SB INdy It’s time for the Independent’s 2015 “Best of Santa Barbara” vote! If you live in Santa Barbara County, you can participate in this annual ranking of businesses, restaurants, beaches, and more. Click here to fill in some of your favorite locales by Friday, August 14 and make sure to vote for Jake Ralston & Kat Perello Hitchcock when you hit the Housing category!

You will be asked to provide your email address only to verify you are a real person, so when they send you a link back be sure to check your spam folder and respond with verification.


If you need some inspiration, here are some of our favorites in various categories!


*Real estate firm – Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices

*Real estate agent – Jake Ralston & Kat Perello Hitchcock

Health club – Jenny Schatzle Program

Yoga studio – Core Power

Barber shop – Richie’s Barber Shop

Hair Salon – Salon U

Goleta Restaurant – Hollister Brewing Co.

Carpinteria Restaurant – Zucker’s

Isla Vista Restaurant – Freebirds

Montecito Restaurant – Mollie’s Trattoria

Santa Ynez Restaurant – Red Barn Steakhouse

Sunday Brunch Restaurant – Stella Mare’s Bistro

Best Sandwich Restaurant – Three Pickles Deli

Happy Hour Restaurant – Sandbar

Best Margarita – Cielito

Best Bloody Mary – Tupelo Junction Café

Stiffest Drinks – Joe’s Café

Best Beer Selection on Tap – Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co.

Best Beach – Hendry’s Beach

Restaurant with a View - Boathouse


Voting ends this Friday, August 14! Thanks for your support!