RESTAURANT CLOSINGS

Here’s a list of eateries that have closed so far in 2018. Every quarter I publish a list of restaurant openings, closings, and a list of restaurants that are coming soon.

  • December 2018: Big Eye Raw Bar, 38 W. Victoria St.
  • November 2018: Sunny Korean Restaurant, 532 State St. (changing to Mosto Crudo); Wildwood Kitchen, 412 East Haley St.
  • October 2018: Basil’s, 608 Anacapa St.; Santa Barbara Brewing Company, 501 State St. (changing to Cruisery)
  • September 2018: El Pollo Rico, 5698 Hollister Ave., Goleta (now La Guerrerita); Good Cup, 1819 Cliff Dr. (now Lighthouse Coffee); Mundos, 901 N. Milpas St. (changing to Bossie’s Kitchen); Pinkberry, 742 State St.; Sly’s, 686 Linden Ave., Carpinteria; Urkeb, 413 State St.; Vons, 3855 State St. (changing to Bristol Farms)
  • August 2018: El Pollo Loco, 5796 Calle Real, Goleta (changing to Masala Spice Indian restaurant); Flagstone Pantry, 38 W. Victoria St.; Frankland’s Crab & Co., 1295 Coast Village Rd., Montecito (now Chaplin’s Martini Bar); HiWi Tropical Fusion, 6555 Pardall Rd., Isla Vista (now One Piece); Locavore Kitchen, 21 West Victoria St.; Miso Hungry, 134 E. Canon Perdido St.; Trattoria Mollie, 1250 Coast Village Rd., Montecito (moved to 1218 State St.)
  • July 2018: None
  • June 2018: Cadiz, 509 State St. (changing to Alito’s); Grilled Cheese Truck, 956 Embarcadero Del Norte, Isla Vista (changing to California Taco); Nicky D’s Wood-Fired Pizza, 2840 De la Vina St. (now Lilsey’s Wood-Fired Pizza); Rincon Brewery, 6583 Pardall Rd., Isla Vista; Worker Bee Café, 5599 Hollister Ave, Goleta (now Uniboil)
  • May 2018: Chipotle,723 State St.; Empress Palace, 2251 Las Positas Rd.; Mattei’s Tavern restaurant, 2350 Railway Ave., Los Olivos; Peet’s Coffee, 1131 State St.; Sorriso Italiano, 901 Embarcadero del Mar, Isla Vista (now Hanamura); Subway, 1936 State St.; Wildwood Café, 1130 State St.
  • April 2018: None
  • March 2018: La Arcada Bistro, 1112 State St. (now Mizza); Max’s, 3514 State St. (now Sunshine Café); The Nugget Santa Barbara, 21 W. Victoria St.; Vineyard House Restaurant, 3631 Sagunto St., Santa Ynez
  • February 2018: None
  • January 2018: 805 Kabob, 6578 Trigo Rd., Isla Vista (now Mojo Tea House),; East Beach Grill, 1118 E. Cabrillo Blvd.; Fire & Ice Museum Café, 1130 State St.; Nectar, 20 E. Cota St. (now Mezza Thyme); Our Daily Bread, 2700 De la Vina St.; Pascucci Goleta, 6920 Marketplace Dr., Goleta (now Vicenta’s); Yen Ching Restaurant, 2840 De la Vina St. (now New Si Chuan Garden)
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RUMOR MILL

This just in from the Rumor Mill: “A new cocktail bar and coffee shop is in the works at The Mill, 406-414 East Haley Street. It will be a coffee shop by day and cocktail bar by night, brought to you by the owner of Caje and the recently shuttered Big Eye Raw Bar.” As always, this rumor might be completely false or a brilliant forecast of future events. Your call.

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LA MAISON ROUGE AT C’EST CHEESE

Here is an update from C’est Cheese at 825 Santa Barbara Street:

“Hi John, Happy Holidays! I thought your readers might like to know that we’ve taken a portion of our space and opened a holiday housewares pop-up that we’re calling La Maison Rouge. We’ve brought in a really great selection of entertaining, kitchen and gift ideas such as unique cocktail & wine glasses, beautiful serving trays, cocktail infusion kits, copper tea kettles and more. We are open Tuesday to Friday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m.-6 p.m., and Sunday noon-5 p.m. Thank you! – Michael Graham”

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MOSTO CRUDO OPENING LOCATION ON STATE

Mosto Crudo restaurant which opened at 7 West Haley Street in October 2017 is adding a new location at 532 State Street, the former home of Sunny Korean Restaurant, Le Petit Bistrot, Verde, and Zia Café. Renovations are underway and they hope to complete the opening of the second location in February.

