Monthly Archives: June 2017

SHARKY’S WOODFIRED MEXICAN GRILL OPENING JULY 3RD

The day before our nation celebrates its 241st birthday, Sharky’s Woodfired Mexican Grill opens in Hollister Village Plaza at 7060 Hollister Avenue in Goleta, adjacent to Smart & Final Extra. After 25 years serving guests throughout Los Angeles, Orange and … Continue reading

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BARBAREÑO BBQ LUNCH

This just in from Jesse Gaddy, co-owner of Barbareño at 205 West Canon Perdido Street: “Join us for our brand new California-style barbecue lunch at Barbareño! We wanted to bring our love of the Santa Maria grill and Santa Barbara’s … Continue reading

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7-ELEVEN COMING TO GOLETA

Reader Christine showed be the agenda for the June 27th Goleta Design Review Board meeting that says approval for a sign for a new 7-Eleven will be discussed. The address is 5342 Hollister Avenue, which is the home of several … Continue reading

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KOREAN RESTAURANT COMING TO STATE

Reader Bruce let me know that a sign for Sunny Korean Restaurant has appeared in the window at 532 State Street, the former home of Le Petite Bistro, Verde and Zia Café.

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COMING TO THE COW

Readers Bernie and Primetime tell me that an eatery named Mundos is coming to 901 North Milpas Street, famously adorned with a cow on the roof, and the former home of Sublime, Cities Barbecue, and City Kitchen. A three-story, 50-unit … Continue reading

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LA HACIENDA REOPENS

Chips and salsa have started flowing at La Hacienda Mexican Restaurant has reopened at 298 Pine Avenue in Goleta under new ownership. The eatery closed in February last year.

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OFF TOPIC

My Santa Barbara friends and I take have been taking a group photo (with the exact same pose) every 5 years since 1982 (see fiveyearphotos.com). In 2012, when we took the last photo, CNN heard about it and did a … Continue reading

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LILY’S FOOD & FLOWERS

Reader Steve H. passed word that Lily’s Flowers at 209 South Milpas Street is now selling tacos, salads, and Mexican -style juices and smoothies. I don’t think they’re related to Lily’s Tacos in any way. They also sell fruit “flower” … Continue reading

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RESTAURANT CONNECTION

I’m told that Babcock Wine is now offered for delivery with Restaurant Connection. Wine is delivered within 1-hour. Also, new on the delivery list for Restaurant Connection is Cafe Stella, Dargan’s, Brasil Arts Cafe, and The Honey B. Visit restaurantconnectionsb.com.

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BYE BYE BURGER BUS

Solstice Saturday will be the last day of The Burger Bus here in Santa Barbara. Here is the scoop from owner Michael Gardner: “After 8 amazing years of slinging SBs best burgers, it is time for us to begin a … Continue reading

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GOA TACO OPENS ON STATE

Goa Taco has opened at 718 State Street, the former home of Gandolfo’s New York Delicatessen, Killer B BBQ,  Kozmo’s, California Crisp, and Fat Burger. Owner and Chef Duvaldi Marneweck, a South African native, opened his first location in New … Continue reading

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GOLETA KFC CLOSED FOR REMODEL

Readers Cris and Foodie Dan tell me that KFC at 5697 Calle Real in Goleta is closed for a remodel until June 26th.

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GERMAN OR KEBABS?

Last week I passed word from reader Steve H. that a German sandwich place is coming to 413 State Street, the former home of The Mex Authentic, Pace, Momma Donna’s, Billies, and Lettuce B. Frank. Reader W. tells a different … Continue reading

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THE POKE INVASION

In 2008 we experienced the “The Cupcake Invasion.” In 2009 we had the “The Frozen Yogurt Invasion.” In 2011 “The Food Truck Invasion” rolled into the South Coast. 2014 was officially the year of “The Build-your-own Pizza Invasion.” It now … Continue reading

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LA HACIENDA UPDATE

Reader Fay gave me an update about La Hacienda which will soon be reopening at 298 Pine Avenue in Goleta. She said the doors were open at La Hacienda in Goleta recently and so she poked in her head in … Continue reading

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CODY’S UPDATE

An alarm went off in my inbox last week from nearly a dozen readers who were mourning the loss of nightly dinner service at the popular Cody’s Café at 4898 Hollister Avenue in Goleta. Dinner will be available by appointment … Continue reading

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SAGE & ONION TO BECOME WORKER BEE CAFE

Reader Ted spotted a change of ownership sign at 5599 Hollister Avenue in Goleta, the current home of Sage & Onion which continues to be open for business as usual. I called Sage & Onion and was told that the … Continue reading

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DRIVE-THRU STARBUCKS UPDATE

Last week I mentioned that a drive-thru Starbucks is coming to Santa Barbara or Goleta and that the location is unknown. Reader Alex says that Starbucks is building its new drive-thru location on the vacant lot at the south-east corner … Continue reading

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CODY’S CAFE DROPS DINNER

Readers tell me that Cody’s Cafe at 4898 Hollister Avenue in Goleta has stopped serving dinner except for parties of 15 or more, and will no longer serve liquor but will still offer beer and wine: Reader Annie 1: “Cody’s … Continue reading

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SAMBOS CELEBRATES 60 YEARS IN BUSINESS

This just in from Chad Stevens, owner of Sambos at 216 West Cabrillo Boulevard: “Hey John, We are going to have a 60 year anniversary party for the week of June 12 to June 17. Sambos will be 60 years … Continue reading

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BUCATINI COMING TO GOLETA?

Reader Primetime heard that Bucatini, which recently closed its long time home at 436 State Street, is in early discussions to possibly open in Camino Real Marketplace in Goleta. Previously I reported that they were looking for a new home … Continue reading

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STARBUCKS DRIVE-THRU

Reader Primetime says in the next year a drive-thru Starbucks will be opening somewhere in Santa Barbara or Goleta. Currently the only drive-thru full menu coffee places I know of are Zizzo’s in Goleta and McDonald’s on the Mesa and … Continue reading

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GUICHO’S OPENING SOON

Reader Primetime let me know that Guicho’s Eatery, coming to 901 Linden Avenue Carpinteria (formerly The Beach Bowl), looks like it will be opening very soon.

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LOS ARROYOS OPENS IN GOLETA

Readers Scott and Goleta Joe tell me that Los Arroyos Mexican restaurant has opened a new location at 5764 Calle Real in Goleta (formerly Paloma, Rudy’s and Presto Pasta). Los Arroyos also operates local restaurants at 14 West Figueroa Street … Continue reading

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STACKY’S CLOSES

Reader Ocean let me know that Stacky’s Seaside at 2315 Lillie Avenue in Summerland closed its door permanently a couple of weeks ago. I enjoyed many a great burger at Stacky’s, which will transform into a Rusty’s Pizza during the … Continue reading

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GERMAN RESTAURANT COMING TO STATE

Reader Steve H. tells me that a German sandwich place is coming to 413 State Street, the former home of The Mex Authentic, Pace, Momma Donna’s, Billies, and Lettuce B. Frank.

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THE CRYSTAL BALL KNOWS ALL

After intense concentration and a wave of my hand over the all-knowing crystal ball, my eatery oracle has revealed a list of food and drink locations appearing in your future: Basil’s Santa Barbara, 608 Anacapa St. (formerly Arch Rock Fish) … Continue reading

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