ABOUT ACME HOSPITALITY

 

Headquartered in Santa Barbara, California, Acme Hospitality owns and operates an innovative collection of food and beverage concepts and hotels throughout California. Acme currently operates eight restaurants in Santa Barbara’s burgeoning arts and entertainment district, affectionately called the Funk Zone. Acme also owns and operates two historic hotels in California’s Gold Country – the National Exchange Hotel in Nevada City and the Holbrooke Hotel in Grass Valley. Located five miles apart, these icons of California’s history and hospitality have been lovingly restored by teams of local artists, designers and craftspeople and are ideally situated in picturesque Sierra Nevada Foothills. Acme concepts and team members have won numerous awards and accolades from local, regional and national sources.

SANTA BARBARA RESTAURANTS
Helena Avenue Bakery is a homestyle scratch-made artisan bakery and casual cafe offering rustic, organic breads, handmade seasonal pastries, scratch made breakfast fare, gourmet sandwiches on freshly baked bread and seasonal salads.  The take-out menu is ideal for dining in or taking away to enjoy at home, nearby wine tasting rooms, the beach or picnics around town. Helena Avenue Bakery shares a space with the Santa Barbara Wine Collective so you can grab a bottle of your favorite local wine for a perfect picnic.

 

More info: www.helenaavenuebakery.com | Social @helenaavenuebakery

Open Daily 8AM-2PM

131 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Welcome back in time, back in Santa Barbara history to La Paloma Café. After 37 years “the dove” has again taken flight on the iconic corner of Anacapa and Ortega streets in the historic Presidio Neighborhood. And like an old friend, the celebrated neon sign once again glows with its original letters: La Paloma Café. La Paloma Café’s menu celebrates the cuisine of the Californios, early Californian settlers who incorporated Spanish and Mexican influences into indigenous ingredients cooked over fire. Paying tribute to the age of the ranchero, our thoughtfully crafted California barbecue reflects both the past and present of our region and local community. Our food focuses on the traditions of Santa Maria and influences from Baja, Mexico.

 

Reservations and info: www.lapalomasb.com | Social @lapalomacafesb

Mon, Wed & Thurs: 5pm-9pm

Fri: 5pm-10pm

Sat: 10:30am-1:30pm & 5pm-10pm

Sun: 10:30am-1:30pm & 5pm-9pm

702 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Located in a historic 1920s fish processing plant, The Lark pays homage to California’s train travel heritage and the Funk Zone’s industrial past. A shared dining experience featuring local and seasonal ingredients that celebrate the bounty of the Central Coast’s best farmers, ranchers, fisherman and winemakers. The Lark’s menu is imaginative yet approachable with dishes made entirely from scratch. The Lark offers a full bar with modern handcrafted cocktails made from artisan spirits and seasonal produce, local craft beers and an award-winning wine list of local and Old World wines.

 

Reservations and info: www.thelarksb.com | Social @thelarksb

Sunday-Thursday 5-9pm

Friday-Saturday 5-10pm

131 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Loquita serves authentic Spanish food including hot and cold tapas, wood-fired grilled seafood and meats, and seasonal paella. The Mediterranean climate and terroir of Santa Barbara County mirror that of Spain, making the translation of locally sourced produce, meats and seafood an ideal match. The wine list is comprised almost entirely of Spanish wines with exceptional local wines that pair well with the cuisine. Loquita’s cocktail list showcases Spanish vermouths, farmers’ market Sangria, hand-crafted cocktails and a rotating selection of Spain’s king of cocktails, the Gin-and-Tonic.

 

Reservations and info: www.loquitasb.com | Social @loquitasb

Sunday-Thursday 5-9pm

Friday-Saturday 5-10pm

202 State Street Santa Barbara, California 93101

Lucky Penny is a casual cafe for dining in on our outdoor heated patio or taking away to the beach, your favorite tasting room or other back home.  Lucky Penny features artisanal pizzas from a wood-burning oven, garden fresh salads, seasonal small plates, house-made hot & cold sandwiches, and house-made baked treats. Lucky Penny serves locally produced wines from Notary Public, craft beers and the ever popular frozen libation, Frosé (frozen rosé). Covered in 156,000 pennies, Lucky Penny is a sight not to be missed.

