Daily Archives: Monday, February 28, 2011

REST IN PEACE

Here is a list of local food & drink destinations that have closed in the last 6 months: February 2011: Billies 413 State St; Live Culture 11 W. De la Guerra St; Rileys Coffee 1106 Chapala St; The Taj Cafe … Continue reading

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GUEST CHEF MENU CONTEST

The new Petrini’s restaurant at 5711 Calle Real in Goleta is having a recipe contest Wednesday, March 2nd at 6pm. Customers and judges will be rating the best Italian Pasta or Pizza recipe submitted by local “guest chefs.” The person who submits the … Continue reading

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MESA CAFE UPDATE

This just in from Mesa Cafe & Bar at 1972 Cliff Drive: The Mesa Cafe, one of Santa Barbara’s most popular restaurants/bars, is expanding!  We are moving into the space next door, formerly a nail salon.  Construction is now underway and … Continue reading

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TURNING YELLOW INTO GREEN

Reader Brian tells me that the building at 108 Pierpont Road in Summerland, more commonly known as Big Yellow House, is in escrow. After decades of service, Big Yellow House closed in 2006. Now we have a Big Yellow Question: If the property … Continue reading

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BYE BYE BILLIE, HELLO MOMMA

Reader Huyen tells me that she stopped by Billies at 413 State Street over the weekend and found out it has changed hands and has a similar menu and a new name: “MommaDonna’s.” Billies originally opened in May, 2010. Before Billies arrived, 413 State … Continue reading

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“THE CHAMOMILE” OPENING DOWNTOWN

Over the weekend I received a tip from reader Ken that a new vegan restaurant was coming to 426 Chapala Street, the former home of Sevilla, and that the owner previously operated a restaurant in Carpinteria for many years. That sounded … Continue reading

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