Release Date: April 18,2018
By Joshua Molina, Noozhawk Staff Writer | @JECMolina | April 19, 2018
The 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.