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Deux:

A boutique artisan bakery just off the beaten path

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anda Sykes does a funny bit about her stomach, which she’s named Esther. Esther, whom Sykes “embraces,” has a mind of her own and “loves bread and alcohol.” Esther even grabs the wheel and steers the comedian’s car toward places like The Cheesecake Factory. It’s quite likely that Esther would take a detour off Milpas to Reddick Street if she knew about Deux Bakery. Although tiny Deux Bakery, where local workers pop in for a coffee to go, a soda, a palmier (elephant ear in English, oreja in Spanish), or cinnamon roll, has been in this semi-industrial section off Milpas Street on the lower Eastside neighborhood for nearly six years, many people have no idea of its existence. “The one thing we hear all the time is, ‘I didn’t know you were here!’ ” co-owner/baker Wendy Fleming said. The name Deux (two in French) comes from the partnership of Wendy and husband Maurice, who, among other tasks, is a handy handyman at this family affair bakery.

Bagels, Bavarian soft pretzels, lemon poppy muffins, and maple bacon beckon, but Deux may be best known for their breads. Their sourdough starter is six years old. Their hand-kneaded loaves’ extra leavening time (fermenting 12-15 hours) makes them more tolerable for those suffering from digestive issues. We like their Kalamata olive sourdough best. Deux bakes gluten-free items, as well as cookies, fruit tarts, and croissants. They make cakes and fruit and cream pies by special order. The Food Network’s Alton Brown featured Deux’s cinnamon rolls made with mashed potatoes in a May segment of “The Best Thing I Ever Ate.” The hardworking couple (married 52 years) came out of retirement to bake breads and desserts for their daughter Crista Fooks’s downtown Santa Barbara restaurant, Scarlett Begonia. Now they’re way out of retirement, on their feet seven days a week. Wendy arrives at 3 a.m. three days a week and between 5 and 6 a.m. (continued)

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the other four. They have a thriving wholesale business supplying muffins, bagels, and breads to hotels in town, including Hotel Milo, The Californian, Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore, and the Ritz-Carlton Bacara. They also bake for Something Good Organics’s CSA boxes. Staff helpers keep the baked goods flowing and the cash register ringing, while future bakers from SBCC’s Culinary Arts program are

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often surprised to learn about the hours when they interview for work. “They often say, ‘I didn’t realize it was SO early…’ ” Wendy laughs. Seven days a week, 365 days a year, you’ll find the doors open early (6:30 a.m.) at Deux Bakery. They close at 3 p.m. every day except Sunday (noon). The Flemings are considering closing on Sundays. (They deserve to close for the month of August, like patisseries in France do!) Just be forewarned: Parking is challenging, especially on weekdays, so park a block away and you and your own “Esther” won’t feel so guilty for indulging, since you can walk off a few pre- and postDeux calories. –By Leslie A. Westbrook

Macadamia crusted fresh Pacific halibut with an orange citrus butter sauce on whipped Yukon Gold potatoes with a fresh mango salsa.   Photo by Joshua Curry.

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ever underestimate the power of serendipity. Take, for instance, the experience of a couple of hungry Santa Barbarans, who were strolling down State Street on a recent Wednesday evening and saw a cheery scene inside Opal Restaurant and Bar. They veered in and were given a great table near a window despite the lack of a reservation. What they wanted seemed to jump off the menu: warm Pesto Sautéed Bay Scallop Salad, Lemon Grass Crusted Fresh Salmon in Thai curry sauce, and Macadamia Crusted Halibut in orange citrus cream sauce with mango relish. “Delicious” doesn’t do it justice. That salad and that salmon dish are two of manager Matt Phar’s favorites, as a later phone call revealed. “But I did have the halibut last night and it was quite good,” he said. Agreed. --JM W W W. F O O D – H O M E . C O M


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n the northern side of Gaviota Peak in the Santa Ynez Valley is Folded Hills, a stunning winery, farm and ranch owned by Andy and Kim Busch (of the Anheuser-Busch family), dedicated to growing organic produce and Rhône grapes. I sat down with Kim to hear why Folded Hills is not just an artisanal wine brand, it’s a place where wine, food, family and a desire to preserve the land are truly a way of life. When was Folded Hills founded? We purchased the Folded Hills Ranch in 2004, but technically Folded Hills was founded in the early 1900s. We are just stewards of this special land.

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seemed like a natural extension, or was planting a vineyard part of the original plan? Andy and I have always been involved with animals and growing organic fruits and vegetables. We came at this project from a desire to keep the land agricultural, organic, sustainable and working for generations. As we were researching to purchase the contiguous Nojoqui Ranch, in 2011, we discovered there had been a pre-Prohibition vineyard on the property and that the family made wine in the basement of the original farmhouse. This discovery inspired us to grow grapes and make wine again on this beautiful land. How would you describe the process of planting a vineyard and starting a wine brand having had no prior wine experience?

The best and worst thing that happened is that we had no idea what we were getting into! Because we came at the project from a land perspective, it was important to listen to the land when it came time to plant. We tested the land, the soil, the climate for months to determine which grapes would grow best. The land said Rhône varieties, so knowing nothing about Rhône grapes we planted syrah, grenache, grenache blanc, clairette blanche and marsanne. Having no prior experience we knew we had to bring in and consult with the best. Pete Stolpman has been invaluable. He introduced us to the incredible grower, Ruben Solorzano, as well as winemaker, Angela Osborne. There is a wonderful camaraderie and support within the industry in the Central Coast. When did you know Angela would be the perfect fit for Folded Hills? Angela makes more than 9 different single varietals of grenache for her own label, A Tribute to Grace. As we were going in to the meeting with Angela, Andy told me, “Be

cool. Don’t offer her anything, we need to interview more winemakers.” Within 15 minutes I begged her to make wine for Folded Hills. Angela has this deeply spiritual and gentle grace about her. She believes in letting the grapes speak for themselves — with her handsoff approach you really taste the land and the spirit in the wines. She is so good at what she does. How many different wines are you making for Folded Hills? We currently have about 12 different wines, though many are small batch, wine club member-only wines. We are committed to the Rhônes because of the terroir, but these grapes lend themselves to incredible blends. Our August red and August white are different blends every year, we will be adding a GSM blend next year and we are super excited to release our very first sparkling Lilly rosé of grenache this fall! That’s exciting! Can’t wait to try it. Speaking of Lilly, are all the wines named after family? W W W. F O O D – H O M E . C O M


We came to Santa Barbara from St. Louis, Missouri. We wanted to bring part of that history with us. The logo bottles are all an homage to family and legacy, while the photo labels — the reserves — are all about life here in California. Our Lilly rosé, for instance, is named for 6 generations of Lilly in the family, from Andy’s great grandmother, Lilly Anheuser, born in 1844 to our 3 year old granddaughter Lilly. Local, organic food is a big part of the Folded Hills mentality. Any favorite wine and food pairings to share? Everything we do at Folded Hills has to be the absolute best it can be, including the food prepared by our beloved Executive Chef Mark Gonzales. Mark doesn’t drink so pairing food and wine is a delightful part of our job! My latest favorite is the 2018 Lilly rosé with a delicate goat cheese panna cotta topped with balsamic seasonal strawberries and caramelized angel food cake. Divine! That sounds delicious! You recently opened a tasting room on Coast Village Road –the first tasting room in Montecito – and another at your ranch this summer. Do they offer similar experiences? Yes! For the Montecito tasting room, we wanted to bring a little bit of the ranch into town. We like to create “come as you are” spaces where you can put your boots up and relax. We want guests to unplug, make connections to the land and to each other. The ranch estate tasting room in the original farmhouse is nestled in the heart of the row crops and the vineyards. It is right off the 101, yet a world away. We feel such a sense of responsibility and privilege to share the magical land that we are simply stewarding. It is a true joy to see guests feel that relaxation and connection to nature that we feel at Folded Hills. Hana-Lee Sedgwick is a wine and food writer based in her hometown of Santa Barbara. You can read more about her adventures in wine on her blog, Wander & Wine.

