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n behalf of the staff, artists, photographers, designers, writers and others who have helped to make Passport Gateway Magazine the area’s most popular visitor guide since 1995, we invite you to join the millions of readers who have used our magazine to find the very best places to eat, shop and play in Paradise on the Pacific, where the unique east to west, southern facing coastal orientation creates the Mediterraneanlike abundance of sunshine, moderate temperatures and dazzling beauty that
attracts more than six million annual visitors to this seaside sanctuary commonly called the American Riviera. This is the place that was claimed by Spain in 1542, when the first European to set foot on the California coast was greeted by gift-bearing Chumash Indians who had thrived here for thousands of years and are today one of the region’s largest employers and philanthropists. This was the moviemaking capital of the world in the early 20th Century. This is where Charlie Chaplin built a hotel and Jimmy Cagney owned a wharf; where Laurence Olivier married Vivien Leigh and John & Jackie Kennedy honeymooned; where miles of palm lined beaches frame a moving canvass of white sailboats on crisp blue seas and magnificent sunsets silhouette the rich, red terra cotta rooflines that surround one of California’s most popular Spanish Missions; where you’re 92 miles north of Los Angeles,
332 miles south of San Francisco, and, hopefully, far enough from home to become accustomed to a more relaxed, carefree lifestyle as you explore the sun-drenched beaches, picturesque harbor, gourmet restaurants, shopping treasures, museums, galleries, awardwinning wineries and historical sites. This is also the place where you’ll find charming sidewalk cafes and worldclass restaurants; and, where you’ll enjoy shopping adventures at first-class national and international stores as well as our eclectic mix of locally owned shops, boutiques and galleries. This is the home of five Nobel Prize winners; media celebrities Oprah Winfrey, Laura Schlessinger
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Impressionist plein air painter Mirella Olson has received numerous awards for her watercolors & oils in the U.S. and abroad. Mirella expresses the compelling forces of creation with strong design & gentleness of execution. Juried in the Societa delle Belle Arti in Verona, Italy; the S.B. Art Association, Gallery Los Olivos, Art Guild of Santa Ynez Valley & Los Padres Watercolor Society, Mirella’s beautiful creations can be seen at various area galleries as well as Sundays at the Cabrillo Blvd. Art Show. Visit her website at www.mzolson.com or call (805) 964-0869. CONTENTS: © Seaside Communications, Inc., 2011 All rights reserved. Passport Gateway Magazine of Santa Barbara accepts but is not responsible for the return of unsolicited text, manuscripts or photographic materials.
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Holiday shopping in Santa Barbara is a rewarding experience and there’s no greater reward than discovering the eclectic mix of locally owned boutiques, galleries and shops that are some of the best places to find the perfect gifts in paradise on the pacific. We’ll begin at Loreto Plaza at the corner of State and Los Positas streets where you can enjoy a luxurious spa treatment at Qui si Bella eco-Wellness spa and find quality skin care products, candles, exotic scents and gift certificates for that special person on your list. No matter what time of day you’ve begun your shopping adventure, Le Café Stella, the popular French-American cafe overlooking Loreto Plaza on McCaw Avenue is a locals favorite place to eat, drink and relax for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Shelly Niro, Santa Barbara Arts From Loreto Plaza, we recommend you travel south on State Street to Downtown santa Barbara, where you’ll find the area’s highest concentration of retail shopping treasures in the eleven blocks from Sola Street south to Highway 101 with abundant public parking off Chapala and Anacapa streets and openair trolleys, electric shuttle buses and pedi-cabs available to help you navigate the most beautiful downtown on the California coast. As you enter the downtown area, be sure to visit Natasha, the contemporary women’s clothing boutique in Victoria Court at 1231 State Street that specializes in easy care, easy wear casual clothing in natural fabrics made in California as well as the area’s largest selection of Citron and Cutloose apparel and a wide selection of accessories, shoes, bags, jewelry and hats. And since you’re just across the street from the box office at the beautifully restored Granada Theatre at 1214 State Street, may we suggest that tickets to the State Street Ballet’s December 17th or 18th performances of The Nutcracker or the Santa Barbara Symphony’s New Year’s Eve celebration Moments bracelet, Pandora make excellent gifts. 12
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Locally owned, 33 Jewels is proud to feature a diverse collection of several Santa Barbara jewelry artists as well as international jewelers. This full service jeweler has an extensive collection of diamonds & colored stones and a variety of precious metals. 33 Jewels also offers a distinct & unique bridal selection, create your custom designs, repair work and service on fine watches. Their fine craftsmanship is heirloom quality â€“ handmade and symbolic, each a small wearable treasure. Open 11am-6pm daily, Noon-5pm Sunday. Closed Tuesdays.
