After intense concentration and a wave of my hand over the all-knowing crystal ball, my eatery oracle has revealed a list of food and drink locations appearing in your future:

  • Borrello’s, 3807 Santa Claus Ln., Carpinteria (formerly Borrello’s Pizza and Pastaria)
  • Bristol Farms, 3855 State St. (formerly Vons at La Cumbre Plaza)
  • Cachuma Lake Café, Cachuma Lake, Santa Ynez
  • Ca’ Dario, 1187 Coast Village Rd., Montecito (formerly Giovanni’s)
  • Copenhagen Sausage Garden, the Funk Zone
  • Dave’s Drip House (ice cream), 193 S. Turnpike Rd. (near Vons)
  • Estilo Jalisco Grilled Tacos, 209 S. Milpas St. (across from The Habit)
  • Fala Bar vegan restaurant, 38 W. Victoria St. (SB Public Market)
  • Flightline, 521 Firestone Rd., Goleta (replacing High Sierra Grill)
  • Jagga Daku LLC,  718 State St. (formerly Goa Taco, Gandolfo’s New York Delicatessen, Killer B BBQ,  Kozmo’s, California Crisp, and Fat Burger)
  • Jeannine’s Bakery, 7060 Hollister Ave., Goleta (formerly Dickey’s Barbecue Pit)
  • La Michoacána, 21 N. Milpas St.
  • Leadbetter, 23 E. Cabrillo Blvd (formerly Wheel Fun and L.T. Cinnamon)
  • Little Dom’s Seafood, 686 Linden Ave., Carpinteria (formerly Sly’s)
  • Mangione’s Italian Ice, 1222 State St. (formerly Spoon)
  • Mesa Burger, 1209 Coast Village Rd., Montecito (formerly Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf)
  • Oku Sushi, 29 E. Cabrillo Blvd. (formerly El Torito)
  • Oppi’s Bistro and Natural Pizza, 1026 State St. (formerly Palazzio)
  • Rusty’s Pizza, 2315 Lillie Ave., Summerland (formerly Stacky’s Seaside)
  • Sprouts, 29 S. Milpas St. (formerly Trader Joe’s which moved up the street)
  • Starbucks Drive-Thru, empty lot at Turnpike Ave. and Calle Real
  • Taqueria Santa Barbara, 1213 State St. (formerly Jersey Mike’s)
  • The Daisy Restaurant, 1221 State St. (formerly McDonald’s long ago)
  • Vons Chicken (Korean BBQ), 955 Embarcadero del Mar, Isla Vista (formerly Sweet Alley)
  • 7-Eleven, 700 State St. (formerly Panera Bread and Left at Albuquerque)
  • Unnamed French Bakery, 34 E. Canon Perdido St. (formerly Miso Hungry  and Sojourner Cafe)
  • Unnamed Steakhouse,  20 W. Figueroa St. (formerly The Sportsman)
  • Unnamed Tapas, 7 E. Anapamu St. (formerly Smithy)
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  1. Karen says:

    Any more info on Pizza Werk (formerly Paesano’s)? There doesn’t seem to be anything going on in that space….

  2. Milo says:

    It isn’t happening. They remodeled and bailed. The space is being marketed on

  3. Rex Of SB says:

    It’s probably for the best. I can’t imagine a less-likely-to-succeed location for a vegetable pizza restaurant than the Westside.

    • Karen says:

      Oh, I think you would be surprised to know that the Westside if full of yuppy (guess I’m showing my age with that word) vegans.

      • Jim says:

        Yep, anything but BBQ would be embraced by most all over there….even though all the hipsters seem to be gravitating towards upper DLV.

  4. Magnolia says:

    Another 7-11! Unbelievable

  5. Brendan says:

    What about Jaga Dakku or whatever that’s supposed to come into the former Goa Taco location?

  6. The Restaurant Guy says:

    I removed Renaud’s and Pizza Werk from the list based on feedback and added Jagga Daku LLC.

  7. Jackie Easel says:

    Re: Mesa Burger….I feel like SB has this weirdly dubious distinction of having a popular chain decide they’re going to expand into every major neighborhood in town, then spread themselves so thin that they eventually kinda suck at each location or they sell off the offshoots and then all but the original suck.

    It’s like a time honored tradition of local chains. Now, I’m not saying that I wish any ill will on local chains. I’m just saying that once a really good place opens it’s second, third location, it has already peaked.

    Change my mind, commenters! 😉

    • Joshua says:

      Assuming your requirement is 2 locations and not 3….
      The Habit
      Eureka (although not started local)
      Kyle’s / Silvergreen’s
      south coast deli
      Cajun Kitchen