Posted by lemonjelly on:
An LA friend forwarded me this article:
In the article is a link to santabarbaraca.com listing over 2 dozen restaurants from Montecito to Goleta offering special 2- 3- or 4-course prix fixe meals throughout the film festival that runs from 27 Jan - 6 Feb next year.
This includes finer dining establishments like the Biltmore, Wine Cask, Olio e Limone, to local hangouts like Harry's and the Tee-Off.
This is exciting news for food fans, and a great opportunity to sample a range of Santa Barbara restaurants.
But I am surprised and a little disappointed that I first heard about it from an out of town publication. It's not even in circulation amongst the local press releases that I could discern. I reached out to John Dickson's food blog and Edhat.com to see if they've received any information, but haven't heard back from either yet. Judging by the fact that the news is already published outside of Santa Barbara, I suspect that it's not common knowledge amongst the local media groups that would have the most interest in promoting it. Heck, I even glanced at nippers.com and couldn't find it. Admittedly, I don't use that site much, so it may be an issue that I don't know how to navigate it properly.
Long story short: do the SBIFF planners not consider this to be newsworthly for local distribution?
Final question: can I buy a 4 pack prix fixe for the honor of standing outside in a queue until the platinum diners are seated first?