Since November I have been busy planning and running my Santa Claus call center, developing an entirely new food news blog, running and tabulating the Best of 2011 restaurant poll and moving SantaBarbara.com over to entirely new, faster computer hardware with a new operating system. That’s in addition to researching/writing restaurant news and working my day job. Fortunately all tasks were successfully completed. Unfortunately my SantaBarbara.com email inbox now exceeds 500 unanswered messages. In order to have a reasonable chance of clearing my inbox in this lifetime I won’t be updating this blog until next week at the earliest. Feel free to keep posting messages. Your comments are way more interesting than mine!