March 2, 2021
February 25, 2021
Gelson’s Is Being Bought by a Japanese Conglomerate
More food news: Pizzeria Mozza and Restaurant at Meadowood pop-ups at the Ojai Valley Inn; an effort to farm purple sea urchins; big new parklet at Mony's; opening date for Sear Steakhouse in Solvang; the Tavern at Zaca Creek brought on a new chef.
February 22, 2021
El Encanto’s Restaurant Has a New Chef
More food news: Hibachi Steak House & Sushi Bar is likely closing soon; Revolver's impressive muffuletta; closing date for one of the Starbucks outposts on State Street; profile of Dean coffee shop by the airport; Sun & Swell Foods's pandemic pivot; another great dive-bar diorama. 1
February 12, 2021
More on the Beer Garden Opening in the Funk Zone
More food news: One of Starbucks's State Street locations is going to close; Finch & Fork now serving on the roof; Wingstop chain open at La Cumbre Plaza; Solvang's Coast Range restaurant will have vacation rentals upstairs; an intriguing new food hall in Camarillo.
February 8, 2021
February 4, 2021
Miniature Dioramas of Santa Barbara Dive Bars
More food news: South Coast Deli is opening in San Roque; the Blue Owl is under new ownership; rumors of a new Mesa ice cream shop; Mackenzie Market and Yanni's Greek & American Deli have reportedly closed; Rancho San Julian's Elizabeth Poett has a new TV show; Clevr's "instant superlattes"; lunch at La Paloma Cafe; the appealing Frontside Cafe in Ventura. 1
February 1, 2021
A Gelato Shop Is Opening in Ojai
More food news: Restaurants continue to reopen for outside dining; more space at the Lark and more service at Bettina; introducing "Santa Barbara County's only luxury brownie business"; Barbareño launched dinner kits; two healthier takes on a burrito; State Street Coffee is on a break.
January 27, 2021
January 26, 2021
Outdoor Dining Is Once Again Allowed at Restaurants
More food news: Next steps for the Beachside Bar-Cafe space; Cajé's State Street café has reopened; Merci's standout banana pudding; the recipe for Bettina's meatballs; glimmers of life at the old Wildwood Kitchen; SLO wine shop for sale.
January 22, 2021