Press

Press & Awards

“We’ve eaten our share of fried chicken sandwiches, but few approach the beauty of the B.F.C. from Finch & Fork in Santa Barbara.”

- Food & Wine

“The world’s perfect sandwich…”

- Santa Barbara
Independent

“This bird can sing: Finch & Fork is one of Santa Barbara’s leading restaurant and cocktails spots”

- Tasting Panel

“Dining chez Peter Cham is a sensory experience in the best sense of the word and a definite brush with genius.”

Independent

“Cham’s visual artistry and spice genius are perfection.”

- Where Foodies Flock


Awards

TripAdvisor - Certificate of Excellence 2018

OpenTable Diner's Choice American - Central Coast

OpenTable Diner's Choice Vibrant Bar Scene - Central Coast & Santa Barbara

TripAdvisor Recommended Restaurant


 
Press

‘Washed’ Cocktails
11/1/18 | Forbes
At Finch & Fork, Santa Barbara, lead bartender George Piperis has created a cocktail out of  peanut butter–washed Toki Japanese whisky, Tempus Fugit créme de cacao, peanut butter foam. Read More

Finch & Fork Dining Featuring Corner Grill Cocktails
10/17/18 | FB World
A visit to the Finch & Fork Corner Grill in the Kimpton Canary hotel in the heart of Santa Barbara is really a must for visitors to this city by the sea, where the welcoming cocktail bar people offer highly creative cocktails with small plates, including fresh oysters that keep locals and hotel guests coming back for more. Read More

American Riviera Rising
10/1/18 | Modern Luxury
Locals love Finch & Fork for its clean California cuisine and creative cocktails by bar veteran George Piperis. Read More

Finch & Fork: A Local Treat
10/1/18 | SB Life & Style
Having experienced a flawless meal with unparalleled service, we are eager for the dessert menu to arrive. Read More

Cocktail Corner: A spirited toast to all things alcoholic
8/24/18 | SBSeasons.com
Finch & Fork’s Sublime Summer Sips Read More

Heady Floats
7/1/18 | 805 Living 
Lead Bartender George Piperis’ Tokyo Float  Read More

Eat This: Burrata with Spring Peas @ Finch & Fork
6/5/18 | Independent 
First Tastes of Chef Peter Cham’s New Menu in Santa Barbara’s Canary Hotel  Read More
11 Hottest Cocktails to Drink Now
5/1/18 | Liquor.com 
The Avocado Fix arrives lush yet dry with avocado adding a luxurious note to Banks 5 Island rum and velvet falernum. Green Chartreuse liqueur brings the herbaceous tones, while lime and cinnamon brighten the drink up. Read More

Made in Santa Barbara
3/6/18 | USA Today
Finch & Fork highlights include elevated fish tacos and artisanal flatbreads with events from fried chicken Tuesdays to seafood pot pie Fridays. Read More

Best Bars & Restaurants in Santa Barbara
2/27/18 | Tasting Table
There are more locals than overnight guests heading to this restaurant in the lobby of the Kimpton Canary hotel downtown. Do as every other table does and start with an order of chef James Siao's bright-pink, beet-pickled deviled eggs that are topped with smoked trout. Read More

Finch & Fork has New Lead Bartender    
1/25/18 | Downtown Santa Barbara    
Piperis’ debut menu at Finch & Fork features half a dozen originals that are reflective of the season, and his knack for balanced, yet complex cocktails that utilize fresh ingredients. Read More

Bloody Marys for Your Hangover    
1/1/18 | USA Today
Finch & Fork infuses its vodka with jalapeno for a traditional Bloody Mary that packs a punch. Read More

Escape the Holiday Madness    
12/8/17 | PacificSanDiego.com
Head up to the road with a fellow couple for a rooftop view of one of Southern California’s most popular cities. The Canary is conveniently located within walking distance to downtown boutiques and restaurants. Read More

9 Exciting Thanksgiving Destinations to Mix Up Your Family Tradition    
11/22/17 | Reader’s Digest
Maybe all that activity has you exhausted on Thanksgiving Day, in which case, simply head to Kimpton Canary's spectacular restaurant Finch & Fork for a three-course Thanksgiving dinner. Read More

Ramen is the Ultimate Ride Fuel    
11/14/17 | Bicycling Magazine
Ramen is great ride food, he says: “It’s carby, and there’s a lot of fat—but you can also build it with a lot of nutrients. I pack mine with dark green vegetables. The salt content is great, pre- or postride, and it’s easy to get protein by adding soft-boiled eggs or just cracking an egg into the broth.

