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Stop the Clock
updated: Feb 01, 2013, 9:35 AM

Where in Santa Barbara can one feel the clock turn back in a good "frozen-in-time" sort of way? Or does this not exist anymore?


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CarpinteriaMercury LoungeThe Dutch Garden

What People Are Saying:

 COMMENT 369815 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-01 09:40 AM

Go to Harry's or the Tee Off.

 

 SDP agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-01 09:45 AM

The Little Town Club

 

 COMMENT 369824 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-01 09:47 AM

815... Exactly what I was going to say!

 

 COMMENT 369826 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-01 09:48 AM

How about the DMV

 

 COMMENT 369831 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-01 09:56 AM

Rose Cafe on Haley

 

 COMMENT 369832P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-01 09:58 AM

815 & 831...For sure.

 

 COMMENT 369833 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-01 10:00 AM

Cold Springs Tavern. Creekside Inn. Harry's for sure.

Mission. Presidio.

Westwinds Drive-in feels like 1987 all over again.

 

 COMMENT 369835 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-01 10:01 AM

Chuck's Steak House on Upper State St.

 

 COMMENT 369837 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-01 10:02 AM

1. The smell of the main public library

2. Foster's Freeze in Carp -- get it dipped

3. Vices and Spices candy selection

 

 COMMENT 369843 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-01 10:06 AM

#1 Pre-Game
#2 Go to a Casino #3 Get Hammered
#4 Gamble until 5am because you have no time perception.

 

 SYVPEANUT agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-01 10:07 AM

The Hitching Post in Casmalia. Go the back roads out of Los Alamos and you will feel like you went through a time zone.

 

 COMMENT 369850 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-01 10:21 AM

Clemintines in Carp!

 

 COMMENT 369853P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-01 10:24 AM

Arlington Theatre.

 

 COMMENT 369854 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-01 10:25 AM

The Treehouse

 

 CARPSTER agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-01 10:50 AM

Lunch at the Upham

Italian Deli sub

Wings Chinese

Santa Cruz Market-either one

 

 COMMENT 369878 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-01 11:04 AM

Hey, my post was removed without the usual viewable after 2 hours thing!

 

 COMMENT 369879 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-01 11:05 AM

The candy store at vices and spices is a good one. It reminds me of the candy store at Piccadilly square on lower state.

 

 COMMENT 369888 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-01 11:24 AM

I wouldn't include Harry's. Why?
The new owners changed the recipes (and of course the menu). The food is nowhere as good. In fact the new owners cheap out ingredients wise.

 

 COMMENT 369894 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-01 11:33 AM

Stroll down Brinkerhoff Avenue.

 

 COMMENT 369897 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-01 11:35 AM

The Museum of Natural History.

 

 COMMENT 369902P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-01 11:39 AM

The downtown US Post Office.

 

 COMMENT 369904P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-01 11:39 AM

El Paseo restaurant of course!

 

 COMMENT 369917 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-01 11:54 AM

Stow House in Goleta.

 

 DOGMOM agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-01 11:56 AM

Judging from the photo that Henry L. Fechtman posted today, the train station at 6:00am looks "frozen in time"

 

 AQUAHOLIC agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-01 12:54 PM

La Cumbre Feed.
Arnoldi's.
El Paseo.
Masonic Lodge.

 

 AQUAHOLIC agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-01 12:56 PM

Forgot to add..

Santa Barbara Courthouse.

 

 COMMENT 369958 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-01 01:22 PM

Los Padres National Forest...1/4 mile away from any road.

 

 COMMENT 369965P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-01 01:44 PM

Fun to read these Edhat readers. Am going to enjoy re- visiting some of these excellent suggestions.

 

 ROGER DODGER agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-01 02:35 PM

Walk Hendrys to Goleta Beach and back wish I could I'd do it today..What a Beautiful Day!

 

 COMMENT 370000 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-01 02:57 PM

@888, I was just thinking today of how the food sucks at Harry's. Often my softball team eats there after our games because they're one of the only places in town open late enough to accommodate us and too often I am disappointed at the food, regardless of what I choose. I feel their burger is one of the only values left on their menu.

 

 COMMENT 370015 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-01 03:32 PM

Moby Dick.....dark, dank, 70's bar style and then add the Frank Sinatra music to that and you are in another era.

I will also add the Museum of Natural History.....how old *is* that stuffed bear??! I do love their special programs though and much of what they do:-)

 

 COMMENT 370017P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-01 03:34 PM

Definitely the County Administration Building. It has the same bathrooms from 1968.