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esearchers believe that human cultivation of avocados began about 5,000 years ago. The oldest discovery of an avocado pit, from Coxcatlan Cave in Puebla, Mexico, dates from 9,000 -10,000 years ago. The Aztecs often ate avocados in the form of guacamole. The word comes from the Nahuatl “ahuaca-mulli,” a combo of “avocado” and “sauce.” Here, in the land of avocados, the fruit botanically named persea Americana, is enjoyed many ways. Yes, we’re still mad for “ahuaca-mulli,” but stretch your taste buds. If you haven’t tried grilled or even fried avocado, you’re in for a great surprise. Throw halves on the barbeque this summer and surprise your guests. Chilled avocado soup is a quick and easy summer dish to make, or add diced chunks to gazpacho. Be sure to mark you calendar for Carpinteria’s annual Avocado Festival (Oct. 4,5,6), when Rori’s Artisanal Creamery on Linden Avenue serves up organic avocado ice cream. Just up the street, grab a tasty and tangy Avocado Fiesta Pizza (sweet white corn kernels add to the flavor) at Nutbelly pizzeria. It’s especially appropriate during Old Spanish Days, but is served year ‘round. Here are a few unique recipe twists on the avocado around town that stand out: The Charcoal Avocado Salad at Convivo is a taste revelation, enhanced by a tangy ponzu dressing. The salad has included Kentucky wonder beans, persimmon, pomegranate, radicchio, and frisée lettuce. In the spring, strawberries and citrus fruits replaced winter ingredients. The salad changes seasonally, but it always stars the fruit of life. For summer,

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the chef incorporates Farmer’s Market finds, assuring a winner any time of year accompanied by lovely waterfront views. Convivo Restaurant and Bar, in the Santa Barbara Inn, 901 E Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara Grab a fried avocado taco or two down by the waterfront at the harbor at On the Alley. The batter isn’t thick, as I imagined it might be, but surprisingly light. Crispy slices of the green fruit fried in a tempura-like batter are topped with mango/onion salsa, queso fresco, cilantro, and the secret salsa blanca sauce made with cherry bomb pepper. Counter orders are delivered to outside picnic tables with perfect views “from the alley” of our working harbor. On The Alley, 117 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara In 1871, the first avocados grown in the United States were produced on the corner of Canon Perdido and De La Vina streets. Today, that very corner serves as the home to Barbareño. It’s no surprise to find avocados on the menu at the restaurant that honors local history. The downtown restaurant’s grilled avocado, topped with a tasty black garlic marinade with a nice bite and surrounded by yuzu avocado mousse, is topped with pretty edible flowers. Add the scrumptious lamb pastor appetizer, inspired by La Super Rica, and awesome house-made sourdough hot out of the oven, and join the legion of fans for the native-inspired fare here. Barbareño, 205 W. Canon Perdido St, Santa Barbara — By Leslie A. Westbrook W W W. F O O D – H O M E . C O M


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FIRSTS Award winning Ruben sandwich from Three Pickles.

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o aficionados, the traditional Ruben sandwich is served just hot enough to allow the Swiss cheese, corned beef, sauerkraut and Russian dressing to delicately meld together between to slices of toasted rye bread. Fantastic! A tangy burst of goodness in every bite that is unmatched to any other sandwich experience. The origins of the meal are many, from a 1920’s weekly poker game in Omaha Nebraska where the players spent more time exchanging sandwich recipes than dealing cards, to restaurateur Arnold Ruben, the founder of the once famous Ruben’s Deli in New York. Wherever its start, the Ruben, and its many variations continue to be a mainstay menu offering at fine eateries everywhere. Three Pickles Deli has an award-winning version complete with house-made Russian dressing and of course the best house-crafted crunchy dill pickle in town. –RB. 126 E. Canon Perdido St, 805-965-1015.

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ld Spanish Days Fiesta is no doubt one of Santa Barbara’s most beloved celebrations, drawing crowds since the mid-1920s to recognize the rich Spanish, Mexican, and American Indian cultural heritage of the area. From watching the festive parade to cracking a cascarone (confetti-filled egg) on a friend’s head and indulging in authentic cuisine, Fiesta is a time to immerse oneself in the spirit of these time-honored traditions. Adding to the merriment, Steve Wayne from Renegade Wines in Santa Barbara has chosen six Spanish wines that perfectly capture the essence of Old Spanish Days in a glass: RED 2016 Fuentes del Silencio Las Jaras ($23) Intense and complex on the nose, with notes of black fruits, balsamic and rockrose, this wine from the Castilla y León region in Northwest Spain emphasizes freshness, acidity, and a pleasant synergy between spicy notes, cocoa, and wild fruits. 2006 R. López de Heredia Rioja Reserva Viña Tondonia ($46) Fresh and juicy, this Spanish Rioja features cherry, berry and licorice flavors that mingle with smoke, coffee, and mineral nuance...”a (continued on page 84) W W W. F O O D – H O M E . C O M


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f you’re looking to cool the tone of your lunches and suppers this summer, some homemade poke and ceviche might do the trick. These Hawaiian- and Caribbean-influenced dishes can be as simple or involved as you want, and we have some of the best ingredients to create with here on the Central Coast. Local mussels, chilled soups, and crafted fruit cocktails are also great choices to enjoy the season.

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Serves 4 Earthy and zesty ginger forbidden rice with tender marinated ahi tuna accompanied with fresh vegetables and spicy togarashi, a Japanese spice mixture consisting of peppers, mandarin orange peel, sesame seed, poppy seed, and hemp. Forbidden rice is a medium-grain heirloom rice with a deep purple hue and a nutty flavor. The rice earned its name because it was once reserved for the Chinese emperor to ensure his health and longevity, and thus forbidden to anyone else. INGREDIENTS 1 lb sushi grade ahi tuna, cubed into 1-inch pieces 3/4 cup good quality olive oil 3/4 cup ponzu shoyu 1/2 cup thinly sliced cucumber 1/2 cup rice vinegar 1/4 cup radish, thinly sliced 1/4 cup sweet onion, thinly sliced 1/2 cup prepared seaweed salad  4 teaspoons togarashi    Ginger Forbidden Rice: 1 cup forbidden rice 1 3/4 cups water 2-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and julienned 2 tablespoons rice vinegar 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar 1 tablespoon mirin 1 teaspoon salt   PROCEDURE For rice: In a medium saucepan with a tight-fitting lid, combine rice, water, ginger, and salt. Bring to a boil, cover and reduce heat to low. Simmer for 35-40 minutes or until rice is tender and most of the water is absorbed. Remove from heat and let sit covered for 5minutes. While rice cooks, combine rice-vinegar, sugar, mirin and salt in small bowl. Pour vinegar mixture over rice while paddling rice with a spoon, cover until ready to serve.  In a medium bowl whisk olive oil and ponzu shoyu, submerge tuna in marinade, and then return to fridge. Combine cucumber and rice vinegar in small bowl to quickly pickle. To serve, divide warm rice among bowls, then divide marinated ahi tuna, pickled cucumber, radish, sweet onion, and seaweed; distribute on top of rice bowls. Sprinkle with togarashi to finish. W W W. F O O D – H O M E . C O M

