Group Dinner

Tuesday, November 18 at 5:45 PM: Olio Pizzeria

11 W Victoria St #21, Santa Barbara, CA 93101(805) 899-2699


(Final group dinner, at Olio Pizzeria, Nov. 18; photos: Qimiao Si)

We will meet at the KITP entrance/roundabout at 5:20 PM to organize rides.
Please sign up below if you wish to join.
Remember to mark if you need a ride or if you can provide one.


  1. Mike Mulligan +1 will meet there
  2. Qimiao Si, will drive and can provide ride
  3. Onur Erten, will need a ride
  4. Andy Schofield (will need a ride)
  5. Catherine Kallin
  6. John Berlinsky
  7. Elisabeth Nicol (will need a ride there but not back)
  8. Vlad Dobrosavljevic (will drive and can provide ride for 3 people).
  9. Elihu Abrahams
  10. Andreas Kreisel (will meet directly there)
  11. Peter Hirschfeld (will meet directly there, & can drive up to 4 back to KITP/Goleta)
  12. Silke Biermann (will need a ride)
  13. Steve Kivelson
  14. s. raghu

Restaurant Archive

  1. September 3, 2014: Tap Thai, 3130 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
    (805) 682-1114
  2. September 10, 2014: Los Agaves, 2911 De La Vina St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
    (805) 682-2600
  3. September 17, 2014: India Club, 5701 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93110
    (805) 967-7171
  4. September 30, 2014: Tupelo Junction Cafe, 1218 State St. Santa Barbara, CA 93101 (805) 899-3100
  5. October 7, 2014: Mama Lu, 415 N. Milpas St. Santa Barbara, CA 93103(805) 966-1088
  6. October 14, 2014: Saigon Vietnamese Restaurant, 1230 State St Santa Barbara, CA 93101(805) 966-0909
  7. October 21, 2014: Olio Pizzeria, 11 W Victoria St #21, Santa Barbara, CA 93101(805) 899-2699
  8. October 28, 2014: La Playa Azul Cafe, 914 Santa Barbara St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 (805) 966-2860
  9. November 4, 2014: Madam Lu, 3524 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105 (805) 898-9289
  10. November 12, 2014: Zaytoon, 209 E Canon Perdido St. Santa Barbara, CA 93101 (805) 963-1293
  11. November 18, 2014: Olio Pizzeria, 11 W Victoria St #21, Santa Barbara, CA 93101(805) 899-2699

Excursion Archive

  1. Sept. 14, 2014 Bicycle trip Montecito via 192 & return via coast road and Hope Ranch.
  2. Sept. 28 2014 Kayaking/Hiking on Santa Cruz Island. 1 Humpback, lots of seals/sea lions.
  3. Nov. 5 2014 Wine tasting at Au Bon Climat, 813 Anacapa St.
  4. Nov. 10 2014 Hiking on Santa Cruz Island. Seals, sea lions, & 1 island fox.
  5. Nov. 15 2014 Jesuita Trail Santa Barbara

Area Restaurants

Arnoldi's Cafe - Little Italian restaurant in historic stone building from 1930's with seating and bocce ball out back.

Beachside Bar & Cafe, down the hill from KITP overlooking Goleta beach.

The Boathouse - Seafood place right on Hendry's beach.

Brewhouse - Pretty much what you expect - beer and hearty food. For large groups, they require a pre-selected menu with only 4 entree choices.

Carlitos - Nice Mexican restaurant on State Street.

Edomasa - sushi

French Press - local coffee roaster

Handlebar Coffee - local coffee roaster

India Club - Indian restaurant in Goleta

La Super-Rica Taqueria- famous SB Mexican restaurant serving street tacos at a good price (cash only!) (closed Tuesday and Wednesday)

Olio Pizzeria - highest rated pizza place in town, but kind of pricey (up to $20 for individual pie).

Opal - California/Fusion.

Persona Neapolitan Pizzeria - Italian-style pizza prepared in a wood-fired oven (less expensive than Olio, standard Margherita pizza starting at $8)

Tap Thai Cuisine - Thai restaurant on upper State

Trattoria Vittoria - Italian. Will only take large groups either early (before 5:30) or late (after 8:00).


Hiking around Santa Barbara

Local Events


The Met: Live in HD

  • The Metropolitan Opera broadcasts HD simulcasts of operas to movie theaters all over the world. The live performances are Saturday matinees in New York, so they start here at 9:55am and are shown locally at the historic Arlington Theater in downtown SB and, in a smaller venue at Hahn Hall at the Music Academy of the West in Montecito. It will be rebroadcast again at Hahn Hall at 6:00pm on Saturday and at 2:00pm on Sunday.

Jazz & Folk Music

  • SB has but one place that features jazz and folk: SOhO Restaurant & Music Club .They have decent food if you want to eat before/during a performance.

Sport Activities

  • If you are interested in swimming/running/weightlifting or playing some sports like table tennis or soccer, you may wish to join UCSB's Recreation Center. KITP visitors pay the Community rate.

Santa Barbara Theaters