A Santa Barbara-based food delivery and pick up service, Double Down Delivery, is now servicing the area from Carpinteria to Goleta. It is a female-owned and family operated business run by Annette Rodriguez who has also worked as a nurse for almost two decades. “When I identified that nearly all food delivery companies are taking almost all profits from restaurants, making it very hard to sustain their business, I set out to change this and make delivery reasonable again here in my hometown,” says Rodriguez. “I worked very hard with a team to find a formula that would allow restaurants to keep their profits and provide delivery at a higher level of service, involvement and caring. We save our restaurants money by charging less than half the 25-30% fees competitors impose.” Visit DoubleDownDelivery.com or download their App to order locally. Rodriguez tells me she is in the process of opening a dessert destination called The Cookie Plug at 918 State Street, the former home of The Good Cup, offering fresh cookies baked daily.