Peering into the second home of Jack's Bistro: Carpinteria.
California is a large state, home to many famous cities: San Francisco, Los Angeles, and San Diego, to name a few. Oakland in the north, Venice Beach in the south, and then there is everywhere around and in between.
Santa Barbara county is well known, and it holds both of the Jack's Bistro locations. In our last post, we delved into the history of the flagstaff location-Santa Barbara itself. In this post, we'll talk about the other city within Santa Barbara county that is also home to Jack's: Carpinteria.
The city was home to a Native American Chumash village during pre-colonial times. Carpinteria is a small ocean-side city located in the southeast part of Santa Barbara County, located west of Ventura and east of the city of Santa Barbara. It is valued for being a coastal community with a small town charm. They have an awesome showing of sea lions and seals, as well as rich tide pool life; urchins, snails, crabs, starfish, and so much more can be found wading through their tide pools.
Carpinteria's biggest claim to fame it their Avocado Festival. Californians are known for their love for avocados, and Santa Barbara County is the third largest avocado producer in North America, with Carpinteria being the major contributor. Starting in 1987, the Avocado Festival occurs every year in October and is one of the largest festivals in California, with three days of food, music, and fun right in the heart of downtown. Over forty non-profit groups are involved in its production, and over 100,000 participants come every year to celebrate California's favorite fruit.
So add Carpinteria on your list of cities to explore, or head up there and celebrate that fruit that we like to put on everything. In the midst of it all, head over to Jack's Bistro to have your favorite breakfast or sandwich and add to you day!