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Serves 4 Sweet spot prawns over rich coconut jasmine rice – this bowl is filled with crunchy, nutty pops of umami. INGREDIENTS *begin by prepping the asterisked ingredients to cook prawn stock. 1 1/2 lbs spot prawns, heads/tails/shells removed and reserved for stock* 1/2 cup good quality olive oil 1/4 cup shoyu (tamari works too) 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice 2 tbsp fresh lime juice 4 scallion, green parts only, thinly sliced, scraps reserved* 3 large sheets roasted seaweed, 2 sheets to be julienned, 1 sheet for stock  1/2 cup macadamia nuts, toasted and crushed 1/2 cup pickled ginger 1/4 cup unsweetened coconut, toasted 1/4 cup tobiko   Coconut Jasmine Rice: 1 cup jasmine rice 1 cup coconut milk 1 cup spot prawn stock (*see below for recipe) 1 garlic clove, grated, skin reserved* 1/4 tsp salt   PROCEDURE For spot prawn stock; in a medium stockpot add prawn shells, garlic skin, scallion scrap, 1 sheet of dried seaweed, a pinch of salt and 6 cups of water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low and simmer for 1-hour. Strain and reserve a 1/2 cup, refrigerate and use the remainder within 7 days.   For poke, whisk together olive oil, shoyu, lemon and lime. Butterfly the spot prawns and add to shoyu marinade, toss to coat, and then refrigerate.   For coconut rice; in a medium saucepan with a tight-fitting lid, combine rice, coconut milk, prawn stock, garlic and salt, stir. Bring to a boil, cover and reduce heat to low. Simmer for 18-20 minutes. Remove from heat and let rice sit covered for 5 minutes. Fluff up rice with fork, then cover until ready to serve. To serve, divide warm rice among bowls, and then divide marinated spot prawns, scallion, seaweed, pickled ginger, and macadamia nuts; distribute on top of rice bowls. Sprinkle with toasted coconut and a dab of tobiko (a fish roe garnish) to finish. If raw spot prawns aren’t what you fancy, simply sauté the marinated spot prawns on medium-high heat in 3-4 tablespoons of the marinade for 2-3 minutes and then assemble rice bowls as described above.   

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ne of the chief problems in the wine world today is that there are simply too many different brands being produced, and most of what I taste is boring, bland, flawed or instantly forgettable. But, if the vendor or winery owner presenting them is earnest, affable and sitting across the table within striking distance (of me), I don’t go out of the way to share any cruel, albeit true impressions of their dreadful bottled efforts. Here are a few handy phrases I use that sound like back-slapping compliments, followed by what I’m actually thinking when I look into their hopeful little faces: Phrase #1: “It’s got a real earthy, sauvage nuance!”: (“Your wine assaults the senses like the pungency of unwashed goats romping in toxic mud...this pensive half-smile that I’ve somehow managed to keep plastered on my face remains there only because the desire to extract vengeance upon you at a later date is the only thought keeping my heart from sputtering to a halt. You will indeed pay dearly for having sullied my glass with this epic travesty of vinification.”) Phrase #2: “This wine brings back childhood memories of growing up in Buffalo!” (“…when we lived next door to the Dunlop tire plant, and the never-ending smell of black radials nauseated us, much like your festering little vino, with its haunting aromas reminiscent of rubber and a burning chemical experiment gone tragically awry…my attorney will be getting in touch with you and will be seeking damages.”) Phrase # 3: “There’s an unmistakable floral character!” (“The hellish olfactory tag team of dead lilies and decaying geraniums are gleefully jumping out of the glass and racing toward my sinuses, inflicting irreparable harm that may well cut short my winetasting career.”) And finally, Phrase # 4: “Let me think about how many cases I’ll need…Let’s talk on Monday!” (“Good luck trying to find me, I’ll be in Costa Rica next week shopping for a retirement property.”) Bob Wesley is the GM and wine buyer for Savoy Wines. 18 West Anapamu, Santa Barbara. W W W. F O O D – H O M E . C O M

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guacamole, chips and tostada shells (optional) INSTRUCTIONS If using raw fish: simple soak the fish in lemon juice, lime juice, salt and pepper for about 20 minutes-1 hour (the lemon and lime juice cooks the fish). Meanwhile get the vegetables ready. Chop the tomatoes, onions, and cilantro then shred carrots using a cheese grater. In a large bowl mix together the tomatoes, onion, carrots, salt, pepper, cilantro, lime juice, and tarragon. When the fish is ready, cut the fish into tiny 1/2-inch bites. Add the fish to the large bowl of chopped tomatoes, cilantro and onions and mix well. Set it the refrigerator until ready to serve. If you prefer to cook the fish first: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Spray a baking dish with cooking spray and place the fish in the baking dish. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Broil for 12-15 minutes depending on thickness and until flaky and opaque throughout. When the fish is done let it cool completely. Set aside. While the fish is cooking: Chop the to(continued on page 86)

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garlic, micro greens and more. From salads topped with summer peaches and peppers to a spicy cioppino made with fresh local catch, we’ve gathered a wide range of flavors to ex-

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PETIT VALENTIEN Fennel and parmesan cheese salad with fresh dill and scallions.

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SHORELINE CAFÉ Shoreline Seafood Soup featuring fresh fish, calamari, mussels and shrimp.

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HARRY’S PLAZA CAFÉ Nothing to wet the appetite better than a Fiesta Margarita.

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HOLDREN’S STEAK & SEAFOOD House signature iceberg wedge salad with bacon bits and blue cheese crumbles.


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CASA BLANCA House signature ceviche tostada with avocado and tomato.

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CROCODILE RESTAURANT & BAR Caprese salad featuring house grown tomatoes and basil.

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BOUCHON Trio pf seared scallops.

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PARADISE CAFÉ Sam’s Catch cioppino.

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STELLA MARE Saumon en croute. Salmon baked in pastry stuffed with mushroom duxelles, braised baby turnips, creamed carrot mousseline, and roasted mushrooms.

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LONGBOARDS Lobster tacos from Harbor Restaurant

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CHASE RESTAURANT Chicken Piccata with fettuccine.

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atural and artificial lighting in our living and working spaces is critical to our well-being. Natural lighting normally comes into our structures through windows and skylights. Locating these openings on two adjoining or opposite walls of a room or on a ceiling and wall produces the most effective and comfortable lighting. If remodeling or building from the ground up, it’s wise to pay attention to this strategy when locating windows and skylights. Apartment dwellers have fewer options but shouldn’t automatically close drapes or blinds during the day for reasons of privacy. We want artificial lighting to do many things: create ambiance, avoid glare, provide good task illumination, be efficient and gentle on our electrical bills, and when provided by wall or ceiling mounted fixtures, be attractive. For these reasons, it’s advisable to work with a lighting consultant on remodeling and new construction projects. Unfortunately, there aren’t many “experts” who have combined experience in and knowledge of efficiency, effectiveness, and aesthetics. There have been big changes in lighting technology in the past several decades. LEDs (light emitting diodes) are now available with great longevity, low power usage, and a wide range of color hues, even matching the beloved color rendering of incandescent lamps. Today, most LEDs are made in China. Quality can be uneven, however, as corners are sometimes cut in the push to drive down prices. Quality is always important, but especially if a bulb is to last for its advertised life expectancy. When selecting an LED bulb, the best advice is to learn to read and understand the “Lighting Facts” label on the packaging. The two most important specifications to review are the following: Color Rendering Index (CRI): Look for a CRI of 90 or higher. While 80 is more commonly available, this rating is linked to uneven quality and harshness of color. Correlated Color Temperature (CCT): Most residential customers prefer 2,700K, which most closely emulates incandescent coloring. You may encounter 4,000K and 5,000K LEDs advertised as “daylight.” This may sound appealing but most users find LEDs in this “whiter end” of the color spectrum too stark for residential use. If an LED bulb does not have a “Lighting Facts” label, that should be a warning of a product to avoid. The Energy Star stamp, on the other hand, indicates quality. Most but not all LED bulbs are dimmable. If dimming is desired, be sure to check for a “dimmable” symbol on the packaging. Lighting contributes greatly to how we feel in an indoor space. Choosing the best products is important, especially as one ages and the eyes need more lumens to perform tasks well. LEDs have taken over artificial lighting in the past decade and for good reason, but there are pitfalls to be avoided. The compatibility between switches, transformers, fixtures and bulbs is complex so working with qualified professionals helps with peace of mind. Dennis Allen is the founder of Allen Construction Company. www.buildallen.com W W W. F O O D – H O M E . C O M

