EL PASTORCITO UPDATE

Taqueria El Pastorcito at 4427 Hollister Avenue in Goleta updated their hours and are now closing at 5:30 p.m. I am told that they will switch back to usual hours of 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday through Saturday, starting in April.

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TACO TUYO VEGAN TAKE-OUT OPENS ON HALEY

Santa Barbara Independent reporter Molly Forster has announced that Taco Tuyo, a vegan Mexican food takeout restaurant, opened its doors in January at 724 East Haley Street. Forster reports that owner Steven Sysum’s mission is to provide Santa Barbara with healthy, tasty, affordable food using traditional Mexican flavors that we all know and love. Forster adds that Sysum aims to introduce a different style of Mexican food to Santa Barbara rather than the meat-heavy Mexicali food that most of us are used to. Sysum describes his business as follows:

“Taco Tuyo is the first restaurant of its kind on the Central Coast, and perhaps in California. It’s meant to be fun, casual, healthy, and communal. Taco Tuyo seeks to be a place where regulars can stop in for a quick bite or meet up with friends and family for delicious meals, and where visitors can learn that Santa Barbara is the best place to showcase such healthful and flavorful plant-based Mexican food at a reasonable price. Taco Tuyo also exists for more than food. 2% of its profits go to a local non-profit whose mission is to end homelessness. We also participate in composting and environmentally-friendly practices behind the scenes. We support local farmers by buying local and seasonal ingredients where possible. We use only Earth-friendly takeout packaging. We want to educate people about the benefit of eating healthy.” Call 319-3627 or visit tacotuyo.com.

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ROSE CAFÉ CLOSES… THEN REOPENS

In January of last year I reported that the family that owns Rose Cafe at 424 East Haley Street has decided to close the restaurant in 2021 which will be the eatery’s 85th year in business. But as ash fall from the Thomas Fire kept potential customers at home, the family decided to close the business for good last December 20. Fortunately Santa Barbara Independent reporter D.J. Palladino says this story has a happy ending. Palladino reports that George Guevara, grandson of Agnes Guevara, the Matriarch Of The Rose Café who passed away in 2014, decided he wanted to reopen the place. I’m told that Guevara reopened on January 6, less than three weeks after closing. “I promise I didn’t change anything, except to make it a little better,” said Guevara.

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ISLANDS RESTAURANTS OPENS IN LA CUMBRE PLAZA

Known for specialty burgers, fresh cut fries and tropical drinks, Islands Restaurants has brought its surf-inspired atmosphere to Santa Barbara on February 13 at 3825 State Street. This marks the company’s first location in the Central Coast region.

Located at La Cumbre Plaza in the former home of Marmalade Cafe and Red Robin, the 4,900 square-foot location features an open layout, beachy décor and large HD TVs throughout the bar and restaurant. Guests can grab a seat at the bar, or enjoy a cocktail and meal in the outdoor patio area, equipped with heaters and a communal fire table.

The expansive menu features a variety of burgers – from the tried-and-true classic Big Wave, to the Hawaiian, topped with fresh grilled pineapple, teriyaki sauce and Swiss cheese – as well as flavorful tacos, bowls, fresh salads and its famed fresh-cut Island Fries. Guests can choose from a selection of tropical drinks including Islands’ signature Mai Tai and the Big Island Iced Tea or locally sourced wine and beer.

The Restaurant Guy and family stopped by to join a packed house at Islands and ordered the Malibu Burger, Hawaiian Burger, Beach Bowl with Grilled Fish, and Grilled Fish Tacos, pictured above. We finished off with a Chocolate Lava and Kona Pie. Needless to say all were amazing.

“We’re incredibly proud to open our first restaurant in Santa Barbara, an iconic beach city that resonates with our own coastal culture and origins,” said Michael Smith, president of Islands Restaurants. “We look forward to being a part of this close knit community and offering a spot for visitors to grab great food and drinks with family and friends.”

To support the community after recent natural disasters, Islands will donate a portion of the proceeds from Feb. 26-28 to the United Way Thomas Fire and Flood Fund. This fund was established by United Way of Santa Barbara County and United Way of Ventura County to help residents recover from recent fire and mudslide damage.

