Usually on weekends I wander around town, following up on tips received during the week, so I can have food news stories available on Tuesday to fans of “The Restaurant Guy” blog and Daily Sound newspaper column. Yesterday I did something completely different: for the first time in my life I was married. It was a small wedding at my childhood home in Montecito attended by a few relatives and long-time friends. On Sunday evening if you saw a car dragging aluminum cans with “Just Married” on the windshield on Cabrillo Blvd or anywhere on the entire length of State St, that was probably us. The Restaurant Gal is a sweet, kind, generous, patient and overall wonderful lady who has been my best friend for years. Tomorrow we leave California for our honeymoon at a distant, tropical destination which means you might not hear from me for a week. See you soon.

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31 Responses to JUST MARRIED

  1. Chuck Keyser says:

    Congratulations and best wishes to both of you.

  2. Marna says:


  3. Nick Ulrich says:

    Good work John!! I’m so happy for you and the Restaurant Gal!

  4. Whirl says:

    Congratulations, all the best, always.

  5. Dick Eigen says:

    Wonderful. Congrats and best wishes.

  6. Huyen says:

    so wonderful, john!! happy for you and many well wishes. have a wonderful honeymoon with your wife and best friend.

  7. Christine! says:

    that is fantastic news John!!!!! Hope you are going somewhere where the tacos are plentiful!

  8. a p c says:

    CONGRATS! Pretty sure you drove by Staples downtown and my husband and I, out playing guitar, waved at you!

  9. Fay says:

    Congratulations! Be sure and send us an “off topic” photo or two.

  10. PamSB says:

    Congratulations, John!!

  11. Marisa says:

    Congratulations ! All the best.

  12. Esther says:


  13. ruth says:

    May you have health, wealth, happiness and the time to enjoy. Remember to always live, love and laugh.

  14. Nancy says:

    I am happy for you – marriage rocks!

  15. sygyzy says:

    Congrats John!

  16. How lovely for you both. Wishing you all the best.
    Jill and Mark & your friends at Fresco Cafe

  17. jacky winter says:


  18. Linda Cowen says:

    Congratulating you both!!!

  19. mom and dad says:

    we welcome the restaurant gal to our family.
    with love to U both, mom and dad

  20. Dianne says:

    Best wishes to you both!

  21. Michael Bergen says:

    Very happy for you both! Looking forward to meeting her someday. Michael

  22. lemonjelly says:

    Congratulations, to both of you!

  23. Foodie Dan says:

    Wow!!! Congrats to you both!!

  24. nadine turner says:

    Congratulations to you John! I am so happy for you both!

  25. Ron True says:

    Congrats, we at Arlington Tavern are very happy for you. Thank you for all that you do for the restaurants & Santa Barbara. Cheers Ron True Arlington Tavern

  26. Dianne says:

    Did you know you and your friends are on CNN picture of the day today?

  27. Dianne says:

    You are the good news.

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