Tuesday, March 31, 2009 

Bob's Big Boy in Glendale

Originally uploaded by Simon Taylor.

has apparently closed. OH NO! Say it ain't so.

But it was STARTED in Glendale in 1936 by Bob Wian! That's just sacreligious.

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A trainwreck of a blog....but...

you keep going back to look at more of "This Is Why You're Fat http://thisiswhyyourefat.com/



From their website.

On March 30th, 2009 the FDA released a nationwide recall on pistachios.

The pistachio processor used by Santa Barbara Pistachio Company "is NOT INVOLVED with this recall". Please
see attachment.

Stop by and see them at the Farmer's Markets and give them a little business as you know that their sales will probably be affected by people assuming their pistachios are being recalled.

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Monday, March 30, 2009 

Which Goleta Restaurant could this be?

California Cuisine Restaurant, Type 47 Liquor License For Sale - $250,000

This Turnkey, Stand Alone Restaurant With Type 47 Liquor Licence Is Located In A High Traffic Area Of Goleta And Can Be Converted To Virtually Any Type Of Restaurant Theme. Recently Remodeled, The Current Southern California/Island Décor Complements The Centralized Bar And Ample Rear Patio Seating. The State-Of-The-Art Kitchen Features A Very Efficient Floor Plan. This Very Clean Restaurant Reflects Pride Of Ownership. Fully Equipped And Ready To Operate From Day One. Size: 2,925 SF. Seating: 141. - BizBen

could it be Jonn Scott's Kona House?

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With GM's future not looking rosy....

Originally uploaded by D-Lyte.

is the sun going down on my ability to get parts for my beloved Saabi?

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Earth Day Food & Wine Festival is coming....

Mark your calendars! Saturday, April 18th.

The Earth Day Food & Wine Festival is a collaboration of over 100 purveyors of award-winning foods and wines plus exhibitors highlighting innovative products and services. Local chefs and farmers will be serving delicious one-of-a-kind dishes based on locally sourced fruits, vegetables, meats, cheeses, olive oils, and more.

This event provides an opportunity for visitors to enjoy unlimited samples of local cuisine, while meeting the growers who grow great wines and foods and nurture a healthy environment.

Complimenting the great food, wine, and exhibits will be live entertainment and dancing, a
silent auction, a commemorative wine glass, and a tote filled with earth-friendly products.

Come and enjoy a unique and intimate celebration held at the historic
Santa Margarita Ranch. Ticket sales are limited to 500 and advance
reservations are highly recommended.

The Earth Day Food & Wine Festival is a benefit event to support farmworker outreach and sustainable ag research conducted by the
Central Coast Vineyard Team.

Featured Wineries...

Ampelos Cellars*
Ancient Peaks Winery
Arroyo Robles Winery
Bailyana Winery*
Bassetti Vineyards
Bonterra Vineyards
Castoro Cellars
Carmel Road Winery
Claiborne & Churchill
Clesi Wines
D'Anbino Cellars
Dunning Vineyards
EROS Cellars
Fetzer Vineyards
Walker Brewing Co.
Five Rivers Winery
Hahn Estates
Halter Ranch
J. Lohr Vineyards & Winery
Jack Creek Cellars
JK Wine Company
Kaleidos Winery
Kiamie Wine Cellars
Laetitia Winery
Lone Madrone
Meridian Vineyards
Michaud Vineyard
Mitchella Vineyard & Winery
Paraiso Vineyards
Peachy Canyon
Pomar Junction Cellars
Ranchita Canyon Vineyard
Ridge Vineyards
Salisbury Vineyards
Sarah's Vineyard
Saucelito Canyon Vinyrd
Saxum Vineyards
Scheid Vineyards
Sierra Nevada Brewing Company
Tablas Creek Vineyard
Tally Vineyards
Tangent Winery
Tolosa Winery
Villa Creek Cellars
Wildhorse Winery & Vineyards
Wolff Vnyrds & Winery
Zenaida Cellars

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Sunday, March 29, 2009 

Busy as California Bees....

and yes...they HAVE been busy.

California's bees perked up last year, producing 35 percent more honey than in 2007, according to a U.S. Department of Agriculture report issued this week.The resurgence is one of several signs
that the health of the state's commercial bees is improving.

