Restaurant Photos

Joe's Cafe Sepia
Thursday, December 3, 2015
Joe's Cafe Sepia

Joe's Cafe on State Street in Santa Barbara is an absoulte landmark. It's one of those places every Santa Barbara local seems to have great memories and cool stories about.


Stearns Reflections
Sunday, July 12, 2015
Stearns Reflections

On one of our evening escapes from the heat recently I found myself wandering Stearns Wharf with my wife. The reflections on the water were particularly beautiful this evening (as was the company). It took a little creativity with the railing and a standpipe to do the view any justice without a tripod, but I'm pretty happy with this nice memory of a wonderful evening.


Corey Young
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Corey Young

From a great photo shoot at Rhumb Line restaurant in Ventura, California.


Georgias Meal Close Up
Friday, August 16, 2013
Georgias Meal Close Up

A yummy stop this week at a new client's place of business. Georgia's Smokehouse where they have great bar-b-que and amazing hushpuppies!


Georgias Meal
Thursday, August 15, 2013
Georgias Meal

Bar-B-Que at Georgia's Smokehouse. Ribs, amazing hushpuppies, fried green beans and cole slaw. What a great meal!


Georgias Smokehouse on a Beautiful Summer Night
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Georgias Smokehouse on a Beautiful Summer Night

A beautiful concert evening at Stowhouse in Goleta where Georgia's Smokehouse is serving up great food!


Georgias Smokehouse
Monday, August 12, 2013
Georgias Smokehouse

Georgia's Smokehouse, great food and friendly people. This is at Stowhouse in Goleta during a summer evening concert.


Harrys
Sunday, June 9, 2013
Harrys

Harry's Plaza Cafe, a local landmark. Many locals have spent a lot of time in Harry's. This was taken as a gift for someone who's father was a long time patron. Something to remind her of fun days and her fathers favorte place.


Harrys Plaza Cafe
Saturday, June 8, 2013
Harrys Plaza Cafe

Harry's Plaza Cafe, just off of upper State Street is a local's spot not on the beaten path. But it has a warm spot in the hearts of many long time patrons!


Bunny Bread
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Bunny Bread

Happy easter! This week I had the great pleasure of photographing the works of art at the Paris Bakery. And unlike my artwork, theirs is EDIBLE! If you ever find yourself in the Monterey area make sure you stop in for a Napolean and a Chicken Cordon Bleu Sandwhich. And if you're not in the Monterey area, it's worth the trip just to go to the Paris Bakery!


Ye Cold Spring Tavern vertical
Sunday, November 18, 2012
Ye Cold Spring Tavern vertical

A beautiful little spot on the way to Santa Ynez along the San Marcos pass. Cold Spring Tavern is a great place to stop for lunch, and a little bit of history.

From the plaque in the stone...

"
COLD SPRING TAVERN

In 1886 this tavern was known as "Cold Spring Relay Station". It was the half-way stop between "Mattei's Tavern" to the north, and Patrick Kinevan's "Summit House" to the south.

In those days sturdy stagecoaches known as "Mudwagons" traveled the rugged San Marcos Pass. It was here horses were changed and passengers rested and enjoyed the noon-day meal.

In 1900 the Doulton family bought the old tavern with its adjoining 40 acres.

In 1941 they sold it to the Ovington family whose daughter Audrey Ovington owns it to this day.

Plaque Dedicated August 4, 1993 by

Santa barbara Parlor No. 116, Native Sons of the Golden West

Del Mar Parlor No. 126, Native Daughters of the Golden West

Tierra De Oro Parlor No. 304, Native Daughters of the Golden West"


Stearns Wharf Harbor Restaurant View
Sunday, October 21, 2012
Stearns Wharf Harbor Restaurant View

This view is from the end of the Sea Center section of Stearns Wharf. The Sea Center has it's own little wing, apart from the main section of the wharf. An area where you can escape the fray of the restaurants and shops and watch the people go by from a distance. And while you're there you can stop in and learn about the amazing world 20 feet below your feet too.


