September 20, 2021
First Impressions of Bar Le Côte
More food news: The menu at Coast Range's dining room, which is really opening this week; a funky new Westside taqueria; Dune appears to be opening a second Goleta café; farm-to-table pizzeria coming to Ojai; Itsuki Japanese Restaurant in Goleta has closed.
September 16, 2021
There’s a Kin Bakeshop Doughnut Pop-Up This Saturday
More food news: The revamped Corazón Cocina outpost at the Project; this year's Santa Barbara Harbor & Seafood Festival has been canceled; in praise of the Good Plow's fried oyster mushrooms; a profile of farmer Pearl Munak; quasi-recipe for Field + Fort's shakshuka.
September 13, 2021
September 9, 2021
Funk Zone Favorite the Nook Has a New Owner
But nothing is changing for now. More food news: Woody's BBQ is closing after 37 years; the food menu at the Cajé café near the Arlington Theatre; Whole Foods to test cashier-less shopping; Sea Stephanie Fish's delightfully salty T-shirt; a peek inside Rory's Place, long in the works in Ojai. 3
September 7, 2021
Belching Dragon Tavern Is Opening on State Street
More food news: Further details about the establishment replacing Blackbird at the Hotel Californian; Via Gelateria has opened in Solvang; locally based importer and distributor of European wines; Santa Barbara County Farm Day is coming up.
September 2, 2021
The Hotel Californian’s New Owner Has a Plan for the Blackbird Space
Plus: Bar Le Côte opens tonight (but without beer and wine for now); a new project from the pastry chef of Corazón Cocina and the Project; VeganGreenGo has closed; the dining room at Solvang's Coast Range finally debuts. 3
August 30, 2021
First Look at the Menu for Bar Le Côte, the Bell’s Spinoff Opening This Week in Los Olivos
More food news: Revolver is making cheesesteaks for a limited time; opening forecast for the Cabrillo Pavilion restaurant; update on the Kitchen incubator/restaurant coming to State Street; Handlebar's secret project; Mor Doughnuts is rebranding; Wine Therapy moved to its new space. 1
August 26, 2021
Montecito’s Vons Store Is Going to Get Remodeled and Rebranded
More food news: Sweet Wheel raised enough money to save its Summerland farm from development; McConnell's introduced dairy-free ice cream; Bree'osh's outpost on De La Vina is going to expand; soft-opening brunches at Meiners Heritage Table in Ojai.
August 22, 2021
Three Santa Barbara Restaurants Were Added to the Michelin Guide
More food news: The Good Plow has opened; Riviera Bar's food menu looks pretty tasty; Margerum launched wine experiences at its Funk Zone tasting room; new wine company at Municipal Winemakers; San Luis Obispo food-delivery service is expanding into Santa Barbara County; Ocean Fathoms retreats.
August 18, 2021
First Look at the Menu of the Good Plow, Opening Soon in Carpinteria
More food news: Hook & Press is going on hiatus till its new space is ready; Mor Doughnuts is still looking for a storefront; Peasants Feast's deli spinoff is shooting to open in the fall; the January line of non-alcoholic drinks from the Municipal/Potek winemaker; a visit to the Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club's restaurant. 1