But beekeepers and researchers say it's not yet clear the threat known as colony collapse disorder has passed. The still-mysterious condition, which causes bees to abandon their hives, thrust the insects into the media spotlight in 2007. The nation's 2.4 million commercial beehives help to produce nearly one-third of U.S. food. - Sacramento Bee

Honey Bee Macro on Onion Flower C95-4-11-08_8255
Originally uploaded by Cap001.

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Saturday, March 28, 2009 

Santa Barbara is now..."Edible"

Edible Santa Barbara's first edition is out and hitting a Farmer's Market near you.

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Friday Evening news dump

great time for a food recall notice to hit the wires.
Kroger supermarkets is recalling 10-ounce packages of pistachios sold in Oregon and 30 other states over fears of possible salmonella contamination.

The recall covers its Private Selection brand with sell-by dates of Dec. 13 and Dec. 14, 2009.

They were sold in 17 Kroger-owned stores including Kroger, Ralphs, Fred Meyer, Fry's, King Soopers, Smith's, Dillons, QFC, City Market, Foods Co., Jay C, Scott's, Owen's, Baker's, Gerbes, Hilander and Pay Less. - ktvz

This is the second recall associated with pistachio nuts this week....- oregonlive.com
what..didn't hear of the first recall, either?

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Remember tonight.....8:30 p.m, left coast time

turn out the light.


Earth Hour began in Sydney in 2007, when 2.2 million homes and businesses switched off their lights for one hour. In 2008 the message had grown into a global sustainability movement, with 50 million people switching off their lights. Global landmarks such as the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, Rome’s Colosseum, the Sydney Opera House and the Coca Cola billboard in Times Square all stood in darkness.

In 2009, Earth Hour is being taken to the next level, with the goal of 1 billion people switching off their lights as part of a global vote. Unlike any election in history, it is not about what country you’re from, but instead, what planet you’re from. VOTE EARTH is a global call to action for every individual, every business, and every community. A call to stand up and take control over the future of our planet. Over 74 countries and territories have pledged their support to VOTE EARTH during Earth Hour 2009, and this number is growing everyday. - EarthHour

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Thursday, March 26, 2009 

Chino's Rock & Tacos

read the new business paperwork on the window of the old Matador place at 714 State Street. Looks like yet another SLO restaurant is moving on down the coast!

We started Chino's with one thing in mind, Great Fresh Mexican Food with a Chicano flare. Think Nacho Libre meets Night at the Roxbury. Punk meets Mariachi. Chino's loves cars with curb feelers, ostrich boots and lowriders. - Chino's Rock & Tacos

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Maine isn't the only place

for gigantic lobsters. We've got them off the coast right here in Santa Barbara!
In his years exploring the depths of the ocean, free-diver Tom Powers has seen all manners of beasts, including great white sharks and black sea bass as big as a Volkswagen Beetle. But he had never seen a monster like the one he snatched off Santa Rosa Island near Santa Barbara a few weeks ago.

The Santa Cruz man landed an 11-pound lobster that will be the main character of a fishing tale for years to come. And if you don't believe it, you can see it at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. - Mercury News.com

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Wednesday, March 25, 2009 

Williams-Sonoma's business

is getting fricasséed. OUCH.
Williams-Sonoma profit falls 90%. The kitchenware and home decor chain earned $12.2 million during its latest quarter, down from $124.6 million a year earlier. Revenue declined 27% to $1.01 billion. - Latte Times

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Tuesday, March 24, 2009 

Dave the Wine Merchant has spiffed up the website

of his Sideways Wine Club. Stop by his blog, too....don't worry...you won't have to sip the Merlot if you don't want to.

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Monday, March 23, 2009 

OffLeash....Dog gone.....

Canine Cookies
Originally uploaded by santa barbarian.

or perhaps soon to be. OffLeash, my favorite shop on State Street is up for sale.

A Contemporary Retail Pet Boutique Is Located In The Heart Of Downtown Santa Barbara On State Street. This Cozy Little Store Sells An Array Of Pet Apparel, Toys, Pet Accessories, Organic Pet Foods & Other Treats For Dogs & Cats. Great Local Clientele And Walk In Impulse Buyers.Very High Foot Traffic Part Of Downtown With Old Navy, Anthropology, Longs Drugs, LA Arcada Shopping Arcade, The SB Museum Of Art And Other Retailers On The Same Block.Easy To Manage Store Has Real Growth Possibilities With Not Only Retail But Website Sales.

