Monthly Archives: May 2017

SOMERSET OFFERS LUNCH AND BRUNCH

Somerset restaurant at 7 East Anapamu Street, which opened for dinner last December, has expanded the menu to include lunch and brunch. Executive Chef Lauren Herman and Pastry Chef Christina Olufson have created a lunch menu made from local farmer’s … Continue reading

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KINGS WINGS FOOD TRUCK ROLLS IN TO TOWN

Reader Justine let me know that Kings Wings food truck arrived in April and is now serving Santa Barbara and the surrounding area from their base at 2234 De la Vina Street near Pueblo Street. The business describes their service … Continue reading

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HAPPY MONTH AT PASCUCCI GOLETA

Pascucci restaurant at Camino Real Marketplace in Goleta is promoting “Happy Month” from now through the month of June, offering happy hour prices all day, all week. Specials include well cocktails $4, well margaritas $5, house Chardonnay and Cabernet $5, … Continue reading

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THE LITTLE DOOR UPDATE

Reader Hefe let me know that The Little Door at 129 E. Anapamu Street has temporarily closed for ADA upgrades. A voice message at the business says they continue to cater private events and can be reached via email at … Continue reading

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THE MEX AUTHENTIC CLOSES

After two years in business The Mex Authentic at 413 State Street has closed their doors. Here is a message to you from the owners: Just wanted to thank all of our loyal and much appreciated customers! Gabe and I … Continue reading

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RESTAURANT CLOSINGS

Here is a list of area eateries that have closed in the last year: May 2017: The Mex Authentic, 413 State St.; Zizzo’s Coffeehouse & Brew Pub, 7060 Hollister Ave., Goleta April 2017: Blush Restaurant and Lounge, 630 State St.; … Continue reading

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YOGURTLAND 8th ANNIVERSARY

Yogurtland has announced that their downtown Santa Barbara store is celebrating its 8 year anniversary on Wednesday May 24th (actual anniversary 5/7). To celebrate in style Yogurtland is having a fun day with prizes and give aways: With a purchase … Continue reading

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NOTHING FOR BREAKFAST

I am currently traveling in northern California with my family and we recently stopped at a Denny’s restaurant for breakfast. When I go to Denny’s I almost always order the same thing: two eggs and hash browns. Unfortunately Denny’s never … Continue reading

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RESTAURANT OPENINGS

Here is a list of area eateries that have opened in the last year: May 2017: Bear and Star, 2860 Grand Ave., Los Olivos; Santo Mezcal, 119 State St.; Sun Sushi, 3631 State St. April 2017: Big Eye Raw Bar, … Continue reading

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NEW MENU AT PATXI’S

Patxi’s Pizza at 515 State Street has new offerings on their menu: Mixed green salad: mixed greens, carrot sticks, cucumber, red onion, grape tomatoes, shaved parm with choice of dressing; Hummus Platter: house made hummus served with crostini, cucumber, carrots … Continue reading

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NEW OWNERSHIP

Reader Steve H. tells me that there is a “Change of Ownership” signs at The Mex Authentic, 413 State Street. I’m not sure if that business is still open. He also says that an “Under New Ownership and Management” is … Continue reading

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HITCHING POST CELEBRATES 65th ANNIVERSARY

The Legacy lives on. The Ostini family and staff will be celebrated their 65th year in business at the original Hitching Post on May 1st. It all started in 1952, when their parents Natalie & Frank Sr. purchased the restaurant … Continue reading

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SANTO MEZCAL OPENS ON LOWER STATE

Santo Mezcal is the newest restaurant to open in Santa Barbara’s Funk Zone, debuting the latest concept from restaurateur Carlos Luna who had always wanted to open an elevated Mexican concept. The Luna family and their team have built a … Continue reading

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ZIZZO’S ON HOLLISTER CLOSES

Reader SBMizzou let me know that Zizzo’s in Hollister Village Plaza, which opened at 7060 Hollister Avenue in Goleta last May, has closed their doors. Here is a message to you from Zizzo’s about the closure: “Dear Zizzo’s Guests, This … Continue reading

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SUN SUSHI OPENS ON UPPER STATE

Reader Susie let me know that Sun Sushi has opened at 3631 State Street, in the former home of Ahi Sushi that closed late last year because the owner moved to Colorado. When I interviewed Sun Sushi co-owner Max Kuo, … Continue reading

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SPORTSMAN MOVING?

Many readers emailed me to let me know that a public notice of application to sell alcoholic beverages has appeared at 1226 State Street (next to the Granada), in the spot formerly occupied by Ultimate Bagels, Coffee Bean, and Santa … Continue reading

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POKECEVICHE COMING TO PASEO NUEVO

While strolling through Paseo Nuevo recently I noticed a new sign that reads “Fresh Seafood – PokeCeviche Fresh Macros Coming Soon.” The sign was on a window in the space immediately to the left of Brookstone, and a peek inside … Continue reading

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MAMA’S BAKERY CLOSED

Readers Hugh, Karl and Christina let me know that Mama’s Bakery at 5342 Hollister Avenue in Goleta has closed. I’m told that the the space they occupied in the building is now empty. I called and confirmed that the phone … Continue reading

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KOL’S CLOSES

Kol’s Café at 6533 Trigo Road in Isla Vista has closed. I saw a sign on the door that says the closure is temporary and saw a message on Yelp that says they plan to reopen September 1, 2017. I … Continue reading

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SANTA YNEZ BURRITO CLOSES IN ISLA VISTA

Santa Ynez Burrito at 956 Embarcadero Del Norte in Isla Vista has closed. The business opened in March, 2016.

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FOOD BANK’S FORK & CORK FUNDRAISER

The Foodbank of Santa Barbara County has announced that the 4th Annual Fork & Cork Classic will be taking place on Sunday, May 7 at the Fess Parker Doubletree Resort. As one of Santa Barbara’s most popular food & wine … Continue reading

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