In January 2015 I wrote that Shalhoob Meat Company at 220 Gray Avenue had opened their Patio Restaurant at the site of their legendary butcher shop. Then in March 2015 the Patio restaurant closed. Word on the street is that the Patio Restaurant section of Shalhoob closed because the City of Santa Barbara needed time to come up with a growth strategy for the Funk Zone where Shalhoob resides.
Reader Annie tells me that the Patio Restaurant has finally reopened. The description of the Patio Restaurant offered by Shalhoob is as follows: Shalhoob proteins are all natural, hormone and antibiotic free, and smoked over oak wood. Our hand pressed burgers are a special grind of brisket, tri-tip and chuck. All ingredients from our “scratch kitchen” are locally sourced. Every aioli, sauce and dressing is made in house with only the freshest ingredients.” Call 963-7733 or visit shalhoob.com.