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From Moline, Illinois, to the Goodland.
Longtime local chef Owen Hanavan has embarked on his first sole business venture, opening Lemon & Coriander, a farm-to-table restaurant in Old Town Goleta.
“The biggest part that appealed to me was finally having a place that I call my own,” Hanavan told Noozhawk. “Goleta is on the uprise. Over the past decade, Goleta is slowly coming around, so it’s a great location with all the businesses around here.”
The site is the former home of the Goodland Kitchen, 231 Magnolia Ave.
Hanavan previously managed three locations as the executive chef at Renaud’s Patisserrie & Bistro. He was also the head chef for Barbareño, and he trained at The Four Season’s Biltmore in Montecito.
He also served as the sous chef to renowned chef Eric Widmer at the La Cumbre Country Club.
Hanavan, who grew up along the Mississippi River in the heart of America, said the ingredients for his dishes will come from local farms and sources.
“We’re so fortunate to live in a climate where we can grow food throughout the year,” Hanavan said. “I have tremendous respect for our local purveyors and what they are producing right here in our backyard.”
He said he likes raw vegetable techniques, and plans to build “layers of flavors” in his meals.
“There’s going to be different profile flavors as you go through your dishes,” Hanavan said. “I come at it as an artistic approach, just trying to get those plates looking as beautiful as they can, with colorful, vibrant and obvious immaculate tasting.”
Hanavan said it’s “awesome” when he looks around and sees what is growing in the local fields.”
“It makes it too easy to have beautiful food in the 805,” he said.
The restaurant has seating for about 45 people, most of which is on an outside patio.
“Just trying to have a healthier approach to the food, so people feel light, feel clean, feel refreshed, and then hopefully want to come back because they feel great about what they just ate,” he said.
For now, the restaurant is open five days a week, Wednesday through Sunday, 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. In January, he’ll start offering dinner from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
The restaurant has a pop-up dinner event, with New York steak, Cajun shrimp pasta, vegetarian options and Old Town Salad, among other offerings. Seats are still available.
“It’s something new, it’s something fresh, it’s an opportunity for change,” Hanavan said.
Krispy Kreme Moves In
North County just got a lot more appealing.
Krispy Kreme will host a grand opening Dec. 10 at its new shop, 2224 S. Bradley Road in Santa Maria.
The 2,760 square foot shop will offer more than a dozen of Krispy Kreme’s doughnuts, including the original Glazed doughnut.
“Known for our iconic doughnuts and premium coffee, Krispy Kreme is one of the most beloved sweet treat brands around,” said Kurt Kuyper, President of WKS Krispy Kreme, in a statement. “We are excited to expand our footprint in the Santa Maria community and look forward to serving our new neighbors melt-in-your-mouth doughnuts and delicious drinks, morning through night.”
The shop will be open from 5:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., seven days a week. The drive-thru will open at 5:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Savoy Wines Closing
Savoy Wines, which opened in 2017 in the place of the old Kernohan’s Toy Shop, is closing its doors Dec. 14, 2019.
Until then, the shop is offering 15% off of the purchase of any domestic wine in the store and 20% off on imports. The sale applies to every bottle except for a handful of collectible, Savoy said in a statement. Unredeemed gift cards can only be used up until the 14th, and must be used for in-store purchases.
The store’s hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. on Monday.
Buena Tool Purchased
“We’re excited to have Buena Tool and their employees be part of the Hayward Lumber family,” Bill Hayward, current CEO, and Chief Innovation Officer. “Our
company has grown up on the Central Coast and we are proud to be a part of its history. My great grandfather understood customer service. He said to treat your customers right and they will always come back.”
The two stores are neighbors on the 400 block of Laguna Street. A grand opening is scheduled for early 2020.