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BIG EYE RAW BAR CLOSES

Big Eye Raw Bar which opened in the Santa Barbara Public Market (38 W. Victoria St.) in April 2017 has closed their doors for good.

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CAFÉ ANA OPENS DOWNTOWN

If you are interested in enjoying a delicious breakfast or lunch downtown, you have a new option: Café Ana at 1201 Anacapa Street, the former home of Coffee Cat. The all-day California cuisine cafe, located across the street from the historic Santa Barbara County Courthouse in the city’s Arts District neighborhood, draws from global cafe culture to offer specialty coffee, a curated wine and a beer program. Café Ana gets its name from being located at the intersection of Anacapa and Anapamu streets.

In the evenings Café Ana currently offers light bites at the wine bar.  Co-owner Katherine Guzman tells me that Café Ana plans to add full-service dinner around New Years. In the spring Café Ana will expand outdoors and offer patio dining. “Chef Ryan Whyte-Buck has a ton of experience in a lot of different cuisines,” says Guzman. “He’s trained in French cuisine and most recently was doing some Middle Eastern stuff. He has also done Mediterranean, traveled a lot in Asia, and he has infused a lot of that in our menu.” Hours are 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Friday and the hours will expand when they launch dinner at the end of the year. Call 888-0262 or visit cafeanasb.com.

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RESTAURANT OPENINGS

Here is a list of area eateries that have opened in the last year:

  • November 2018: Khao Kaeng, 1187 Coast Village Rd., Montecito
  • October 2018: Bettina, 1014 Coast Village Rd., Montecito; Chicken in a Barrel BBQ, 5711 Calle Real, Goleta; Dart Coffee, 121 E. Yanonali St.; Monkeyshine Ice Cream, 121 E. Yanonali St.; ParadICE Hawaiian Shave Ice, 11 W. De La Guerra St.; Tyger Tyger, 121 E. Yanonali St.; Uniboil, 5599 Hollister Ave., Goleta; Vicenta’s, 6920 Marketplace Dr., Goleta
  • September 2018: Crush Tasting Room & Kitchen, 432 E. Haley St.; Hanamura, 901 Embarcadero del Mar, Isla Vista; La Guerrerita, 5698 Hollister Ave., Goleta; Lighthouse Coffee, 1819 Cliff Dr.; Los Arroyos, 1992 Old Mission Dr., Solvang; Mezza Thyme, 20 East Cota St.; One Piece, 6555 Pardall Rd., Isla Vista
  • August 2018: Due Lune Ristorante and Bar, 1 State St.; Night Lizard Brewing Company, 607 State St.; Renaud’s Patisserie & Bistro – Montecito, 1187 Coast Village Rd., Montecito; The Middle Child, 18 E. Cota St.
  • July 2018: Creamistry, 935 State St.; Louise’s Kitchen Table, 1210 Mission Dr., Solvang; McConnell’s Fine Ice Creams, 120 State St.; Old Town Coffee, 5877 Hollister Ave., Goleta; The Monarch, 1295 Coast Village Rd., Montecito
  • June 2018: 212 Hot Pot, 6533 Trigo Rd., Isla Vista; Ca’Dario Veloce Pasta, 38 W. Victoria St.; Lilsey’s Wood-Fired Pizza, 2840 De la Vina St.; Locavore Kitchen, 21 West Victoria St.; Mizza, 1112 State St.; Mollie’s, 1218 State St.; Sunshine Cafe, 3514 State St.
  • May 2018: Roost, 1305 State St.; Starbucks inside Albertsons, 7127 Hollister Ave., Goleta; Vegan Green GO, 3613 State St.
  • April 2018: Finney’s Crafthouse & Kitchen, 35 State St.; Frankland’s Crab & Co., 1295 Coast Village Rd., Montecito (now Chaplin’s Martini Bar); New Si Chuan Garden, 2840 De la Vina St.
  • March 2018: Bluewater Grill , 15 E. Cabrillo Blvd.; Choppa Ice Cream, 7060 Hollister Ave., Goleta; Tacos Pipeye, 217 N. Milpas St; Wildwood Café, 1130 State St. (now closed).
  • February 2018: Bibi Ji, 734 State St.; Grilled Cheese Truck, 956 Embarcadero Del Norte, Isla Vista (now closed); Islands, 3825 State St.; PokeCeviche, 313 Paseo Nuevo;
  • January 2018: Ca’ Dario Cucina Italiana, 250 Storke Rd., Goleta; Taco Tuyo, 724 E. Haley St.
  • December 2017: Smithy Kitchen + Bar, 7 E. Anapamu St.
  • November 2017: Ca’Dario Pizzeria Veloce, 38 W. Victoria St.; Hilton Garden Inn, 6878 Hollister Ave., Goleta; Miso Hungry, 134 E. Canon Perdido St.; The Deck, 6601 Hollister Ave., Goleta
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SAN YSIDRO RANCH BEGINS LIMITED OPERATIONS