Priced To Sell - Only 59,000 (Includes Inventory.) - BizBen

Stop on by and shop their delightful doggy (and kitty) gifts...and say hello to "the kids"...the whippets who "run" the shop..and occassionally "test drive" the toys.

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Palazzio has wine payment by honor system....

A restaurant in Barcelona takes it a step further in these times of the 2nd Great Depression. "Pay at Will"

A Spanish restaurant grappling with hard economic times is wooing diners by letting them pay whatever they want for its daily special.

Barcelona restaurateur Eledino Garcia said Monday he introduced the honor system three weeks ago in his 32-seat bar and eatery to bring back loyal customers, many of whom lost their jobs as Spain's unemployment rate soared to 13.9 percent over the past year.

And the idea is actually working: Garcia says his daily take is up.

After a midday meal, diners who opted for the euro10 ($13.56), three-course daily special get something other than a check."I give you an envelope, and you pay what you think it was worth, or whatever you can pay," said Garcia, the 50-year-old owner of the small restaurant called Mireya. - AP

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Sunday, March 22, 2009 

Look who is going to be

curtis stone signing his cookbook
Originally uploaded by eclec.

at the Los Angeles Festival of Books.....CHEF CURTIS STONE! (the everyone wants to Take Home Chef!)

I've also noticed some of his kitchenware is at Williams-Sonoma. I'm still waiting for him to appear at our local Gelson's or one of our fabulous Farmer's Markets.

Curtis Stone thanks you!
Originally uploaded by Yahoo! Answers Team (Southeast Asia).

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Congrats to Santa Barbara resident & Iron Chef Cat Cora

who not only is partnering up with Disney for a new restaurant at DisneyWorld.

Chef Cat Cora and Disney are joining together to open an exciting new family dining restaurant at Disney's BoardWalk Resort. Kouzzina by Cat Cora will feature a menu of Mediterranean-style cuisine that pays tribute to the chef's Greek roots.

....As a Mississippi native born to a family of Greek restaurateurs, Cora
grew up immersed in two different and flavorful cultures, and has taken from that unique background the kitchen "know-how" handed down through generations. The cuisine at Kouzzina (Greek for "kitchen" and pronounced "koo-zee-nah") will showcase Mediterranean cuisine and Chef Cora's philosophy to create simple yet sensational meals.-

but is also expecting another child.....

"Iron Chef America" star Cat Cora and her wife Jennifer are both pregnant with the couple's third and fourth kids. - sfgate and USWeekly

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Economy got you busted like me?

Three Buck Bites perhaps can help.

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Foodies are becoming the new

Mobile food trucks are tweeting their locations. Local chefs are posting photos and descriptions of new menu items. And it's even possible to find recipes (that would be "twecipes" in the ever-expanding Twitter vernacular).

For those more interested in what's being served at A16 tonight than they are the latest Paris Hilton gossip, Twitter's amorphous question of "What are you doing right now?" has essentially been recast as "What are you eating?" or "What are you cooking?"

...By following your favorite food "Twitterati" - as users like Stewart, Mark Bittman and Reichl have been dubbed - you can watch a conversation take place (the most socially acceptable form of voyeurism) or, better yet, join in. Simply begin a post with, say, @gachatz (the handle of Chicago's highly regarded Alinea restaurant chef Grant Achatz; the @ sign before the name is how users communicate on Twitter), and you can chime in
on his philosophical and often abstract questions that relate to his
experimental cooking: "Did the '80s crush the opportunity for smoked
strawberries?" -

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Saturday, March 21, 2009 

San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom

San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom
Originally uploaded by Thomas Hawk.

came to Santa Barbara last night on his gubernatorial adventure. Very impressive....oh, and his talk was good, too.

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Friday, March 20, 2009 

Oreana Winery Owner Responds....

"Not to worry everyone, we have partnered with some former AIG executives to create a complex, credit default derivitave swap to obtain the parcel. We get 2,000,000 shares of AIG (current value $1.18/share) and they get a bottle of our 2007 Verdelho..."- Christian Garvin, Owner

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Thursday, March 19, 2009 

Mario Batali is going to be bummed

he might not be able to get his orange shoes anymore.

