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Apr 16

2014

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Core Winemaker Dinner on April 24

We invite you to join us for a delicious winemaker dinner with Core Wine Company on April 24 starting at 6 p.m. Space is limited, so call us soon at (805) 937-2211 to make your reservation!

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Apr 16

2014

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Join Us for Easter Brunch

Hop into the Far Western Tavern on Easter Sunday for a scrumptious holiday brunch. Space is limited, so call us soon at (805) 937-2211 to make your reservation!

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Apr 10

2014

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Our Spring Wine Events

Here’s our latest schedule of upcoming wine events for the spring season and beyond:

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Jan 28

2014

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Join Us for Valentine’s Day

Enjoy a deliciously romantic meal with at the Far Western Tavern on Valentine’s Day. Seating is limited, so please call us today at (805) 937-2211 for reservations.

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Jan 09

2014

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FWT Re-Opens This Weekend

We hope to be the hottest restaurant in town this weekend—and this time for the right reason.

As you may know, we have been closed since a kitchen fire broke out on the evening of December 29. Now, with repairs nearly complete, the restaurant will re-open starting on Friday, January 10 per the schedule below. Minor menu modifications will be temporarily made to accommodate alternative grilling preparations as the kitchen repairs are finalized.

“The local community has been really supportive and understanding during our closure,” says co-owner Renee Righetti-Fowler. “We’re looking forward to opening our doors and welcoming everyone back to the Far Western Tavern.”

Far Western Tavern Re-Opening Schedule – Friday, January 10 – Sunday, January 12

Friday at 4 p.m. / Opening bar and bar menu
Saturday at 11 a.m. / Opening dining room for lunch service from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Saturday at 4 p.m. / Opening dining room for dinner service from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Sunday at 9 a.m. / Opening dining room for breakfast/brunch from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Sunday at 2 p.m. / Bar menu only from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday at 4 p.m./ Opening dining room for dinner service from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.

All regular dining hours continue starting Monday, January 13. These hours are:

Monday through Thursday: Lunch 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. / Dinner 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday-Saturday: Lunch 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. / Dinner 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Sunday: Brunch-Lunch 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. / Dinner 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Coffee & Tea Saloon Hours
Monday through Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m
Saturday, 7.30 a.m. to 10.30 a.m

Bar Hours
Sunday through Thursday open until 10 p.m.
Friday and Saturday open until midnight.

Jan 04

2014

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Far Western to Re-Open Soon

We were the hottest restaurant in town last week—but for the wrong reason!

Indeed, a kitchen fire caused the closure of our restaurant last Sunday, December 29. We hope to re-open next weekend (January 11-12), but can’t say for sure at the moment.

Please stay tuned here at FarWesternTavern.com for updates.

The good news is that the damage was not extensive, and confined mainly to our grill’s venting system. Repairs are underway. However, our kitchen must remain closed until the repairs are finished.

We regret the unavoidable cancellations of existing reservations during this time. We look forward to re-opening soon, and appreciate your understanding.

Nov 22

2013

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Far Western Shines in the Sun!

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We are excited to share that the Santa Maria Sun recently published a feature story on the Far Western Tavern, showcasing our General Manager Benjamin Chanler-Laurin as well as our new Coffee & Tea Saloon.

In the story, food writer Wendy Thies Sell shares how Benjamin draws inspiraton from Clarence Minetti, who founded the Far Western Tavern in 1958 along with his wife Rosalie and Rosalie’s cousine Richard Maretti: “I went back to Clarence’s original mission statement: great products, great hospitality. That’s what he based it all on.”

The story delves into our new seasonal menus, which feature both “classic” Far Western Tavern dishes along with newer wine country-inspired “vineyard” offerings. Sell also talks about the ambiance of our Coffee & Tea Saloon, which opened earlier this month: Benjamin and I recently sat at a pub table in a cozy corner of the bar over a hot café latte. The bar was bustling that brisk morning, with many others visiting over cups of coffee, espresso, cappuccino, café mocha, and tea.

Click here to read the full story in the Santa Maria sun, and here to view our Coffee & Tea Saloon menu.

 

Jan 17

2013

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Savor A Taste of “Stoney”

The next time you visit the Far Western Tavern, save room for a taste of “Stoney,” our new honey-infused grappa

This distinctive grappa honors Clarence “Stoney” Minetti—rancher, rodeo leader and co-founder of the Far Western Tavern. The nickname came courtesy of his friend Butch Simas, who—with a twinkle in his eye—once likened Clarence to television rodeo cowboy Stoney Burke. The name stuck, and Clarence was locally known as Stoney for decades thereafter.

This uniquely flavorful grappa was crafted by St. George Distillery using sage honey produced by bees on our family ranch. Like Stoney himself, it is one of a kind!

Dec 20

2012

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Tasty Spotlight on Old Town Orcutt

If a mouthwatering meal at the Far Western Tavern isn’t alone enough to entice you to visit Old Town Orcutt, then check out this magnificent feature story titled “Tasting Old Town Orcutt” in the Santa Barbara Independent.

In the story, senior editor Matt Kettmann writes, “From wine tasting rooms and gourmet kitchens to pizza, pasta, pies, and pubs — not to mention rumors of a sushi joint and tapas bar on the horizon — Old Town Orcutt is steadily evolving into a genuine foodie mecca, a trend cultivated by the ongoing efforts of the Revitalization Association and the Merchants Association.”

Thanks to Mr. Kettmann and the Santa Barbara Independent for turning the tasty spotlight on Old Town Orcutt!

Dec 13

2012

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From The North Pole to The Far Western

Give the gift of local flavor this holiday season and treat your family and friends to a meal at the Far Western Tavern.

Indeed, a Far Western Tavern gift card is the perfect stocking stuffer. Our gift cards are newly redesigned with our updated logo, and they come in a western pouch for added style and surprise.

We are now offering numerous new branded merchandise items as well, including:

Classic Steak Knives – Set of Four
A perfectly prepared steak deserves a perfect cut. These 9.25-inch serrated stainless steel knives feature a Provençal poly red handle and come in a Far Western Tavern presentation box.

Vintage Engraved Tumblers
It’s not always what you’re drinking, but how you’re drinking it. Enhance your next cocktail with our vintage engraved tumbler, featuring your choice of our steer head or horseman logo.

Luxardo Cherries
Put the cherry on top of your Far Western “Let ‘er Buck” Manhattan or other favorite cocktail with these gourmet Marasca cherries by Luxardo.

Bullseye Ball Cap
Our original FlexFit ball caps offer the perfect blend of fit and comfort. Available in black and natural, in sizes S/M and L/XL.

Ranch Hand Sweatshirt
Mornings start cold on the ranch, so bundle up with this cozy hooded sweatshirt. Available in black and natural, in sizes M-XXL.

The FWTee
When the day warms up, this100% cotton tee will keep you cool. Available in black and natural, in sizes M-XXL.

Feel free to come by and shop during our regular business hours. You may also place a gift card or merchandise order by calling us at (805) 937-2211.