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Restaurateur Santa Barbara

Interview: Santa Barbara restaurateur Sherry Villanueva (Acme Hospitality)

Santa Barbara based Acme Hospitality now runs so many different concepts that it’s been a challenge to keep their website up to date. At last check, they didn’t account for Tyger Tyger (fast casual...
Coffee Santa Barbara

Dart Coffee Beach Brew (Drink of the Week)

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...
Fish Santa Barbara

Loquita Branzino (Food of the Week)

Sherry Villanueva and Acme Hospitality have proven to be unrivaled culinary hitmakers in Santa Barbara’s red-hot Funk Zone. Loquita is their modern Spanish restaurant that combines classic and atypical influences in an inviting setting...
Craft Beer Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara Drinks Worth Seeking

Santa Barbara is an idyllic coastal city that resides just 90 miles north of Los Angeles, near one of the world’s great wine, vegetable and fruit growing regions. The city has roots with Native...
Barbecue Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara Food Worth Seeking

Santa Barbara is an idyllic coastal city that resides just 90 miles north of Los Angeles, near one of the world’s great wine and produce growing regions. The city has roots with Native Americans...
Cocktail Santa Barbara

Ty Lounge G&T Sueño (Drink of the Week)

On my honeymoon to Spain, I enjoyed endless variations on the country’s signature cocktail: gin & tonic. It was a welcome surprise to see a similar commitment to the drink at Ty Lounge, the...