July 22, 2021
Shake-Up of Funk Zone Tasting Rooms
More food news: Montecito Wine Bistro has closed for a revamp; enthusiastic recommendation for Ruff House Barbecue's pop-ups; Priedite Barbecue is going to take preorders on certain weekends; Courthouse Tavern to soft-open soon; Riviera Bar appears to be getting closer.
July 18, 2021
New Restaurant Aspires to Be Santa Barbara’s Coolest
More food news: Design tweaks to prominent food-and-beverage complex; Santa Barbara moves to clear restaurant obstacles from sidewalks; a bunch of new Noleta restaurants, including an "ice cream and cereal bar"; full menu now available at beachfront Jeannine's; location of the rumored Mesa ice cream shop; South Coast Deli celebrates 30 years; Ocean Fathoms catches heat from the California Coastal Commission; profile of the Mar Monte Hotel's Costa restaurant.
July 12, 2021
Jeannine’s Has Soft-Opened at State and Cabrillo
And its Upper State location has reopened. More food news: The Good Plow's fundraising drive was successful; Golden Line Coffee is now open Fridays; alfresco dinner with Get Hooked Seafood and Fairview Gardens; Backstage Kitchen & Bar has rebranded; Dune Coffee Roasters shirts.
July 8, 2021
The San Ysidro Ranch Has a New Restaurant
More food news: Expanded summer hours at the Tuesday farmers' market (and a trick for opening plastic bags); more on Augie's tequila bar, opening downtown; what's new at the "biggest little farm"; Wylde Works now has a parklet on State Street; Low Pigeon mugs.
July 6, 2021
Mesa Burger’s Parent Company Has Plans for Seven New Restaurants
More food news: Corazón Cocina's outpost at the Project reopens this week; a rave for La Paloma's new brunch service; vintage mobile bars for your next event; Bar Le Côte's summer collab tour; one Handlebar café is now opening earlier; Paso Robles cocktail bar; excellent croissants at Alessia Patisserie & Cafe.
June 30, 2021
Carpinteria’s Good Plow Is Trying to Raise $48,000 So It Can Open
More food news: Sneak preview of Alessia Patisserie & Cafe; Peasants Feast in Solvang is spinning off a deli; new State Street hotel will have a ground-floor restaurant; Institution Ale's side patio seems just about ready; cacao drink at Twenty-Four Blackbirds. 10
June 28, 2021
First Look at the Menus for Alessia Patisserie & Cafe
More food news: Woodland Hills restaurant is opening an outpost on State Street; Romanti-Ezer has closed; signs of life at Corazón Cocina in the Funk Zone; checking in with chef Justin West and his Market Forager business; tasty tortilla chips from Sweet Wheel Farms. 3
June 24, 2021
June 21, 2021
The New Owner of the Mackenzie Market Building
More food news: Downtown's new Crush Bar has come out of the closet; Funk Zone building rumored to become a brewery; Draughtsmen Aleworks now makes wine, too; former Whodidily baker now back in business as Yodelayheehoo; Priedite Barbecue's worthy smash burger. 4
June 17, 2021
Two Stearns Wharf Restaurants Are for Sale
More food news: L.A. meal-kit service launching event space in the Mill; a landmark restaurant building in Carpinteria is on the market; new contender in BLT season; Finch & Fork's chef moved to Roblar Winery; Tap Thai is opening a second location; Embermill to start serving Ethiopian lunches; new business sells dough for you to bake at home.