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The story of Architectural Millwork and half a century carved in wood

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here’s something orand mysterious and human about wood. Everybody has a story about their grandfather or uncle who loved the feel and smell of wood, unlike steel or concrete or aluminum. You don’t hear anybody say, ‘Gee, I love concrete.’ ” So remarked Joe Mathews, who, with his brother Tom, own and operate Architectural Millwork, located at 8 North Nopal. The brothers know something about the love of wood. Architectural Millwork is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year and they’ve worked there all their lives. They also know something about heritage. Their father, Ron, started the company in 1969, shaping that love of wood and hard work into his sons early on. Ron Mathews, born and raised in Michigan, was stationed in California during the Korean War. Afterward he came back to check job opportunities for carpenters, moved from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara, “and never looked back,” Joe said. He worked for contractors, then rented a space at 7 North Nopal. “A typical beginning shop,” Joe said. “A little space with a table saw. He worked a lot of hours and gradually was able to rent the suite next door, then the next, then the whole building, then he bought the property across the street. A hard-working guy.” Joe, now 56, and Tom, 55, “grew up in the shop, working wood,” Joe said. “We started sweeping the floor.” Father Ron retired in 1995 and the sons stepped up. And now Architectural Millwork has grown up to 19,000 square feet, ganic

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not counting several warehouses off-property where they keep finished materials. Inside are tools as simple as chisels all the way up to “the most modern, almost robotic machinery.” That machinery is “a huge investment,” Joe said. “But it’s necessary. Modern manufacturing is nothing like people’s image. It’s very precise and hopefully very quick.” They employ 42 and have a track record of keeping those who come to work there. “Some guys have been here over 30 years,” Joe said. “Most of the key people have been here as long as I have. You’re only as good as your staff. Our employees are the business. They’re all excellent people.”

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“We don’t compromise on quality. We’ll walk away from a project before we’ll cut corners. People come to us knowing they’ll get quality for their dollar. It may be an expensive dollar, but they know they get what they ask for.” mise on quality. We’ll walk away from a project before we’ll cut corners. People come to us knowing they’ll get quality for their dollar. It may be an expensive dollar, but they know they get what they ask for.” The big jobs make the splash but the little

ones are important too. “As important as a multimillion-dollar building,” Joe said. That was especially true after the Thomas fire and the flood that followed. “A lot of clients just needed a door put back on. It was a terrible, devastating time. We did what we could to help people.” And when you’re in the neighborhood for 50 years, you do what you can for neighbors too. “People in the neighborhood know, if they need a board cut or just someone to help out, we’re available.” After a career that started with sweeping sawdust and now involves computerized routers and the like, the question must be asked: What’s your favorite wood? “Hmm,” Joe said. “I’ve been doing this my whole life. I like domestic, from North America. You can control it, you have access, and you know you’re not destroying a rainforest. I’m not a fan of tropical woods; you don’t know what’s going on.” Yes, but which one? “They’re all beautiful,” he said. “It doesn’t matter which one you pick.” Showroom located at 8 North Nopal Street. www.archmill.com W W W. F O O D – H O M E . C O M


As Santa Barbara is a fusion of meticulous detail and organic beauty, Solid Rock Tile & Stone strives to perform to those standards. With the Solid Rock Team having worked in the area for over a decade, we understand and appreciate the level of quality and customer service that is characteristic of Santa Barbara. Stop by our showroom to view the selection of marble, granite, soapstone and limestone or borrow a sample of engineered quartz to view in its future home. Our knowledgeable sales staff will support you as much or as little as you need. Fabrication happens on state-of-the-art equipment adjacent to the showroom, for optimal quality control.

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Landscape architect Lane Goodkind’s passionate vision for our California landscape includes preserving nature and incorporating native plants and grasses

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ane Goodkind is a Southern California native, raised in North County San Diego’s Del Mar, the son of a UCSD physics professor dad and classical violinist/amateur naturalist mother. He can be shy, he can be prickly. He is super-interesting and definitely passionate about our natural habitat — both preservation as well as incorporating native plants and grasses into manmade environments. His mother, Alice, formed the “Friends of the San Dieguito River Valley,” which subconsciously nurtured her son’s interest in native plants. Growing up near the beach and surrounded by chaparral and Torrey pines also intrinsically inspired the surfer/designer, who later designed a park in his mother’s memory. He was kicked out of the landscape architecture program at Colorado State for “having trouble following orthodoxy,” then found himself at the Rhode Island School of Design, struggling to choose between physics and fine arts studies. Fortunately, the now 50-year-old, married father of two found his perfect environment at RISD, where he enjoyed “the best creative four years” of his life and excelled at drawing, painting, and studies that kept his creativity blossoming. After college he worked in the Bay area, spending three years on the development of the 134,000-square-foot Central Garden at the Getty Center, designed by artist Robert Irwin. Goodkind then became interested in how storm water management could influence his designs, creating low-impact development requirements to improve water quality long before they were a federal and state mandate. He then moved to Portland, Oregon, where he learned about managing storm water pollution through urban design. Next, a project to create mass transit for the south rim of the Grand Canyon. After that, prompted in part by 35 days of nonstop rain in Portland, Goodkind decided to make a “lifestyle” change. “I missed surfing, California, the weather,” he recalled of his move to Santa Barbara in 2000. He opened his practice, Goodkind and Associates, in 2003 and has been “working away ever since.” Currently about 80 percent of Goodkind’s work is out of the area and 20 percent is here. The firm has ranged from four to five employees to just himself (like now), hiring contractors to help handle larger jobs. FOOD + HOME

