• Celebrate #SantaMariaStyle Dining during Restaurant Month & 2nd Annual Craft Cocktail Contest

    The Santa Maria Valley Visitors Bureau is once again highlighting Restaurant Month in January 2020 with a number of great specials from local restaurants, and also bringing back  the Craft Cocktail Contest!

    Restaurant Month:
     The Santa Maria Valley is starting 2020 with #SantaMariaStyle, chock-full of participation from local and loved restaurants, wineries and breweries. Each participating location will be offering a special for $20.20, including everything from wine pairings to tastings and special menu items. Restaurant Month kicks off January 9th through the 31st.

    This experience is part of California Restaurant Month, which propels food & drink to next-level status. During the month of January, visitors will indulge and enjoy with participating restaurants in cities and regions across the state, who offer deals, special menus, and more throughout the month. Please visit SantaMariaValley.com/RestaurantMonth to find all the participating restaurants and deals.
    Craft Cocktail Contest:
    The 2020 Craft Cocktail Contest is its 2nd year we are running this program during Santa Maria Valley’s Restaurant Month. Each craft cocktail entered will represent the culture of each bar and restaurant and the culture of Santa Maria Valley. Every element will be handmade or tailored specifically to represent the heart and soul of each establishment. There are two drink categories – People’s Choice and Overall Winner.

    People’s choice will be decided by guests who will vote for their favorite participating craft cocktail contestant. A panel of special guest judges, ranging from local media, foodie/beverage influencer and local VIPs will decide the overall winner.

    Winners will be announced on last day of the 2020 Dine Out Santa Maria Style, January 31st, 2020
    Craft Cocktail Contest Guidelines:
    The Craft Cocktail must contain at least two ingredients
    Must be handmade, complex, and unique to each restaurant or bar
    Use the hashtag #SMVCraftCocktail

    For more information on Restaurant Month and the Craft Cocktail Contest, contact Yarely Corona, Tourism Coordinator for the Santa Maria Valley Visitors Bureau, at (805) 925-2403 x 851 or yarely@santamaria.com