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of high fashion & casual beach elegance with luxe collections of jewelry, knitwear, denim, swimwear, separates & handbags. Angel prides itself on its unique local interpretation of fashion & individual approach to style, with many new lines from emerging & well-known designers arriving for Fall & Winter. Open Mon.Sat. 10am-7pm, Sun. 11am-6pm.
BIKINI faCtOrY 2275 Ortega Rd., Summerland, 969-2887
A mainstay of the Santa Barbara shopping experience, Bikini Factory is only 5 minutes from downtown Santa Barbara, nestled in the cozy artistic community of Summerland. Bikini Factory not only sells but creates ladies swimwear for all body types & ages, offering full service, constantly updated stock and they mail too! (Continued on page 20)
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eaturing a diverse collection of several Santa Barbara jewelry artists as well as international jewelers, this locally owned boutique gallery offers a different shopping experience for people who appreciate handmade, heirloom quality jewelry. 33 Jewels has a beautiful collection of hard to find Estate and Antique jewelry, featuring uncommon designs and materials, dating from the early 1800’s to the late 1900’s. A full service jeweler, 33 Jewels also does custom design, repair work, and maintains fine watches. Proudly hailed as “Where Santa Barbara Gets Engaged,” 33 Jewels offers a distinct and unique bridal selection with a large selection of engagement and wedding rings, as well as gifts for the bridal party. It is easy to fall in love in Santa Barbara; let us help you commemorate the moment. With the a sense of pride and fine craftsmanship, owner Diane Garmendia takes particular joy in making your custom designs come to life, as well as repurposing older jewelry from your collection. Being the only female owned and operated jewelry store in Santa Barbara, 33 Jewels’ staff has a unique sense of what women want, and can help them (and their sweethearts) with their most important purchases! As you walk in, you are greeted with the beautiful glow cast by the amazing chandeliers and wall sconces of Danish “reverse glass painting” artist, Ulla Darni. This illuminated art with a practical function truly is a sight to behold at night, and even more stunning in your home! Upstairs, the Trésor de Vintage Collection features fine vintage costume jewelry, designer handbags, dresses and gowns, accessories and other apparel from the 1950’s through the 1980’s. Detailed and elaborate pieces by Chanel, Miriam Haskell, Coro, Ciner, Hobé, Carnegie and more, complement beautifully restored dresses and gowns by Dior, Mr. Blackwell, Fredrick’s of Hollywood (1950’s), and many others. This is a true treasure of Santa Barbara! 33 Jewels at El Paseo, 814 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 (805) 957-9100 Open 11am-6pm daily, Noon- 5pm Sunday, Closed Tuesdays • Extended Holiday Hours 17
The Santa Barbara Museum of Art Store at 1130 State Street on the lower level of the SBMA in downtown area’s charming cultural district offers a variety of merchandise unique to the Museum of Art’s permanent collection and special exhibitions, including the area’s finest selection of art books, music and dvds. You’ll find distinctive art objects, jewelry and apparel by local artists, as well as beautiful SBMA signature products, and educational children’s books and toys. The Museum Store proudly supports fair-trade merchants from around the world, and, all proceeds support the Museum of Art’s exhibitions and extensive education programs. A block south on the east side of State Street, the charming La Arcada Court is the home of Santa Barbara Arts at 1114 State Street, Suite 126 where you’ll discover fine contemporary crafts and one-of-a-kind gifts from handmade jewelry to pottery, hand blown glass, photography, wind chimes, bells, artistic clothing and more from over 40 local artists. For over 35 years, The Andersen’s Danish Bakery and Restaurant has been providing the finest authentic Danish and European cuisine and bakery items available at 1106 State