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ARCHITECT PROFILE “Landscape architecture is interdisciplinary,� Goodkind said. “We delve into architecture at times. It’s not just plants and irrigation, it’s a very diverse field.� Current projects include the redevelopment of the Los Angeles Times print facility in Costa Mesa, with a food pavilion similar to our Public Market in the works, and a two-acre park associated with that. Goodkind is a man of strong opinions. For example: “When projects fail, it’s because of a disconnect between planting and hardscaping. In Bauhaus design, Walter Gropius advocated that design is a language. The discipline, the conversations are the same. A good designer should be able to design everything, as long as they do the research. Problems arise when a crucial component of the project, like a building, is considered primary and foremost in the absence of environmental and social context. I don’t work on projects where I’m just expected to fill in green space with a colored pencil!� Also: “Everything is changing over the years with the needs of culture. We are losing wildness and wild space. As a result, people are becoming more disconnected with the natural environment that sustains us.� Goodkind’s goal is to figure out how he can connect people with coastal sage scrub that they’ve maybe never seen. He also finds fault with the installation and management of landscapes that are limited in native and rare plants that are not respected in our culture or cared for by skilled tradespeople, as they are in Japanese and other cultures. “The reality is that the caretakers just come in with gas-powered equipment to mow and blow and rake and then what’s left in a year or two is a landscape that doesn’t support any life,� he said. “How do we introduce habitat that’s beneficial to not only all life but to humans in our environments?� He also laments the loss of serendipity. “I would be fine if a lot of my landscapes were left alone and became weeds!� Goodkind asserted. “So much is over-maintained and generally there’s no life left on commercial landscapes. We’ve gone so far in control, we need a release, where there are unanswered questions and wildness. Nature is definitely disorderly.� The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, which he visited before moving here, continues to inform the landscape architect. He and his family reside down the street from San Marcos Growers, which has also provided inspiration over the years. “The potential for gardens in this part of our world to really inspire people is always there,� Goodkind said. “I tell some of my smaller clients, whose gardens I don’t always have the time to revisit, to go to the Santa Barbara Botanic Gardens and draw inspiration from the little bits and pieces of wildness that are left. Nothing is permanent. If we humans want to have a planet worth living on for generations, it takes hard work and a bit of edginess to persevere.� www.lanegoodkind.com 805-845-5707 W W W. F O O D – H O M E . C O M

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Jennifer Voss: Gardefacts Design Jennifer Voss studied botany at Santa Barbara City College with Professor Al Flink and landscape design studies at UCLA, but says most of her learning and inspiration over the past 20 years in business comes from the “school of life,” which includes global journeys focusing on landscapes, gardens, architecture, and art.

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riends & Family: “My real start began when family and friends buying their first homes were trying to create thoughtful, functional, relaxing, and beautiful outdoor gathering spaces. I was always jumping in and offering ideas. I soon became the “go-to” person to ask about landscaping. It happened very organically. There was an area of creativity and design in my brain that seemed to naturally feel confident about what to do about landscaping. Bring on the color: Listening to clients and asking the right questions is extremely important. Being practical, as well as bold and interesting. When the “texture and foliage color” garden design movement started, I jumped right in. Even in Southern California, with our fabulous weather, people didn’t plant “all-season” color. With all the new plants from around the world, we can enjoy colorful, textural gardens most of the year. Painting with plants: My client asked for color for their Padaro Lane beach house garden shown here. I designed the garden to reflect the

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ocean on the land. I chose many South African, New Zealand, and Australian plants that can tolerate beachside conditions. The blue senecio serpens mimics the water and the rocks mimic the foam in water or crashing waves. The native dudleyas, echeverias, and sempervirens remind us of sea anemone attached to rocks. The remainder is like a coral reef that’s not submerged.  Tips: Think about scale and how you want your plants to grow into the space, and create an interesting focal point if applicable. Make sure you have a good gardener to help you maintain your creation after it’s installed. Garden care is so important and often forgotten. Proper garden care is a landscape designer’s biggest thorn. Who will take care of the garden and properly nurture it along into maturity and beyond? Good garden design is the cake, but good garden maintenance is the icing or key to a successful garden. Favorite sources: The community of growers and retailers that support our industry are thoughtful and helpful including wonderful nurseries like Terra Sol, 7-Day and Seaside Gardens. Eye of the Day Garden Center has an amazing array of pots from around the world and the most helpful and generous staff. --LAW (Photos by Joshua Curry) 805-450-1096 www.gardefacts.com

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hen the International Association of Professional Landscapers (APLD) awarded Margie Grace 2018 Designer of the Year in 2018, the industry’s highest honor, and a Gold Award for her Sycamore Canyon project, it was more than special because the winning project was actually her own home. “We had a-noholds barred attitude because we had only ourselves to please,” she says. “I had the opportunity to explore and experiment a little and perfect what we call The Art of Outdoor Living—the ultimate Santa Barbara lifestyle. We envisioned a seamless connection between indoors and out, tripling our living space with lots of outdoor “rooms”—places to enjoy any time of day, any time of year.” The original front yard of the Sycamore project was a single plane and sloped toward the house creating a drainage problem. It was dominated by asphalt and a four-foot thicket of planted junipers that had grown together to form a rat invested wall. The back was dominated by an expansive flat lawn, concreate paths and a small patio. All was taken out, except for the mature trees, including a dozen “show-stopping” live oaks, a large she-oak and some relic pines which were then incorporated into the new design. The goal was to keep the parklike feel while creating intimate spaces within the yard and making is drought tolerant. The flat lawn was replaced by drifts of perennial grasses, a sandstone lined pond and pots with dramatic plantings. Garden features include low broad stone steps and grading to create two distinct dining areas. Concrete pavers make the patio a natural extension of the home, complete with fire pit. The front yard features matching metal benches, pots with dramatic plantings and beds of blousy pink-tinged foliage and pink-hued flowers. A central fountain is surrounded by the grey-green softness of Silver Carpet ground covering nested between surrounding flagstone.  “One of my favorite things about this house is seeing the pink stucco wall of Madame Ganna Walska’s Lotusland every time I look out my window, says Grace” Since we’re practically part of Lotusland (okay, I’ll admit that’s a stretch), OF COURSE we like to think of our little garden as Lotusland South. To me, that means distinct gardens, each organized around a theme, with a little whimsy and a lot of personality.” Grace Design Associates, founded in 2000 and based in Santa Barbara, is a design-build firm made up of talented designers and craftsmen committed to a unique style of teamwork that results in some of the most stunning landscapes in the Western United States. “By actually building the gardens we design,” Grace says, “we provide our clients with the advantage of working with one

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firm. Because the process is integrated, the finished garden is, too.” Grace’s award-winning projects range from intimate gardens to large estates and have been featured in many national and regional magazines including Better Homes and Gardens, Veranda, Traditional Home and The Wall Street Journal. Her diverse education and experience foster a unique, well rounded approach to design. She collaborates closely with clients and artisans, creating a wide range of finished work. Rather than a stylized design approach, Grace strives to create projects that have the potential to impact people’s daily experience of the world while providing value to clients, the community and the environment. In 2020 Grace will publish her first book, Private Santa Barbara Gardens, an anthology of some of her favorite projects of the more than 350 her firm has built since its inception. The book will also reflect her diverse knowledge in the earth and life sciences, for which she holds degrees from both UC Santa Cruz and U.C.L.A. Grace design www.gracedesignassociates.com 805-687-3569. 74

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or nearly 50 years, Montecito Landscape owners, Chris and Lisa Cullen, have been designing and building breathtaking gardens of all shapes and sizes. From large commercial projects to small, intimate tea gardens, secret paseos and dramatic stonework with water features. They take pride in transforming landscapes that are overgrown and have been neglected into true works of art that are both kind to the environment and drought tolerant, which is very important when complying with the latest water restrictions in Santa Barbara. In one case, after clearing some dead trees, overgrown brush and an old shed, the clients discovered they had both a mountain and ocean views! Food + Home found a few moments in their hectic schedule to sit down and reflect on their history of garden design and share a few of their favorite projects. F+H: How did you get your start designing beautiful gardens? Chris: I started Montecito Landscape in 1970, when I first got my contractor’s license but have been doing this my entire life. When I was nine my dad drew a sketch of what our landscape could become and that was all it took, I was hooked. After that I did gardening and landscaping projects after school. Getting a degree at Saratoga Horticultural College was the next step and the rest is history. Lisa: My mother was a singer, artist and landscape designer, so you could say it began in the womb. But seriously, as a lifelong gardener and professional artist, the transition to landscape design was a natural progression. We’ve worked for many, many lovely people and each time there’s something new. We’re always learning. F+H: What’s your design philosophy? Chris: I blend art and construction in a way that looks effortless. The earth is my canvas, so I design right there, on the spot, walking

