Santa Barbara’s Bennett Family recently purchased local icon Farmer Boy restaurant, 3427 State Street, and will close the eatery for several months of renovation, starting tomorrow (Thursday). If you want their popular giant cinnamon roll you better run over there today and get one while you can.
The diner, which arrived on the scene in 1958, will reopen in the fall. I am told it will be a family friendly environment with a diner platform. “The footprint will remain the same but everything needs to be brought up to date,” said new owner John Bennett. “Health and building codes require a complete overhaul. There may be some subtle rebranding but we are committed to the history of the location and honoring Ralph Karleskint’s lifetime of commitment to the community and the business.”
The Restaurant Gal and I stopped by today for a visit and was told that, when they reopen, Farmer Boy will start serving dinner and the hours will be expanded to 7 a.m. – 10 p.m. Thanks to reader Tim for the tip.