Islands’ founder Tony DeGrazier started the company after being inspired by the beaches of Oahu during his time in the Navy. DeGrazier’s original vision of serving delicious, fresh food in a laid-back, tropical environment has remained true ever since.

Islands at La Cumbre Plaza is open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Guests can enjoy happy hour from 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. every weeknight in the bar area for discounted offers on sliders, nachos, beer, wine and cocktails. For more information about Islands, or to learn how to become a member of Tiki Link and enjoy exclusive perks and special offers, visit islandsrestaurants.com.

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VALENTINE’S DAY AT PASCUCCI

This just in from Pascucci restaurant at 729 State Street:

HI John
I hope you’re doing well. As we all know, it’s been a very challenging couple of months for everyone in Santa Barbara, both emotionally and financially. Many people had reduced work and income. Hopefully things will get back to normal soon. For Valentines Day, we will be serving our regular menu, which is priced from $16.99 and under! In addition, we will offer  5 specials, priced from $18-24. Each special will include a choice of 2 sides.

  • Oven roasted 1/2 chicken with a sherry sage sauce
  • Halibut Piccata
  • Grilled Sirloin steak with choice of marsala mushroom-cream sauce or Gorgonzola crumbles
  • Scampi
  • Almond crusted salmon

Thank-you!
Laura Knight

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VALENTINE’S DAY AT BEAR AND STAR

Here is a press-release from Bear and Star at 2860 Grand Avenue, Los Olivos:

Los Olivos’ The Bear and Star, serving “Refined Ranch Cuisine” inspired by the Parker family hospitality at the eponymous Fess Parker Inn, celebrates Valentine’s Day Dinner on Wednesday, February 14, 2018, with a holiday menu created by Chef John Cox and his team. The Bear and Star has quickly been embraced by food-conscious diners applauding the restaurant’s sustainable menu program. The restaurant is a pioneer in Santa Barbara County in its true ranch to table philosophy, with a commitment to sourcing most of its meats, fowl and produce from the Parker ranch and organic farm or nearby purveyors, built on Santa Barbara County’s rich ecosystem.

Chef Cox’s extravagant Valentine’s Day dinner is perfect for toasting romance in the Santa Barbara Wine Country. The evening begins with an Amuse – Deviled Farm Egg with Caviar; followed by a First Course choice of Three Morro Bay Reserve Oysters with Santa Barbara Rock Crab “Rockefeller”; or Winter Greens with Crispy Country Ham, Asian Pear and Goat Cheese. The Second Corse is Parker Ranch Wagyu Short Ribs with Stone-Ground Polenta and Pan-Roasted Kale; or Wild Chanterelle Mushrooms with Creamy Toasted Orzo, Black Truffle Camembert and Lemon-Parsley Gremolata. Dessert is a perfect ending with either a Key Lime Pie with Graham Cracker Crust; or a Dark Chocolate Ganache Cake with Cassis. Petit Fours and Chocolate-Covered Strawberry are presented before guests depart. Sparkling and wine pairings are available for the dinner selected by The Bear and Star’s General Manager Robert Williams.

Pricing for the Valentine’s Day menu is $68 per adult and $35 additional for the optional wine and sparkling pairing. For those desiring to start their Valentine’s Day earlier, The Bear and Star also offers their complete fresh ranch menus for breakfast and lunch.

Valentine’s Day hours at The Bear and Star begin with morning breakfast from 7:00-10:00 a.m.; followed by Lunch from 11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Dinner is served from 5:00 p.m. The public can enjoy the Bar and Star Bar from 3:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Reservations are recommended.

$68 per guest for Valentine’s Day Dinner Menu
$35 additional for wine & sparkling pairings curated by The Bear and Star’s Robert Williams

Wednesday, February 14th
Breakfast from 7:00 A.M. – 10:00 a.m.
Lunch from 11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Dinner from 5:00 p.m.

