1. Reader JP forwarded me this message from Beans BBQ that says that the last day of their 1230 State Street restaurant, which opened last March, will be October 1, 2022. Their catering business will continue as usual.

It is with a heavy heart that we announce that Beans On State will be closing. Our final days of service will be Thursday-Saturday 9/22, 23, 24th and the following week Thursday-Saturday 9/29-10/1. We will be serving dinner from 4:00-9:00 on these last few days of service. We are looking into a smaller, less expensive space and hope to revamp and bring our delicious BBQ back to our wonderful community very soon! We want you all to know how much we appreciate your love and support during these last 7 months. It has been a dream come true for our family. Catering services will still continue and we are looking forward to serving you and your families as you celebrate the milestones in your lives. Thank you again for your kindness and love along the way. With gratitude Momma, K, Baby Bean, and the whole family

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  1. Jp says:

    They say they didn’t make enough business to cover the high rent. At least once if not more per week, they said they were sold out and closed early
    Or they were closed for a private event.

  2. Paul says:

    Ate there and the food was mediocre at best. It is not always “high rents”

  3. El Guapo says:

    Always easier to blame the evil landlord in Santa Barbara than it is to actually serve a quality product people want.

  4. Jp says:

    They had also mentioned delivery service in the evenings but it never happened. I thought the tri tip was a little unusual for BBQ being teriyaki, but the chicken was really really good and the mac and cheese was A++++++

  5. Brendan says:

    Right when the were preparing to open they had a GoFundMe (or similar, can’t remember exactly) asking for help to get started. That did not bode well. I haven’t been yet because their prices seemed high to begin with and then got even higher. I’ll hope to stop by in the next week before they close. It’s unfortunate because we could use a good barbecue place, but it seems like they overextended themselves.

  6. George Goldberg says:

    They closed two days a week when they were still paying rent and earning nothing. I enjoyed their food, but they were often closed when I wanted to eat there. It seems that is was a lousy way to run a business.

  7. Lily says:

    The thing I noticed about Beans was the enormous portion size. The dip appetizer was like an entire pint of dip. The $50 dollar neanderthal plate can feed 8 people. The $10 kids chicken stripe was made with freshly breaded chicken and can easily feed a hungry adult. With meat cost being so high, maybe the enormous portion size is one of the reason they aren’t making profits.