Vineyards; Toccata Wines; and Wine Country Orcutt. See below for specific offers at each tasting room.

The Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce is further promoting the “shop local” theme with its “Thanks for Shopping Santa Maria” campaign. The Chamber is placing the tagline in local television, radio and print advertising. It is also supplying buttons and stickers to local stores in order to help them spread the message and thank their loyal customers.

Locals are reminded that when they spend their money here at home, the sales tax revenue helps keep businesses, non-profit organizations and community services alive. Basically, people contribute directly to their own quality of life.

California Restaurant Month Quick Facts

-Thirty cities across California are hosting restaurant weeks this January.

-California is the top destination in the U.S. for culinary travel, with visitors drawn to the rich and diverse wine and food product.

-California produces 90 percent of American wine and is one of the leading agricultural producers in the U.S.

-More than 400 agricultural crops, attracting some of the greatest chefs who enjoy creating with the freshest ingredients.

-Last year travelers in California spent $23.1 billion on food and beverages, more than for any other spending segment and constituting 26 percent of all visitor spending last year (Source: Dean Runyan Associates).

-For more information about California Restaurant Month, visit www.visitcalifornia.com/restaurantmonth.

Details on Participating Restaurants

Gilli’s Grill & Sports Bar – Offering 15 percent off

1507 S. Broadway, Santa Maria, CA

(805) 266-7831

www.GillisGrillSM.com

Open Sun–Fri from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Saturdays from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Gilli’s Grill & Sport Bar offers breakfast, lunch and dinner featuring scrumptious traditional food and House of the French Crepes in the Central Coast. Come by and watch the game on one of our many HD TVs or projector screens. We also have selected PPV events.  Additional services include event facilities for parties and special events, gift cards, and catering services. Delivery is available to local businesses.

Starry Sky Coffee Company – Offering 15 percent off

2880 Santa Maria Way, Suite A-1, Santa Maria, CA

(805) 348-3120

www.StarrySkyCoffee.com

Open Mon-Fri 6:30 am to 8 p.m. / Sat 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. / Sun 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Starry Sky Coffee Company has some of the best coffee, tea, paninis, bagels and pastries on the Central Coast. Ask about our specialty breakfasts as well as lunch and dinner offerings! We have free live musical performances every Friday and Saturday, local artwork displayed every month, and free WiFi. Catering Services are available. Enjoy outdoor seating.

Portabella Bar & Grill – Offering 15 percent off

At the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites

2100 N. Broadway, Santa Maria, CA

(805) 928-6000

www.HolidayInn.com/SantaMariaCa

Open Mon-Fri 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. for breakfast / 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. for dinner/ Sat-Sun 6 a.m. to 11 a.m. for breakfast / 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. for dinner

Portabella, located at the Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites in Santa Maria, features local produce and tasty specialties, such as Tri-Tip Sandwiches, Roasted Garlic Bruschetta and Crispy Chicken Salad.  The restaurant is open for breakfast and dinner.  Room service is available from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Papa Murphy’s Take & Bake Pizza – Offering 15 percent off

2316 South Broadway, Santa Maria CA

(805) 354.7272

www.PapaMurphys.com

Open Sun-Thurs 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. / Fri-Sat 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Papa Murphy’s offers a wide variety of Take & Bake Pizzas made before your eyes, fresh – exactly how you want it.  You bake the pizza at your house so it’s always hot out of your oven. Specialties include Stuffed pizzas with the finest ingredients stuffed into our braided crust; deLite varieties featuring your favorite toppings on their exclusive cracker-thin deLITE® crust; and Signature pizzas made on their original crust. Meal Deals available and side dishes, such as fresh salads, cheesy bread, chocolate chip cookie dough, cinnamon wheels and soft drinks.

Vintners Bar & Grill – Offering 15 percent off

At the Radisson Hotel Sana Maria

3400 Skyway Drive, Santa Maria, CA

(805) 928-8000

www.Radisson.com/SantaMariaCa

Lunch: Mon-Sat 11 a.m.-2 p.m. / Sunday Brunch: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Dinner: Mon-Sun 4-10 p.m.

The award-winning Vintner’s Grill, surrounded by fantastic vistas, offers casual dining featuring American and continental cuisine for lunch and dinner in a sophisticated atmosphere. The delicious menu is complimented by an extensive wine list that highlights the Santa Barbara County vineyards’ finest wine selections. Guests will find simple and delicious dining options at one of the best hotels in town. Dining amenities include room service daily from 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. and group accommodations.

Details on Participating Wineries

Costa de Oro – Offering 2-for-1 tastings AND 10% off all purchases.

Located at 1331 S. Nicholson (corner of Stowell Road and Highway 101), Santa Maria, CA

(805) 922-1468

www.CDOWinery.com

Cambria Winery – Offering 2-for-1 tastings and 10% of your wine purchase

Located at 5475 Chardonnay Ln., Santa Maria, CA

(888) 339-9463 or (805) 937-8091

www.cambriawines.com

Riverbench Winery – Offering complimentary tastings for two!

Located at 6020 Foxen Canyon Rd., Santa Maria, CA

(805) 937-8340

www.riverbench.com

Wine Country Orcutt – Offering 10% off Wine Purchase

Stop at Wine Country for a bottle of wine to take to dinner during California Restaurant month and receive 10% off.  (Psst! If you take a bottle from Wine Country to Trattoria Uliveto, you won’t be charged a corkage fee.)

Located at 130 N. Broadway, Old Town Orcutt, CA

(805) 937-4146

www.winecountryorcutt.com

Lucas & Lewellen Vineyards Tasting Room – Offering buy one-get one free tasting – a $12 value

Located at 1645 Copenhagen Dr., Solvang, CA

(805) 686-9336

www.llwine.com

Toccata Wines Tasting Room – Offering buy one-get one free tasting – a $12 value

Located at 1665 Copenhagen Dr., Solvang, CA

(805) 686-5506

www.llwine.com

For more information about Santa Maria Valley attractions, lodging and more, visit www.santamaria.com or call the Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce and Visitor & Convention Bureau at (800) 331-3779.