Talk:Santa Barbara

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There was a time, back in '66-'67, when you could walk or drive down State Street to the State Street pier, and just before entering, there was a street that circled around the harbor. To the right of the pier, on that street, was a little seafood stand. I was a steady customer, as the clam chowder was absolutely exquisite. Finally, after so many trips there, I, for whatever unknown reason, raised up on my toes, and checked out that magical pot of clam chowder, just to see what it looked like, there, on the burners. A huge pot. . . . .

A pot that may not have been cleaned in years!

Slightly below the rim, there was a lip of dehydrated clam chowder drippings that must have been an inch or more thick. I ate my cup of clam chowder, enjoyed it immensely, that day, and never returned.

Next time, - - Aisle Vista.


Pages such as this start to get difficult to use as they get longer. What do people think about breaking this into multiple smaller pages...for example, a separate page for all of the winery descriptions? This would also make such contributions easier to find with the search tool. Thoughts?

-- Redondo, 2/9/06

See Project:District article template and Project:Huge city article template. I'm not convinced that this article has yet gotten so large as to warrant a breakup, but if you feel that it should be broken up then for consistency it needs to be done along geographic boundaries, rather than by topic. Before doing that, however, it would be good to discuss what benefits would be gained and what in particular seems "too difficult" about the current article. -- (WT-en) Ryan 17:35, 9 Feb 2006 (EST)


I evicted the wineries (which were misplaced here) into their respective towns linked to from Santa Barbara County#Drink. That should help. -- (WT-en) Colin 00:42, 10 Feb 2006 (EST)

It appears they're back. Many of these wineries aren't in Santa Barbara, they're in the county. I'd think they should be moved up to Santa Barbara County#Drink again.--(WT-en) justfred 14:24, 13 October 2006 (EDT)

A sample of them in the County article is okay. But it'd be even more useful to point to the places where wineries can be found (Solvang, etc) and let the reader check out the articles for the place they're going. -- (WT-en) Colin 16:25, 13 October 2006 (EDT)
Ah... you did exactly that already :-) -- (WT-en) Colin 16:26, 13 October 2006 (EDT)
_I_ didn't, actually, but I was thinking that would probably be better. Maybe they need to be in both places, but they should either be in one or both but not the SB article. Wonder how they got back here, I didn't see it in the history.--(WT-en) justfred 17:34, 13 October 2006 (EDT)
[1] -- (WT-en) Colin 17:39, 13 October 2006 (EDT)


I've removed all references to the Santa Barbara Adventure Company due to repeated re-addition of multiple listings, despite pointers being provided to Project:Don't tout (see Special:Contributions/ -- (WT-en) Ryan • (talk) • 00:56, 11 September 2010 (EDT)

To Guide, DotM[edit]

Thanks to Ryan and JimDeLaHunt for improving this article. It looks close to Guide status now. I would suggest that once the "Sleep" section is completely geocoded, this will be a Guide. At that point, would it be ready for a dotm nomination? Santa Barbara is a pleasant place to visit and would merit a feature if we think the article is good enough. Ikan Kekek (talk) 08:04, 18 November 2016 (UTC)

Fine dining options[edit]

"For a city as wealthy as it is, Santa Barbara has fewer real fine dining options than you might expect."

I'm not sure about that, and I think it's worth a discussion. First of all, is it really that wealthy? I think it's more that there are much wealthier communities nearby, as shown here. Secondly, fine dining doesn't have to be a splurge, and in my experience, a lot of the mid-range places in SB are toward the higher end and serve well-prepared food with good, fresh ingredients that has at least a strong nod toward fine dining. Third, are the splurge restaurants really that low a number for a city its size? Because Santa Barbara has a number of good attractions, it's easy to forget how relatively small it is. Ikan Kekek (talk) 22:46, 19 October 2018 (UTC)

From what I know of the city, I think the original statement is quite accurate. Santa Barbara is somewhat like San Francisco: its population is small considering the city’s importance. (Except, I think perhaps we could cut the “as wealthy as it is” part: it has wealthy parts but is not perhaps as wealthy as that statement implies.) --Comment by Selfie City (talk about my contributions) 02:05, 20 October 2018 (UTC)
Santa Barbara is way, way smaller and way less important than San Francisco. The tallest building is the 4-story court! Ikan Kekek (talk) 15:20, 20 October 2018 (UTC)
This is more what I mean: San Francisco is, in population, a fairly large city that people think of as absolutely huge; Santa Barbara is a small-to-medium-sized city people think of as being fairly large, at least when it comes to tourism. My intention was not to say that the cities were a similar size in themselves. --Comment by Selfie City (talk about my contributions) 16:08, 20 October 2018 (UTC)
I get your point, but the thing is, SF also serves a metro region with a huge population. Ikan Kekek (talk) 06:23, 21 October 2018 (UTC)