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Matt Nichols

Pork Santa Barbara

Sides Hardware and Shoes Porchetta di Testa (Dose of Vitamin P)

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...
Chefs Santa Barbara

Hiring Practices: What L.A. and Central Coast Chefs Look For

On July 31, Wally’s Wine hosted their 8th Annual Central Coast Food & Wine Celebration in Westwood, benefiting the Michael Bonaccorsi Scholarship Fund at the UC Davis Department of Viticulture & Enology. A number...
Chef Los Angeles

First Night: L.A. and Central Coast Chefs Remember their Starts

On July 31, Wally’s Wine hosted their 8th Annual Central Coast Food & Wine Celebration in Westwood, benefiting the Michael Bonaccorsi Scholarship Fund at the UC Davis Department of Viticulture & Enology. Several leading...
Restaurant Sign Los Olivos

Brothers Restaurant at Mattei’s Tavern: Hearty Food in Historic Stage Coach Inn [CLOSED]

After a day of tastings at Santa Ynez Valley wineries, we finally decided to suspend our liquid diet. We had reservations at one of the area’s hottest restaurants, Brothers Restaurant at Mattei’s Tavern, named...