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  1. Video Feed
    Watch a Giant Wave Ruin Everyone’s Brunch at a Santa Barbara Restaurant“Here comes another one — duck!”
  2. Giveaways
    Here’s How You Can ‘Win’ a Nice Santa Barbara Restaurant“This is an unusual area, and has so much to offer for a chef.”
  3. Empire Building
    Killer Shrimp Invading Santa BarbaraOwners explain the name, but still won’t let loose with the secret recipe.
  4. Openings
    El Encanto Opens New Dining Room and Terrace on Friday, Has Its Own Dairy CowEllie isn’t hitting the plate, just producing milk for the in-house cheese program.
  5. Openings
    Jason Tuley Opens Anchor WoodFire Kitchen in Santa BarbaraThe former Churchill chef’s dream project hinges on a wood-burning oven, handmade pastas and salumi, and closely held sources for local uni, abalone, and organic meats.
  6. Food on Film
    Santa Barbara Film Festival Presents ‘Screen Cuisine’Six food-focused documentaries will explore chef and restaurant culture, wine production, and sustainable production.
  7. Beer Me
    Firestone Walker Opens Barrelworks, A Cathedral of Barrel-Aged BeersThe 7,000 square-foot cellar is now open for tours and tastings on the weekend.
  8. Reopenings
    El Encanto Reopening in Santa Barbara With Former Daniel Chef de CuisineThe French chef learned his chops with two Michelin men in Burgundy, recently opening Peter in Tokyo.
  9. Chicken Wars
    Chick-fil-A Flap Forces Fight and Flight in Santa BarbaraFive members of the city’s Architectural Review Board have stepped down after refusing to vote on the chain’s forthcoming location.
  10. Foodies With Benefits
    Gary Menes Leading Santa Barbara’s ‘Taste of the Town’The Le Comptoir chef will join over 80 restaurants and wineries in a benefit for the Arthritis Foundation.
  11. Empire Building
    Suzanne Goin and Caroline Styne Opening in MontecitoThe yet-to-be-named project is coming in with help from James Rosenfield, owner of Brentwood Country Mart.
  12. Santa Barbara
    Petros Expands to Santa Barbara, Peabody’s Snatched By Craig McCawThe cell-phone gazillionaire is teaming up with chef Kurt Steeber.
  13. The Other Critics
    Russ Parsons Stumbles Onto Los Agaves; Gold Soaks Up Sunny SpotGold declares, “Sunny Spot, one suspects, may be the first of Choi’s restaurants to be less a passion project than a nicely executed work-for-hire.”
  14. The Week in Sports
    Former NFL Great Keyshawn Johnson Opening Santa Barbara’s First PaneraEven Reggie Bush put five on it.
  15. Celebrity Settings
    Brave Diners Come Between Jessica Simpson and Lunch at Super-Rica TaqueriaAfter trying to cut in line, the pop-singer says “screw it” and heads to Taco Bell.
  16. Marketing Gimmicks
    Santa Barbara Organizes Film Feast to Spotlight Its Wine and RestaurantsThe connections may be somewhat tenuous, as the city’s eateries seek to gain traction from the ever popular film festival.
  17. Taco Town
    The New York Times Blows Up our Favorite TacoWill Super Rica finally step up its game?
  18. Closings
    Pierre LaFond Taking Over Santa Barbara’s PiattiThe closure announcement comes just weeks after the Kardashian family ate here. Coincidence?
  19. Oeno-File
    Memphis BBQ Takes On Santa Barbara WineFour Memphis chefs will pop into The Wine Cask this week for two pop-up dinners.
  20. Mediavore
    Garage Pizza Driver Shot; Toilets Make Ideal Beer CoolersPolice are searching for a gunman who shot David Vasquez while he was leaving his delivery job in Silver Lake.
  21. Foodies With Benefits
    Wally’s Gives You a Taste of The Central Coast This SundayThe event started to commemorate deceased Spago sommelier and engaging winemaker Michael Bonaccorsi.
  22. L.A. Diet
    Goodie Girls’ Annette Starbuck Drinks Christmas in a Cup and Ate 50 Cupcakes on“Usually, I just get ice cream at the grocery store and take it home, but when that truck comes around, aaaagh, I die.”