Elevated Wharf View
Saturday, October 20, 2012
Elevated Wharf View

One more elevated view of Stearns Wharf. I really liked this spot, but the wind was really picking up so it made me a little nervous to have the camera suspended high above the water. But I'll be back to this spot again in the near future.


Santa Barbara View from Stearns Wharf
Friday, October 19, 2012
Santa Barbara View from Stearns Wharf

Recently I had a request for a cover shot that showed a view of Santa Barbara from Stearns Wharf. I have quite a few Stearns Wharf shots but the client was looking for a daytime shot, and most of my wanderings on the Wharf have been in the evening. This was one of the first shots after I raised the camera in this spot, the sea gull was really interested in the camera. I think he was planning on landing on it. He only thought better of it at the very last second.


La Arcada Palms
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
La Arcada Palms

Just off State Street, at La Arcada Plaza. This is one of those beautiful little spots that you might go right past if you're not paying attention. La Arcada is a nice shpping center on a little walking path back from state street that has some cute little shops and great restaurants. Definitely a great place to spend the afternoon on a beautiful Santa Barbara day.


West Beach View from Stearns Wharf
Friday, September 28, 2012
West Beach View from Stearns Wharf

Recently my wife and I spent an evening playing tourist when friends came into town. We took them out to Stearns Wharf for dinner and to watch the sunset. As we were walking back to our car I took the opportunity to get a few shots of the fading colors in the sky. When you live in a beautiful place like this it's a wonderful way to spend an evening seeing it through someone elses' eyes.


Evening on Stearns Wharf
Sunday, September 23, 2012
Evening on Stearns Wharf

Recently my wife and I spent an evening playing tourist when friends came into town. We took them out to Stearns Wharf for dinner and to watch the sunset. As we were walking back to our car I took the opportunity to get a few shots of the fading colors in the sky. When you live in a beautiful place like this it's a wonderful way to spend an evening seeing it through someone elses' eyes.


Rhumb Line Restaurant
Friday, August 17, 2012
Rhumb Line Restaurant

Today I had the good fortune to meet a group of really creative people at the Rhumb Line restaurant in Ventura. I was able to wander around and explore the restaurant while captureing it all for an upcoming article. The restaurant is beautiful inside and the view is amazing, but more importantly I couldn't take pictures of their food without wanting to eat it myself. The people were a lot of fun too. It's always good to work with people who know how to have a good time while working hard as a team.


Ye Cold Spring Tavern
Thursday, August 9, 2012
Ye Cold Spring Tavern

This is Ye Cold Spring Tavern just over the mountain pass from Santa Barbara. It is nothing short of a local landmark. And they make a great pulled-pork sandwhich. The day we were there we bumpped into the owner as we were leaving, it was a lot of fun talking to him and learning about the history. To say nothing of the great experience of having lunch in a place that has been there for almost 130 years.

The "Cold Spring" referrs to a natural artisian spring that comes out of the ground at the top of a rugged hill, the base of which is just to the left of the photo. The interesting thing that we learned from the owner is that water must come from a higher spot than that hill, which is near the top of our mountains here. So odds are the water flowing naturally from the top of our mountain traveled under the valley from the moutains on the other side.

From the plaque in the stone...

"
COLD SPRING TAVERN

In 1886 this tavern was known as "Cold Spring Relay Station". It was the half-way stop between "Mattei's Tavern" to the north, and Patrick Kinevan's "Summit House" to the south.

In those days sturdy stagecoaches known as "Mudwagons" traveled the rugged San Marcos Pass. It was here horses were changed and passengers rested and enjoyed the noon-day meal.

In 1900 the Doulton family bought the old tavern with its adjoining 40 acres.

In 1941 they sold it to the Ovington family whose daughter Audrey Ovington owns it to this day.

Plaque Dedicated August 4, 1993 by

Santa barbara Parlor No. 116, Native Sons of the Golden West

Del Mar Parlor No. 126, Native Daughters of the Golden West

Tierra De Oro Parlor No. 304, Native Daughters of the Golden West"