Patxi’s Pizza Has Closed

••• A sign on the door says Patxi’s Pizza (State between Haley and Cota) is temporarily closed for repairs, but I hear from a former staffer that the restaurant is closed for good. It opened in late 2014.

••• “Jeff Olsson, the cofounder of Industrial Eats and New West Catering, died on Saturday, September 2,” reports the Independent. “Considered the driving force for elevating Santa Barbara County wine country’s cuisine over the past two decades, he succumbed to a fast-moving colon cancer that was just diagnosed in December.” 805Foodie, Bell’s, and Sea Stephanie Fish wrote touching remembrances.

••• The Coastal View News spoke with the folks behind Linden Hall, Revolver’s sister restaurant opening soon in Carpinteria. Owner Nick Bowden says the vibe will be “high-end psychedelic.” And Linden Hall posted on Instagram that it’ll be having a “pork chop party” at Sama Sama on September 16 and 17: “We’ll be serving up pork chops, dessert, and wine in addition to Sama Sama’s regular dinner menu. Walk-ins only, doors open at 5 p.m.”

••• Dave’s Dogs is back on Milpas, says John Palminteri: “Dave’s Dogs sets up his fully approved and certified legendary hot dog kitchen Thurs.-Sat. nights on Milpas and Cacique St. in a lot authorized by the owner.”

••• Tickets are now available for the 39th Santa Barbara Vintners Festival on October 14 at Vega Vineyard & Farm in Buellton. It’s “an unparalleled opportunity to taste wines from over 60 renowned wineries in Santa Barbara County. Attendees will have the opportunity to sample a diverse array of wines that showcase the unique terroir and craftsmanship of this acclaimed wine region, [and] the festival will also feature a delectable selection of regional cuisine from dozens of esteemed restaurants, chefs, and food producers.”

••• I learned something new the other day: a friend of mine took a friend to one of the private clubs around here, and when she got overserved, he asked the bartender to cut her off. The bartender explained that they had been making her drinks with zero-proof tequila for a while. And apparently airlines have been known to do the same thing.

••• The Ranch Table, “recipes, stories and traditions from Elizabeth Poett” of Rancho San Julian, comes out on October 3. UPDATE: And Santa Barbara Magazine has more on it.


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The idea that what I order might not be what I get doesn’t sit right with me. I’m not saying they should have continued to serve her alcohol, but to change the drink without permission is unethical.


Agreed, especially if she is paying for it. Just stop serving alcohol and let her know she is cut off.


This is a sad reminder that colon cancer screening via colonoscopy is so important! Colon cancer is actually a slow growing cancer, so surveillance can catch it early or prevent it by removing polyps.

Michael H

Patxis has a great location (it’s 1st I think) up in Lafayette, Bay Area, but I found the Santa Barbara location to be consistently poor in terms of customer service. It never seemed like they had good management. Maybe I’m wrong but that was just my two cents. That and I think they might have fared better in a different location.