Street; and, they’ll ship their worldfamous Kringle, Butter Rings and Danish Strips along with MCS handbag, Angel, Montecito other wonderful items directly to your door! 33 Jewels at 814 State Street in the historic El Paseo, California’s first shopping center, is a popular, full service jeweler that proudly features a diverse collection of wearable treasures from Santa Barbara jewelry artists and international jewelers that include an extensive collection of diamond, colored stones, and, a variety of precious metals. The Yes Store, Santa Barbara’s annual artist cooperative, located at 740 State Street is celebrating their 43rd season of offering special hand-made custom jewelry, ceramics, fused and blown glass, graphics, photography, weaving and clothing on sale through Christmas Eve; and, if you’re holiday shopping on Sunday, be sure to visit the Sunday Arts & Crafts Show where over 200 resident artists display their own original work in a beautiful outdoor setting under the palms on Cabrillo Boulevard from Stearns Wharf to Chase Palm Park at the only continuous, non-juried arts festival of original drawings, painting, graphics, sculpture, crafts and photography in the world. At the corner of Carrillo and State streets, Wendy Foster State Street, one of downtown Santa Barbara’s premier shopping destinations for over 20 years, offers discerning shoppers the opportunity to create entire coordinated outfits, often featuring lines designed locally or not available elsewhere, from an extensive inventory of clothing and accessories; and, the locally owned Lovebird Boutique & Jewelry Bar stores at 535 State Street and 7 East De La Guerra offers a wide and varied selection of women’s apparel, handbags, shoes, accessories and Zia jewelry created by owner Jennifer Scarborough. You’ll find more exquisite holiday gifts at the Santa Barbara Art Glassblowing Studio at 706 East Mason Street, where master glass artists will 18
help you design your own handblown ornaments. Before we leave Santa Barbara for the lush coastal community of Montecito where celebrity residents like Oprah Winfrey, Kirk Douglas, Rob Lowe and numerous other famous entertainers, artists and writers are often spotted in the area’s upscale boutiques, galleries, fine restaurants and world class hotels; we recommend a visit to Santa Barbara Winery, to enjoy the wine tasting room at the area’s oldest winery just two blocks from the beach at 202 Anacapa Street; and, if you need a break from your holiday shopping extravaganza, we suggest you visit the Santa Barbara Zoo that is known as one of the world’s most beautiful zoos and is home to 160 species of mammals, reptiles, birds and insects exhibited in open, naturalistic habitats overlooking Howard Connor, Santa Barbara Arts the Pacific Ocean, the Andree Clark Bird Refuge and the Santa Ynez Mountains. Montecito is divided into the two areas shown on the map on page 16 of this magazine. The Upper Village near the corners of East Valley Road and San Ysidro Road is bordered by the historic San Ysidro Ranch, the luxury resort that is considered to be one of the most romantic hideaways in the world. The Lower Village on Coast Village Road between Olive Mill Road and Hot Springs Road is bordered by the palatial Four Seasons Biltmore that combines the glory of historic California with legendary Four Seasons service. We’ll begin this phase of our holiday shopping adventure in the Upper Village at Wendy Foster in the Plaza del Sol at 516 San Ysidro Road, the flagship of four stores that this local fashion icon owns in the greater Santa Barbara area. Wendy Foster was raised in Montecito and this store has earned a national reputation for showcasing her classic luxury fashion collections from New York, Paris, Los Angeles and Asian based designers, and, her unique hand Healy Designs, The Yes Store picked jewelry selections in artfully designed displays. The Upper Village is also home to the Pierre LaFond Montecito Market at 516 San Ysidero RoadVillage where you’ll find a wide array of unique gift baskets, olive oil, vinegar and other culinary treats. In the Lower Village, we