Thursday, February 28, 2013 

Cookievore Criminals

Looks like some girl scout cookie loving criminals are on the loose. Those cookie monsters made off with 5,000 boxes of the treats. That's just so wrong...on so many levels.

We’ve all got our favorite type of Girl Scout cookie, and it appears lowdown, dirty thieving scoundrels who would steal from the young scouts are no exception. Someone made off with almost $19,000 worth of cookies from a South Carolina warehouse — all of them either of the thin mints or shortbread variety. - Consumerist

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India House Restaurant is for sale

Looks like it has been listed on BizBen.

Current establishment India House invites you to explore the vast possibilities. Located in the heart of historical downtown Santa Barbara and just couple of blocks from Sterns Warf, a unique opportunity for the entrepreneurial restaurateur. Many popular night spots surround India House, including 99Cents next door and Velvet Jones across the street. 

The existing dining space allows seating for 165 people, but there is an area in the back which could make a nice garden area with space for an additional 100 people. The retail area has a long walkway, storeroom and warehouse in the back. The warehouse could potentially be used as another storeroom. The entryway doors and windows, patio, bathrooms, and kitchen are newly built two years ago. Many other recent improvements have also been made.  

The listing price includes all kitchen fixtures, plates, cookware, and edible stock. Beer and Wine License 41 included in asking price. Retail merchandise is negotiable at additional cost.

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Tuesday, February 26, 2013 

Sama Sama Test Kitchen

Sama Sama Test Kitchen, an Indonesian inspired restaurant (and Shelter Social Club property) will be opening up soon in the old East Thai/Sushi restaurant space at 1208 State Street. 

Find out when they official open on their Facebook and Instagram pages.

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Friday, February 22, 2013 

Someone stole the Blue Owl's records

oooooh No! I just noticed that our late night customers jacked my records! I will find you bastards. $100. Anonymous. Tell on your friends. My live Bob album! Who steals rasta albums???
Im getting cameras and a gimp! Owl customers are going to start disappearing!!! Bastards!!!

Come one, dudes.....give'm back. Don't be saddled with bad food Karma. Contact the Owl.

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Wednesday, February 20, 2013 

A Place At The Table

1/4 of all kids in the U.S. face hunger EVERY DAY.

We should make sure that every kid in America has a place at the eat.  

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Tuesday, February 19, 2013 

Congrats Chef Suzanne Goin

(owner of a soon to open Montecito "farm to table" restaurant) for being a semi-finalist in the James Beard Foundation's Award for "Outstanding Chef."

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Guy Fieri's peeps forgot to do something

register the domain name for his restaurant, Guy's American Kitchen. And, of course, someone took advantage of that fact.
Here's the parody website Guy's American Kitchen & Bar (the real website to the Guy Fieri's NYC restaurant is vs the fake It was put together by a gentleman by the name of Bryan Mytko who proudly tweeted: "Guy Fieri didn't register his restaurant's domain name, so I picked it up. I think this new menu look great." The website, a simple parody menu, includes things like "Guy's Big Balls," "Honky-Tonky Double Barrel Meat Loaded Blast," and "The 'Hobo Lobo Bordello Slam Jam' Appetizer." There is also a french fry topping called "Donkamole." - Eater

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Monday, February 18, 2013 

Vote for La Super-Rica

In Sunset Magazine's "Big Dish Vote-Off" in the Taco Category

When it comes to tacos, dumplings, and more iconic foods of the West, we have strong opinions on where to find the best dishes—and so do you. We've rounded up our absolute favorites, and now we want to know yours. Vote or write in your own nominees through March 31; we'll announce the winners on April 5. - Sunset Magazine.

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Saturday, February 16, 2013 

Food Chain

looking forward to seeing the filmmaker Sanjay Rawal at the Edible Institute (Santa Barbara) March 16-17..

Got your tickets yet?

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Thursday, February 14, 2013 

El Encanto dedicated to sourcing locally

including having their own cow.

As part of its dedication to locally sourced produce, El Encanto will have its own cow: Ellie. Ellie’s milk will be used to make a special cheese only found at the hotel. How great is that? And it doesn’t stop there. 

 There is an El Encanto unpasteurised beer, brewed nearby, to go with Ellie’s cheese. Your morning coffee is El Encanto’s own brand, and an on-site herb and vegetable garden means the journey from field to kitchen for some ingredients is as short as it can get. 
 Various energy saving and preservation techniques have been implemented to reduce overall consumption. Guests can ditch their car and take one of the complimentary electric bikes to head into Santa Barbara. Set on a hilltop, getting to the beach from the resort will be a breeze, but going back after a lazy day that little bit of electric power will sure help. - Hotel Chatter

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Tuesday, February 12, 2013 

Happy Mardi Gras Y'all!