The auditor of Crocs Inc. says it has "substantial doubt" about the Colorado-based shoe company's ability to stay in business amid falling revenue. - Denver Post

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Oreana Wine Company

Looks like the building that houses their tasting room is up for sale. Does anyone have a spare $2,000,000?

Property Description: This flexible property consists of a divisible retail/industrial building consisting of approximately 3,835 square feet currently leased short term to Orena (sic) Wine Company, LLC. This property is located less than one block off State Street and two blocks from Sterns Wharf in the heart of the Funk Zone. With four roll up doors, a retail portion and good visibility, this property can accommodate many types of owner/users. Two adjacent properties can also be purchased:
23 E. Yanonali Street - $2,000,000
131-137 Anacapa Street - $6,000,000 - Loopnet

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The little joys of life keep you going

Alice Keck Park Park
Originally uploaded by santa barbarian.

I rescued a little renegade turtle who decided to runaway from Alice Keck Park Park. He crawled out of the pond and through the bushes ultimately taking a diver 3 feet off a wall to land on his back on the sidewalk.

I heard his thud. Picked him up...dusted him off...and carried him back home. If only someone could do that for me.

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Tuesday, March 17, 2009 

Irish Soda Bread

This recipe from EatingWell.com is for traditional soda bread:

2 cups whole wheat flour
2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 1/4 cup buttermilk

1. Preheat oven to 450°F. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray and sprinkle with a little flour.

2. Whisk whole-wheat flour, all-purpose flour, baking soda and salt in a large bowl. Make a well in the center and pour in buttermilk. Using one hand, stir in full circles (starting in the center of the bowl working toward the outside of the bowl) until all the flour is incorporated. The dough should be soft but not too wet and sticky. When it all comes together, in a matter of seconds, turn it out onto a well-floured surface. Clean dough off your hand.

3. Pat and roll the dough gently with floury hands, just enough to tidy it up and give it a round shape. Flip over and flatten slightly to about 2 inches. Transfer the loaf to the prepared baking sheet. Mark with a deep cross using a serrated knife and prick each of the four quadrants.4. Bake the bread for 20 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 400° and continue to bake until the loaf is brown on top and sounds hollow when tapped, 30 to 35 minutes more. Transfer the loaf to a wire rack and let cool for about 30 minutes.

Found on Portland Cheap Eats

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Monday, March 16, 2009 

Welcome City 2.0

to the local bloggy scene!

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The Big Yellow House

The Big Yellow House
Originally uploaded by So Cal Metro.

is up for sale.

One of Southern California's most notable landmark properties located on the cost of Santa Barbara. The 7,618 +/- square foot building is situated on the largest commercial parcel in Summerland totaling .51 acres. Dramatic views ocean views, patios, old world detailing, an abundance of natural light, this Victorian/Craftsman style property presents a once in a lifetime opportunity to purchase this unique property. Development of Summerland revolved around the Big Yellow House built by Summerland's founder Henry Lafayette Williams in the late 1800's. - LoopNet

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Good Guide

Good news for those who want to know.
GoodGuide, a Web site that rates the impact of a wide range of consumer products on health and the environment, is adding more than 30,000 packaged foods to its database today in response to user demand.

"The No. 1 request from users was food information. People wanted us to rate food on: What is in it? Is it safe? Where is it from?" said GoodGuide founder Dara O'Rourke, an associate professor of Environmental Science, Policy and Management at UC Berkeley.

Among the companies and products examined are Procter & Gamble, Unilever, Nabisco, Heinz, Hains, Celestial Seasoning, Yoplait, Kashi and even Boca Burgers.

....Other factors taken into account include whether the product includes genetically modified organisms, trans fat or fructose. Information is available on how far packaged foods were shipped, whether the animals used to make them were treated humanely and if products are Fair Trade or organically certified.

"We rate the additives, colors, etcetera, and ask if they are hazardous," said O'Rourke, adding, "We have colors used here that are banned in Europe."

Shoppers with an interest in corporate behavior also will find useful information. Users will see, for example, that Horizon milk was purchased by Dean Foods, a large corporate dairy that has been criticized for the treatment of its cows. -

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Sunday, March 15, 2009 

Meet Shmeat....

