There are designer donuts and designer cupcakes, so why not designer cookies?
Crumbl, a gourmet dessert shop with cookies bedazzled with frosting, fruit, chocolate, candy and a wide assortment of colorful toppings, opened on Thursday in the Calle Real Shopping Center in Goleta.
All cookies are made in house, on the spot and the same day of sale — from the mixing bowls to the oven to inside the pink box.
“We like to pride ourselves on having the best cookies in the world,” manager Adrian Morales said. “They are very comforting.”
The menu changes every week, but some of the core cookies include the s’mores, strawberry milk featuring Pirouline, chocolate cupcake, sea salt muffin, apple cider muffin and, of course, the milk chocolate chip.
The store was set for a grand opening on Friday, but it was open early on Thursday and a line of people quickly assembled. The company overall has more than 200 types of cookies that are part of a rotating menu.
According to a news release, starting next Wednesday, delivery, curbside pickup, catering and nationwide shipping will be available via the Crumbl App or online at crumblcookies.com.
Crumbl was founded in 2017 in Logan, Utah, by Jason McGowan and Sawyer Hemsley, according to a news release. Now, Crumbl has 850 locations in all 50 states, plus Canada and Puerto Rico.
For Morales, it’s the fourth store he has opened.
“We want the best cookies, the best-looking cookies and the best quality,” Morales said.
The store is at 5660 Calle Real, a couple of doors down from Orangetheory Fitness, for those who like cookies a little bit too much.
The Corner Room at Carlyle Opens
Carlyle Salon and Style Bar in Santa Barbara has opened the Corner Room at Carlyle to serve bridal parties and other special events.
“The Corner Room elevates the concept of a personalized styling experience,” owner Lisa Gaede said in a news release. “We hope this personal space becomes the destination of choice for bridal parties seeking top-tier hair and makeup styling in an intimate setting.”
The approximately 600-square-foot space can accommodate up to 15 guests comfortably. It is equipped with four salon chairs, several makeup stations, cozy couches, a small conference table, a separate changing room and “an elegant beverage bar with a mini-fridge, an espresso-maker, tea service and all the fixings for a celebration,” according to a news release.
The space also will include pop-up shops featuring the works of local artisans, including clothing, jewelry, custom hats and skin care.
Carlyle Salon and The Corner Room are at 350 Chapala St., Suite 101.
Pizza Mizza Returns
Pizza Mizza has reopened in La Arcada Plaza, 1114 State St. in Santa Barbara.
The site is the former home of Eleven 14 Crafthouse & Kitchen.
Pizza Mizza formerly was in La Cumbre Plaza.
“Well, we have reopened bigger and better and we are now located at the back of La Arcada Plaza, behind the famous turtle pond,” the company said on Instagram. “We have built a beautiful arcade to host birthday parties, family events or to simply have some fun!”
The statement said it offers “the same great food that you loved and remembered.” The restaurant offers pizza, pasta, salads, sandwiches and drinks.