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the property and envisioning the possibilities, I look for the best features and invent ways to use them to their best advantage. Sometimes we need to sketch it out, but the real designing is done “on the ground.” Lisa: My design philosophy is about creating something for every one of the senses. I imagine spaces that will bring wonder and delight and will be lived in. Landscaping is for people. I love working with all kinds; those who entertain, who have dogs, kids, and grandkids, or those who want solitude and quiet. I think gardens should be experienced; they should be admired, tasted, touched and smelled, run through, played in, and rested in. Gardens should elicit an emotional response, whether it be excitement, joy, or serenity. F+H-- If you had a signature look, what would that be? Chris: I like landscapes that look as if they’d always been there. My signature look is one that has a consistent theme that is in harmony with the location and the design of the home and feels like it belongs. Lisa: I love the challenge of tailoring the design to each client. They’re the ones who will be living in this new garden and I want the experience to be life-changing. Every person has a unique perspective and sense of aesthetics, so for me the fun is tuning into that and creating something special just for them. Because of this, each project is distinct and unlike any other. I bring dreams to life. F+H: Any final words? Chris and Lisa: Our reward is someone telling us how their new landscape has improved their quality of life. We hear this every day. Crafting aesthetic environments changes people’s moods, it lifts the spirit and that is why we do what we do. Gardens are living organisms and as a result are constantly changing. This constantly changing aspect is challenging but is also what makes them exciting as an artistic medium. With a beautiful garden, there’s always something to look forward to: the bursts of vivid green after winter’s rain, the first explosion of color in spring, the scent of lavender and sage wafting through the warm air of summer, the sound of bees going about their important duties, the taste of that long-awaited fruit from your own garden. Gardens are meant for living and for filling with your own brand of joy. Splurge on it! Montecito Landscape www.montecitolandscape.com 80

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CARPINTERIA Garden Market. Garden Market is a gem tucked into Santa Claus Lane. Offering very tasty sandwiches, salads, smoothies and casual fare the Garden Market is a very enjoyable place to have a lunch break. Open Monday–Sunday 8am-5pm. [BrL] $ (BW) 3811 Santa Claus Lane (805) 7455505

MONTECITO CAVA. Experience the bold flavors of Spain, Mexico and Latin America in a romantic garden setting. [BLD] $$, (FB) 1212 Coast Village Road, 9698500. Lucky’s. Montecito’s only premium steakhouse. Great wine list and martini selections. Great weekend brunch served 9am-3pm. [BrD] $$$, (FB) 1279 Coast Village Road, 565-7540. Stella Mare’s. Overlooking the Bird Refuge in Santa Barbara…a glass greenhouse, sofas by the fire, casual French décor and traditional French Country Cuisine. Full bar and extensive American & French wine list, great private rooms for your event needs and Live Jazz on Wednesdays. Closed on Mondays $$ [LDBr] (FB) 50 Los Patos Way. 969-6705. (Cafe Stella is located at 3302 McCaw Ave, on upper State Street in Santa Barbara. www.stellamares.com)

SANTA BARBARA Boathouse. The Boathouse at Hendry’s Beach is the newest venture of the owners of the Santa Barbara Shellfish Company, which began on Stearn’s Wharf in 1980, and the Santa Barbara Fishouse. Enjoy stunning views and great seafood from a family run business that knows their fish! [BLD] $ (FB). 2981 Cliff Drive 805-898-2628, www.sbfishhouse.com/boathouse Bouchon. Restaurateur Mitchell Sjerven hosts the city’s first Wine Country Cuisine restaurant with more than 50 Santa Barbara and Central Coast wines offered by the glass to compliment bouchon’s “ingredient driven” and seasonal fresh menu. Wine Spectator Award of Excellence wine list features exclusively Californian selections, paired with cuisine that is “creative without being over the top...”” (Wine Spectator, July 1999). Fresh Channel Island seafood, Santa Ynez and Ojai Valley game, and local farmer’s market produce predominate. Outdoor dining is available

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Zodo’s Burger and fries—featuring mushroom, avocado, bacon, cheese and the house secret sauce “The Works.” 5925 Calle Real, Goleta.

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DINING OUT Barbara and is the recipient of the Award of Excellence from The Wine Spectator annually since 1989. Featuring a nightly selection of fresh fish, from old favorites like Alaskan halibut and grilled salmon to ahi tuna (grilled medium rare). Dinner is served weekdays from 5:30 to 11pm, and until 11:30pm weekends. Full cocktail bar, featuring Firestone-Walker Double Barrel Ale on draft. Reservations welcome. [D] $$, (FB) 3888 State, 687-4417. Chuck’s Waterfront Grill. Chucks Waterfront Grill & The Endless Summer bar-cafe began serving friends and family in the Santa Barbara Harbor in 1999. Enjoy steaks, fresh seafood and cocktails on the radiant heated deck with fire pits; or head inside for intimate, cozy booths and the full bar. Upstairs, The Endless Summer bar-cafe offers casual dining, surrounded by vintage surfboards and memorabilia. Sip on local wines, craft beers and cocktails, play a game of pool or Cornhole under covered lanais while watching sports and surf movies. Live music, happy hour and free valet parking are also offered. [LD] $$, (FB) 113 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara, 564-1200 Crocodile Restaurant at Lemon Tree Inn. One of the best neighborhood destination eateries in SB featuring great steaks, salads and cocktails, full breakfast, lunch and dinner menus. 2819 State St, Santa Barbara, (805) 687-6444. BLD $$ Dargan’s Irish Pub. SB’s only authentic Irish bar and restaurant with a tradition that has spanned three generation. Featuring the best in Irish fare, full bar and numerous beers on tap. In the heart of old town, this cozy atmosphere features full lunch and dinner with room for private parties, billiards and darts. Open Daily from 11:30. 18 E. Ortega, 805-568-0702. www.darganssb.com El Encanto. 800 Alvarado Pl., Santa Barbara, 805-845-5800, elencanto.com, open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Sun. for brunch. The hotel’s lounge, wine room, bar, and Wine Cask Restaurant terrace all boast romantic set+1 805-966-9463 813 Anacapa St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101, USA tings California-coastal cuisine and stunning views.

year-round on the heated, covered garden patio. Ask about private dining in the intimate Cork Room where up to 20 guests can be seated at the Grand Table. Open for dinner nightly from 5:30pm, reservations recommended. [D] $$$, (B&W) 9 W. Victoria, 730-1160. The Chase Restaurant. Serving classic New I NEcuisineAinSK York Italian the heart of downtown Santa Barbara since 1979. State Street seating available. Full bar. Happy hour 3-6pm Mon-Fri. 1012 State Street. 805-965-4351 www.chasebarandgrill.com Chuck’s of Hawaii. For over half a century Chuck’s has been voted Best Steak in Santa

