During the Thomas fire it seems that everyone was leaving town. Even my parents had to evacuate. I am happy to report that a few new folks are actually coming our way:

  • Blue Water Grill, 15 E. Cabrillo Blvd. (formerly Rusty’s Pizza)
  • Cachuma Lake Café, Cachuma Lake marina
  • Cafe Ana, 1201 Anacapa St. (formerly Coffee Cat)
  • Ca’ Dario Trattoria and Pizzeria, 250 Storke Rd., Goleta (formerly Bicycle Bob’s)
  • Captain Fatty’s, 214 State St. (formerly Union Ale)
  • Choppa Ice Cream, 7060 Hollister Ave., Goleta (formerly Zizzo’s)
  • Copenhagen Sausage Garden, the Funk Zone
  • Corazon, 214 State St. (formerly Rebar)
  • Creamistry, 935 State St. (formerly True Religion clothing)
  • Crush Tasting Room and Kitchen, 432 East Haley St.
  • Finney’s Crafthouse & Kitchen, 35 State St. (at Hotel Californian)
  • Frankland’s Crab and Company, 1295 Coast Village Rd. (inside Montecito Inn)
  • Good Earth Pizza, 6576 Trigo Rd., Isla Vista
  • Grilled Cheese Truck, 956 Embarcadero Del Norte, Isla Vista (formerly Santa Ynez Burrito)
  • Institution Ale, 516 State St. (formerly Caffe Primo)
  • Islands Restaurant, 3825 State St. (formerly Marmalade Café)
  • Khao Kaeng by Empty Bowl Gourmet Noodle Bar, 1187 Coast Village Rd., Montecito
  • La Entrada de Santa Barbara, 30 State St.
  • Magic Castle, 30 Los Patos Wy. (formerly Café del Sol)
  • Mattei’s Tavern, 2350 Railway Ave., Los Olivos
  • Modern Times Beer, 418 State St. (formerly India House)
  • Monarch, 1295 Coast Village Road (inside Montecito Inn)
  • Night Lizard Brewing Company, 607 State St. (next to Radio Shack)
  • PokeCeviche, 313 Paseo Nuevo
  • Renaud’s Patisserie & Bistro, Carpinteria Ave. at Holly, Carpinteria
  • Renaud’s Patisserie & Bistro, 1187 Coast Village Rd., Montecito
  • Rusty’s Pizza, 2315 Lillie Ave., Summerland (formerly Stacky’s Seaside)
  • Starbucks Drive-Thru, empty lot at Turnpike Ave. and Calle Real
  • Unnamed, 1305 State St. (formerly Downey’s)
  • Unnamed #1, 29 E. Cabrillo Blvd. (formerly El Torito)
  • Unnamed #2, 29 E. Cabrillo Blvd. (formerly El Torito)
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  1. pat dickson says:

    thank you to our restaurant guy son for being our hero and helping us evacuate.and taking us in is wonderful to be back home to stay.

  2. christine! says:

    Mattei’s Tavern has been open two weeks now- its booked solid, but open daily for dinner (maybe closed Mondays?) and the bar has its own menu plus full menu available. It is restored to all its glory and Sundays has family meal only of fried chicken and the fixins, option of adding beef or other protein in (chefs choice- changes weekly) . Cheers

  3. Christine says:

    Any more info on when Night Lizard Brewing will actually open? It’s been over a year now. Thanks!

  4. John says:

    Gonna be MANY car accidents at that starbucks – horrible place for a drive in unless you force everyone to turn right

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