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Posted on October 2 at 5:47 p.m.
This is the best thing to happen on the Santa Barbara bar/restaurant scene in many moons. Congratulations to Bob and Clay and welcome home Willy, you are a living legend in this town!Someone in Santa Barbara ought to commemorate the great owners, managers, waiters, chefs, bartenders, bus boys and girls with a wall of fame. Some of the greats: Francisco and Jim O'Toole from Joe's.....Scott Evers-Head of the Wolf......Jeff Dunn-Joe's Café........Edwin Cordin-Chef, The Miramar.....Nate Rexroth-bartender-Rocky's...........Tim Deflinger-Owner Derf's Café.........Neil Flaster-The New Club in the Montecito Inn..........Lorna Sahm-waitress Maggie McFly's.......The list goes on and on
On Reincarnating Santa Barbara's Favorite Bar
Posted on August 30 at 5:15 a.m.
They'll all be gone in five years. The players will have moved on to their next project in another community (sic) who's constant transitions keep it from ever establishing itself. Santa Barbara is a 'plaything' for these imaginative but self-absorbed travelers. It used to be at least several generations could enjoy a restaurant and make it a part of their family's and friend's living traditions, now people are lucky if it lasts two or three years. So what, you say? If that is your attitude, there isn't enough space here to explain to you that this lack of 'cultural-connective-tissue' has destroyed what's left of this city. Santa Barbara has become an amusement park and these carnival hucksters offer you a midway full of their short lived narcissistic two dimensional rides and amusements.
On The Lark Lands in Santa Barbara’s Funk Zone
Posted on April 25 at 12:01 p.m.
The big question is why can't Target build it in the mission style with white stucco walls and a red tile roof? Are they broke? Would this open the floodgates of architectural anarchy all over the USA? Could it be that the banksters know this building will be empty in 10 to 20 years after the financial blood has been sucked out of the area? The streets of LA get longer and longer...........
On Targeting Goleta Target
Posted on September 19 at 9:05 a.m.
sezme brings up a point that confounds me as well. Whenever this newspaper prints stories about these projects they (almost) never include a picture of the proposed structure. In this instance you can actually see the drawing of the project in the background .............???????
On Modernism Trumps Red Tiles
Posted on February 13 at 2:19 p.m.
Draxor and Zappa made the only comments of any meaning in this whole discussion and the rest of you just ignore them and carry on with your nonsense. To Draxor and Zappa, I know how great it feels to be free of these poor soul's chains, carry on................
On Religious Values
Posted on January 25 at 12:41 p.m.
Catch them...........break their arms............put them to sleep.End of story!
On Suspicious Pelican Injuries Raise Alarm
Posted on January 4 at 8:18 a.m.
I read the Independent online in Chicago, anybody know how I might have a look at the ad in contention?
On Mad at Ad
Posted on November 17 at 9:14 a.m.
Smoke is still pouring out of my ears and nose from eating once a week for 20 years at the old Casa Blanca up on the 500 block of State Street. Good luck. I live in Chicago now and the Mexican food here is outstanding. Trouble is you can't walk out onto the streets with a perspiring head (from the hot sauce), you'll catch pneumonia.
On Here’s Looking at Casa Blanca
Posted on October 7 at 8:09 a.m.
I know this is just a 'restaurant review' but come on, Joe's was the center of the restaurant and bar 'scene' in Santa Barbara for 30 years. Legendary customers, bartenders, wait people, and until somewhat recently ONE owner. This establishment, if for no other reason than its longevity, deserves more of a 'review' than this short narative. Joe's was there when there were less than 10 bars on State Street between the beach and Mission Street. What's so special about that? Think about it...........
On Joe’s Café and Bar
Posted on October 19 at 8:04 a.m.
All this meaningless yakking. You all miss the real problem, you go over it, under it, around it, anything to ignore it! THERE ARE TOO MANY HUMANS! No more discussion needed! Our numbers have left us ungovernable and unable to be free.
On Don't Step on the Dog
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