Monthly Archives: September 2018

RESTAURANT CLOSINGS

Here is a list of area eateries that have closed in the last year: September 2018: Good Cup, 1819 Cliff Dr. (now Lighthouse Coffee); Pinkberry, 742 State St.; Sly’s, 686 Linden Ave., Carpinteria August 2018: El Pollo Loco, 5796 Calle … Continue reading

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LIGHTHOUSE REPLACES GOOD CUP ON THE MESA

Readers tell me that Lighthouse Coffee has replaced Good Cup at 1819 Cliff Drive. I’m told that the space is fully modernized but many of the familiar faces from Good Cup are still working there.

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TWO JAPANESE RESTAURANTS OPEN IN ISLA VISTA

Hanamura has opened at 901 Embarcadero del Mar in Isla Vista, the former home of Sorriso Italiano which closed last May. Just around the corner from Hanamura, One Piece Japanese Restaurant has opened at 6555 Pardall Road, where HiWi Tropical … Continue reading

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VICENTA’S HIRING

Reader Cris says that a new “we’re hiring” banner went up in front of Vicenta’s, coming to Camino Real Marketplace next to Jane. It looks like they are getting close to opening.

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SLY’S CLOSES

Carpinteria institution Sly’s restaurant at 686 Linden Avenue closed on September 23rd. Sly’s open in August 2008. Reader Julia says that a new restaurant with a different format will be replacing it in the near future.

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CHICKEN IN A BARREL UPDATE

Reader Cris says that Chicken in a Barrel coming to 5711 Calle Real in Goleta (formerly Petrini’s) is set to open any day now.

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SANTA BARBARA BREWING COMPANY TO BE REPLACED BY “CRUISERY”

Reader Primetime tells me that the iconic Santa Barbara Brewing Company has announced that at the beginning of October it is changing ownership and, by mid-October will be sporting a new bicycle-themed name: ”Cruisery.” Word is that current employees will … Continue reading

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PINKBERRY CLOSES

Readers tell me that Pinkberry at 742 State Street has suddenly closed and that the interior has been cleared out. The business opened in January 2009.

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BOOK SIGNING WITH JASON PALUSKA FROM THE LARK

On September 23rd, Community on Cosmo at the Hollywood Farmers’ Market will be transformed into a Culinary Showcase. The event will feature special guest Executive Chef Jason Paluska from The Lark restaurant in the Funk Zone. Paluska will be signing … Continue reading

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MOJO TEA HOUSE OPENS

Mojo Tea House has opened at 6578 Trigo Road in Isla Vista, the former home of 805 Kabob, Lovin Oven Mediterranean Bakery & Café, Café International, and Fresh Wok.

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BACK TO THE BLOG

Some of you may have noticed I had disappeared for awhile, more than once in the recent past. That is most certainly true. Part of my absence was spent backpacking far off-trail in the wilderness. Part was spent celebrating my … Continue reading

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