Read More

Trip Dispatch    
10/26/17 | GolfAdvisor
The house specialties - the Macaroni & Cheese appetizer with bacon and bread crumbs and short rib entrée - most definitely killed it.

Read More

 

Four Great Californian Road Trips    
10/20/17 | The Telegraph
The Canary’s rooftop pool with mountain and sea views is the star. Watch the sunset from here, or munch on hotel restaurant Finch & Fork’s fish tacos and relax.

Read More

Food File: The New Finch & Fork    
9/22/17 | Santa Barbara Sentinel 
Anyone can make “trying-to-hard” food. Quality chefs can make simple food so real and tasty.

Read More

 

Patrick Bryant New F&B Director    
8/20/17 | NoozHawk
Bryant said he looks to build upon Finch & Fork and Kimpton Canary’s success by bringing his expertise of providing exceptional culinary experiences to every guest.

Read More

Santa Barbara Is The American Riviera That Needs To Be Experienced
8/19/17 | Van Nuys News Press
Happy hour hotspots include Finch & Fork at Canary Hotel.

Read More

 

I Will Drive 500 Miles
8/11/17 | TravelZoo 
Fork & Finch, a farm-to-table haven inside The Canary. The raw kanpachi crudo, with an avocado and cilantro cream, was fresh and delightful, and the salmon, with a hearty medley of summer squash, roasted corn and pancetta, was awesome.

Read More

Elevated Hotel Dining    
7/1/17 | Southern California Life Magazine
When you dine with us at Finch & Fork, you can definitely expect your meals to be playful, and to pay homage to American dishes with a modern twist.

Read More

LA Escape: Santa Barbara    
6/12/17 | HuffPost
Finch & Fork is as good as they come, a destination of its own.

Read More

The Ultimate Guide for Traveling Santa Barbara
5/5/17 | InStyle
Located at the popular Canary Hotel, this rustic-cool eatery is all about comfort food and fresh ingredients. Referred to as “New American Fare”, selections include buttermilk fried chicken, deviled eggs, classic burgers, baked mac and cheese and seafood pot pie. Comfort me now. Bonus: grab a cocktail at the hotel’s rooftop bar, complete with a pool and outdoor fireplace.

Read More

 

Farm to Table
7/1/16 | USA Today 10 Best
You may not want to eat dinner on a farm while you're on vacation. Mud, pigs, squawking hens... no, thank you! But enjoying a meal made of ingredients fresh from a farm when you're in California's bountiful Central Coast? That's an entirely different story.

Read More

 

Sandwich Stalker
2/25/16  |  Food & Wine FWx
We’ve eaten our share of fried chicken sandwiches, but few approach the beauty of the B.F.C. from Finch & Fork in Santa Barbara. Chef James Siao nails all the details — from the mustard to the slaw to the all-important fried chicken — for a sandwich that’s as wolf-it-down delicious as it is photogenic.
Read More

Sip Something New in Santa Barbara
2/24/16  |  New York Magazine
The Santa Ynez Valley has become a new frontier for young winemakers, with chic new tasting rooms and creative ways to explore the bounty of this West Coast beach town.
Read More

Press

Made in Santa Barbara
3/6/18 | USA Today
Finch & Fork highlights include elevated fish tacos and artisanal flatbreads with events from fried chicken Tuesdays to seafood pot pie Fridays.

Read More

 

Best Bars & Restaurants in Santa Barbara
2/27/18 | Tasting Table
There are more locals than overnight guests heading to this restaurant in the lobby of the Kimpton Canary hotel downtown. Do as every other table does and start with an order of chef James Siao's bright-pink, beet-pickled deviled eggs that are topped with smoked trout.

Read More

Finch & Fork has New Lead Bartender    
1/25/18 | Downtown Santa Barbara    
Piperis’ debut menu at Finch & Fork features half a dozen originals that are reflective of the season, and his knack for balanced, yet complex cocktails that utilize fresh ingredients.

