The Restaurant Guy is changing his name to “The Rest Guy” for at least the next week, perhaps longer. He’ll be on medical leave because of an injury that occurred over the weekend and won’t be updating the blog for the duration. If you have a restaurant news tip please post it as a comment here for others to read. See you soon.

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26 Responses to OFF TOPIC

  1. Ken Adam says:

    Hope you get well soon John – enjoy your posts…

  2. Bob L says:

    Be well, John… take your time and do it right!

  3. Dianne says:

    Wishing you a speedy recovery.

  4. mike says:

    Food Truck News

    Sam Choy’s pineapple Express will be at Yardi Systems from 11 – 2 today. Location is 430 S. Fairview in Goleta. The truck has Hawaiian food with the catch phrase “More Hula for your Moolah”. A link to their website is here:

    Additional news, The New Black BBQ has decidedto move on from the Santa Barbara area. They are preparing to relocate to the LA area in a few weeks.

  5. Laurie says:

    Feel better soon John! We’ll miss you.

  6. Jan T says:

    Hope your feeling better soon!

  7. Allan says:

    Best wishes for a speedy recovery.

  8. SBtaste says:

    More Thai Options:

    Thought you would like to know that Ye Olde Butcher now sells Thai food as their sign now reads “Ye Olde Butcher Sandwiches and Thai Food”.

  9. David Pintard says:

    Wishing you a speedy recovery, John!

  10. CR says:

    talking of food trucks, i hear that the new black has left SB for good to try its hand in LA

  11. Whirldly says:

    There is a new truck to check out, Kamal’s International
    Food Truck!/pages/Kamals-international-food-truck/530329390330235
    Excellent food.

  12. lemonjelly says:

    The Blaze n’ Blues truck is also on Helena behind the old
    Pub. They have burgers, sliders, slow smoked tri-tip, pulled pork,
    smoked dogs. They’re supposed to be there M-F, 11 am – 3 pm. I saw
    them last week and asked about their food sources – they said
    ingredients are sourced locally, organic, free-range as applicable.
    FB page: I had one of their
    pulled pork sliders at another event a while back and it was
    delicious and a very ample portion for being a slider, $4. Really
    friendly people are running it.

  13. Patrick says:

    John, My wife Marisa and I hope that you are receovering well. We just wanted to send you a quick update that State and Fig has officially opened for dinner service, Sun, Wed, Thur 5pm-9pm, and Fri/Sat 5pm-9:30pm. I sent you a more formal hours of operation update to your inbox, but wanted to at least “leak” some of the information here as well.
    All the best during your recovery.
    Patrick & Marisa
    State & Fig Cafe

    • Christine says:

      Had brunch at State & Fig a few Saturdays ago, and Patrick mentioned the new dinner service. Brunch was so pleasing we hope to come to dinner soon! Thanks to all at State & Fig and best of luck with your expansion.

      • Patrick says:

        Thank you for your kind comments! We always appreciate hearing from our guests, even more when they have a pleasant experience. We hope that the word spreads on brunch and dinner as well. It has been very difficult to get the good word out in the community. We thank you, and all of our other satisfied guests, who have given us a boost with positive reviews and word of mouth support! We truly appreciate it. Hope we see you soon!

  14. (a different) Patrick says:

    Hope you are recovering. We missed your column in the Indy yesterday and I was wondering what was up…!

  15. Cris says:

    According to their website, Chic-fil-A offically opens on Feb. 7th.

  16. mike says:

    Sam Choy’s Pineapple Express will be abck at Yardi Systems today from 11:30 – 2:00.

    Location is 430 S. Fairview in Goleta.

  17. P.W. says:

    I noticed the place in the 700 block of State, Piranha/Rockin Tacos/ Spanish tapas place (forgot name)/Mimosa no longer has a for lease sign, let us know when you find out what’s going in!
    heal soon, we miss ya!

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  19. Christine says:

    What ever happened to Mimosa?

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