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(Santa Barbara, CA) Clay Lovejoy, one of the owner’s of Three Pickles, has been chosen to be a “professional sandwich slinger” for the first ever Santa Barbara Sandwich Showdown this Friday, February 3 from 4 to 5 p.m. at Whole Foods Market, 3761 State St. in Santa Barbara. Bob Lovejoy & Bob McCourt are the other two owners of Three Pickles and will be in the audience to cheer their partner on. Everyone is invited.
Three contestants - the two pros (Savoy Cafe & Deli is other pro) - and one amateur/home cook face off in a sandwich-making competition inspired by Top Chef and Tom Colicchio. The winner will receive a $250 Whole Foods shopping spree and other prizes. Event is co-sponsored by UCSB Arts & Lectures, Whole Foods Market and the Santa Barbara Independent. Admission to the S.B. Sandwich Showdown is free.
This SB Sandwich Showdown is an advance event for An Evening with Tom
Colicchio (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Colicchio) Top Chef’s
influential head judge and James Beard Award-winning chef will be at Campbell Hall on Wednesday, Feb. 22 @8 p.m. in hisSanta Barbara debut.
Three Pickles has two locations to satiate your appetite: Downtown at 126 E. Canon Perdido St. at the old Jimmy's Oriental Gardens Dining Room. Since opening in the historic location,the deli has proven itself as a keeper on the Santa Barbara sandwich scene. It won the Lazarus Award in the Independent's Foodie Awards chosen by Indie writer George Yatchisen this past September. The award noted, "Three Pickles already served up some of the town’s best sandwiches (their Presidio alone is in the running for perfect pastrami),but when they moved into the old dining room of Jimmy’s Oriental Gardens, it warmed the hearts (and livers, no doubt) of many who had missed that classic watering hole ."
Downtown hours: Monday - Saturday 11am to 4 pm. (805)965-1015.
Goleta location at 420 S. Fairview Avenue and it's open Monday - Friday 11am - 3 pm. (805) 964-4585. Find Three Pickles on Facebook too.