The Bear and Star
2860 Grand Avenue, Los Olivos, CA 93441
For Reservations: 805-686-1359 or OpenTable.com
www.thebearandstar.com

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VALENTINE’S DAY AT FINCH & FORK AND OUTPOST

Here is a press-release from Finch & Fork and Outpost:

Not sure if you plan on featuring Valentine’s Day happenings, but here are the details for Finch & Fork and Outpost.

Swipe Right party at Good Bar
If the traditional table for two isn’t your thing, head to Good Bar at the Goodland hotel for their Swipe Right party. The cheeky celebration will feature DJ Darla Bea, a Valentine-themed cocktail and dancing from 8pm-midnight. Tip: Head in early and enjoy some grub at Outpost, who will be serving specials in honor of Valentine’s Day, as well as their regular menu. 5650 Calle Real // OutpostSB.com

Swoon-worthy Specials at Finch & Fork
Downtown’s popular spot for fresh and flavorful cuisine is offering Valentine’s Day specials to toast to. Start with a seasonal Hiramasa Crudo with blood orange, nori, radish, ponzu and toasted peanuts. Move on to Braised Lamb Shank with winter squash, pomegranate, mint yogurt and crispy onions, or Mt. Lassen Trout with caramelized cauliflower, green chickpea puree, pine nuts and olive vinaigrette. Satisfy your sweet tooth cravigs with chef’s Strawberry Pavlova or Coconut Cake with hibiscus buttercream and caramelized pineapple. Reservations can be made at www.FinchandForkRestaurant.com or by calling 805-879-9100 // 31 West Carrillo St.

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VALENTINE’S DAY AT THE LARK

Here is a press-release from The Lark 131 Anacapa Street:

Chef Jason Paluska and the team at The Lark present Valentine’s Day dining with enticing dishes created for the ultimate romantic dining experience. The holiday will be celebrated on Wednesday, February 14th, 2018. Guests may choose from Chef Paluska’s romantic specials – Foie Gras Mousse with Feuille de Brick, Wood-Fired Ellwood Canyon Strawberries, Duck Fat-Roasted Hazelnuts, Pickled Rhubarb and Tarragon; or Butter-Poached Lobster with Creamy Parsnip Agnolotti, Sugar Snap Peas, Lobster Roe, Preserved Meyer Lemon and Pea Tendrils; and Grilled Niman Ranch Pork Belly with Fuji Apple Glaze, Fennel Kimchee, Yuzu Aioli, Lavash Cracker and Opal Basil.

The Lark also offers the complete market-driven dinner menu that has made the restaurant popular, with signature dishes of Crispy Brussels Sprouts with Medjool Dates; Roasted Beet Carpaccio; Japanese Hamachi Crudo; The Lark Porchetta di Testa; Crispy Duck Confit Wings; Caramelized Diver Scallops; Cast Iron-Roasted Sonoma Chicken; and Slow Cooked Beef Ribs.

Pricing is à la carte and ranges from $7 to $48 for the menu of small plates and large platters.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018
5:00 p.m. to closing
The Lark
131 Anacapa Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
805.284.0370

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VALENTINE’S DAY AT LOQUITA

Here is a press-release from Loquita at 202 State Street:

Toast to Valentine’s Day with a specialty cocktail created by Bar Manager Gavin Koehn – Hierbas del Amor with Tarragon and Ginger-Infused Gin, Jerez Blanco Vermouth, Lemon, Campari, Rosé and Egg White. The four-course dinner begins with a First Course of Oysters; and a Salmon Tartare Cone with Feuille De Brick, Salmon Tartare, Salmon Roe & Piquillo Pepper; followed by a Second Course of Carpaccio de Porchetta with Pork Belly, Pickled Mustard Seed, Mustard Green & Chives; alongside Rabo de Toro with 20-Layered Potato Galette, Preserved Meyer Lemon Creme Fraîche, Braised Oxtail & Horseradish; and Camarón Frito – Fried Head-On Shrimp with Espelette. For the Third Course guests sample dishes of Zanahorias – Roasted Carrot with Honey-Sherry Glaze and Whipped Ricotta; and Pollo – Loquita’s Organic Rocky Chicken with Black Truffle, Robuchon Mash and Jus. Dessert completes the dinner with Chef Lee’s Chocolat Coulant – a Molten Lava Cake.

