Locavore to Feature Rustic California Comfort Food in Downtown Santa Barbara

Release Date: April 18,2018

By Joshua Molina, Noozhawk Staff Writer | @JECMolina | April 19, 2018

Santa Barbara restaurantThe Locavore, schedule to open in June at 21 W. Victoria St. in downtown Santa Barbara, will source rustic California comfort food highlighting local flavors. (Joshua Molina / Noozhawk photo)

You’ve heard of the carnivore, the herbivore and the omnivore.

Now make way for The Locavore.

Andrew and Sharon Crawley are opening the one-of-a-kind restaurant at 21 W. Victoria St., at the site of the former Nugget Bar and Restaurant.

The Crawleys are busy renovating the building, trying to get it ready for a June opening.

Executive Chef Andrew Crawley said the food will be “rustic California comfort food highlighting local flavors.”

Crawley said he will partner with local suppliers. He’s been a chef for more than 30 years and has consulted and helped other people start restaurants for nearly a decade.

Santa Barbara, he said, was the perfect spot to take a chance on his dream.

“We’re just really excited to be part of the community,” Crawley said. “I love the location. I love Santa Barbara.”

The Crawleys also plan a full-service catering business for parties, weddings and special events. When finished, the restaurant will feature photographs of Santa Barbara’s old-time agriculture and fishing community.

They plan six beers on tap and 20 different bottles of beverages.

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