Referrals

Last Updated - June 30, 2020

I tore my rotator cuff (full tear) and am wondering if any Edhat readers have had shoulder surgery locally and can recommend an orthopedic surgeon.

 
Last Updated - June 30, 2020

My wife and I fly from SB to McKinleyville 3-4 times a year, and the commercial rates are more than $1000 a piece. We were just wondering about the availability of hiring a private plane/pilot for those trips. Is that possible? Anyone have any suggestions? Thank you!

 
Last Updated - June 30, 2020

Where can I find Girl Scout Cookies? I saw some being sold on a street corner a few days ago but nowhere else. Thanks!

 
Last Updated - June 30, 2020

Does anyone know what wineries have tasting rooms both in Santa Barbara and in Santa Ynez Valley? Looking to join a wine club where I can visit both locations.

 
Last Updated - June 30, 2020

What is the best Hiking Book about Santa Barbara by a local author?

 
Last Updated - June 30, 2020

Edhat readers are curious to know where the best New Year's Eve celebrations will be throughout town. Below are their questions

 
Last Updated - June 30, 2020

I would like to repair the stitching on a Cordovan leather belt. Who in town can provide fine, detailed repair of this item?

 
Last Updated - June 30, 2020

Can anyone recommend restaurants in town that have buffets for Christmas dinner?

 
Last Updated - June 30, 2020

I'm buying a Christmas tree for the first time in many years. Where is the best place to get one? What are the approximate costs? And are there any local places where you can chop down your own tree like the good ol' days?

 
Last Updated - June 30, 2020

Recommendations for best SB Santa? Does anyone know whether the La Cumbre Santa will be the same as last year?  Did anyone else have a negative experience with him last year?  

Is there a Santa in town that you would recommend this year?

 
Last Updated - June 30, 2020

Who sells Paris–Brest (a French pastry) in Santa Barbara?

 
Last Updated - June 30, 2020

I am looking for information on ordering a Thanksgiving turkey and a ham to pick up on Thanksgiving day in Santa Barbara. I'll make my own sides, hee hee! Vons? Albertsons? Any other recommendations?

 
Last Updated - June 30, 2020

Looking to change gyms that have Silver and Fit or Silver Sneakers benefits for seniors. Can you recommend the best?

 
Last Updated - June 30, 2020

Does anyone have a suggestion for a dentist that takes Delta Dental?

 
Last Updated - June 30, 2020

I am wondering if there is a mobile vet in Santa Barbara? My old 17 year old cat has lived out his life and its  sadly time to euthanize him. I called the Cat Doctors and they are booked for 2 weeks. Cat and Bird Clinic doesn't have a vet available today.

 
Last Updated - June 30, 2020

Does anyone have a referral for a reliable plasterer to do a small stucco patch?

 
Last Updated - June 30, 2020

I'm a 68-year-old male Edhat follower recently diagnosed by the Med Center with Advanced Congestive Heart Failure.

Does anyone have recommendations for a cardiologist for the evaluation and management of CHF?

It will be an out of pocket cash payment.

 
Last Updated - June 30, 2020

Does anyone know of a good local huarache sandal maker? I have a pair I love that has no 'maker's mark' and would love to take them to a good local cobbler that knows huaraches and see if they can duplicate them for me.

 
Last Updated - June 30, 2020

Was wondering if anyone has a good referral for painters. I'm looking for someone who can do interior painting of my place which is 4 rooms and 2 bathrooms. Hopefully someone who has attention to detail and is reliable. I checked the referral section and didn't find anything.

 
Last Updated - June 30, 2020

I’m hoping the community can help. I’m searching for a structural engineer to inspect and make recommendations for repairs on my 90 year old home foundation. Can anyone recommend a good reasonably priced engineer?

 
Last Updated - June 30, 2020

Where is the best place to buy euros for an upcoming European vacation?

 

 
Last Updated - June 30, 2020

Can edhatters recommend a good roofer to do some roof repairs?

 
Last Updated - June 30, 2020

Okay, we have done all the "normal" things, the non-toxic things, to try to deter them--cinnamon, cayenne, also spraying with a water/rubbing alcohol solution. Everything clean.

 
Last Updated - June 30, 2020

Does anyone know who to contact to rent a pedicab for a few hours? We'd like to have this be our "getaway vehicle" after getting married in SB.

