Santa Barbara

Boats Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara Food Worth Seeking

Santa Barbara is an idyllic coastal city just 90 miles north of Los Angeles known as the “American Riviera.” The city has roots with local Native people called the Chumash. Spanish Missionaries arrived in...
Coffee Santa Barbara

Dart Coffee Beach Brew

Longtime Funk Zoners Erika Carter Dart and husband David are aiming for caffeinated bull’s-eyes at their Santa Barbara coffee bar/roastery. Dart Coffee Co is part of a new triumvirate with Monkeyshine and Tyger Tyger...
Coffee Santa Barbara

Handlebar Coffee Roasters Gibraltar

Aaron Olson and Kim Anderson expanded Handlebar Coffee Roasters from Downtown to Midtown in September 2017, taking over Santa Barbara’s original Safeway market. The airy brick building debuted in the ’30s and features a...
Pork Santa Barbara

Sides Hardware and Shoes Porchetta di Testa [CLOSED]

Los Olivos has long been home to a restaurant from brothers Jeff and Matt Nichols, who previously ran historic Mattei’s Tavern and have run Sides Hardware and Shoes since 2012. They also own Brothers...
Pastry Santa Barbara

Bree’osh Brioche Cinnamon Roll

Brioche is the primary focus for Nelly Mousseau and Pierre-Yves Henry, France natives who debuted charming Bree’osh bakery in ritzy Montecito Village in September 2015. Their tiny cafe features photo-lined yellow walls, white tile...
Japanese Food Santa Barbara

Yoichi’s Sashimi

For awhile, Viticole Wine founder Brian McClintic MS had been telling me that Yoichis is Santa Barbara’s best restaurant. Finally, I got a chance to dine at this traditional kaiseki-style restaurant from chef Yoichi...