 

 YIN YANG agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-01 04:57 PM

The zoo, and maybe the new carousel, if you have a good imagination. Yep, Hendry's for me, and Harry's (too expensive these days) and especially Petrini's on Calle Laureles, the first 2 restaurants I was ever in.

 

 COMMENT 370057P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-01 05:21 PM

888..Harry's has food?? This is the only place you can get a buzz from the water! All the old pictures of Santa Barbara will take you back to the "good ol' days"

 

 COMMENT 370058 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-01 05:30 PM

Harrys is crap

 

 COMMENT 370074 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-01 07:15 PM

Petrinis

 

 DOGMOM agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-01 07:20 PM

How about the Airstream hotel at the Santa Barbara Auto Camp?

 

 COMMENT 370125P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-01 09:48 PM

Another vote for Clementines and Fosters in Carpinteria along with the Robitailes Candy store.

 

 COMMENT 370148 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-02 06:38 AM

U-pick at Santa Barbara Blueberries...closed for the season but they have a guest house you can rent at Restoration Oaks Ranch on the same property. Hundreds of wild acres and old roads for walking, forgetting the hectic pace. Pigs, chickens, cows. 30 minutes up the 101 just past Nojoqui. Or just wait until May and go pick blueberries.

 

 COMMENT 370149 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-02 06:45 AM

Casa Del Herrero

Beautiful and a step back in time. Highly recommend.

www.casadelherrero.com

 

 COMMENT 370150 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-02 06:53 AM

Well, unfortunately, Ellwood was not frozen in time, many of us miss it terribly. Hendry's Beach - The ocean and the cliffs remain timless.

 

 COMMENT 370152 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-02 07:04 AM

Go to the end of Stearn's wharf and look back at the city and mountains.

The mission? The botanic garden especially the dam and aqueduct.

 

 COMMENT 370157 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-02 07:20 AM

Courthouse; Museum of Natural History, Old Main Library (inhale); Goleta Beach, Mission, Goleta Community Center (formerly Goleta Union School); Stow House; Santa Cruz Market and The Habit-- but only the Goleta (original) locations.

OR a stroll down State Street on a weekday. Never mind the stores there now-- just remember the ones what usta wuz.

 

 FLICKA agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-02 07:25 AM

Fantastic suggestions! I agree with all of them. Edhat is the best place for answers!

 

 RED CREEK agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-02 07:39 AM

How back in time do you want to go?

Arroyo Hondo preserve near Gaviota has public tours and lovely picnic areas by a year round creek.

Experience California as the first Americans, Spanish rancheros and white settlers first encountered it.

You will need your hiking boots for this one.

 

 MESARATS agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-02 08:32 AM

The Dutch Garden

 

 COMMENT 370181P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-02 08:36 AM

Thanks for idea of Dutch Garden; have lived here over 40 years and have never been there - will try the place soon.

 

 COMMENT 370196 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-02 09:22 AM

Gotta say Petrini's, It is part of what Santa Barbara used to be, non-tourist locals place.

 

 COMMENT 370202 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-02 09:55 AM

Carpinteria, hands down.

 

 COMMENT 370204 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-02 10:01 AM

Joe's

 

 COMMENT 370213 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-02 10:29 AM

Montecito Association History Committee in the Montecito Library in upper Montecito on East Valley Road. Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 Am UNTIL 2 pm. MUCH HISTORY AND MANY OLD PHOTOS.

 

 BONNER agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-02 10:51 AM

Old Town Goleta, including the side streets

 

 COMMENT 370223 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-02 10:52 AM

Lady's Harbor, Santa Cruz Island. Twenty-three miles away but it hasn't changed in ten thousand years.

 

 COMMENT 370250 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-02 12:30 PM

The Hall of Records within the SB Courthouse with the restored skylight ceiling. I love to go in there and pretend I'm back in a more "genteel" era. Someone left a book (My Dream of You) on one of the desks. I read it, loved it and returned it to the desk for someone else to find.

The Little Town Club also feels like stepping into the past :)

 

 SBNURSE agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-02 07:34 PM

Only one place. The rest don't come close. Arnoldi's with bocce ball court.

 

 COMMENT 370536 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-03 05:24 PM

Go to Carp, walk on the beach, then to Clementines and order the fried chicken dinner. Holy S***. It's like grandma used to make...They also treat you well like Grandma.

 

 COMMENT 371042 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-05 12:44 PM

Mercury Lounge on Hollister near Fairview. Sixties flavor, beer and wine bar.

 

 

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