suggest you visit the elegant Montecito Inn that was built in 1928 by the legendary Charlie Chaplin on the corner of San Ysidro Road and Coast Village Road before you explore the mix of high fashion and casual beach elegance with luxe collections of jewelry, knitwear, denim, swimwear, separates and handbags at Angel at 1221 Coast Village Road, the younger and more hip of the four Wendy Foster stores that showcases cutting-edge collections from designers like Joie, Nightcap and MK2K. Our holiday shopping adventure concludes with a visit to the charming seaside community of Summerland, just five minutes from downtown Santa Barbara, where the Bikini Factory, at 2275 Ortega Road, has been offering all shapes and sizes of mix & match bikinis for over 40 years along with cover-ups, shoes and colorful beachwear. Happy Holidays! 19
Chan Luu Wrap Bracelets, Angel, Montecito
KIMBERLY HAIRPIECES & WIGS 1429 State Street, 899-8200
With over 30 years experience, Kimberly Kim offers her customers the very finest 100% human hair extensions, custom fitting, a vast assortment of high fashion designer wigs & toupees. Much more than just a hairpiece boutique, Kimberly offers medical adhesive bonding, scalp treatments, free consultations & private appointments. Quality products, service, privacy & attention to detail awaits you at Kimberly Hairpieces. Open Mon.-Sat. 9am-5pm or by appointment.
LOVEBIRD BOUTIQUE & JEWELRY BAR
535 State St., 560-9900 7 East De La Guerra, 568-3800 lovebirdsb.com This locally owned boutique, with 2 downtown locations, offers a wide & varied 20
selection of women’s apparel, handbags, shoes, accessories & Zia Jewelry created by owner Jennifer Scarbrough. Choose from fashions by Johnny Was, Flax, Wooden Ships, XCVI, Green Dragon & more. Lovebird offers a comfortable & affordable Santa Barbara shopping experience.
NATASHA 1231 State St., 965-4542 This contemporary women’s clothing boutique specializes in wash & wear easy clothing in natural fabrics made in California. A fun place to shop, Natasha offers a wide selection with personalized service, and daily shipments of new merchandise. Natasha also has the largest selection of CITRON silks and rayons and wonderful, cozy, colorful sweaters. Great jewelry, shoes, handbags and belts by HOBO make Natasha your one-stop boutique and they can ship your purchases home for you! (Continued on page 24)
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QUI SI BELLA ECO-WELLNESS SPA 3311 State St., 682-0003 (In the Loreto Shopping Center)
This luxurious eco-wellness spa combines modern advancements in beauty treatments with ancient holistic healing rituals amidst the soothing waterfalls & Tuscan-style décor. Select from an extensive spa menu & emerge glowing with serenity & health from the inside, out. In Italian Qui Si Bella implies “beauty from within.” Let Qui Si Bella bring out your beauty. Call for appointment. Scan the code to view the modern beauty treatments and ancient holistic healing rituals that will inspire your senses and renew your spirit!
SANTA BARBARA ARTS 1114 State St. #26, 884-1938 (In The La Arcada Courtyard)
This locally owned one-stop gift gallery located in the historic La Arcada courtyard features beautifully crafted treasures by fifty local artists including stunning handmade jewelry, hand dyed silks, ceramics, sculptures, paintings, photography, mobiles, books and much more with complementary gift-wrapping. Open Mon. - Sat. 11am - 6pm. Sun. Noon - 5pm Scan the code to see the beautifully crafted treasures at this locally owned one-stop gift gallery located in the historic La Arcada Courtyard. (Continued on page 26)
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WENDY FOSTER - Montecito
516 San Ysidro Rd., Montecito, 565-1506 Contemporary Santa Barbara Lifestyle Wendy Foster State Street
Wendy Foster - a local store with a national reputation. Wendy was raised in Montecito and now has four stores in the area. The current collections she has in Montecito are: Piazza Sempioni, Shirin Guild, and Dosa, and really, really gorgeous jewelry from around the world. Open 7 days, 9am to 8pm.