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Endless Summer Bar-Cafe. Chucks Waterfront Grill & The Endless Summer bar-cafe began serving friends and family in the Santa Barbara Harbor in 1999. Enjoy steaks, fresh seafood and cocktails on the radiant heated deck with fire pits; or head inside for intimate, cozy booths and the full bar. Upstairs, The Endless Summer bar-cafe offers casual dining, surrounded by vintage surfboards and memorabilia. Sip on local wines, craft beers and cocktails, play a game of pool or Cornhole under covered lanais while watching sports and surf movies. Live music, happy hour and free valet parking are also offered. [LD]. $, (FB) 113 Harbor Way, Second Floor, 564-1200. Enterprise Fish Co. 225 State St., Santa Barbara, 805-962-3313, enterprisefishco. com; open daily for lunch and dinner. This lively, family-friendly restaurant—a local and tourist favorite since 1977—is known for its fresh seafood and unbeatable happy hour deals. The Harbor Restaurant. The Harbor is one of Santa Barbara’s finest restaurants, where fresh fish and steaks are specially prepared and served in an elegant maritime interior with stunning views of the harbor. [BrLD]. $$, (FB) 210 Stearns Wharf, 963-3311. Harry’s. Santa Barbara’s traditional locals restaurant. Steak, seafood, sandwiches and salads served in a family atmosphere. Excellent wine list and full bar. Banquet facilites available. Open daily for lunch and dinner. [LD] $, (FB) 3313-B State Street, 687-2800. Holdren’s Steaks & Seafood. Holdren’s Steaks & Seafood is elegant and timeless, featuring U.S.D.A. prime Midwestern corn fed beef, charbroiled over their mesquite grill. Try the “Cowboy Cut”–Holdren’s signature steak—a 20 oz. Prime bone-in rib chop served over spicy onion rings. Their fresh seafood selections include Bacon Wrapped BBQ Tiger Prawns, seared Hawaiian Ahi, and a shrimp Scampi like no other. Holdren’s offers an extensive wine and martini list and outdoor seating. Open daily for lunch from 11:30 a.m., and for dinner from 5:00 p.m., Saturday and Sunday for dinner from 4:00 p.m. Now offering Sunday Brunch 9am-2pm. [BrLD] $$ (FB). 512 State Street, 805-965-3363. In Goleta 6920 Marketplace Dr. 805-685-8900 Jane Restaurant. Located 2 doors down from the Arlington Theatre, Jane offers American Bistro food in a beautiful old Spanish building with 2 story fireplace. Fresh Fish, Burgers, Great Salads and entrees including Lamb Chops, Steaks, Veal Scllopini & Chicken Picatta. Fresh hamburger buns and desserts are all homemade on the W W W. F O O D – H O M E . C O M


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stiff drinks. An experience not to be missed! Mon-Sun 7:30am-11pm. [BLD] $ (FB). 536 State St, (805) 966-4638. Longboard’s Grill. Upstairs from the Harbor Restaurant is an active, noisy bar & grill with a big TV, a surfer’s attitude and 360-degree views of the city & water. [LD] $$, (FB) 210 Stearns Wharf, 963-3311. Louie’s. Celebrate the taste of

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DINING a Santa Barbara tradition in the historic Upham Hotel. Delicious California bistro fare in a wonderful downtown setting. [LD] $$, (B&W) 1404 De La Vina at Sola. 963-7003. Milk & Honey. Dine on flavorful modern tapas and fresh cocktails at this chic restaurant. 30 W. Anapamu St., Santa Barbara, 805-275-4232, milknhoneytapas.com; open Mon.-Sat. for dinner, Sun. for brunch. The Nugget. Down-home Americana fare with the appropriate dose of Western kitsch and memorabilia is the draw at these family-friendly joints. Open daily for lunch and dinner. For location nearest you go to www.nuggetbarandgrill.com. Olio e Limone Ristorante, Olio Crudo Bar, & Olio Pizzeria® (“Oil and Lemon” in Italian).Husbandwife team Alberto and Elaine Morello preside over this pan-Italian charmer, where you’ll experience “excellent cooking and hospitable service” (Zagat Survey). “Simply sophisticated,” says the Los Angeles Times. Wine Spectator award-winning wine list. Private dining for up to 40. Casual pizza bar-wine bar-full bar around the corner at Olio Pizzeria®, with Olio Crudo Bar, Olio’s raw bar and lounge, next door. www.oliocucina.com. 11 W. Victoria Street, 805-899-2699 Opal. A local’s favorite, Opal fuses creative influences from around the world with American Regional touches: from Chile-crusted Filet Mignon, to Fresh Pan-Seared Fish & Seafood, Homemade Pastas, Gourmet Pizzas from their wood burning pizza oven, fresh baked Breads, deliciously imaginative Salads, & Homemade Desserts. Sophisticated yet comfortable, Opal radiates a warm, friendly atmosphere. Full bar, award winning wine list, private room for parties up to 60. 1325 State St., 966-9676. [LD] $$ (FB) Open Daily for Lunch and Dinner. The Palace Grill. The Palace is a contemporary American grill, with a lively, high-energy atmosphere, and fun, spontaneous events. Featuring fine grilled steaks and fresh seafood, delicious pastas, and select American Regional specialties, like Blackened Crawfish-stuffed Filet Mignon, and Louisiana Bread Pudding Soufflé. Cajun Martinis, unique beers, and a well selected wine list. Their unique “team Service” voted the Best in Town the last 16 years in a row. Rave reviews in Gourmet Magazine, Gault-Millau Travel Guide, Zagat, and Sunset Magazine. “Best on the West Coast” according to Los Angeles Magazine. Open 7 days: lunch 11:30am to 3pm; evenings from 5:30. [LD] $$, B&W. 8 E Cota 963-5000. Paradise Cafe. Santa Barbara’s favorite dining patio. Fresh fish, steaks, chops, chicken and their famous oak-grilled burger. Start with a drink at the street level bar, and work your way up. Open seven days a week. [BLD] $ FB. 702 Anacapa Street, 962-4416. Renaud’s Patisserie & Bistro. Specializing in a wide selection of authentic French pastries. [BL] W W W. F O O D – H O M E . C O M


OUT $ (B&W), 3315 State St Santa Barbara, 805-5692400, and in Arlington Plaza. www.renaudsbakery.com. Roy. Voted best late night dining spot in town. Bistro-style American cuisine featuring steaks, seafood, chicken, salads, full bar and a great wine list. Dinner from 6pm till midnight daily. [D] $$, (FB) 7 W. Carrillo, 966-5636. Sambo’s. The original on the beach! Serving up the classic dining experience. [BLD] $, (B&W) 216 W. Cabrillo Blvd. 965-3269 Santa Barbara Fishouse. Great locally caught fresh fish prepared in a casual fun atmosphere. Terrific happy hour. Right across from East Beach. [LD], $$, FB. 101 E.Cabrillo Blvd. 966-2112. SB Shellfish Co. The freshest seafood, lobster, crab and shellfish found anywhere. Enjoy a local wine or beer with the view of the Pacific at the end of Stearns Warf. 805-966-6676 www.shellfishco. com $$ (LD). Scarlett Begonia. “Scarlett Begonia will always strive to have interesting, thoughtful food. Menus change weekly with an innovative fresh look at breakfast and lunch and weekend brunch. Open 7 days a week from 9am-2pm. It is their goal to provide Santa Barbara with a restaurant that showcases progressive modern food, using sustainable, organic, high-quality ingredients coupled with innovative cooking to be one of the most foodcentric restaurants around.” 11 W. Victoria St. #10 $$, 805-770-2143. Shoreline Beach Cafe. Kids can play in the sand under the sun while parents take a mini-vacation with the fresh cocktails and beach-worthy fare. 801 Shoreline Dr., Santa Barbara, 805-5680064, shorelinebeachcafe.com; open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The Tee-Off. One of the town’s premier steak houses featuring succulent prime rib, fresh seafood, generous cocktails and, of course, quality steaks. [LD] $$, (FB) 3627 State, 687-1616. Via Maestra 42. Traditional Italian flavors serving panini, insalate, antipasti, formaggi, salumi, dolci, caffè and gelatos. [BLD] $$, 3343 State Street, 569-6522. Wine Cask. Located in the historic El Paseo in heart of downtown makes for a beautiful fine dining experience. Wine tasting with wide array of local wines, full bar and private dining available. www. winecask.com 805-966-9463. 814 Anacapa St. $$ (LD).

