Juan & Jeffe’s, listed in the Mexican cuisine category of the restaurant guide, has one distinction that sets it apart from all other restaurants on the South Coast: it has never served any food. Not a single breakfast. Not a single lunch. Not a single dinner. In fact it has no employees and has never even opened its doors. This is because Juan & Jeffe’s doesn’t exist.
A year or so ago reader Jeff suggested I try an experiment. His idea was to see if an eatery, originating in the SantaBarbara.com Restaurant Guide, would eventually appear on other web sites. Though I doubted anything would actually result from this, I grabbed some random photos, chose a random address, borrowed SantaBarbara.com’s first phone number from 1996 and “Juan & Jeffe’s” was born.
Much to my surprise, reader Jeff’s experiment yielded some results, and Juan & Jeffe’s began appearing on a variety of web sites (listed below). In addition to web sites, Juan & Jeffe’s ended up in iPhone and Android apps distributed around the globe. It appears that our address mysteriously changed to 1167 State Street along the way and one site even gave us a 3-star rating – not bad considering this is my first restaurant.
Feel free to stop by for some good old-fashioned cooking at the South Coast’s only virtual restaurant. Though it is a bit hard to locate, Juan & Jeffe’s offers Santa Barbara’s finest cuisine – and service with a smile.
Happy April Fools Day!
MenuPix.com – http://www.menupix.com/santabarbara/restaurants.php?id=347896
SBClick.com – http://sbclick.com/public/merchant/5457-juan-jeffe-s
Independent.com – http://www.independent.com/places/juans/
PlanJam.com – http://www.planjam.com/details/1/15/1510697
Best2Go2.com – http://www.best2go2.com/activities/food-drink/restaurants/california/juan-a-jeffes-1167-state-st-in-santa-barbara-ca-93101
OfficialSantaBarbara.com – http://www.officialsantabarbara.com/resources/santa-barbara-mexican-food.html