Monthly Archives: June 2011

GOLETA RUDY’S UPDATE

Hello from Sequoia National Park. I am finding the iPad 2 to be very useful during its first test in battle conditions on the road, so I am able to bring you some news via a satellite link here at … Continue reading

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OFF TOPIC

I am on vacation in Sequoia right now. Even though it is June we got a foot of snow last night.

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C U SOON

My childhood friend Flip who lives in Texas (he grew up down the street from me off of San Ysidro Rd in Montecito) has embarked upon a pilgrimage to Sequoia and Yosemite with his family and I plan to join them … Continue reading

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IT’S OFFICIAL

Last week I reported that employees of Ruth’s Chris Steak House had informed me that the restaurant was going to close June 19th but management would not confirm or deny it. Now it is official and the date is indeed … Continue reading

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24/7

Reader Primetime tells me that McDonald’s at 1906 Cliff Dr on the Mesa is going to join the elite club of local 24-hour restaurants starting June 16th. Speaking of Mickey D’s on the Mesa, I updated their exterior photo to … Continue reading

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NEW IN THE GUIDE

Today I added Padaro Beach Grill (3765 Santa Claus Ln) and Green and Tasty (food truck) to the SantaBarbara.com Restaurant Guide.

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NEW RUDY’S?

I received word today that there is a big “Rudy’s Mexican Restaurant” sign on display at 5764 Calle Real in Goleta, the former home of Presto Pasta. Given that there is already a Rudy’s at 5680 Calle Real, this report seems … Continue reading

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SWEET TOOTH CLOSES

Sweet Tooth at 6549 Pardall Rd, Isla Vista has closed their doors. The dessert destination opened in October 2010.

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HOBNOB CLOSES

HobNob Tavern at 21 W. Victoria St has closed their doors. The restaurant opened in March 2010.

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WHISPERS

The doors at dearly-departed Dean-o’s Pizzarama at 1950 Cliff Dr were open recently and people were seen inside. The windows at the former home of Fosters Freeze at 1924 Cliff Dr are now boarded up. There was activity recently inside … Continue reading

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PHOTO BLOG

June 1, 2011 – Here are pictures from last night’s Dining for Solstice fundraiser for the Solstice Parade. It was held at Pascucci restaurant, 729 State Street. 100% of proceeds, including tips, were donated to Solstice.

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PHOTO BLOG

May 29, 2011 – I took some photos last Saturday at the Food Truck Festival on lower State Street and posted them online today. The event was a big success with steady a flow of hungry locals and tourists all … Continue reading

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PADARO BEACH GRILL OPENS TODAY

Brent Reichard, owner of The Habit restaurants and Hook Burger Bistro in Oxnard, gave me a tour yesterday of his newest restaurant: the extensively renovated Padaro Beach Grill at 3765 Santa Claus Ln in Carpinteria. In addition to being a … Continue reading

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TEPEYAC UPDATE

I am receiving reports that Tepeyac Taquitos at 201 W. Carrillo St, which opened last January, has closed. I tried calling during business hours and nobody answers. This is entirely unconfirmed and for all I know they are open for business with a … Continue reading

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COLD SPRING IS HOT

Reader Anita sent me a link to a new Geico commercial filmed at Cold Spring Tavern in addition to a video of actor Jeff Bridges & band playing at the Tavern last Friday.

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