Monthly Archives: July 2014

GREEK WEEK

The 41st annual Greek Festival is being held Saturday and Sunday July 26-27 at Oak Park in Santa Barbara. From 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. you can enjoy live Greek music, authentic Greek food, traditional Greek folk dancing, a kid’s … Continue reading

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30TH ANNIVERSARY

Max’s restaurant at 3514 State Street is celebrating their 30th anniversary July 22 – 27. Breakfast specials are available at 1984 prices: July 22, cup of coffee 99 cents; July 23, short stack of pancakes $1.99; July 24, any omelet … Continue reading

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A NEW BENCHMARK FOR DOWNTOWN DINING

“A simple and honest product with a genuine commitment to service,” is the business mantra of a new downtown dining destination. Reader Steve tells me that the Bennett family, who operate a variety of local restaurants including Brophy Bros. at … Continue reading

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TACOS & BURGERS

This just in from reader Matt: “John, I saw some work happening in the recently closed Magic Pita Cafe at 5 W. Haley Street so I stopped and asked the new owner what he was planning. I’m told it is … Continue reading

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SUPPER CLUB

On Wednesday, July 23rd at 6 p.m., Ken Brown, a pioneer winemaker in Santa Barbara County, will be offering a supper club at La Marina restaurant inside the Four Seasons Resort at the Biltmore. Enjoy Brown’s wines paired by Executive … Continue reading

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FERMENTATION FESTIVAL

On Saturday, July 19th from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. The Center for Urban Agriculture at 598 North Fairview Avenue in Goleta is presenting the 2014 Santa Barbara Fermentation Festival. This all-ages experiential one-day festival celebrates the art of making … Continue reading

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WINE TASTING

SOhO at 1221 State Street, in Victoria Court, will be the site of a wine tasting offered by The Winehound. From noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 19th, there will be numerous wines plus hot appetizers, cheese and charcuterie … Continue reading

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CALIFORNIA WINE FEST

From July 17 – 19 the California Wine Festival is being held at 236 E. Cabrillo Boulevard. Enjoy hundreds of California vintage wines plus gourmet foods samples and live music.

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7-11

Today is 7-11-14 which means you can go to any 7-Eleven and pick up a mini Slurpee for free.

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HABIT RANKED #1

Reader Primetime let me know that Consumer Reports has ranked Santa Barbara-based Habit Burger Grill as the #1 burger in the nation. National news outlets like Business Insider have picked up the story about how “an obscure burger chain was … Continue reading

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FRENCH FEST COMETH

The 26th annual Santa Barbara French Festival returns to Oak Park, 300 W. Alamar Avenue this weekend to celebrate Bastille Day and all things French. Admission is free. Enjoy food, wine, mimosas, crepes, pastries, music, dance, the Poodles & Pals … Continue reading

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FUNK ZONE TASTING PASS

Santa Barbara’s Funk Zone is home to an eclectic community of local shops, businesses and restaurants. Amongst the bunch are some of SB most popular tasting rooms. Eight Funk Zone wineries have teamed with Night Out Presents to offer a … Continue reading

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DEL TACO EYES SOUTH COAST

This just in from reader Paul: “Hi John, I talked to a worker at Del Taco in Ventura. She told me that two Del Taco’s were coming to SB. I didn’t get any details but thought I would mention it. … Continue reading

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FAIRVIEW RUSTY’S ON THE MOVE

Rusty’s Pizza at 6025 Calle Real in Goleta, across from the Fairview Shopping Center, plans to move down the street to a Rusty’s-owned property at 5934 Calle Real, the former home of Takenoya sushi. The new building will receive dramatic … Continue reading

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PAPA JOHN’S OPENS IN GOLETA

Papa John’s Pizza has opened at 5756 Calle Real in Goleta, immediately next door to Paloma Restaurant and Tequila Bar. “I have been local in Santa Barbara for more than 20 years now,” says store manager Asia Ashley. “I think … Continue reading

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IHOP BIRTHDAY DEAL

Reader Primetime says you can get a pancake stack today (July 8th) for 56 cents as part of IHOP‘s 56th birthday celebration.

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TICKET TO PARADISE

A bartender at Miro restaurant at the Bacara Resort is entering a drink in a national contest sponsored by Restaurant Hospitality. Miro mixologist Nanette Rapuzzi has created a drink named “Ticket to Paradise,” inspired by Miro’s location on a bluff … Continue reading

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MESA VERDE OPENS

Edhat readers discuss the grand opening of Mesa Verde on the Mesa today.

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BBQ CONTEST

The Santa Barbara Independent’s 5th annual Sizzling Summer BBQ contest was held at Oak Park and food columnist George Yatchisin shares the results.

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FRENCH FESTIVAL

The 26th annual Santa Barbara French Festival returns to Oak Park, 300 W. Alamar Avenue, July 12 and 13 to celebrate Bastille Day and all things French. Admission is free. Enjoy food, wine, mimosas, crepes, pastries, music, dance, the Poodles … Continue reading

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30TH ANNIVERSARY

Max’s restaurant at 3514 State Street is celebrating their 30th anniversary July 22 – 27. Breakfast specials are available at 1984 prices: July 22, cup of coffee 99 cents; July 23, short stack of pancakes $1.99; July 24, any omelet … Continue reading

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DIA DE LOS COMIDA

Join Hospice of Santa Barbara on Thursday, July 10th for Dia de las Comidas as three popular family-owned area restaurants open their doors and hearts in support of the organization’s Latino Family Services. Carlitos Café y Cantina in Santa Barbara, … Continue reading

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MESA VERDE OPENING ON THE MESA

On July 7th Chef Greg Arnold will be opening his plant-based (vegetarian) restaurant Mesa Verde at 1919 Cliff Drive, the former home of Cliff’s & Co. Arnold tells me that breakfast starts at 7 a.m. and will include home-made pastries … Continue reading

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BLUSH SHUCKS TO VICTORY

On Sunday, June 29th, Finch & Fork restaurant at Canary Hotel, 31 W. Carrillo Street, hosted its second-annual “Shuck ‘n Swallow” competition, sponsored by Santa Monica Seafood Company. Participants included Arlington Tavern, Blush, Brewhouse, Chuck’s Hideaway, Enterprise Fish Company, Finch … Continue reading

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