Ron and Jade Fairbanks at their new restaurant, 4 Eggs & Pizza, in downtown Santa Barbara.
Ron and Jade Fairbanks are excited about opening their new restaurant, 4 Eggs & Pizza, in downtown Santa Barbara (Joshua Molina / Noozhawk photo)

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Imagine ordering duck hash and eggs, pho Vietnamese soup and a chicken Alfredo pizza — all at one restaurant.

Now you can, at 4 Eggs & Pizza in downtown Santa Barbara.

Nestled inside Victoria Court, 1221 State St., at the former site of Scarlett Begonia, the new restaurant is the creation of Ron and Jade Fairbanks.

The couple formerly owned a pizza place in Utah. One day last year, Ron typed “the best place to open a restaurant” into an internet search, and Riverside was at the top of the list.

He wanted to lease something about 1,000 square feet, but couldn’t find the right spot. His search took him to Orange County, Los Angeles, and eventually Santa Barbara.

“This is perfect,” he told Noozhawk. 

His menu is eclectic.

“We were tired of eggs the same old way,” he said.

He said he’s been to 30 countries. The name of the restaurant is inspired by the dishes that come from four continents: Asia, Africa, Europe and North America.

With about 450 restaurants in Santa Barbara, Fairbanks knows that it will be a challenge. However, he believes his menu is unique enough to stand out.

The pizza is made with sourdough bread, and the breakfast has an international flair.

Fairbanks grew up in Old Town Goleta and went to Dos Pueblos High School. For him, it’s a chance for him to come home. 

He’s determined. 

“We can’t let this pandemic change our focus,” he said. “We just have to power on through it. People love our food.”

Right now, the restaurant is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., seven days a week, including a 10 to 2 p.m. brunch when you can order the duck hash and eggs.

There’s no sit-down dining for now, so food can be picked up or delivered.

New Attorney at PP&P

Jeremy Stone

Jeremy Stone

Jeremy Stone has joined Price, Postel & Parma as an associate attorney. 

Stone’s practice focuses on public agency, litigation, environmental and water law, education, and employment law.  Stone provides general counsel services to  public employees, school districts, and county offices of education.

In addition, he has practiced civil litigation, from pre-litigation consultation to resolution, including discovery, law and motion, mediation, and trial. 

He has litigated environmental matters, as well as breach of contract, unfair business practices, and landlord-tenant claims, according to a news release. 
Stone received his juris doctorate from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 2018. 

Tondi Gelato Opens

Gelato has arrived in downtown Santa Barbara. Paseo Nuevo is now home to Tondi Gelato.

Tondi Gelato, 401 Paseo Nuevo, opened a week ago inside Paseo Nuevo, at the site of the former Wetzel’s Pretzels. 

The gelato is made fresh every day, with dairy and vegan options available.

Entrepreneur James Haskins promises the real Italian dessert; he grew up in Italy and Santa Barbara and says he produces “authentic gelato.”

It is open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. every day. 

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