But, the good news is some new ones are opening up, and others are gaining well-deserved notoriety.
A “taste” of the Independent’s 2015 Foodie Award recipients:
The Cook’s Cook Award: Julienne’s Justin West and Wildwood Kitchen
Putting the “To” in Farm-to-Table Award: Harvest Santa Barbara
Lifetime Achievement Award: Paradise Cafe
For all the winners, grab a copy of this week’s Independent.
Matt Kettmann catches up with us every Wednesday morning and afternoon on 88.7 FM in Santa Barbara. You can hear his past segments on food and wine here.