September 30, 2022
Augie’s Is Starting to Come Together
More food news: The name of the restaurant coming to the former Low Pigeon space; Carpinteria restaurant opening a meat/fish shop; happy hour at Bettina; Cottage Hospital's Oak Park Market + Eatery; the new Courtyard by Marriott will have a restaurant called St. Remy; Tamar merchandise.
September 26, 2022
Café Stella Announced a Closing Date
More food news: Lunch—and totchos—at Validation Ale; Fresco Cafe pushed back its opening a few days; Mony's introduced breakfast burritos; Matty's Hot Chicken has left the Public Market; another coffee shop stopped charging extra for non-dairy milk; Checo's taqueria opening soon in Isla Vista. 8
September 21, 2022
Oat Bakery Is Opening a Second Location
More food news: The cafe and bar at the new Drift hotel coming to Lower State Street; Santa Barbara Hives is working on a San Roque shop (with "dry pantry"); progress on Chick-fil-A's traffic congestion; activity at two former tasting rooms in the Funk Zone; a peek inside Corazón Comedor; the Other Room in Los Olivos has opened.
September 19, 2022
Derf’s Future Is Uncertain After the End of the Year
More food news: Fresco Cafe has set an opening date for its new location downtown; Beans BBQ is closing; the owners of Brewhouse are selling to longtime customers; Industrial Eats is expanding again; the Apricot Lane Farms cookbook is available for preorder; an update on Pepe's Mexican Restaurant in Goleta; Kyle's Kitchen has opened a taproom.
September 16, 2022
September 12, 2022
First Impressions of the New Rare Society Steakhouse
More food news: Thai Bistro to take the place of TAP Thai in San Roque; checking out the new market half of Montesano Market & Deli in Montecito; a peek inside L'Antica Pizzeria da Michele; Hotel Californian is working a rooftop bar exclusively for guests; a plea from Beans BBQ. 1
September 7, 2022
Top-Notch Thai Food in Los Olivos
More food news: The restaurant at the Santa Ynez Inn has soft-opened (and it looks rather pretty); La Lieff Funk Zone tasting room has yet to open; another marvelous diorama by artist Michael E. Long; three recipes from Barbareño’s forthcoming cookbook; update on the Teddy’s outpost coming to the former Mackenzie Market space. 1
September 1, 2022
Legal Trouble for the Goleta Beach Restaurant
More food news: A peek inside the market coming to Coast Village Road; the Nook lost its parklet; Palmina Wines is merging with the new Vega Vineyard & Farm, which opens this month; an update from Kin Bakeshop; Longoria Winery is opening a State Street tasting room; first look at the menu for Solvang's new Mexican restaurant from the Coast Range team; Lao Thai Restaurant has opened in Carpinteria; the Black Sheep plans to sell everything after closing; Kai Sushi says it's closed due to illness.
August 26, 2022
Uncorked Will Close Next Month
More food news: Two new tasting rooms in the Funk Zone; Saigon Vietnamese Restaurant has moved in with another establishment; Goodland Wine Shop is now open on Upper State Street; why the Goleta Beach restaurant is delayed; Corazón says it hasn't committed to helping M. Special with food; Noleta IHOP has closed.
August 21, 2022
Dutch Garden Is Getting Closer to Opening
More food news: The Whole Foods renovation continues; Juice Ranch is opening a Solvang outpost; Hook & Press's savory new treat; Corazón Cocina is taking over the food at M. Special; you can now check out an induction burner from the library; the Baker's Table's new location has opened. 4