King Cake for All! oh...and webcams.

"Toss me something, Mister!
Laissez Les Bon Temps Roulez!

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Monday, February 11, 2013 

Santa Barbara Public Market (Alma del Pueblo)

Announces several of the food vendors going into their downtown digs.

Santa Barbara Public Market

Enjoy Cupcakes 
Offering sumptuous sweet treats, artfully presented and lovingly prepared. This family-owned business with its current location in Los Olivos boasts items such as Ginger Lime Chardonnay cake and Chocolate Salted Pecan pie. 

Flagstone Pantry 
Chef-owner Kristen Desmond and her team prepare “Honest to Goodness Food." Flagstone Pantry personally sources, selects and prepares fresh food on a small scale, with a focus on wholesome, natural and seasonal ingredients. 

The Pasta Shoppe 
Pride & Passion are an Italian tradition. The team at The Pasta Shoppe proudly looks forward to serving you delicious, unique and affordable fresh made pasta and accompaniments for complete meals to enjoy on site or in the comfort of your home. 

Foragers Pantry 
The Forager has some culinary gems for everyone. From artisanal dinnerware to organic produce to eco-friendly cleansers to a gallon of milk, the Foragers Pantry will have you covered.

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Taste of the Nation Santa Barbara

Sunday May 19, 2013 - 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
at the Montecito Country Club

Each ticket purchased helps support Share Our Strength’s efforts in eliminating childhood hunger as well as our local beneficiaries. In the wake of staggering reports that nearly half of all children in the U.S. will be on food stamps at the some point in their life, there is no time to waste. The time to act is now. Thank you for your continued support in our mission to ensure that no kid goes hungry and we look forward to seeing you at the Taste of the Nation Santa Barbara 2013!

More on their website.
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Sunday, February 10, 2013 

Restaurant Named After Popular CA Train Line

is coming soon to Santa Barbara's Funk Zone, near the train tracks, of course.  All aboard!

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Gung Hay Fat Choy!

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Thursday, February 07, 2013 

Genuine Bread Company

Is open. 

They aren't loafing around...but their loaves are getting around. See where you can pick up a slice...or two. C'est Cheese. Le French Press.

Oh, and you'll "knead" to follow them on FacebookTwitter, and their blog, too. They serve up terrific bread...and, if we may be so bold to say, CRUMBy jokes as well.

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Edible Institute 2013

The keynote speaker for this year's Edible Institute 

Session topics include:
  • Food Safety
  • Ocean Acidification
  • An Edible School Lunch
  • Hacking the Food System
Not only will this "Institute" be will be INCREDIBLE!

Got your tickets yet? They go fast.

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Seven Bar & Kitchen

The new foodie kid in the Funk Zone block. 224 Helena Avenue where The Pub used to be.

Why, yes...they are on Facebook....and Twitter.

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Wednesday, February 06, 2013 

TEDx Manhattan Webcast Viewing Party

to be held at Sansum Clinic on February 16 at 10:00 at 215 Pesetas Lane. Theme of the TEDx talk -  "Changing The Way We Eat."
This program highlights the sustainable food movement and the work being done to assure that healthy and nutritious food is accessible to all. Experts in food and farming will share their insights. Ample time is given for attendees to meet and discuss new ideas.
Box lunches from DailyGreenz, etc. will be available for purchase and brown bag lunches are welcome. Free of charge and open to the community.

Register for the event HERE.

You can follow the pre-talk on Twitter with the hashtag #TEDxMan

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Top Chef Casting Call

Think you have what it takes to be TOP CHEF?'s your time to get cooking...

Hot off the grill - Bravo's Emmy and James Beard Award-winning series and the No. 1 rated food show on cable, "Top Chef," will be returning for an eleventh season. Open calls for chefs interested in competing in the high-stakes culinary competition series will be held in cities across the country starting on February 11th. For additional casting information and to download an application, visit WWW.BRAVOTV.COM/CASTING. 

"Top Chef" season 11 casting calls are as follows: 

AUSTIN - Monday, February 11, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Uchiko 

BROOKLYN - Wednesday, February 20, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM Talde 

LAS VEGAS - Wednesday, February 20, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM STK in The Cosmopolitan  

CHICAGO  - Sunday, February 24, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Girl and The Goat  

MIAMI - Monday, February 25, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Michy’s 

LOS ANGELES - Friday, March 1, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM The Foundry on Melrose 

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