I received this message from Kyle Hopkins, an owner of the new Killer B’s BBQ and Bar on State Street:
Let me give you a little background for your readers on what is happening over at 718 State St.
Killer B’s BBQ and Bar is a new entity. To clarify, California Crisp and Kozmos was a franchise from the parent company of California Crisp Cafe. After a year contract, we decided to end it and re-evaluate the Santa Barbara restaurant scene. Santa Barbara is missing real, smoked BBQ food. A lot of people claim to have smoked ribs and BBQ food, but I have yet to find “in house” smoked food. We have a 350lb wood smoker in our kitchen that we use to smoke all of our meats, which include tri-tip, brisket, baby back ribs, St. Louis style ribs, beef ribs, whole chickens, and pork shoulder (pulled pork).
We brought in an executive chef by the name of Robert Van Houten who is a Certified BBQ master chef. He has won numerous awards for his cooking style and recipes. Everything we have on our menu is 100% unique to Killer B’s. We make 4 different style BBQ sauces from scratch as well as our dry rubs for our meats. We make everything “in house” including our smoked beans, mac and cheese, and smoked corn on the cob. Not only are we bringing real, authentic BBQ back to Santa Barbara, but we also have added a full bar with 8 High Definition Plasma TVs with every sports game.
During our soft opening period, popular menu items have been the Tri-tip, Brisket, Smoked Chicken Wings, and the Ribs (both styles). We offer Dine In as well as To-Go orders. Delivery and catering coming soon.
Winter Store Hours are as follows: Sun- Wed 11:30am – 9pm, Thu-Sat 11:30am – Midnight. Please note that our closing hours are subject to change based on the demand of the customers. If demand continues to grow we will continue to stay open later. This includes the kitchen as well as the bar.