Headquartered in Santa Barbara, California, Acme Hospitality owns and operates an award-winning and innovative collection of restaurants and hotels throughout California. With eight restaurants in Santa Barbara’s burgeoning arts and entertainment district, affectionately called the Funk Zone, and three historic hotel properties – two in California’s Gold Country and one in Palm Springs. Acme concepts and team members have won numerous awards and accolades from local, regional and national sources.

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 7AM-2:30PM

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

Sunday to Thursday: 5pm – 9pm (Weekday Dinner)

Friday & Saturday: 5pm – 10pm (Weekend Dinner)

Wednesday to Friday: 11:30am-2:30pm (Lunch)

Saturday & Sunday 10:30am – 2pm (Brunch)

Weekdays 5pm – 6:30pm (Happy Hour)

702 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

La Vaquera is rooted in place by the land. We cook over crackling wood fires, fragrant smoke, sun-warmed chaparral, the tang of tequila and generations-old recipes. Fresh ingredients fill our vibrant family kitchen. The character of La Vaquera comes forward in the restaurant’s atmosphere – there is a vivid immediacy here, to each moment, to the food and drink. Decorated with family heirlooms, utilitarian ranch furniture and the romantic flair of Old Mexico. You’re not a stranger here. It is at once familiar, friendly, alive and enchanting. Here is the real taste and feel of authentic ranchero cuisine.



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

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

Brunch Saturday-Sunday 10:30-2pm

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-Friday 5pm-9pm

Saturday 4pm-9pm

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

Sunday to Thursday 11am to 9pm

Friday & Saturday 11am to 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


131 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

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

Sun & Mon 12pm – 6pm
Weds & Thurs 12pm – 6pm
Fri & Sat 12pm – 8pm
Happy Hour: Mon to Fri 12pm – 2:30pm

131 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101


Leave the world behind and discover Azure Sky – a tranquil sanctuary hidden close to the heartbeat of Palm Springs. Originally built in 1959, this exclusive, 21-and-over hotel is refreshed and renewed after two years of extensive luxury renovations – all while keeping its serene mid century soul front and center. Thanks to a discreet location and secluded vibes, Azure Sky promises a chance to unwind among clean modern lines and lush desert landscaping…and with just 14 guest rooms, you’ll feel like you have the place to yourself. Come and see what all the hush is about.


More info: azureskyhotel.com | Social @azureskyhotelps

661 South Calle Palo Fierro, Palm Springs, California 92264

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


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