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833 State Street, 966-2276 - wendyfoster.com For over 20 years, Wendy Foster’s boutiques have influenced the Santa Barbara fashion scene by launching young designers & featuring labels from around the world. Wendy Foster State Street is a premier shopping destination in downtown Santa Barbara & offers a mix of street savvy clothing & elegant ensembles. This boutique is a must stop for locals & visitors alike on the popular State Street strip.
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SANTA BARBARA MUSEUM OF ART 1130 State St., 963-1364, www.sbma.net A remarkable permanent collection featuring ancient art: 19th C, American, French & English, 20th C, European, North American & Latin American, as well as a vast collection of works on paper and highly praised Asian art. Through January 1, 2012 visit Echoes of Japan: the Prints of Henri Riviere (1864-1951), an exhibition tracing his career from his early days as a designer of show plays for the Cabaret du Chat Noir to the albums of Parisian cityscapes & Breton landscapes with which he made his name. Also, visit the children’s gallery, café & gift store. Open Tue-Sun, 11am-5pm.
SANTA BARBARA ARTS 1114 State St. #26, 884-1938 Santa Barbara Arts is your one-stop gift gallery located in the historic La Arcada courtyard. This locally owned shop features beautifully crafted treasures by fifty local artists including Santa Barbara’s own Bud Bottoms, creator of the dolphin fountain. The eclectic mix includes stunning handmade jewelry, hand dyed silks, ceramics, sculptures, paintings, photography, mobiles, books and much more. With complementary gift-wrapping, you’re sure to find the perfect item for someone special... or just treat yourself to a treasured memento of Santa Barbara. Open Mon. - Sat. 11am - 6pm. Sun. Noon - 5pm
Santa Barbara Museum of Art Special Exhibition
September 17, 2011 â€“ January 8, 2012
www.sbma.net 1 1 3 0 S TAT E S T R E E T S A N TA B A R B A R A , C A 805-963-4364 This exhibition is organized by the Santa Barbara Museum of Art and the Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth. It is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities, as well as the generous support of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art Womenâ€™s Board and the Willfong Family Trust.
Events & Activities 67th Annual S.B. International Orchid Show More than 70 exhibitors from the United States & around the world will display hundreds of different orchid species & named varieties at the 67th Annual Santa Barbara International Orchid Show, March 16-18, 2012 at Earl Warren Showground’s’ Warren Hall. Orchid experts will conduct demonstrations on orchid care, flower arranging & more. A vast selection of blooming orchid plants & products will be available for sale during the show with concurrent events including open houses at several nurseries in the Santa Barbara area. Tickets available after January 1, 2012 through ticketmaster.com & at the Showground’s box office during the show weekend. Visit sborchidshow.com.
State Street Ballet’s Stellar Season! The Nutcracker: Santa Barbara’s only professional ballet company will perform the quintessential Christmas tale of adventure and fantasy - the story of Clara and her Nutcracker Prince on December 17 at 2:00 & 7:30 pm. and December 18, 2:00 PM. The Secret Garden: Based on Burnett’s famous novel, this classic story is transformed into a modern-day ballet for all ages. It is a story of loss, dreams, and hope complete with cutting edge choreography and luscious costumes. February 25 at 7:30pm & February 26 at 2 pm. Both performances are at The Granada Theatre. Tickets start at $28 with sr/st discounts. Call 805-899-2222.
