Monthly Archives: June 2017
The day before our nation celebrates its 241st birthday, Sharky’s Woodfired Mexican Grill opens in Hollister Village Plaza at 7060 Hollister Avenue in Goleta, adjacent to Smart & Final Extra. After 25 years serving guests throughout Los Angeles, Orange and … Continue reading
This just in from Jesse Gaddy, co-owner of Barbareño at 205 West Canon Perdido Street: “Join us for our brand new California-style barbecue lunch at Barbareño! We wanted to bring our love of the Santa Maria grill and Santa Barbara’s … Continue reading
Reader Christine showed be the agenda for the June 27th Goleta Design Review Board meeting that says approval for a sign for a new 7-Eleven will be discussed. The address is 5342 Hollister Avenue, which is the home of several … Continue reading
Reader Bruce let me know that a sign for Sunny Korean Restaurant has appeared in the window at 532 State Street, the former home of Le Petite Bistro, Verde and Zia Café.
Readers Bernie and Primetime tell me that an eatery named Mundos is coming to 901 North Milpas Street, famously adorned with a cow on the roof, and the former home of Sublime, Cities Barbecue, and City Kitchen. A three-story, 50-unit … Continue reading
Chips and salsa have started flowing at La Hacienda Mexican Restaurant has reopened at 298 Pine Avenue in Goleta under new ownership. The eatery closed in February last year.
My Santa Barbara friends and I take have been taking a group photo (with the exact same pose) every 5 years since 1982 (see fiveyearphotos.com). In 2012, when we took the last photo, CNN heard about it and did a … Continue reading
Reader Steve H. passed word that Lily’s Flowers at 209 South Milpas Street is now selling tacos, salads, and Mexican -style juices and smoothies. I don’t think they’re related to Lily’s Tacos in any way. They also sell fruit “flower” … Continue reading
I’m told that Babcock Wine is now offered for delivery with Restaurant Connection. Wine is delivered within 1-hour. Also, new on the delivery list for Restaurant Connection is Cafe Stella, Dargan’s, Brasil Arts Cafe, and The Honey B. Visit restaurantconnectionsb.com.
Solstice Saturday will be the last day of The Burger Bus here in Santa Barbara. Here is the scoop from owner Michael Gardner: “After 8 amazing years of slinging SBs best burgers, it is time for us to begin a … Continue reading
Goa Taco has opened at 718 State Street, the former home of Gandolfo’s New York Delicatessen, Killer B BBQ, Kozmo’s, California Crisp, and Fat Burger. Owner and Chef Duvaldi Marneweck, a South African native, opened his first location in New … Continue reading
Readers Cris and Foodie Dan tell me that KFC at 5697 Calle Real in Goleta is closed for a remodel until June 26th.
Last week I passed word from reader Steve H. that a German sandwich place is coming to 413 State Street, the former home of The Mex Authentic, Pace, Momma Donna’s, Billies, and Lettuce B. Frank. Reader W. tells a different … Continue reading
In 2008 we experienced the “The Cupcake Invasion.” In 2009 we had the “The Frozen Yogurt Invasion.” In 2011 “The Food Truck Invasion” rolled into the South Coast. 2014 was officially the year of “The Build-your-own Pizza Invasion.” It now … Continue reading
Reader Fay gave me an update about La Hacienda which will soon be reopening at 298 Pine Avenue in Goleta. She said the doors were open at La Hacienda in Goleta recently and so she poked in her head in … Continue reading
An alarm went off in my inbox last week from nearly a dozen readers who were mourning the loss of nightly dinner service at the popular Cody’s Café at 4898 Hollister Avenue in Goleta. Dinner will be available by appointment … Continue reading
Reader Ted spotted a change of ownership sign at 5599 Hollister Avenue in Goleta, the current home of Sage & Onion which continues to be open for business as usual. I called Sage & Onion and was told that the … Continue reading
Last week I mentioned that a drive-thru Starbucks is coming to Santa Barbara or Goleta and that the location is unknown. Reader Alex says that Starbucks is building its new drive-thru location on the vacant lot at the south-east corner … Continue reading
Readers tell me that Cody’s Cafe at 4898 Hollister Avenue in Goleta has stopped serving dinner except for parties of 15 or more, and will no longer serve liquor but will still offer beer and wine: Reader Annie 1: “Cody’s … Continue reading
This just in from Chad Stevens, owner of Sambos at 216 West Cabrillo Boulevard: “Hey John, We are going to have a 60 year anniversary party for the week of June 12 to June 17. Sambos will be 60 years … Continue reading
Reader Primetime heard that Bucatini, which recently closed its long time home at 436 State Street, is in early discussions to possibly open in Camino Real Marketplace in Goleta. Previously I reported that they were looking for a new home … Continue reading
Reader Primetime says in the next year a drive-thru Starbucks will be opening somewhere in Santa Barbara or Goleta. Currently the only drive-thru full menu coffee places I know of are Zizzo’s in Goleta and McDonald’s on the Mesa and … Continue reading
Reader Primetime let me know that Guicho’s Eatery, coming to 901 Linden Avenue Carpinteria (formerly The Beach Bowl), looks like it will be opening very soon.
Readers Scott and Goleta Joe tell me that Los Arroyos Mexican restaurant has opened a new location at 5764 Calle Real in Goleta (formerly Paloma, Rudy’s and Presto Pasta). Los Arroyos also operates local restaurants at 14 West Figueroa Street … Continue reading
Reader Ocean let me know that Stacky’s Seaside at 2315 Lillie Avenue in Summerland closed its door permanently a couple of weeks ago. I enjoyed many a great burger at Stacky’s, which will transform into a Rusty’s Pizza during the … Continue reading
Reader Steve H. tells me that a German sandwich place is coming to 413 State Street, the former home of The Mex Authentic, Pace, Momma Donna’s, Billies, and Lettuce B. Frank.