Pricing for Loquita’s Valentine’s Day Dinner is $75 per person. Additional wine pairing is available for $25 per person. Guests may also opt for the complete à la carte dinner menu instead of the Valentine’s Day prix fixe menu. Reservations are highly recommended and are available from 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

$75 per person, with optional wine pairings an additional $25 per guest, excluding tax & gratuity. Reservations are highly recommended

Wednesday, February 14, 2018. Loquita reservations accepted between 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Loquita
202 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA  93101
805 880 3380

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FLIGHTLINE PHOTOS

Santa Barbara Airport aviation electronics maintenance guru Tom Smothermon sent me photos of the original Flightline restaurant that was located on the airport property next to where the new Flightline will open later this year in the former home of Elephant Bar and current home of High Sierra Grill.

Flightline photo taken on the south side of the building

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BIBI JI WINE BAR, BOTTLE SHOP AND RESTAURANT OPENS DOWNTOWN

Bibi Ji, a new wine bar, bottle shop and all-day restaurant from Rajat Parr and acclaimed chef Jessi Singh, opened on February 1st at 734 State Street, the former home of Relais de Paris. Singh, who’s been lauded for his Indian cooking at the popular Babu Ji restaurant in San Francisco, New York City and Melbourne, will serve a locally inspired seafood-focused menu with Australian and Indian influences, while the wine selection from James Beard Award-winning sommelier Rajat Parr features a dynamic and eccentric variety of uniquely affordable bottles designed to pair well with the food. The name Bibi Ji – an Indian term of endearment for women in the family – pays tribute to the formative women in both Jessi and Rajat’s lives who cultivated their love for food and hospitality. Both Jessi and Rajat are now living in Santa Barbara, and will be donating a portion of proceeds from Bibi Ji to support the Santa Barbara Firefighters Alliance.

Drawing from his Australian and Indian roots, chef Jessi’s menu features his inauthentic take on many traditional American seafood dishes, with a strong focus on using local Santa Barbara purveyors. With the Santa Barbara Farmers Market just steps away from Bibi Ji, Jessi is sourcing nearly all of his ingredients there, and will be changing his menu regularly depending on what’s available in the market that week. The restaurant is partnering with fish monger Stephanie Mutz to source local oysters (served on the menu with green mango pickle butter) and sea urchin, which appears in the SB UNI biryani dish, served with fried rice. Additional dish highlights include Hope Ranch black mussels in a curry broth, Tandoori style octopus with a fennel slaw and Jumbo prawn with pineapple and jalapeño jam, as well as “Inauthentic Curries” such as Bibi Ji daal (ginger, garlic and tomatoes) and Coconut curry with turmeric and mustard seeds, served with the option of pink shrimp or vegetable, among others. The menu also features dishes that Babu Ji became known for at its locations in NYC and San Francisco such as the famed Colonel Tso’s cauliflower, Indo-Chinese style cauliflower in a tomato & chili sauce, and Gol gappa, tangy crispy stuffed shells. California cheesemaker Soyoung Scanlan of Andante Dairy is creating a rotating cheese plate that will be on the menu all day.

Bibi Ji is open daily from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day, Bibi Ji will serve a happy hour menu with wines offered for $6 a glass and a special food menu, before transitioning to dinner service starting at 5pm. For more information, visit bibijisb.com and follow them on instagram @bibijisb.

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MONTECITO UPDATE 2/5

It is my understanding that all Montecito restaurants, coffee shops and markets are now open for business, not including those at San Ysidro Ranch and the Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore. Bella Vista at Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore reopens April 2 while Stone House and Plow & Angel are closed indefinitely due to the catastrophic flood that went through San Ysidro Ranch.

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212 HOT POT COMING TO ISLA VISTA

Reader Brendan says the Isla Vista space that formerly housed Kol’s Cafe, and before that, Crushcakes, has a sign indicating “212 Hot Pot” will be moving in. I stopped by the address at 6533 Trigo Road and was told by a worker that it will be a Chinese restaurant.