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CHUCK’S WATERFRONT GRILL & THE ENDLESS SUMMER BAR~CAFE Party in style with two covered patios (Lanais) upstairs at The Endless Summer bar- cafe, each with a capacity up to 60 guests. The entire Endless Summer can be rented for a capacity up to 185. Chucks Waterfront Grill is available for groups up to 70 outside on the deck, or inside up to 25 in the Cove. The entire Chucks Waterfront Grill can accommodate 150 guests. Reservations must be made in advance by contacting event coordinator, Kaity Swanson. events@chuckswaterfrontgrill. com, or by phone at 805-564-1200. CORK ROOM AT BOUCHON The Cork room is a private dining room for groups of up to 20 guests. Corporate and private parties are welcome. You will find an excellent array of wine country cuisine paired with local Santa Barbara wines for truly wonderful and unique dining experience. 9 West Victoria, 805-703-1160, bouchonsantabarbara.com CUCINA ROOM AT OLIO E LIMONE The Cucina Room is the ideal venue for your group of up to 40 people. Perfect for business dinners and life events when you desire the exclusivity and privacy of your very own Olio e Limone dining experience. Enter and you will find an attentive service staff, beautifully set table and complimentary printed menus. We have created five dinner menus named after some of our favorite Italian wine regions to help in the decision-making process. A luncheon menu is also available for lunchtime events. Private dining is also available at the Terrazza Room at Olio Pizzeria for up to 22 guests. 11 & 17 West Victoria Street, 805-8992699, www.olioelimone.com DARGAN’S IRISH PUB Dargan’s provides an authentic Irish ambiance combined with friendly service and outstanding food. We offer both buffet style or sit-down service for a variety of special occasions, including receptions, rehearsal dinners, business gatherings, birthdays, and graduations. The poolroom area can be sectioned off from the main bar and rented for private affairs and provides a relaxed atmosphere accommodating up to 170 people (100 seated). It includes a private cozy bar, four large pool tables and a jukebox. The room also offers an excellent speaker system and five HD TVs perfect for wedding videos or company sales presentations. To discuss space availability, rates, and food options, call (805) 568-0702 or email info@darganssb.com EVENTS BY STELLA MARE’S Events by Stella Mare’s, a full service private restaurant, is centrally located in uptown Santa Barbara near historic State Street, with beautiful views of the Santa Ynez Mountains. The décor is French Provencial meets Santa Barbara style, typifying the term “casual elegance”. Events by Stella

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Mare’s is the perfect setting for rehearsal dinners, wedding ceremonies and receptions, anniversaries, birthdays, as well as corporate seminars, holiday celebrations, luncheon and dinner events from 40-300 guests. With three versatile rooms, a full service bar, an outdoor terrace, and majestic views, Events by Stella Mare’s can be used for intimate social gatherings or meetings or large-scale events. 3302 McCaw Avenue, (805) 969-3415, www.stellamares.com JANE AT THE MARKETPLACE Jane ate the Marketplace in Goleta offers a private dining room for an event accommodating 20-40 guests. Delicious craft cocktails and custom menus make this space a perfect special occasion gathering place for birthdays, rehearsal dinners, baby showers and corporate. 6940 Marketplace Drive, Goleta. 805-770-5388. www.janesb.com JANE DOWNTOWN Jane in downtown Santa Barbara offers intimate private dining for your special lunch, brunch or dinner. The private room comfortably seats up to 40 guests. Custom menus, friendly professional service and a warm atmosphere make special occasion dining at Jane Downtown a memorable experience. 1311 State Street. 805-962-1311. www.janesb.com LOUIE’S AT THE UPHAM HOTEL Louie’s features two elegant rooms, one for large groups of up to 50 people and the other for smaller parties of six to 15. Custom menus are available with the emphasis being on California cuisine using the freshest available produce and local wines. The setting is inside the historic Upham Hotel which offers state of the art audio visual equipment for all levels of social and corporate presentations. For more information call 805-9637003 or visit www.louiessb.com. OPAL RESTAURANT AND BAR Opal Restaurant and Bar can accommodate inhouse parties from 10-120, and we have extensive experience in serving corporate functions, birthdays, wedding rehearsal dinners or wedding celebrations, weekly luncheons, and private parties of all sorts. Whether it is an on-site banquet or off-site catering, our highly effective system of service enables us to handle all events from the most casual birthday bash to the most exacting and formal affair, with a smooth and flawless style that anticipates every situation and creates a great experience for you and your guests. 1325 State St., Santa Barbara, (805) 966-9676, opalrestaurantandbar.com

CATERING PURE JOY CATERING, INC. Pure Joy offers full service catering for the Santa Barbara Tri-County Areas. Flawless event planning, friendly service and unbelievably delicious handmade fare—Pure Joy will bring your vision to life. 111 East Haley Street, Santa Barbara, (805) 963-5766, purejoycatering.com W W W. F O O D – H O M E . C O M


Crocodile Restaurant and Bar at the Lemon Tree Inn for Breakfast, Lunch AND Dinner!

Crocodile Restaurant & Bar 2819 State Street Reservations: 805 687-6444 www.crocsb.com

Eclectic California Cuisine Award-Winning Wine list

Full Bar * Martini Menu

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here three rivers merge it’s called a super confluence. Where three delightful things merge a little northwest of Santa Barbara on Sunday afternoons it’s called Cold Spring Tavern. Thing 1 is the tavern itself, which is iconic, rustic, incredibly preserved — all that. Squint and you can see stagecoaches clambering up, as they began doing in 1865. Thing 2 is tri-tip, the cut of beef that went unappreciated until it was tossed on the grill and its deliciousness revealed by Bob Schutz in Santa Maria in the 1950s. Now it’s celebrated every Sunday at the Tavern in the form of “OUR FAMOUS TRI-TIP SANDWICH, oak grilled tri-tip thick sliced with a selection of our house made bar-b-q, apple horseradish, or fresh salsa.” Thing 3 is known to everyone for many miles around as Ball and Sultan. That’s Tom Ball and

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Kenny Sultan, who may have the record for the longest gig in history, having performed there almost every Sunday afternoon for 39 years. Their own creation, “The Perfect Woman,” conveys the spirit of the place:

Well, I found the perfect woman boys. Who could ask for more? She smart and pretty and young and witty and she owns a liquor store.

You can add another river for the crowds that flock in every Sunday, including the dozens of bikers who’ve been coming there faithfully for decades. Taken all together, the ancient wood of the Tavern, the smoke and sizzle from the barbecue, the canopy of oaks overhead, the throb of an occasional motorcycle, the trickle of the

spring, the delightful music of Kenny Sultan on bluesy/ragtime guitar and Tom Ball on harmonica and vocals, the burble of happy fans and families, and you have one unforgettable Santa Barbara afternoon. Donna Mudge has managed the Tavern for three years but she’s been going there for 33. Asked how far the tri-tip tradition dates back, she had to consult with the place’s security manager who’s known to all simply as Big Bill. Together they came up with the news that the beef ’s been barbecuing for at least 35 years. Big Bill should know, because he’s been on the job there for 40. Asked for another statistic, Mudge was stumped. How much tri-tip gets sizzled on any given Sunday? Hmm. Well, it varies with the size of the crowd and its appetite. But this much she knows for sure: “We serve a lot of people.” W W W. F O O D – H O M E . C O M


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