Will the test tube flesh be a cuisine to reign supreme? Ugh...i'm not so sure. It's kinda giving me the culinary creeps.

Test-tube meat is also known as in vitro meat, cultured meat, victimless meat, vat-grown meat, hydroponic meat and, finally, shmeat. (Note to self: Be sure to apply for inevitable X Prize to rename this stuff.) Shmeat is grown from a cell culture (hence the in vitro or cultured prefixes), not from a live animal. These harvested cells are taken from an animal, such as a pig, and placed in a “nutrient-rich medium” that mimics blood. Once the cells multiply they are attached to a spongy scaffold or “sheet” (sheet + meat = shmeat) that has been soaked with nutrients and stretched to increase cell size and protein content.

This shmeat could, in theory, be harvested in vast quantities and used in minced meat products: burgers, nuggety things, or potted meat-food products, etc. While scientists (they call themselves “tissue engineers”) admit that growing a pork chop with a bone without a real pig attached is not likely, they also say that affordable, palatable minced shmeat might be available at a grocery store near you within a decade.

So… is this news great? Or gross? If it’s hard for you to tell, I assure you, you are not alone. -
whole life times

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Toyota's Taste of the Market....

cauliflower and goat cheese gratin
Originally uploaded by rosidae.

was actually quite tasty! (Cauliflower and goat cheese gratin...and more)

More photos of the event from rosidae at Flickr HERE.

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Saturday, March 14, 2009 

What took them so long

to do this?

The Government on Saturday permanently banned the slaughter of cows too sick or weak to stand on their own, seeking to further minimize the chance that mad cow disease could enter the food supply.

..Obama called the country's food inspection system "a hazard to public health," citing outbreaks of deadly food poisoning in peanuts this year, peppers and possibly tomatoes last year and spinach in 2006.-

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8:37 p.m. on a Friday evening....

is that really any time you want to issue more peanut product recalls if you really want people to know?

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Thursday, March 12, 2009 

Toyota's Taste of the Market this Saturday at the SB Farmer's Market

The Pairing up of Chefs and Farms for the event...

8:30 am – 9:30 am
Chef John Downey/Downey’s & Shepherd Farms
9:45 am – 10:45 am
Chef Felipe Barajas/Opal Restaurant and Bar & Fairview Gardens
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Chef Serafin Ruiz/Blue Agave & Somers Ranches

8:45 am – 9:45 am
Chef Nat Ely/Los Olivos Café & Roots Farm
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Chef John Trotta/The Stonehouse at San Ysidro Ranch & Life’s A Choke
11:15 am – 12:15 pm
Chef David Reardon/Bacara Resort & Spa & Fairview Gardens


9:00 am – 10:00 am
Chef Crystal Pink Harris/Epiphany Restaurant & Earthtrine Farm
10:15 am – 11:15 am
Chef Greg Murphy/Seagrass & KC Gardens
11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Chef Brandon Hughes/Bouchon & Tutti Frutti Farms

9:00 am – 10:00 am
Chef Justin West/Julienne & Earthtrine Farm
10:15 am – 11:15 am
Chefs Ellie and Bob Patterson/Here’s the Scoop & Shepherd Farm, Calimoya Farm, Somers Ranches
11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Chef Matt Reddy/Elements Restaurant and Bar & Givens Farm

Come taste drive the chef's creations. Come test drive the new Toyota. Come for a possible surprise gift to walk away with! Oh...and don't forget your usual Saturday morning shopping items....

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Wednesday, March 11, 2009 

Local foodies take note of two upcoming "adventures"

Outstanding in the Field is coming again to our neck of the California "woods"...sometime in May or June. They will have their official 2009 schedule tour dates available on March 20.....and if you have not yet picked up a copy of their cookbook...hurry on down to Chaucer's and pick one up.

And....if that weren't enough delicious excitement....SBCC Continuing Education has a class coming up in their next session (Registration starts next week) entitled "Walk with the Farmer and the Cook" starting April 16th for 4 weeks on Thursday mornings.

