Monthly Archives: August 2012

OFF TOPIC

This restaurant news blog has been slow for most of the summer (to be restarted after Labor Day) because I have been unusually busy. Here is my diary of events: May: Proposed to The Restaurant Gal May: Prepared for wedding … Continue reading

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OFF TOPIC

I went from New York City right to Yosemite then to Sequoia. The Restaurant Gal and I successfully hiked to the top of Half Dome (18 miles, 15 hours for the route we took). I hope to restart the blog … Continue reading

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OFF TOPIC

I am on my way to New York City to be on Today Show tomorrow at 7:30am. For updates visit Facebook.com/SantaBarbara

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ROSALES OPENS

Readers Steve and Rachael tell me that Rosales Mexican Restaurant at 827 E. Montecito St. (formerly Presto Pasta) has opened for business.

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OFF TOPIC

The 5 Santa Barbara guys, whose series of photos taken every 5 years for 30 years made international news and went viral world-wide, are being flown to New York City by NBC for an appearance on the Today Show this … Continue reading

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EUREKA BURGER UPDATE

Reader Steve tells me that he spoke to a contractor at Eureka Burger (coming to Paseo Nuevo) and was told that the target date for opening is September 9th.

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CHICK-DEL-AY

Writer Ben Smithwick at the Santa Barbara News-Press is reporting today that five members of the city Architectural Board of Review delayed approving a revised landscaping plan for Chick-Fil-A which is planning to open at 3707 State St., the former … Continue reading

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OUR DAILY BREAD UPDATE

I received a tip today that the recent print-out from the Rumor Machine is true: Hi John, I passed thru the Old Mimosa the other day and now there is a sign that says “Our Daily Bread Coming Soon”  just … Continue reading

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MAGGIE’S OPENS

Reader David tells me that Maggie’s has opened at 1201 State St., the former home of State & A Bar and Grill. I have been following this story since February 2011 when blogger Craig Smith first broke the news.

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