 

More info: www.luckypennysb.com | Social @luckypennysb

Sun-Thurs 11am-9pm

Fri & Sat 11am-10pm

127 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Pearl Social is an intimate cocktail and music bar intended to be a place of connection for our community to come together in a social and convivial atmosphere. Music is a nightly feature of Pearl Social featuring jazz, blues, folk, rock, acoustic instrumental and vocal performances as well as DJs spinning favorite tunes.

 

More info: www.pearlsocialsb.com | Social @pearlsocialsb

Thursday, Sunday 5-9pm

Friday, Saturday 5-10pm

131 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

After a hiatus, Tyger Tyger will come roaring back in May 2021 with our elevated take on comfort food for lunch and dinner. Our casual counter service menu is scratch-made from the year-round local bounty of fresh produce, and proteins of the Central Coast. Tyger Tyger is located inside a modern and dynamic 1,900 square foot marketplace covered in paper lanterns with a canary-themed wallpapered ceiling.

 

More info: www.tygertygersb.com | Social @tygertygersb

Temporarily Closed

121 E. Yanonali Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

WINE
Notary Public was created with a desire to explore the diversity and potential within Santa Barbara County as a wine growing region. Santa Barbara County is blessed with various climates and soil diversity due to the unique east-west mountain ranges that open up to the Pacific Ocean. The focus at Notary Public is Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache Rosé and Chenin Blanc, grown in areas where we are able to craft wines with personality of both vintage and site.  More About Notary Public

Santa Barbara Wine Collective is both a neighborhood hangout and an uncommon experience for visitors who are interested in tasting a wide range of local wines produced in Santa Barbara County. It is the perfect place to taste wines throughout all AVAs of the county and to compare producers of award-winning chardonnay and pinot noir wines side by side. A shared space with Helena Avenue Bakery allows for the perfect pairing of wine and picnic fare to take with you out on the Urban Wine Trail.

 

More info: www.santabarbarawinecollective.com | Social @sbwinecollective

Open Daily 12-7pm

131 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

NEVADA COUNTY HISTORIC HOTELS

Welcome to the Holbrooke Hotel: where modern luxuries blend seamlessly with a historically unique, rustic-yet-refined, one-of-a-kind property. Set in the heart of our bustling town with easy access to restaurants, tasting rooms, shops and historical sights, our meticulously renovated California Historical Landmark offers a true break from the ordinary and an unforgettable stay. So dust off your boots and sit a spell. After serving the community for over 150 years, the Holbrooke Hotel is back in business and ready to spend some time with you.

 

More info: www.holbrooke.com | Social @holbrookehotel

212 W Main St, Grass Valley  CA 95945

Built in 1856 in what was to become the most sophisticated of the gold rush mining camps, the National Exchange Hotel is a treasured piece of Nevada City history. This grand old dame has a new lease on life after an extensive, three-year, floor-to-rafters renovation. Full of rich colors and patterns, opulent furnishings and lovingly restored original features, with whispers of stories past to be discovered around every turn…the National Exchange Hotel invites you to spend unforgettable days and nights with her.

 

More info: www.thenationalexchangehotel.com | Social @nationalexchangehotel

211 Broad Street, Nevada City, CA 95959

AWARDS

Sherry Villanueva, 2020-2021 Executive of the Year – Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara Chamber of Commerce – Acme Hospitality, Large Business of the Year 2018

Sherry Villanueva, 2017 Santa Barbara County Woman of the Year, awarded by State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson

2016 Winner – Hospitality, Sherry Villanueva, Spirit of Entrepreneurship Foundation

2015 Visit Santa Barbara Destination Award: Innovate, Collaborate, Elevate – The Lark, Lucky Penny, Les Marchands and SB Wine Collective

2015 “Innovator of the Year”, Sherry Villanueva, National Association of Women Owned Businesses

2015 Table of Life Honoree, Sherry Villanueva, Santa Barbara FoodBank