The San Ysidro Ranch, still recovering from the devastating floods last January, is beginning limited operations including overnight guests in the rustic cottages and dining at the Stonehouse restaurant. The Stonehouse is now open for private dining events and will be open for public holiday brunches on December 22, 23, 29, and 30. An announcement on their Facebook page offered an update: “We are thrilled to celebrate the holidays with old friends and new this December, and excited to share this sneak peek of the updated Wine Cellar venue! For more information and availability to reserve a private event, contact salesadmin@sanysidroranch.com” I am told that The Plow & Angel restaurant is still closed and that both restaurants will offer regular service starting in March. More information about the holiday brunches will be posted on social media.

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COOKING CLASS AT THE LARK

Executive Chef Jason Paluska and The Lark are offering their first cooking class, perfect for the at-home chef, on Wednesday, December 19. The evening class features a step-by-step demonstration of a signature dishes adapted from The Lark’s cookbook “Around The Table: Recipes and Stories from The Lark in Santa Barbara,” including both food and wine-paired tastings. Chef Paluska personally guides the class with sage advice and professional techniques that will make any aspiring chef better. The class is held at The Lark’s sister property, Santa Barbara Wine Collective, from 6-7:30 p.m. $100 per guest includes food and wine-paired tastings and a signed cookbook, inclusive of tax and gratuity. Tickets can be purchased through Nightout.com or by calling The Lark to reserve at 284-0370.

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PIE CONTEST FUNDRAISER

Reader Brendan let me know about a pie contest, now celebrating its 4th year, is being held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, December 9th, at Potek Winery, 406 E Haley Street. All proceeds of the event will go to the Santa Barbara Food Bank. Judging will take place from 3-3:30 p.m., followed by an award ceremony with plenty of merry making, pie eating, wine sipping, and celebrating the holiday season. Guests who do not have a pie to enter, but would like to join the festivities (and taste the spoils) are encouraged to donate $15 at the door. To enter your pies visit tinyurl.com/sbpiecontest

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CHANGES AT THE WINE CASK

Doug Margerum and Mitchell Sjerven have left Santa Barbara’s Wine Cask after nearly a decade of being the public faces for the iconic restaurant. Margerum’s family founded the restaurant in 1981, sold it in 2007, stepped back into the fold with the restaurant expertise of Sjerven (who also owns Bouchon on West Victoria Street) and the financial backing SIMA. The new owner is Anda Ashkar, formerly of SIMA, and now with AJE Holdings.

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BEST OF SANTA BARBARA

In case you missed the list of restaurants featured in last month’s Best of Santa Barbara issue of the Santa Barbara Independent, here is a summary crammed into one long paragraph:

Thai/Noodle Bar: Empty Bowl Gourmet Noodle Bar; Ice Cream: McConnell’s Fine Ice Creams; Frozen Yogurt: Yogurtland; Bakery: Renaud’s Patisserie & Bistro; Doughnuts: Spudnuts; Mexican/Burrito/Salsa: Los Agaves; Bagels: Jack’s Bistro & Famous Bagels; Goleta Restaurant: Kyle’s Kitchen; Carp Restaurant: Padaro Beach Grill; I.V. Restaurant: Freebirds World Burrito; Montecito Restaurant: The Honor Bar; SYV Restaurant: Industrial Eats; Appetizers/Tapas: Loquita; Breakfast: Cajun Kitchen; Late Night Eats: The Blue Owl; Salad Bar: Savoy Cafe & Deli; Chinese: China Pavilion; French: bouchon; Indian: Flavor of India; Italian: Ca’ Dario; Seafood/Clam Chowder: Brophy Bros.; Sushi: Arigato Sushi; Vegetarian/Vegan: Mesa Verde; Sandwich: South Coast Deli; Barbecue: Shalhoob Meat Co.; Steak House: Jill’s Place; Burger: The Habit Burger Grill; Breakfast Burrito: Super Cucas; Tacos: Lilly’s Taqueria; Pizza: Rusty’s Pizza Parlor; Service: The Palace Grill; Sidewalk Cafe/Patio: Shoreline Cafe; Coffee: Handlebar Coffee Roasters; Happy Hour: Lure Fish House; Brewery: Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co.; Wine List: Wine Cask; Bloody Mary/Sunday Brunch/Restaurant with a View: Boathouse at Hendry’s Beach; Stiffest Drinks: Joe’s Cafe; Juicery/Smoothie Bar: Blenders in the Grass

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DIM SUM BRUNCH AT BLACK SHEEP

This just in from Black Sheep, 26 E. Ortega St:

Dim Sum Brunch: Hi everyone Black Sheep will be doing a dim sum pop up again on December 2nd from 11am -3pm!! Join chef Robert & chef Alex for a amazing dumpling day. You can make reservations by calling 805-965-1113
– Ruben

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THE COTERIE CLUB

Reader Nick let me know about a new “underground” restaurant group called The Coterie Club that conducts popup dining events across the South Coast. Their web site thecoterieclubsb.com describes the club as follows:

“A social & dining collective for likeminded individuals. Our events range from Fine dining avant-garde, to mid-century modern freak parties and soul food cook outs. It is a celebration of food & thought.”

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BOSSIE’S KITCHEN UPDATE

Reader Patrick sent a tip about Bossie’s Kitchen coming to the cow building at 901 North Milpas Street. Patrick says that a recent Craig’s List posting for available jobs describes the restaurant as follows:

“Bossie’s Kitchen is a new casual restaurant in Santa Barbara’s Upper Eastside, featuring a locally sourced farmers’ market concept and is seeking passionate and hard working team members. This is a chef-owned restaurant looking to hire candidates that want to be part of a team, and have desire to learn and grow. Our concept is fast-casual, counter service with seasonal menu items made daily from scratch. Bossie’s Kitchen will begin with dinner service, and we look forward to serving lunch and weekend brunch soon. In addition to our regular menu, we will offer a selection of local craft beer, wines from the Central Coast, Happy Hour, and online orders for guests to pick up on their way home or on their way to a picnic.”

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THE GOBBLE SONG

Celebrate the warmth of Thanksgiving with “The Gobble Song” by local legends Spencer the Gardener.

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BOSSIE’S KITCHEN IS MOOVING IN

Reader Jennifer says that a sign for Eloise LLC has appeared at 901 North Milpas Street, the famous building with a cow on the roof, and the former home of Mundos, Sublime, Cities Barbecue, and City Kitchen.  I recently wrote that Mundos sold their business to chefs Lauren Herman and Christina Olufson who are planning a new restaurant there but I did not know the name. It appears that Eloise LLC has filed a fictitious business name statement to open a restaurant at 901 North Milpas Street using the name Bossie’s Kitchen.

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SUP & JUS COMING TO GOLETA

Reader Cris spotted a new sign for Sup & Jus which is opening in a couple of weeks inside Kyle’s Kitchen located at 7000 Hollister Avenue in Goleta. Their web site supjus.com is currently accepting applications for cashier, prep, and shift lead positions. Sup & Jus  describes the business as follows: “Grab and go, healthy, delicious and affordable food. We focus on fresh pressed juice, pre-made sandwiches, salads, as well as soups, freshly baked bread, breakfast items, coffee, and beer and wine. Sup & Jus was inspired by [owner] Jay and Deena Ferro’s trip to Spain a few years back. After falling in love with the Mercat de la Boqueria in Barcelona, they decided to launch Goleta’s own version, as a place for busy people to shop for fresh, simple, affordable food. They are also the founders of local Santa Barbara/Goleta Restaurants Kyle’s Kitchen and Silvergreens.”

