Dart Coffee Co.
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Get to know Santa Barbara's newest kids on the block. Fresh ingredients and handmade care - they’re the secret to the homestyle Mexican cuisine available at ALITO’S downtown. Brothers Eduardo, Victor and Juan Carlos Carranza based the menu on the food their mother used to prepare for them while growing up in Mexico City. There’s a big traditional Sunday brunch also. 509 State Street, 805.845.7133, alitosonstate.com Husband and wife team Brendan Smith and Rachel Greenspan, following the success of their mobile pizza catering concept Autostrada, are on a mission to bring the finest Neapolitan-style pizzas and naturally leavened breads to the Santa Barbara community at BETTINA in the Montecito Country Mart. Greenspan describes the fare as “California cuisine with an Italian accent.” Choose from a well-crafted selection of spritzes, amari, digestifs, vermouths and a thoughtful mix of new and old-world wines. 1014 Coast Village Rd., 805.770.2382, bettinapizzeria.com
Located across the street from the historic Santa Barbara County Courthouse, in the city’s Arts District neighborhood, CAFE ANA is a fine-casual all day cafe that draws from global cafe culture to offer specialty coffee, a curated wine and beer program, and lively fare with Santa Barbara’s relaxed spirit. 1201 Anacapa Street, 805.888.0262, cafeanasb.com
New women's clothing boutique, DYLAN STAR, is a unique combination of convenience, quality, affordability, and personal touch in an increasingly digital age. Located on State Street as a collaborative space that shares its walls with Salon U. 1719 State Street, 805.452.4061, dylanstar.com 24
DINING & DESTINATIONS
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DART COFFEE CO At this great new addition to the Funk Zone, Erika Carter-Dart and David Dart share their passion for specialty coffee with this vibrant neighborhood. Roasting on the premises, they use only the finest organic, fair-trade coffee beans from small-lot indigenous farmers who share their vision. There’s a full espresso and coffee menu, pastries and organic teas from Rishi Tea & Botanicals. 120 E. Yanonali Street, 805.880.4229, dartcoffeeco.com