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FLIGHTLINE UPDATE

This just in from co-owner Warren Butler:

Hello John,

Thank you for your support for the hospitality industry during these trying times. I just wanted to give you an update:

The transformation is happening.  The High Sierra Grill & Bar at 521 Firestone Road in Goleta (formerly The Elephant Bar) is being transformed into the Flightline Restaurant & Bar.  Please let everyone know to come and as we are still open during the changeover and see all the great memorabilia going up room by room.  We have a great steak and eggs special and Rack of Ribs special and a 2 for $25 special to give everyone a preview as to what is to come!

I want to thank you for putting the word out that I was collecting some aviation memorabilia for the new concept.  I was contacted by many people including John Blankenship who has a  priceless aviation collection that he is more than excited to share with the community.  |

The end result is the FlightLine will be surpassing my original vision and I know it will be appreciated by the entire community.  So many people have told me how much they appreciate what we are doing in showcasing the history of aviation and the airport which Santa Barbara is so proud of..  So many people have a story and so many memories!!

Warren

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THE LITTLE DOOR UPDATE

This just in from reader Meg:

“I walked by The Little Door (129 E Anapamu Street) last week and learned that they would be reopening in a couple of weeks.”

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EAST BEACH GRILL CLOSES

Growing up in Montecito, one of my favorite hangouts was East Beach, which meant I spent a lot of time at East Beach Grill, the seaside restaurant on the first floor of the Cabrillo Pavilion Bathhouse. At the end of December, owner Francisco Aguilera’s lease ended, and the city closed the building for a $15 million renovation. In September 2016 the Santa Barbara City Council voted to allow Aguilera first chance at re-leasing the space after renovations are complete but they could not come to an agreement. Aguilera continues to own and operate Great Pacific Ice Cream Company and Char West on Stearns Wharf.

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805 KABOB CLOSES

805 Kabob Mediterranean Bakery & Cafe has closed at 6578 Trigo Road in Isla Vista. The business, which opened in March 2016, is being replaced by Mojo Teahouse.

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MONTECITO UPDATE 2/4

Additional food and drink destinations that have reopened in Montecito:

Coffee Bean, 1209 Coast Village Rd – open
Montecito Wine Bistro, 516 San Ysidro Rd – open
Panino,  1024 Coast Village Rd – open
Sakana, 1046 Coast Village Rd – open
Starbucks,  1046A Coast Village Rd – open

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LOS ARROYOS REOPENS

After closing due to the Montecito mudslides, Los Arroyos has reopened at 1280 Coast Village Road.

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YEN CHING CLOSES, TO BECOME NEW CHINESE RESTAURANT

Reader Patrick sent a tip that Yen Ching restaurant at 2840 De la Vina Street closed on January 29th. I stopped by and a representative told me that the business was sold and that in April it will reopen as a Chinese restaurant named New Szechuan Garden or perhaps New Szechwan Garden. The exact spelling eludes me.

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RUMOR MILL

As you probably know, last year Amazon.com bought Whole Foods Market for $13.7 billion and quickly slashed prices on many popular items. Word on the street is that the store at 3761 State Street (where, in October 2009, I camped all night to successfully become Customer #1) will be doing a store-wide remodel. I’m told that, as part of the remodel, an Amazon return locker will be installed. Right now you need to go to Isla Vista for that which is not convenient if you happen to live in Santa Barbara. Lastly, I’m hearing that one will one day be able to order anything in the store for same-day home delivery. As always, this rumor might be completely false or a brilliant forecast of future events. Your call.