Celebrate With T he Symphony! A stellar concert of works by Beethoven, Symphony No. 6 “Pastoral” and Piano Concerto No 5. “Emperor,” will be held on November 19, 20 (8 p.m. & 3 p.m.) at The Granada Theatre joined by piano virtuoso Hong Xu.Ring in New Year’s Eve with music from Opera to Broadway. Bob Bernhardt, guest conductor of the Boston Pops, will be joined by soprano Mela Dailey, December 31, 8:30 p.m. $35 up.On January 21, 22 (8 p.m. & 3 p.m) Anne Akiko Meyers will perform Vaughan Williams’ Lark Ascending and Ravel’s Tzigane plus music by Bach and Haydn. Nir Kabaretti will conduct in November & January.Tickets start at $25. Call 805-899-2222 or www.thesymphony.org Photo: David Bazemore
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You’re invited to experience Santa Barbara’s newest “neighborhood joint” where Celebrity Chef Scott Leibfried and his HJL Restaurant Advisors partners have created a uniquely local, always welcoming space that serves the best and freshest food and drink available from local vendors. Open for dinner daily and lunch/dinner Sat & Sun. $$(10-30)/FB
THE ANDERSEN’S RESTAURANT & BAKERY 1106 State St., 962-5085
New age Scandinavian cuisine with international flair, excellent wines, all accented with genuine Danish pastry and desserts. The Andersen’s love of food and people is evident as you enjoy your breakfast, lunch $ U n d e r $10 p e r p e r s o n $$ $10 t o $16 p e r p e r s o n $$$ $17 t o $24 p e r p e r s o n $$$$ $25 o r m o re p e r p e r s o n FB Fu l l Ba r B&W Beer & Wine Only E E n t e r t a i n m e n t
or dinner. Dine indoors & delight in the beautiful oil paintings or outdoors on the sidewalk patio; enjoy a leisurely high tea with friends or, for larger groups, an upstairs party loft awaits you. The Andersen’s is a feast for the eye and tickle for the pallet. $$/BW
THE BOATHOUSE 2982 ½ Cliff Drive, 898-2628 (At Hendry’s Beach, boathousesb.com)
Arguably the most beautiful restaurant setting in Santa Barbara, the Boathouse sits on the sand at Hendry’s Beach, amidst the bluffs. Large beachside patio with giant fire pit, inside/outside bar with fabulous cocktails (try the Blood Orange) fresh oysters, plus display kitchen with mesquite grills. Open daily from 7:30am and featuring a breakfast that is a sure fire winner any day of the week. $$/FB
CHUCK’S WATERFRONT GRILL 113 Harbor Way, 564-1200
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Santa Barbara’s Best Danish Restaurant & Bakery
or over 35 years, Andersen’s Restaurant & Bakery in the historic La Arcada has been serving locals and visitors with the finest authentic Danish and European cuisine and bakery items for breakfast, lunch and candlelit dinner at one of the most charming locations on the West Coast. At The Andersen’s, you can people watch on the sidewalk patio while savoring European style cafe cuisine or dine indoors where the European castle motif is adorned with Royal Copenhagen plates, Danish tile work, gleaming copper pots, fresh flowers, shimmering chandeliers and gilt framed original oils painted by Mr. Andersen. The beautiful, newly renovated LiseLotte room is locals favorite that also provides ample room for parties! The Andersen’s breakfast menu features Eggs Napoleon, Crab Cake, Turkey and Smoked Scottish Salmon Benedicts, Homemade Sausage, and, warm Danish’s, Strudels and Croissants. The lunch menu features traditional Smoked Scottish Salmon, Fiskefilet with Rémoulade, Andersen’s own Chicken Liver Paté and Roast Beef Danish smørrebrød open-faced sandwiches on freshly baked bread, salads, burgers and, numerous other delectable options and changing lunch specials. The Andersen’s ‘High Tea’ that features a festive tier of Andersen's LisoLotte Room scone, apple strudel, small