  23. Giada’s Got It Going On
    Giada to Cook Cali Cuisine for Kate and WilliamThe TV chef will cater a gala reception in Santa Barbara.
  24. Strip Search
    La Colmena: Milpas Street’s Next Super Taqueria, Santa BarbaraFor long-term or long-gone Super Rica fans who avoid the restaurant at the cost of denying themselves a great Mexican meal, meet your new alternative.
  25. Coming Soon
    Catch The Churchill, Coming To Third StreetJason Tuley of Santa Barbara’s Square One is named the executive chef.
  26. Oeno-File
    Au Bon Climat Opens Tasting Room and Library in Santa BarbaraPrized Pinot maker Jim Clendenen has teamed up with The Wine Cask to showcase Au Bon Climat vintages, and his lesser known labels.
  27. Funnies
    Santa Barbara Soup Cans Connect A Few Disparate DotsThe city’s annual chalk-drawing festival tells us exactly what Julia Child shares in common with P. Diddy.
  28. The Other Critics
    Lukshon Gets The Gold; Virbila Visits JulienneThe L.A. Times critic spends a night with some farm-to-table, nose-to-tail dining in Santa Barbara, while L.A. Weekly’s goes crazy for Sang Yoon’s new restaurant.
  29. Chef Shuffles
    Spencer Johnston Named Exec Chef at The Wine CaskJohnston comes from San Diego’s the Pearl, but is a Central Coast native with the locavore knowledge to match.
  30. Foodievents
    Epicure Santa Barbara Finds Foodie Awards, Avocado Worship, and Cat Cora In TheOctober begins a month-long celebration of the seaside city’s restaurants, produce, and farmers markets.
  31. Quote of the Day
    Why The Hungry Cat Has A KittenSuzanne Goin says it was a “love of” Santa Barbara and its farmers markets and not just a business decision.
  32. Truckin’
    Where The Food Trucks Are Fleeing TomorrowOver 50 freewheelin’ chefs are headed to Anaheim tomorrow, while Kogi will make its debut in Santa Barbara.
  33. Empire Building
    Olio Pizzeria Arrives in Santa BarbaraDishes use olive oil made by the owner’s family in Sicily.
  34. Openings
    Tinga Will Try To Bring Super Rica Taqueria Flavor to Mid-City L.A.Coffee and pastrami sliders might not add much to the original inspiration.
  35. The Food Chain
    Daniel Boulud Loves Providence’s Spot PrawnsMichael Cimarusti explains his simple showcase of fresh Santa Barbara shellfish.
  36. Foodies With Benefits
    Hungry Cat Helps Gulf Fishermen Through Gator Beignets, Hurricanes, and GumboProceeds from next Tuesday’s two events go to Adopt-A-Fisherman.
  37. Empire Building
    Olio e Limone Opening Olio Pizzeria in Santa BarbaraA wood-burning oven and enoteca spirit will be in place off of State Street.
  38. Mediavore
    A Beer Stronger than Whiskey Debuts; Chefs Defend Veal SuppliesA new Australian ale is 41% alcohol and British chefs urge eating an inhumane dish as humanely as possible.
  39. Mediavore
    Top Chef Contestants Unite for Haiti; Salami Recalled in L.A.A group lead by Ron Duprat will hold a fundraiser while L.A. joins in on a salmonella scare.
  40. Reopenings
    Santa Barbara’s Wine Cask ReOpens To (Mostly) Original FormA Santa Barbara legend is reborn.
  41. Birthdays
    Enterprise Fish Co. Parties Like It’s 1979Popular Santa Monica seafood restaurant brings back its original prices.
  42. Menus
    What To Eat From Cafe Pierre’s New Menu by Chef Remi LauvandA veteran chef finds a new home and a veteran South Bay restaurant gets a new menu.
  43. Taco Loco
    Wicker Park Taco Stand Update: Julia Child And DIYThe Paul Kahan-Julia Child connection; plus how to DIY your own honky-tonk taco.
  44. Reopenings
    Legendary Wine Cask to be Reanimated in Santa BarbaraA Santa Barbara legend is back, without the reinvention.
  45. User’s Guide
    Where to Eat at Santa Barbara’s Fiesta This WeekendWith so many of Santa Barbara’s Mexican restaurants packed for Fiesta, consider one of these alternatives.