Santa Barbara

15 Destinations to Get Your Wine Fix on the Central Coast of California

It’s been nearly two decades since “Sideways” put the Central Coast wine scene on the map, but like a fine pinot noir, the area has only improved over the years. There are dozens of spots between chic...

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Dim sum near Santa Barbara?

by adverb 3 years ago

I recently moved to Santa Barbara but haven't had the chance to explore the area much. I get the sense that excellent Chinese options in the area are few and far between, especially when it comes t...

Solvang: Hummingbird Restaurant & Hill Haven Provisions

by OldJalamaMama 3 years ago

We are in dire need for anything besides taco's and tri-tip in our area, always sad to see something new go by the wayside....Have you tried Hummingbird Café in Solvang? Another new place is Hill ...

2 nights in Santa Barbara

by manaloman 4 years ago

I will be in Santa Barbara for 2 nights next Monday and Tuesday. M6 wife is a pescatarian who only occasionally eats dairy products. We are thinking of Tuesday night at The Lark and Monday night at...

Eastern chowhounds returning to Carpinteria

by curioussheridan 4 years ago

had a great food time last year and reported on it. Just seeing if there are any interesting updates over the last 12 months in our favorite California town

Santa Barbara - 7 days

by suetibu 4 years ago

Hi, We are a family of 4 (2 kids) planning a week long stay in Santa Barbara (hotel Milo). Can you please suggest restaurants/cafes that have views/outdoor seating/mexican cuisine? We will have ca...

Poke holes in our SB/SY itinerary

by beachbunnySD 4 years ago

chow friends - 3 couples are spending next weekend in SB and points north. poke holes in our itinerary. are we making any mistakes? friday in santa barbara lunch @ lucky penny urban wine trail...

LAST DAY 8/12/17 Bacon & Brine, Solvang

by OldJalamaMama 4 years ago

Posted Friday 8/11/17 on the Bacon & Brice Facebook page: "It is with the heaviest hearts and most disappointments that we are announcing the closure of Bacon & Brine. Tomorrow Saturday will be ...

Family road tripping in Monterey/Pacific Grove/Cambria/Santa Barbara - Looking to finalize our food itinerary!

by jacolis 5 years ago

Hi all, Doing some research for a trip driving down Highway 1 from SFO to LAX. Need to fill in a few gaps with dining suggestions for our itinerary below. We are a family of four with two adve...

PCH 1 from SF to Santa Barbara Restaurant Recommendations help!

by ajetj4 5 years ago

My boyfriend and I are driving from SF to Santa Barbara and we are in need of some yummy restaurant recommendations. We are staying the night in Monterey and also in Santa Barbara. We are going a...

New McConnell's on State Street (Santa Barbara)

by manku 8 years ago

A few months ago, I wrote about my disappointing visit to McConnell's in SB... This weekend, I was up in SB again and a new, swanky McConnell's has opened up on State Street (across from Mall).....

Chowhound favorites in Santa Barbara?

by poot 4 years ago

I'll be in Santa Maria for the big wine tasting at Au Bon Climat and hope to have a good meal or two in Santa Barbara. What are the favorite spots of hounds? I am not looking for fancy, but a place...

Private chef in Ojai or Santa Barbara area

by waferthin 4 years ago

Hi - I'm looking for a private chef for a friends reunion/birthday weekend in Ojai in April. The meals don't have to be formal, in fact we're looking for something relatively simple and rustic. Ou...

Chowhounds from the east in Carpinteria

by curioussheridan 5 years ago

We are spending a week in Carpinteria in February, and looking for pleasant places with good flavorful food for both lunch and dinner in this friendly town. Fish is always good, ethnic Vietnamese,...

Large scale take out options for party

by WSfoodie 5 years ago

We are hosting a small party (15-20 people) for a family birthday. We were excited to order and serve Buena Onda's wonderful empanadas and salad to our guests. Unfortunately, we just learned they a...

Santa Barbara: Wildwood Kitchen

by glbtrtr 5 years ago

So much to like about this new restaurant Wildwood Kitchen on East Haley Street (Funk Zone) in Santa Barbara, from the Juliene folks who set the highest standard for creative casual cuisine in this...

Julienne's closing in SB

by macdog 5 years ago

Just got an email from the owner/chef saying that Julienne's will be essentially shutting down on Nov 12. He'll still do some special dinners in the space until the restaurant is sold. He says he w...

Anyone try Yoichis yet?

by WSfoodie 5 years ago

I am hearing good things about Yoichis (kaiseki japanese). Has anyone in the Chow community been? I am intrigued. I am hoping it lives up to the hype and can get enough action to stay in business.

Rori's Artisanal Creamery - Montecito & Santa Barbara

by Servorg 7 years ago

I did a search and didn't turn up any mention of Rori's Artisanal Creamery http://www.rorisartisanalcreamery.com/home/ in the database. Anyone have any experience with their ice cream? Supposedly...

Santa Barbara - Annual Greek Festival - late July/early August

by glbtrtr 5 years ago

43rd Annual Greek Festival has now come and gone, good as ever. All volunteer effort run by the members of the local Greek Orthodox Church with all the traditional Greek specialties that seem to g...

Thoughts on Santa Barbara choices

by Property manager 5 years ago

We will be visiting Santa Barbara in the next few weeks and have selected these choices. We like creative, good food, and nice atmosphere. Our selections: Trattoria Mollie The Stonehouse The...