Grill Supports Thomas Fire Fund on Jan 22
Grill Seafood Restaurants will support residents and
first responders impacted by the Thomas Fire when it opens its
eighth Bluewater Grill destination restaurant at the foot of
Stearn's Wharf on the Santa Barbara beachfront on Jan. 22.
Grill Santa Barbara will combine fresh, sustainable
seafood with monthly chef's tastings, Central Coast wine pours
and neighborhood happy hours in the rebuilt historic lighthouse
structure previously occupied by the famous Castagnola Lobster
House at 15 E. Cabrillo Blvd.
In response to the devastating Thomas Fire, the restaurant will
donate a percentage of its proceeds in 2018 to the Thomas Fire
Fund, established by the United Way of Ventura County, United
Way of Santa Barbara County, American Red Cross of Ventura County
and Ventura County Sheriff's Office of Emergency Services.
been working with the City of Santa Barbara for more than a
year so already feel a part of this close-knit community,"
explained Jimmy Ulcickas, Bluewater co-founder and co-owner.
"In addition to directly supporting the fire-relief effort,
we look forward to doing what we can in 2018 to come alongside
residents, firefighters and others impacted by the fire."
Grill Santa Barbara becomes the eighth Bluewater neighborhood
restaurant, joining locations in Newport Beach, Redondo Beach,
Temecula and Coronado, Calif., and Phoenix; and Bluewater Avalon
on Catalina Island. Bluewater Grill Carlsbad debuted in Carlsbad
Village in November.
Bluewater Restaurant Crab Legs
Ducharme, former chef de cuisine at the Hungry Cat
in Santa Barbara, will be executive chef, and Colin
Lohenry, part of the team at the original Bluewater
Grill in Newport Beach's Cannery Village,will serve as Bluewater
Grill Santa Barbara general manager.
The former Castagnola Lobster House rebuild of inside/outside
will offer spectacular sunset and ocean views on the second-story
bar. Offering a sophisticated local twist on Bluewater seven
other locations, Bluewater.
Grill Santa Barbara will serve lunch, dinner and small plates
daily on two floors of the newly constructed building, an oyster
bar, dining counter overlooking an open kitchen and an upstairs
dining patio and bar offering beach views, local Santa Barbara
County wine flights and locally caught seafood purchased directly
from local commercial fisherman. The freshest in seafood and
shellfish will be featured in changing lunch and dinner menus,
with a special kid's menu certified by National Restaurant Association's
Kids LiveWell program.
View of Historic SB Lighthouse from Stearns Wharf
learn more about or donate to the Thomas Fire Fund, go to http://vcunitedway.org/.
About the Thomas Fire Fund
The Thomas Fire Fund is a strategic partnership between the
United Way of Ventura County, United Way of Santa Barbara County,
the American Red Cross of Ventura County and the Ventura County
Sheriff's Office of Emergency Services helping the community
impacted by the Thomas Fire. 100% of proceeds goes directly
to the fund. For information, go to http://vcunitedway.org/.
By Bonnie Carroll
About Bonnie Carroll
Bonnie Carroll has been a food/travel/lifestyle writer since
1983. She is the founder & publisher of Bonnie Carroll's
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does travel and food reporting on KZSB1290 radio, and contributes
to a variety of national and international travel/lifestyle
publications. Her first children's book C.C. Charles was published
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