 

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THANKSGIVING WITH RESTAURANT CONNECTION

Here is a Thanksgiving update from Restaurant Connection:

Hi John,
Just wanted to inform you and the readers that Restaurant Connection will be open and available for delivery orders on Thanksgiving Day.

Special Thanksgiving Menus will be offered by:

– Stella Mare’s
– Chase Bar & Grill
– Dargan’s
– Sunshine Cafe
– Due Lune
– Crocodile Grill
– Wine Bistro

There are about 15 other restaurants that will be open and offering their regular menus for Thanksgiving. Wine delivery and alcohol delivery is also available. To view the menus and full list of restaurants visit RestaurantConnectionSB.com. It is encouraged (not required) to place orders in advance.

Thank you!
Saul

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MASALA SPICE COMING TO GOLETA

Last week I passed a tip from reader SBMizzou that the old El Pollo Loco location at 5796 Calle Real in Goleta is going to become an Indian restaurant that is owned by the same owners of Sushi Teri and Nikka Ramen, etc. Reader Bill tells me that there is a new sign on the building that reveals the name of the restaurant: Masala Spice.

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RED PEPPER UPDATE

Readers Adria and Jim let me know that Red Pepper at 282 Orange Avenue in Goleta has closed indefinitely. Red Pepper’s voice mail confirms this and says they will open “at a later date.” I have not received word about why they are closed.

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HOLIDAY TAMALE MAKING CLASS

It’s tamale season! Local Chef Richard Lambert teaches the techniques he uses to make his
award-winning tamales and salsas. This year’s 90-minute class is set for Saturday, December 8th, from noon to 1:30 p.m. The classroom is located at 125 Harbor Way, near the Maritime Museum at the breakwater. Each attendee will be served a variety of tamale samples and be shown how each flavor can be created at home. Additional class handout materials include escamocha (tropical fruit dessert), recipes, a listing of ingredient sources, plus tamale reheating and storage guidelines. Attendees also receive the free ebook version of Mr. Lambert’s cookbook, “Preheat to 350 Degrees,” featuring recipes along with personal anecdotes gathered over his lifetime. Tuition is $45 per person and class attendance is limited to 30 participants. Enroll online at tinyurl.com/tamaleclass.

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ALITO’S TO REPLACE CADIZ ON STATE

Readers JJ and Steve tell me that an announcement for the pending arrival of Alito’s has been taped to the wall at 509 State Street, the former home of Cadiz restaurant which closed last June. Word on the street is that Alito’s is a new culinary project from Ali Ahlstrand, owner of Mollie’s restaurant on State Street.

Photo by reader Steve.

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LAPLACE WINE BAR & SHOP UPDATE

Reader Annie says that Laplace Wine Bar & Shop at 205 Santa Barbara Street has closed. Google reports that the Funk Zone business is permanently closed, their phone is disconnected, and their Facebook page has been taken down. Their web site laplacewinebar.com says they are open as usual but it is not uncommon for a departing business to make updating their web site a low priority. Laplace Wine Bar & Shop opened in 2016.

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GARDEN BURGERS

The Garden at Santa Barbara Public Market, 38 West Victoria Street, has started serving a variety of fresh-made burgers. The menu includes Cali Burger (double meat, Havarti cheese, avocado, pickles, jalapeño aioli, $10.95), Bacon Burger (bacon, meat, sharp cheddar,garlic aioli, $10.95), Blue’s Burger (double meat, creamy blue cheese, garlic aioli, $10.95), The American (double meat, American cheese, pickles, mustard, ketchup, $9.95), and Cheese Burger (meat, American cheese, pickles, mustard, ketchup, $7.95). All burgers come with a side of fries, butter lettuce, tomato, and charred onion. In the future The Garden plans to offer a gourmet fries menu, including cheese fries, truffle Parmesan fries, blue cheese with chili fries, and more.

