Olsson Industrial Eats Voted "Ramen King of Santa Barbara."
has been the pattern that great ramen dishes from Finch &
Fork chefs walked away with the honors at the annual Ramenfest
competition, however, a few upsets were on the horizon at Goodland
Kimpton when Jeff Olsson and Tracy On of Industrial Eats in
Buellton surprised everyone by taking 1st Place overall. Olsson,
chef/owner of Industrial Eats presented a ramen with duck and
salmon that was sensational. The popular vote went to Sama Sama,
who were doing a delightful food production carving pork for
hungry attendees that was quite interesting and at times entertaining.
Jeff Olsson & Tracy On, Industrial Eat
Outpost's Third Annual "Ramenfest" at the Goodland
Hotel on Calle Real in Goleta featured top restaurant teams
that included Finch & Fork, Outpost, Sama Sama, Barbareno,
Wildwood Kitchen, Loquita, Industrial Eats and a bevy of Japanese
saki, beer and whisky samples from Craft Imports & Young's
Market. The Ramenfest welcome cocktail was a refreshing beverage
featuring Akashi Ume (Japanese plum whisky), yuzu, lemon, ginger
Industrial Eats 1st Place Ramen Bowl
traditional ramen to unique interpretations, including an amazing
ramen with a French flair from Wildwood Kitchen, it was all
delicious with ramen tasters eager to select the 2017 "Ramen
King of Santa Barbara." From Noon til 4:00 crowds of people
packed into the pool area of the hotel to sample and cast their
votes. DJ Darla Bea set the vibe with great music as guests
mingled, sampled and sipped the afternoon away.
Goodland Kimpton Hotel Pool Full of Ramen Lovers
profits from Ramenfest are being donated to No Kid Hungry, a
charity that works to end childhood hunger in America.
Ramen Champion Chef James Siao, was a host with the most at
the event, and the staff at the Kimpton Goodland really did
a fantastic job keeping the attendees happy. For information
on next years "Ramenfest" or to make reservations
at the hotel call (877) 480-1465.
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
Life Bites News - www.lifebitesnews.com,
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
in 2002 and she is currently working on a second book. Contact
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