Read More

Bloody Marys for Your Hangover    
1/1/18 | USA Today
Finch & Fork infuses its vodka with jalapeno for a traditional Bloody Mary that packs a punch.

Read More

Escape the Holiday Madness    
12/8/17 | PacificSanDiego.com
Head up to the road with a fellow couple for a rooftop view of one of Southern California’s most popular cities. The Canary is conveniently located within walking distance to downtown boutiques and restaurants.

Read More

9 Exciting Thanksgiving Destinations to Mix Up Your Family Tradition    
11/22/17 | Reader’s Digest
Maybe all that activity has you exhausted on Thanksgiving Day, in which case, simply head to Kimpton Canary's spectacular restaurant Finch & Fork for a three-course Thanksgiving dinner.

Read More

Ramen is the Ultimate Ride Fuel    
11/14/17 | Bicycling Magazine
Ramen is great ride food, he says: “It’s carby, and there’s a lot of fat—but you can also build it with a lot of nutrients. I pack mine with dark green vegetables. The salt content is great, pre- or postride, and it’s easy to get protein by adding soft-boiled eggs or just cracking an egg into the broth.

Read More

Trip Dispatch    
10/26/17 | GolfAdvisor
The house specialties - the Macaroni & Cheese appetizer with bacon and bread crumbs and short rib entrée - most definitely killed it.

Read More

 

Four Great Californian Road Trips    
10/20/17 | The Telegraph
The Canary’s rooftop pool with mountain and sea views is the star. Watch the sunset from here, or munch on hotel restaurant Finch & Fork’s fish tacos and relax.

Read More

Food File: The New Finch & Fork    
9/22/17 | Santa Barbara Sentinel 
Anyone can make “trying-to-hard” food. Quality chefs can make simple food so real and tasty.

Read More

 

Patrick Bryant New F&B Director    
8/20/17 | NoozHawk
Bryant said he looks to build upon Finch & Fork and Kimpton Canary’s success by bringing his expertise of providing exceptional culinary experiences to every guest.

Read More

Santa Barbara Is The American Riviera That Needs To Be Experienced
8/19/17 | Van Nuys News Press
Happy hour hotspots include Finch & Fork at Canary Hotel.

Read More

 

I Will Drive 500 Miles
8/11/17 | TravelZoo 
Fork & Finch, a farm-to-table haven inside The Canary. The raw kanpachi crudo, with an avocado and cilantro cream, was fresh and delightful, and the salmon, with a hearty medley of summer squash, roasted corn and pancetta, was awesome.

Read More

Elevated Hotel Dining    
7/1/17 | Southern California Life Magazine
When you dine with us at Finch & Fork, you can definitely expect your meals to be playful, and to pay homage to American dishes with a modern twist.

Read More

LA Escape: Santa Barbara    
6/12/17 | HuffPost
Finch & Fork is as good as they come, a destination of its own.

Read More

The Ultimate Guide for Traveling Santa Barbara
5/5/17 | InStyle
Located at the popular Canary Hotel, this rustic-cool eatery is all about comfort food and fresh ingredients. Referred to as “New American Fare”, selections include buttermilk fried chicken, deviled eggs, classic burgers, baked mac and cheese and seafood pot pie. Comfort me now. Bonus: grab a cocktail at the hotel’s rooftop bar, complete with a pool and outdoor fireplace.

Read More

 

Farm to Table
7/1/16 | USA Today 10 Best
You may not want to eat dinner on a farm while you're on vacation. Mud, pigs, squawking hens... no, thank you! But enjoying a meal made of ingredients fresh from a farm when you're in California's bountiful Central Coast? That's an entirely different story.

Read More

 

Sandwich Stalker
2/25/16  |  Food & Wine FWx
We’ve eaten our share of fried chicken sandwiches, but few approach the beauty of the B.F.C. from Finch & Fork in Santa Barbara. Chef James Siao nails all the details — from the mustard to the slaw to the all-important fried chicken — for a sandwich that’s as wolf-it-down delicious as it is photogenic.
Read More

Sip Something New in Santa Barbara
2/24/16  |  New York Magazine
The Santa Ynez Valley has become a new frontier for young winemakers, with chic new tasting rooms and creative ways to explore the bounty of this West Coast beach town.
Read More