Some would say it takes the energy and boldness of youth to open a restaurant in today’s competitive marketplace. There’s a lot that goes into launching a successful venture – particularly when the restaurant is all about curating a farm to table experience in one of California’s most vibrant farm rich regions.
It looks like Jesse Gaddy, in his early 20s, has pulled it off. Gaddy, the son of Bill and Elaine Gaddy of Lucerne Boulevard, and his business partner Julian Martinez have successfully opened Barbareño in Santa Barbara. The restaurant, located two blocks west of State Street on the corner of De La Vina and Canon Perdido, is a celebration of the best in Central Coast flavors with a focus on artisanal purveyors. The reviews are great and justify a stop on your next trip north!
Gaddy attended St. Brendan School and then graduated with honors from Loyola High School. He met Martinez while working at a campus restaurant while attending Pitzer College. Read more about their venture in a recent Santa Barbara Independent review linked below.Barbareño 205 West Canon Perdido Street Santa Barbara, 93101 (805) 963-9591 Wednesday – Sunday 5:30p-10p
Santa Barbara Independent – Barbareño Does Santa Barbara by the Book
Website – Barbareño