This class is all about appreciating our local seasonal food and the people who grow it. Each week we will visit a farm and walk for about 30 to 60 minutes with a farmer to learn about fruits and vegetables: how they are grown and harvested, how to cook and enjoy them as well as learn their nutritional value from a cook who is a registered dietitian. Participants will receive weekly recipes and experience tasting an assortment of fresh fruits and vegetables. First class will meet at the Center for Urban Agriculture at Fairview Gardens (598 N Fairview, Goleta). Limit 50.

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Barcliff & Bair is now officially Cafe Shell

The sign has been changed...and so too has their website.

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Tuesday, March 10, 2009 

Free Tibet

Free Tibet
Originally uploaded by Kenny Maths.

Sunday, March 08, 2009 

Say Hello to....

Recipe for Fatherhood.

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They're kidding, right?

Talk about "completely nuts...."
Georgia’s food inspectors had rules for butchering alligators. But only since last month has the inspectors’ manual told them specifically how to ensure the safe processing of a more everyday fare: peanuts. Atlanta Journal Constitution,

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Thursday, March 05, 2009 

Our National Nightmare....Our Food Supply

An expert in fresh produce, was not aware that peanuts were readily susceptible to salmonella — which he was not required to test for anyway.....How scary is that phrase....especially that last part...."he was not required to test for anyway...." Welcome to the nightmare of our food supply.

With government inspectors overwhelmed by the task of guarding the nation’s food supply, the job of monitoring food plants has in large part fallen to an army of private auditors like Mr. Hatfield. And the problems go well beyond peanuts.

An examination of the largest food poisoning outbreaks in recent years — in products as varied as spinach, pet food, and a children’s snack, veggie booty — show that auditors failed to detect problems at plants whose contaminated products later sickened consumers. In one case involving hamburgers fed to schoolchildren, the Westland/Hallmark Meat Company in California passed 17 separate audits in 2007, records show. Then an undercover video made that year showed the plant’s workers using forklifts to force sickly cows into the slaughterhouse, which prompted a recall of 143 million pounds of beef in February 2008.

“The contributions of third-party audits to food safety is the same as the
contribution of mail-order diploma mills to education,” said Mansour Samadpour, a Seattle consultant who has worked with companies nationwide to improve food safety. -

You really want fries with this story?

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Wonder Which Coffeeshop This Could Be?

Cafe/Restaurant /Coffeeshop for sale. A great opportunity! State street Cafe/Coffeeshop and possible Restaurant for sale near Paseo Nuevo mall. Sales includes all equipment and current lease with a great rate with no NNN. Lost of tenant improvements and excellent goodwill of current business. A must see! Asking $175,000.00 OBO. Will consider carrying note for buyer with experience in the industry. - Craigslist

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Fan Favorite Fabio

to get his own TV show? Oh, my! Gossipsauce is spilling some hot spicey news!
While we’re still mourning Carla’s loss to Hosea in the season finale of Top Chef: New York, we have delightful news that was confirmed to us by the man himself yesterday.

Fabio is getting his own show.

That’s right, Season Five’s breakout star, the Italian Stallion, Fabio Viviani, is coming to a TV screen near you.

Do you hear that?

It’s the faint sound of mouths watering and panties dropping.

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Happy And Delicious 10 Years Los Arroyos!

Los Arroyos is celebrating their 10 years in Santa Barbara with some great 1999 prices on their delicious dishes through Sunday.

Tostada Ranchera at $5.50.
Burrito Mojado at $5.50.
Veggie Alambres at $4.95.

Stop on by...pick up (or sit down) with some great food and wish them at least another 10 more years!

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Tuesday, March 03, 2009 

The image this story leaves in my mind

is bad enough....the thought that people knew this was happening and did nothing just sickens my soul.
Dead mice and rodent droppings were found throughout a Texas plant run by a company whose peanut products caused one of the biggest food recalls in U.S. history, food inspectors reported on tuesday. - Reuters

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SB Roasting Company seems to have left the building

well...technically the Paseo Nuevo Mall. The space is empty...the sign is gone...the smell of roasty goodness no longer lingers. Wassup?

And the FroYo wars are "heating" up....Yogurtland is coming to 621 State Street, right across State from Rockin' Yogurt just a couple blocks down the street from Pinkberry.

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Monday, March 02, 2009 

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

Originally uploaded by *hollyv*.

And thanks for giving life to the Lorax...my favorite!


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