Square One (closed)
Word on the street is that Square One will be making some interesting changes to their menu in the coming weeks.
The changes will be that ALL their food will now be sourced locally within Santa Barbara county. Currently, their menu states, “we are committed to using organically grown and sustainably raised ingredients.” No kidding!
I think that is amazing and awesome. I’m not sure there is a single other restaurant in Santa Barbara that does this. Even the beef, I believe, will be coming from Lompoc. Produce will come from local farmers, or the owners’ farm in Los Olivos. Also the beer on tap will be locally brewed, and it’s my favorite beer, too, Telegraph.
The downside will be that the foie gras will probably disappear from the menu. Currently it’s “artisan foie gras torchon: rhubarb, grapefruit foam and maldon caramel.” Augh, that sounds *so good*.
So now I have reason to eat there asap, and in a few weeks.
Oh, and the white linen tablecloths will be switched over to sustainable hemp cloth. These guys are serious about being local. I raise my glass to that.