 
Last Updated - June 30, 2020

We are looking for a dependable, honest person to do house/pet sitting. We leave town occasionally, and are unable to take our dog with us. We are looking for someone we can trust to stay with our pet in our house and feed and walk our small dog for several days at a time.

 
Last Updated - June 30, 2020

My daughter was recently married, and because she lives out of town, I was tasked with getting her gown cleaned and preserved. Do Edhatters have any recommendations? Thanks.

 
Last Updated - June 30, 2020

Any recommendations for a finish carpenter who can repair/replace a cross buck fence?

 
Last Updated - June 30, 2020

A friend is looking for a recommendation for a home cook/chef to make meals for her and her children. Do edhat readers have recommendations?

 
Last Updated - June 30, 2020

What are your experiences with home food delivery? The only thing I've ever ordered was pizza, but now I'm interested in high quality meals delivered that I don't have to prepare. I want to make a list for myself. So, if you have a list, please share w/contact info.

 
Last Updated - June 30, 2020

Can edhat readers recommend a local and reputable roofer?

 
Last Updated - October 31, 2019

What are some places that edhat readers enjoy for Taco Tuesday specials?

 
Last Updated - November 23, 2019

Can Edhat readers provide their recommendations for best places to order pies for Thanksgiving?

 
Last Updated - October 23, 2019

I'm looking for a recommendation for a Food Truck for a non-profit organization event. It's not a huge event - not Lemon Festival or Avo fest size - so it would need to be someone who is ok with that. Thanks!

 
Last Updated - November 6, 2019

Does anyone know of a good gardener in the area? I need one for my front/backyard.

 
Last Updated - October 23, 2019

I need carpal tunnel surgery and am wondering if anyone would like to share advice or referrals. Thank so much Edhatters!

 
Last Updated - January 3, 2020

Edhatters: What suggestions do you have for a smallish restaurant in SB that is locally owned and operated and has a fairly healthy menu? I have some visitors coming to town who want to go somewhere different (they've been to the usual popular places).

 
Last Updated - August 11, 2019

Now that Santa Barbara Volkswagen is out of business, where are owners of late model VW's taking their cars for service and repairs?

 
Last Updated - March 11, 2019

I'm looking for a recommendation for a qualified individual who can fix my interior banister.  It wobbles.  The problem seems to be the newell post.

 
Last Updated - July 23, 2019

What are some favorite daily specials at local restaurants? Joes Café has some interesting ones, Cuca's has a burrito of the day, there must be others.

 
Last Updated - October 23, 2019

I've seen a lot of advertising from Cottage Hospital lately, are a lot of residents going to Ventura County or elsewhere for healthcare?

 
Last Updated - March 11, 2019

Where can I get the entire sole and heel of my leather boots replaced in Santa Barbara? And what's the approximate cost?

 
Last Updated - October 23, 2019

Does anyone have a referral for an affordable and helpful divorce attorney in town?

 
Last Updated - September 7, 2019

Does anyone have suggestions for good Sushi in Santa Barbara? I have lived here for over 15 years and enjoyed Ichiban's quality and selection of good fish.

 
Last Updated - March 11, 2019

Emergency Referral &/or Mental Health Advice Sought ASAP from EdHat Community

 
Last Updated - March 11, 2019

Looking for someone who has experience teaching (informal/colloquial) Arabic to kids (in Santa Barbara/Goleta). Any recommendations?

 
Last Updated - October 23, 2019

Where's the best place to get back to school supplies for the best price?

 
Last Updated - August 10, 2018

I am looking for an honest financial advisor who can help me with my retirement savings. I am getting very little in SS and would like the peace of mind to have a knowledgable advisor that could help me, and I could feel comfortable knowing I am in good hands..

 
Last Updated - March 11, 2019

We need to reupholster two antique chairs. Any recommendations on where/who is the best place without losing our shirt? Thanks so much!

 
Last Updated - November 24, 2017

I need a licensed tiler who can tile a bathroom floor AND waterproof and put an anti-fracture membrane in.  The floor is small approx. 7x6 feet. It needs to be demo'd & tiled/sealed in the next 2 weeks, if possible!

 
Last Updated - October 6, 2019

What are the quietest restaurants in SB and Goleta with round tables that are good for business meetings?

 

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