Santa Barbara Restaurants Snubbed by Michelin in New California Guide
By Lauren Bray
The coveted Michelin Guide stars were announced in a new guide of California and Santa Barbara restaurants fell behind earning zero stars.
In March we reported the esteemed Michelin Guide announced it would review restaurants in Santa Barbara and other counties outside the San Francisco Bay area for their new California Guide.
Before this year, Michelin only rated California restaurants in the San Francisco Bay Area, which incorporated Napa, Sonoma, and San Jose. Now, the new Michelin Guide California 2019 in partnership with Visit California, expanded their horizons down the coast through Monterey, Santa Barbara, Los Angeles, and San Diego.
On Monday, Michelin announced the restaurants that earned the coveted one to three stars. California earned a total of 90 stars, 24 were given to Los Angeles area restaurants, expectedly the San Francisco Bay area received the majority of the love, Carmel in Monterey County received one, San Diego County also received one, Orange County received two, and Santa Barbara received zero.
It's unclear which restaurants were visited in the Santa Barbara area.
Visit guide.michelin.com to see the full list of new Michelin-starred restaurants.
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