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Thursday, December 14, 2006 

The Stonehouse is coming back!

A bit of Santa Barbara dining history is set to come back!
It’s official: after two and a half years and $25 million in renovation and restoration, San Ysidro Ranch announced the reopening of Stonehouse Restaurant and began welcoming guests on December 4. An electrical fire in the kitchen prompted the closure of both the Stonehouse and its downstairs neighbor, the Plow and Angel restaurant, in April 2004, and a complete kitchen rebuild and restaurant refurbishment has resulted – alongside a full $150-million restoration of the hotel property by Ty Warner Hotels and Resorts. The Plow and Angel is slated to reopen in January or February 2007. - The Montecito Journal

"The Ranch" as it is known here, is an amazing getaway from the hustle and bustle of "city life" (as Santa Barbara life can be classified as "hustle and bustle!!") Set right up against the foothills, it truly is a romantic getaway. It definately has a history of love, however of the "star struck" tragic sort....Sir Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh were married there and John and Jackie Kennedy honeymooned there.

One trip there, you will fall in love with the food...the ambience...the experience. I'm just "drooling" to get back there to nibble!

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