I'm now quite familiar with some of the most obvious food sites of Santa Barbara (Lazy Acres, Tri-County Produce, C'est Cheese, La Super Rica, Kanaloa Seafood) and I'm curious to find more shops, suppliers, and hole-in-the-wall restaurants. Any recommendations? A restaurant supply house would be fun, and a Chinese bakery would make my day, but I get the impression that neither exist in this particular part of the California coast.
While I'm at it, let me also ask if there might be any vaguely organized activities or organizations around Santa Barbara for aspiring foodies and weekend cooks. Cooking classes? Kitchens to volunteer in?
Thanks in advance for your pointers,