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CA’ DARIO CUCINA ITALIANA OPENS IN GOLETA

Readers Meredith and Annie passed me some good news from the Goodland.  Ca’ Dario Cucina Italiana has opened at 250 Storke Road in Goleta next to The French Press at the Kmart Shopping Center in the former home of Bicycle Bob’s and Sams To Go. General Manager Danny Chisholm gave me a tour of the impressive and spacious new location. “When you walk in, the bar area looks like the pizzeria in the downtown location,” said Chisholm. “In the back you have white table cloths dimly lit with candle lights. It will look a lot like the dining room at the main location. The fun new part is that we have a big open kitchen where we can watch the chefs make dinner magic while we’re eating.” The new Ca’ Dario also has a private conference/dining room with 8-10 chairs where you can hook up a computer to a large TV set. They have plans for a large 40-seat patio on the mountain side of the property that is currently a work in progress. The bar near the entrance has its own appetizer menu and also serves the full menu. “We’ve got an awesome appetizer dish frittura mista, said Chisholm. “We don’t have a deep fryer downtown so this is our first opportunity in a long time to have a fried calamari seafood appetizer.” Ca’ Dario Cucina Italiana is open daily 11:30 a.m.- 9 p.m. Call 884-9419 or visit cadario.net.

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MONTECITO UPDATE 1/28

I made a round of calls to all Montecito food and drink establishments. If a business is not listed here that means they did not answer the phone and that I don’t know their status.

Bella Vista at the Biltmore, 1260 Channel Dr – opening 4/2
Blenders in the Grass
, 1046 Coast Village Rd – open
Bottle Shop, 1200 Coast Village Rd – open
Bree’osh Cafe & Bakery, 1150 Coast Village Rd – open
Cava Restaurant & Bar, 1212 Coast Village Rd – open
China Palace, 1070 Coast Village Rd – open
Giovanni’s, 1187 Coast Village Rd – open
Here’s the Scoop, 1187 Coast Village Rd – open
Jeannine’s Bakery, 1253 Coast Village Rd – open
Lucky’s, 1270 Coast Village Rd – open
Montecito Coffee Shop, 1498 East Valley Rd – open
Montecito Village Grocery, 1482 East Valley Rd – open
Oliver’s, 1198 Coast Village Rd – open
Pane e Vino, 1482 East Valley Rd – open
Panino, 1024 Coast Village Rd – open
Pierre Lafond, 516 San Ysidro Rd – open
Rori’s Artisanal Creamery, 1024 Coast Village Rd – open
Stella Mare’s, 50 Los Patos Way – open
The Honor Bar, 1255 Coast Village Rd – open
The Honor Market, 1255 Coast Village Rd – open
The Liquor & Wine Grotto, 1271 Coast Village Rd – open
Tre Lune
, 1151 Coast Village Rd – open
Via Vai Trattoria & Pizzeria, 1483 East Valley Rd – open
Village Cheese & Wine, 1485 East Valley Rd – open
Vons, 1040 Coast Village Rd – open

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MONTECITO UPDATE 1/26

I made a round of calls to all Montecito food and drink establishments. If a business is not listed here that means they did not answer the phone and that I don’t know their status.

Bella Vista at the Biltmore, 1260 Channel Dr – opening 4/2
Blenders in the Grass
, 1046 Coast Village Rd – open
Bottle Shop, 1200 Coast Village Rd – open
Bree’osh Cafe & Bakery, 1150 Coast Village Rd – opening ~1/31
Cava Restaurant & Bar, 1212 Coast Village Rd – opening 2/1
Here’s the Scoop, 1187 Coast Village Rd – open
Giovanni’s
, 1187 Coast Village Rd – open
Lucky’s, 1270 Coast Village Rd – opening ~1/31
Montecito Coffee Shop, 1498 East Valley Rd – opening ~1/31
Oliver’s, 1198 Coast Village Rd – opening ~1/31
Pane e Vino, 1482 East Valley Rd – open
Panino, 1024 Coast Village Rd – early February
Rori’s Artisanal Creamery, 1024 Coast Village Rd – open (serving pints, not scoops)
Stella Mare’s, 50 Los Patos Way – open
The Honor Bar, 1255 Coast Village Rd – open
The Honor Market, 1255 Coast Village Rd – open
The Liquor & Wine Grotto, 1271 Coast Village Rd – open
Tre Lune
, 1151 Coast Village Rd – opening ~1/31
Via Vai Trattoria & Pizzeria, 1483 East Valley Rd – open
Village Cheese & Wine, 1485 East Valley Rd – open
Vons, 1040 Coast Village Rd – open

