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
August 15, 2021
Centennial Beer Hall Opens This Wednesday
More food news: Wine Therapy is moving into part of the Cruisery; a list of Santa Barbara's best taquerias; another mobile bar debuts; the prettiest restaurant courtyard in town is for sale; a change to Bagel Boiz' modus operandi; TAP Thai is opening a second outpost; more Jersey Mike's for Goleta; Via Maestra 42 has changed hands; open house and tasting at winery for sale. 5
August 6, 2021
In-N-Out Burger Will Likely Open in Buellton
More food news: Centennial Beer Hall, in the former Mercury Lounge space, says it's close to opening; more tasting-room musical chairs in the Funk Zone; the push to save the Sweet Wheel Farm; a new restaurant is coming to La Cumbre Plaza; Bristol Farms is celebrating its Santa Barbara store's first anniversary; S.Y. Kitchen's new courtyard.
August 2, 2021
Jimboz Is Getting a Thorough Renovation
More food news: The Avocado Mafia pop-up; reserve now for the second Santa Barbara Hives/Sproutcraft Creamery dinner; restaurateurs unhappy with city's sidewalk reclamation; a new restaurant in Goleta's Goodland Kitchen space; a tasting menu worth going to Mendocino for.
July 30, 2021
Riviera Bar Has Finally Opened
More food news: Three finalists for the Goleta Beach restaurant space; Institution Ale's side patio has opened; new hotel on Lower State Street hotel will be a sister to one in San José del Cabo; food vendors coming to the State Street Promenade Market; another Funk Zone tasting room has closed; Fatte's Pizza is open; Zodo's bowling alley was bought by Bowlero; exploring the Paso Market Walk in Paso Robles.
July 28, 2021