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Four Seasons Santa Barbara Concierge Tweets His Secrets

Four Seasons Santa Barbara Assistant Guest Services Manager Joe Ramos shares the best of his city live on Twitter.

Nov 20, 2012

Food, Drinks & Nightlife

Joe’s favourite Santa Barbara must-try dish: Garlic baked clams and an oyster shooter topped with vodka at Brophy Bros. Trust me!

Joe’s favourite local spot with vegetarian options: Locals love The Natural Café. Fresh salads, homemade soups, and the best fish tacos and veggie burgers in town!

Joe’s favourite classic Santa Barbara restaurant: Joe’s Cafe is where most locals start their evening. It’s Santa Barbara’s oldest restaurant and has been voted the place with the stiffest drink for years!

Joe’s favourite dining experience in Santa Barbara: Zaytoon is such a unique dining experience. Hookahs, belly dancers, fire pits and great Lebanese food. Check it out!

Joe’s favourite street food in the city: The New Black BBQ. Four Seasons Chef Nick Barainca combines tradition with modern, eclectic style.

Joe’s favourite place for tacos in the city: The best taco stand title will raise debate, but La Super-Rica Taqueria reigns supreme. Julia Child herself has backed it!

Joe’s favourite Santa Barbara burger joint: Burger craving? Eureka Burger offers a one-of-a-kind experience, serving a wide selection of delicious Angus burgers.

Joe’s favourite place in the city for cocktails: The Hungry Cat’s signature cocktails are the city’s best! Expect freshly squeezed fruit juice and creative concoctions.

Joe’s favourite restaurant with outdoor seating: Petros is downtown Santa Barbara’s most beautiful outdoor patio for an al fresco meal. Great Mediterranean food, too!

Joe’s favourite coffee shop in Santa Barbara: Santa Barbara loves coffee, so the title of best coffee shop is hard earned. The French Press wins.

Joe’s favourite spot for brunch in Santa Barbara: Locals and visitors alike know Four Seasons Santa Barbara’s Bella Vista is the place to start the day. Amazing brunch and ocean views!

Joe’s favourite place for great wine selection: For Santa Barbara’s most extensive local wine list, try Bouchon or their sister restaurant Wine Cask. The Stonehouse offers the most impressive selection of wines from around the world.

Joe’s favourite lounge in Santa Barbara: Let the history and beauty of Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara’s Ty Lounge take you back in time. Listen to live music on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

Joe’s favourite place for a beer in the city: Dargan’s offers a taste of Ireland in the middle of downtown SB, whether it be the music, food or a simple pint o’ Guinness!

Joe’s favourite places to go for a perfect night on the town: Cocktails at The Hungry Cat, dinner at Olio e Limone, and a performance at the historic Granada Theatre.

Joe’s favourite place to hear live music: Love live music? Don’t miss SoHo’s line-up. Big names play at the Santa Barbara Bowl, considered one of the country’s best amphitheatres. And if you love jazz, Lobero Theatre in downtown’s historic district offers an intimate and beautiful setting for live music.

Joe’s favourite spot for entertainment and dancing: For a night on the town, The Savoy in the entertainment district is the place to be. Three floors of music, dancing and fun!

Joe’s favourite place to get a late-night bite: The Hungry Cat is casual and lively, and a great spot for an early cocktail or late-night meal.

Joe’s favourite couples’ getaway in Santa Barbara: Looking for a romantic sunset? Head to Butterfly Beach with your special someone. Enjoy!

Joe’s favourite place for a romantic meal: The Stonehouse at San Ysidro Ranch is a great intimate date spot—rustic elegance nestled in the hills of Montecito.


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