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THANKSGIVING IN SOLVANG

Last week I published a list of South Coast restaurants serving a traditional turkey meal on Thanksgiving Day. Reader Laura sent me a list of restaurants that are open on Thanksgiving Day but not necessarily serving the traditional feast: Actor’s Corner Café, Aebleskiver Café, Belgian Café, Big Bopper Drive-In, Cafe Dolce, Cecco Ristorante, Copenhagen Sausage Garden, Danish Mill Bakery, First & Oak Restaurant at the Mirabelle Inn, Hummingbird Restaurant, Mad and Vin at the Landsby, Old Danish Food Farm/Fudge Kitchen, Olsen’s Danish Village Bakery, Pho 805, Red Viking Restaurant, River Grill Restaurant & Bar, Root 246, Solvang Bakery, Solvang Flavors, Solvang Restaurant, The Stone Cow, and Viking Garden Restaurant. View address and phone numbers.

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KHAO KAENG BY EMPTY BOWL OPENS IN MONTECITO

Readers Peter and Violet passed the word that Khao Kaeng by Empty Bowl Gourmet Noodle Bar has opened at 1187 Coast Village Road in Montecito, taking over the downstairs space once occupied by Here’s The Scoop before they moved upstairs. Khao Kaeng’s web site khaokaeng.com describes the business as follows: “Khao Kaeng, showcases the evolutionary Thai cuisine of Chef’s Nui with the brilliant reputation gained from sister restaurant Empty Bowl Gourmet Noodle Bar at Santa Barbara’s Public Market. In 2014, Nui with partners, Jerry Lee and Emre Balli, opened Empty Bowl bringing classic comfort traditional Thai dishes specializing in farmer’s market organic, all-natural and free-range products. Khao Kaeng’s cuisine is expanded beyond the noodle bar but conveys the same culture of family recipes inspired from Nui’s home of Bangkok and uses the highest quality ingredients. Khao Kaeng translates to ‘Curry on Rice’ and offers unique menu items to Coast Village Road in Montecito as well as a wine cellar of over 300 bottles to compliment the fiery and savory Thai cuisine.”

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SUNNY KOREAN RESTAURANT CLOSES

Reader Kellan let me know that Sunny Korean Restaurant, which opened at 532 State Street in September 2017, has closed its doors for good.

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WILDWOOD KITCHEN CLOSES

Readers Jonathan and Scott let me know that Wildwood Kitchen, which opened in December 2015 at 410 East Haley Street, has closed. Here is a message to you from management that is posted on the window:

“Hello BBQ Enthusiasts: Thank you for coming down. Unfortunately, despite our efforts we have not been making (Burnt) Ends Meat (Ha!) and we need to close our doors and focus on the Catering Events that we have booked through December 31, 2018. We will also be hosting a few pop-ups between now and the end of the year. If you want to keep in touch with those happenings give us a follow @wildwoodkitchensb on Instagram or join our mailing list via our website wildwoodkitchensb.com. We are sorry for the inconvenience.”

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WHO’S SERVING THANKSGIVING?

Each November my inbox is swamped with the same question: Which restaurants serve a traditional turkey dinner on Thanksgiving Day? This week, I made a hundred phone calls to find the answer. Make your reservations early because many places will sell out, and if the place you’d like to go is already sold out this year, then make reservations at least three months in advance next year.

Though I have included information about a turkey dinner, other entrées may be available.  Restaurants joining my 12th annual Thanksgiving list this year include The Bistro at the Bacara, The Brewhouse, First & Oak, IHOP, The Monarch,  Pea Soup Andersen’s, Rodney’s Grill, and Sunshine Café.

The popular Stonehouse and Plow & Angel restaurants at the San Ysidro Ranch have never missed a year on the list, until now. We wish them a speedy recovery from the devastating Montecito flood.

