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Chef Santa Barbara

Interview: chef Justin West (Julienne + Wildwood Kitchen)

Justin West started cooking by age 11 in his father’s five restaurants in Eugene, Oregon. He committed to the restaurant world at an early age. He met Emma, his wife and front of house...
Seafood Santa Barbara

Julienne Smoked Mussels [CLOSED]

Julienne, probably my favorite Santa Barbara restaurant, reaffirmed its hold over my stomach on the eve of my birthday. Chef Justin West and wife Emma West, his front of house partner, demonstrate a mastery...
California Cuisine Santa Barbara

Julienne: Family-Run, Market Driven + More in Santa Barbara [CLOSED]

For a city like Santa Barbara, which is situated in one of the best produce growing regions in the U.S., it’s kind of surprising that the most revered restaurant was and is La Super-Rica...