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MONTECITO UPDATE 1/25

Blenders in the Grass, 1046 Coast Village Rd – open
Bottle Shop, 1200 Coast Village Rd – open
Bree’osh Cafe & Bakery, 1150 Coast Village Rd – opening ~1/31
Cava Restaurant & Bar, 1212 Coast Village Rd – opening 2/1
Lucky’s, 1270 Coast Village Rd – opening ~1/31
Oliver’s, 1198 Coast Village Rd – opening ~1/31
Rori’s Artisanal Creamery, 1024 Coast Village Rd – open (serving pints, not scoops)
Stella Mare’s, 50 Los Patos Way – open
The Honor Bar, 1255 Coast Village Rd – open
The Honor Market, 1255 Coast Village Rd – open
The Liquor & Wine Grotto, 1271 Coast Village Rd – open
Tre Lune
, 1151 Coast Village Rd – opening ~1/31
Vons, 1040 Coast Village Rd – open

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CAVA TO REOPEN FEBRUARY 1ST

This just in from Cava Restaurant & Bar at 1212 Coast Village Road:

Cava Restaurant & Bar is happy to announce we will be reopening our doors on THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 1st!

Thank you for the outpouring of love and support from our loyal customers. We sincerely appreciate your inquiries. All of us on Coast Village Road are eagerly awaiting the Boil Water Notice to be lifted. Once the water is safe we can begin the detailed process of getting all systems back into place. Thank you for you patience. We are thrilled to report we have been able to retain 100% of our employees through this difficult period– the same friendly faces you’ve come to expect for the past 20 years will be here to greet you upon your next visit. We cannot wait to see you again!
Sending love to our wonderful community,

The Cava Team

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QUESTION OF THE DAY

“Which restaurants serve local lobster? – Julie”

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CRUSHCAKES CELEBRATES 10TH ANNIVERSARY

This just in from Crushcakes & Cafe at 1315 Anacapa Street:

“It has been a very difficult past few weeks for everyone in our community.  We are so grateful that we are here and helping to provide delicious food and a safe, comfortable environment for our customers.  February 2 marks Crushcakes Cafe 10 year anniversary and we will be celebrating it at all of our locations that day with special treats, giveaways and more!  We are so thankful to everyone in Santa Barbara, Carpinteria and Goleta who continue to come in and support our small business and we hope for many more years to come!  Please join our celebration February 2nd and get some delicious food and treats!  See you then!  -Shannon & the Crushcakes Family”

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MONTECITO UPDATE 1/24

Blenders in the Grass, 1046 Coast Village Rd – open
Bottle Shop, 1200 Coast Village Rd – open
Bree’osh Cafe & Bakery, 1150 Coast Village Rd – opening ~1/31
Lucky’s, 1270 Coast Village Rd – opening ~1/31
Oliver’s, 1198 Coast Village Rd – opening ~1/31
Rori’s Artisanal Creamery, 1024 Coast Village Rd – open (serving pints, not scoops)
Stella Mare’s, 50 Los Patos Way – opening ~1/25
The Honor Bar, 1255 Coast Village Rd – open
The Honor Market, 1255 Coast Village Rd – open
The Liquor & Wine Grotto, 1271 Coast Village Rd – open
Tre Lune
, 1151 Coast Village Rd – opening ~1/31
Vons, 1040 Coast Village Rd – open

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THE NUGGET REOPENS IN SUMMERLAND

This just in from Bob Montgomery, owner of The Nugget restaurant at 2318 Lillie Avenue in Summerland:

John,

Thought your and our customers should know that we partially opened last Tuesday, January 16 as we couldn’t round up a full  crew and had some problems with deliveries. But now were really bucking along at a full gallop. Only thing we might be missing is our Friday/Saturday Prime Rib $25.95 Special this week. Anyway we sure would like to see all our regulars and any new customers looking for a great roundup, hardy drinks, great food and friendly old fashion service.

Thanks,
Bob

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