May 11, 2023
Montecito Natural Foods Has Found a New Home
More food news: Na Na Thai is open for takeout this weekend; Crumbl cookie chain is coming to Goleta; Axxess has been sold; Corner Tap is closed for renovations; update on the restaurant at Goleta Beach; Monday wine discount at Local; sushi/poke restaurant opening in Noleta; a bunch of Isla Vista restaurant news; vegetarian fast-food chain opening in Thousand Oaks.
July 3, 2022
Barcelona Restaurateurs Are Opening in the Former Low Pigeon Space
More food news: Mesa ice cream shop Sweetie's has debuted; first look at Local's new brunch menu; more on Shalhoob's plans for Noleta; the Santa Ynez Inn's restaurant says it'll open this summer; great people-watching is in the works for Shaker Mill.
June 3, 2022
Mony’s Is Thinking of Starting Dinner Service
More food news: Opening forecast for Augie's, which hopes to have the West Coast's largest selection of tequila and mezcal; new name chosen for the Goleta Beach Park restaurant; Local should start weekend brunch soon; Aperitivo is offering an excellent take-home lasagna; Hummus Republic opened in Isla Vista; gourmet market and bar coming to Old Town Orcutt; Merci's decadent breakfast sandwich.
May 2, 2022
Salty at the Beach Is Headed for New Ownership
More food news: First look at Local's menu; could Trader Joe's be opening a store in Carpinteria?; Chick-fil-A submitted plans to improve traffic flow; expanded hours for the new Saint Bibiana pizzeria; Low Pigeon says much will remain the same; Pico has a new chef; Daniel's Mexican Bakery appears to have closed; Hummus Republic chain opening in Isla Vista. 1
April 21, 2022
The Opening Date for Local on Coast Village Road
More food news: Hook & Press was worth the wait; new direction rumored for the Montecito Wine Bistro; Rare Society's Funk Zone steakhouse is now shooting for June; Santa Barbara Fish Market is opening a Goleta outpost; Montecito Deli & Market has opened under new management; what dinner at Bedda Mia is like; waterfront resort to have a ground-floor restaurant and rooftop bar; profile of Last of Seven pickle company. 2
April 17, 2022
Montecito Is Getting a Jewish-Italian Delicatessen
More food news: Sneak peeks of dishes at Local, coming soon to Coast Village Road; the Cliff Room finally reopened; the Plaza Deli is for sale; "Mediterranean street kitchen" called Mezze Santa Barbara opening downtown; Los Agaves spinoff opening near Whole Foods; Casa Comal Mexican restaurant soft-opened on State Street; XO Santa Barbara introduced breakfast service; Vons Chicken and Rockin' Yogurt have closed; Fess Parker Winery renovated its Los Olivos tasting room. 1
March 27, 2022
The Little Kitchen Is Closing After Six Years
More food news: Local on Coast Village Road is getting close to opening; Taste of Santa Barbara tickets are now on sale; Shalhoob is said to be opening a bar in the Public Market; the mother-daughter team behind Beans BBQ; what the Ballard Inn's new owners have in store for the hotel and restaurant; Bar Le Côte chefs moonlight on a taco pop-up; new Mexican restaurant opening on the Westside; there's hope for the Paradise Store & Grill.
January 16, 2022
December 22, 2021
More Details About the Restaurant and Bar Opening on Coast Village Road
More food news: What to expect from Belching Dragon Tavern on State Street; another wine-tasting room is opening in the Funk Zone; Dune's second Goleta café has debuted; Lefty's Coffee Co. has opened in Los Olivos; a profile of Ojai's Messermeister knife company; root beer float–flavored milk. 1