Posted by lemonjelly on:
Poor 6521 Pardall Road in Isla Vista. I remember you as McBurly's in the '90s, famous for your peanut butter milkshakes.
In recent times, this spot has gone through more business ventures than I can keep count. What's the deal? That block certainly gets a lot of bike traffic as folks flow in and out of UCSB. Props to John Dickson's dining site for starting to document restaurant closings, where I linked these business photos from.
* The Isla Vista Spot - don't remember anything about this.
* On the Side - closed before I had a chance to visit.
* Dirty's BBQ - the most recent incarnation, lasting a sad two months.
I feel like I'm looking at the same image, with a new title photoshopped in each time. Like there should also be a cat riding an invisible bike coming round the corner.
I'm pondering what new business will open up in that space, and what their name would be.
How about: Cursed, or Bound to Fail, or Under New Management. Maybe Big Bad Mojo, or Fail Shui?
Any more ideas? What would you open there?