Hook & Press Donuts Moves to La Arcada and New Courthouse Restaurant

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Denisse Salinas and John Burnett of Hook & Press Donuts (courtesy photo)
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Santa Barbara locals John Burnett and Denisse Salinas announced their craft donut shop, Hook & Press Donuts, is moving to a new location in the La Arcada Plaza.

The new spot is located at 15 E. Figueroa Street, the former home of Jeannine's Bakery, and is slated to open in late summer/early fall 2021.

“We’re beyond thrilled for our shop’s new home in the impossibly charming La Arcada Plaza and look forward to creating a warm, welcoming environment for our community in the iconic former home of Jeannine’s Bakery, a longtime favorite spot of ours, ” said Salinas.

Since launching in late 2018, Hook & Press Donuts has operated inside Mosaic Locale, a co-op retail space on State Street, with production occurring in a shared off-site kitchen. 

“Moving into a full-access kitchen in our own space will allow us to expand our hours of operation, increase production and evolve our menu, providing the opportunity to become the donut shop we have always envisioned,” said Burnett.

In addition to their scratch-made yeast-raised donuts, famous apple fritters, and full espresso bar serving Santa Barbara’s own Coastal Coffee Collective, new menu offerings will include cake-style, gluten-free and vegan donuts, as well as a selection of savory breakfast and brunch items.  

Follow Hook & Press Donuts on Instagram and facebook @hookandpressdonuts for more updates.


Photo: Hook & Press (courtesy)


New Tavern to Open Next to Santa Barbara Courthouse

The former home of The Little Door, Piano Riviera Lounge, The French Table, and Elements Restaurant & Bar will have a new name: The Courthouse Tavern. 

The 129 E. Anapamu Street location has been a revolving door of local restaurants and owner Warren Butler, former managing partner of the now-closed High Sierra Grill, is the latest restauranteur to give it a swing.

The inviting outdoor deck and open concept dining room are slated to serve classic "American cuisine" for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The space will have a full bar with happy hour and small plate specials. 

Butler plans to open on June 15, the day when Governor Newsom will remove all COVID-19 restrictions for the state.


ORGANIC SOUP KITCHEN’S “BUY ONE, GIVE ONE” KEEPS THE LIGHTS ON

Organic Soup Kitchen SoupMeals are flying out the door to residents who want to support their friends and neighbors in need. “The soup that gives back” has become a staple in homes throughout Santa Barbara with all the sales supporting functional nutrition and food security for cancer patients, chronically ill and low-income seniors. As demand for nutritional services skyrockets and funding declines, SoupMeal sales have provided a stream of revenue that has allowed Organic Soup Kitchen to continue supporting the community. 

“Our clients have nearly tripled in the past year and SoupMeal sales have helped us keep the doors open,” says Andrea Slaby, Chief Operating Officer at Organic Soup Kitchen. “Donations have slowed as a result of the pandemic, and we are extremely appreciative to residents who purchase soup and give back to our most vulnerable community members. We offer our full menu for purchase on our website and recipes change weekly.” 

Since 2009, Organic Soup Kitchen has been the sole organization in Santa Barbara County to handcraft and deliver metabolic oncology SoupMeals to the homes of low-income cancer patients, seniors and chronically ill. The esteemed Cancer and Chronic Illness Recovery Program has become a trusted resource for all residents facing medical or financial hardships. Clients are referred to Organic Soup Kitchen from nearly 20 of the most prominent agencies in the County’s public health and human services sector including Cottage Hospital and all of the local cancer centers. Organic Soup Kitchen also provides SoupMeals to nearly a dozen agencies that distribute them to their low- income residents and clients who would otherwise not have access to nutrient dense food. 

A leader in the organic food industry, Organic Soup Kitchen has been recognized for their integrity in selecting only premium whole food ingredients including organic produce and medicinal quality herbs and spices. Working closely with leading oncologists, they work diligently to formulate SoupMeal recipes that strengthen the immune system, promote healing and increase vitality. SoupMeals are hermetically sealed in BPA-free containers providing clients with 100% safe, clinically-backed nutrition with no additives, preservatives or fillers. SoupMeals are available for purchase and every SoupMeal sold provides soup to a community member in need. For information please visit www.organicsoupkitchen.org.

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