  • Alys Restaurant; Solvang; $85; 4-7:30pm; 697-7082
  • Bacara: Angel Oak (sold out); $125; 5-10pm; 571-4220
  • Bacara: Banquet Room; $139 adults, $65 ages 3-12; 10:30am-2:30pm; 571-4220
  • Bacara: The Bistro; $85, 1130-10pm, 571-4220
  • Ballard Inn Restaurant; $95; 3-8pm; 800-638-2466
  • The Bear and Star; Fess Parker Wine Country Inn; $59 adults, $20 ages 12 and below; noon-5pm; 688-7788
  • Bella Vista (sold out);  Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore; $140; 11am-7pm; 969-2261
  • Blackbird; Hotel Californian; $115 adults, $55 ages 4-12; 5-10pm; 882-0135
  • Black Sheep; $65; 5-10pm; 965-1113
  • bouchon (sold out); $85; 3:30-8:30pm; 730-1160
  • Brothers Restaurant; Red Barn, Santa Ynez; $75 adults, $35 ages 12 and below; 1-6pm; 688-4142
  • The Buffet; Chumash Casino Resort; $39 adults, $14.95 ages 12 and below; 1-9pm; 686-0855
  • Ca’ Dario Ristorante & Pizzeria; ~$30; 3-10pm; 884-9419
  • Cold Spring Tavern; $70 adults, $35 kids; 11am-7:45pm; 967-0066
  • Convivo Restaurant; Santa Barbara Inn; $65 adults, $20 ages 12 and below; 11am-9pm; 845-6789
  • Crocodile Restaurant & Bar; Lemon Tree Inn; $28; noon-9:30pm; 687-6444
  • Dargan’s Irish Pub & Restaurant; $25.95; 11:30am-9pm; 568-0702
  • Dining Room (sold out); Belmond El Encanto; $115 adults, $45 kids; 3-10pm; 845-5800
  • Finch & Fork; Kimpton Canary Hotel; $90 adults, $35 ages 10 and below; 2-7pm; 879-9100
  • First & Oak; Mirabelle Inn, Solvang; $65; 5-8pm; 688-1703
  • Frog Bar & Grill; Glenn Annie Golf Course; $45 adults, $19 ages 12 and below; 11am-3pm; 968-0664
  • Harbor Restaurant; $75 adults, $15.95 ages 10 and below; noon-9pm; 963-3311
  • Harry’s Plaza Café; $26.95; 11am-11pm; 687-2800
  • Helena Avenue Bakery; everything but turkey; takeout with at least two days’ notice; priced à la carte; 880-3383
  • High Sierra Grill & Bar; $17.99 adults, $9.99 ages 12 and below; 7am-4pm; 845-7030
  • Holdren’s Steaks & Seafood; $33; noon-8:30pm; 965-3363
  • IHOP; $12.99; 7am-9pm; no reservations needed
  • Jack’s Bistro & Famous Bagels; takeout only, order by November 16; $175 feeds 10 people, $15.95 by the plate; 319-0155
  • Joe’s Café; ~$26; noon-9pm; 966-4638
  • Live Oak Café; Best Western Plus Encina Lodge & Suites; $25; 11am-4pm; 845-5193
    Louie’s California Bistro; The Upham; $58 adults, $27.50 ages 12 and below; 2-6:30pm; 963-7003
  • Moby Dick Restaurant; $29.99; 11-8:30pm; 965-0549
  • Montecito Wine Bistro; $60 adults, $30 ages 12 and below; 11am-6pm; 969-7520
  • Mulligan’s Café & Bar; Santa Barbara Golf Club; $30.99 adults, $16.99 ages 10 and below; noon-5pm; 682-3228
  • Pea Soup Andersen’s; Buellton; $23.95 adults, $16.95 ages 10 and below; 11am-8pm; 688-5581
  • Rodney’s Grill; Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort; $55; 5-9:30pm; 884-8554
  • Root 246; $69 adults, $35 ages 12 and below; 3-9pm; 686-8681
  • Roy; $65; 3-9pm; 966-5636
  • Sunshine Café; price to be determined; 7am-2pm; 898-9121
  • The Brewhouse; $37.99 adults, $12 ages 10 and below; 11am-6pm; 884-4664
  • The Monarch; $95; 11am-7pm; 869-0789
  • Shoals Restaurant; Cliff House Inn; ~$65; 2-7pm; 652-1381
  • Stella Mare’s; $58 adults, $28 ages 12 and below; noon-8pm; 969-6705
  • Tee-Off Restaurant & Lounge; $26.95; 3-9pm; 687-1616
  • Treehouse Restaurant; Best Western Plus Pepper Tree Inn; $22; noon-8pm; 687-2426
  • Willows; Chumash Casino Resort; $65; 3-9pm; 686-0855
  • Wine Cask; $75 adults, $35 ages 12 and below; 5-9pm; 966-9463
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