19 food predictions for 2019

Food is always a reaction. What we want to eat reflects what is happening in the world around us. This past year, it was no accident to find restaurant culture embracing diversity and individuality, to find people interested in discovering one another through the dishes we consume and the stories behind them. Appetite is also highly suggestible. When we see someone else eating something delicious, we want it immediately. Instagram is one vast visual craving, and ideas travel from coast to coast and continent to continent faster than ever before. At the start of this new year, it’s time to look ahead. What’s in store for the world of food and restaurants? Here are 19 predictions for 2019, from the sweeping to the granular.

– The Boston Globe

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Santa Barbara Film Festival Sets 2019 Dates

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The 34th annual Santa Barbara Film Festival is set to run January 30-February 9 in 2019, organizers said this morning. Official events will be held throughout the city, including the Arlington and Lobero theaters, for the fest that takes place in the heat of movie awards season.

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