sandwiches, a Petite Four, a small cream pastry and strawberries in season accompanied by your choice of teas is served from noon to 9pm daily. Dinner is served by candlelight at Andersen’s to from an extensive menu that features a magnificent marbelized Rib Eye Steak, Smoked salmon with dill sauce, tender, slow roasted Scandinavian Duck, Vol au Vent, Jaeger Schnitzel and other European favorites like the hearty Hungarian Goulash and authentic Frikadeller and Hakkebof. An exquisite wine list includes selections from the Foxen, Wolff Winery, Ancient Peaks, Renard and many more wineries; and, the dessert selections are the perfect conclusion to an outstanding culinary adventure. The PRIX FIXED JAZZ evenings that feature live music from Nicole Lvoff, Randy Tico and Chris Judge create a unique dining experience. The Marzipan Butter Ring is the specialty at Andersen’s world famous bakery that also offers a wide array of baked to perfection pastry; and, they’ll even ship their world famous Christmas Kringles, Cookies, Marcipan Candies, layer cakes and other mouthwatering bakery selections when you visit http://andersenssantabarbara.com. In Denmark a bakery and restaurant combo is called “Konditori.” Here in America, Mrs. Andersen and Charlotte welcome you to the LAND OF ANDERSEN’S, where the passion for quality and love of the beautiful pastries and cakes are ever present and the new avant-garde take on northern European cuisine that focuses on the Danish but oh so much more will keep you coming back to this very special dining experience located in the heart of downtown Santa Barbara at 1106 State Street. 962-5085. 34
A Seafood Joint
Enjoy Classic Santa Barbara Dining at the Paradise Café
Alaska halibut, teriyaki grilled prawns, grilled sea scallops, King Crab legs & Australian lobster tail are served nightly from 5pm, with Sunset Dinner Specials from 5pm-6:30pm. Reservations suggested. $$$/FB
EL PASEO RESTAURANT 10 El Paseo, 962-6050
Located in the historic El Paseo, Santa Barbara’s most romantic restaurant features freshly prepared soups & salads, delicious Mexican entrees, fresh fish, seafood, great grilled meats & handmade tortillas served in a scenic, beautiful indoor/outdoor courtyard. Open for dinner daily 4pm; Happy Hour Mon. - Fri. 4pm-6pm. Sunday Brunch. $$/FB/E
ENDLESS SUMMER BAR CAFÉ 113 Harbor Way, 2nd Floor, 564-4666
Upstairs from Chuck’s Waterfront Grill, this surf-inspired bar-café offers great harbor views and was named one of the “top ten seafood spots by the sea” in the June’07 issue of Sunset Magazine. The Endless Summer menu features seafood fresh off the docks like sesame crusted ahi on a warm spinach salad, fish & chips and
popcorn shrimp, crisp salads, and, a Happy Hour with food & drink specials like the Endless Summer Blonde Ale. $$/FB/E
FARMER BOY RESTAURANT 3427 State St., 687-7011
All-American home style cooking since 1958 & home of Karleskint Catering, Farmer Boy features 75 omelets, cinnamon rolls made fresh daily, early bird & lunch specials. Seniors & Children’s Menu. Located in the San Roque Plaza. $/B&W
THE FISHOUSE 101 E. Cabrillo Blvd., 966-2112 sbfishhouse.com
Huge tropical fish tank, display kitchen, fire pit, oceanfront location, patio dining, innovative cocktails & an extensive wine list. In its ten years of operation, the FisHouse has quickly become second to none in Santa Barbara’s rich tradition of great seafood. Locally owned & operated by the same family that brought you the Santa Barbara Shellfish Company, the FisHouse offers specialties like Macadamia Nut Sea Bass and old favorites like local lobster. Open daily for lunch & dinner from 11:30am. Happy Hour Mon.-Fri. 5pm-7pm. $$/FB (Continued on page 38)
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