Farmer Boy Restaurant: One Of Ian Filippini Santa Barbara’s Favorite Places To Eat

Ian Filippini Farmer Boy

Farmer Boy Restaurant

Ian Filippini Santa Barbara is no stranger to good food when eating out. He has frequented many, many restaurants in the Santa Barbara area over the 18 years that he has lived here. Ian Filippini Santa Barbara enjoys both casual and sophisticated places to eat, and he can never pass up on a “greasy spoon.” That’s why Ian Filippini Santa Barbara loves to dine at Farmer Boy Restaurant (

Farmer Boy Restaurant has been a staple on upper State Street in Santa Barbara since 1958. Up until 2014, it was a true old fashioned diner from the huge plates of comfort food to the classic decor. In 2014, the owner of Farmer Boy Ralph Karleskint sold his beloved restaurant to the Bennett family who also own several other Santa Barbara area restaurants. The Bennett family reopened Farmer Boy in 2016 with an updated and expanded menu and more up to date decor. Ian Filippini could care less what the decorations look like, as long as the food is still good! And sure enough, Farmer Boy’s menu still has diner staples such as hamburgers, fried chicken and humongous cinnamon rolls.

Farmer Boy is open daily from 6:30-2:30, so be sure to get there before they close so you don’t miss out on some great food. The staff has always been and continues to be very friendly and accommodating to its guests.

Ian Filippini Santa Barbara still enjoys eating at Farmer Boy after all of these years. His favorite dish is the fried chicken biscuit sliders. To learn more about Ian Filippini Santa Barbara, go to and

Ian Filippini Santa Barbara Shops At Sprouts

Ian Filippini Sprouts


Healthy eating and a having a healthy lifestyle are typical in a place like Santa Barbara. The atmosphere and culture naturally lend themselves to taking care of yourself, your body and your family. That is why people like Ian Filippini Santa Barbara appreciate that there are grocery options like Sprouts to shop at (

Sprouts is a grocery chain that is new to Santa Barbara and people seem very excited that it is finally here. Spouts, as its name suggests, carries mostly healthy foods with many organic, vegan and gluten free options. Of course they also have a yummy bakery section with not so healthy options too, for when you want to indulge as Ian Filippini Santa Barbara does from time to time.

Sprouts is also known for having a whole section of protein powders and other meal replacement items. They also carry a wide variety of vitamins and many other supplements. They usually have someone on staff nearby to answer any questions you may have about any of these products.

Sprouts is located in Goleta at the corner of Fairview and Calle Real. It is in the building where Vons use to reside and many Santa Barbara area residents like Ian Filippini Santa Barbara are glad for the change. To learn more about Ian Filippini Santa Barbara, go to and

Ian Filippini’s Review of Simpson House Inn


Simpson House Inn

The Simpson House Inn is located on 121 East Arrellaga Street in Santa Barbara, California. You can reach the Simpson House Inn directly by calling (805)-963-7067 .  Also check them out on their website at The house was originally built back in the 1800’s as an impressive Victorian mansion. In addition, the grounds are surrounded by beautiful trees and well manicured lawns.

The Simpson House offers top of the line accommodations to all guests. The site is said to be one of the most distinguished estates in Santa Barbara. Each guest room is elegantly furnished with original wood floors and large windows that provide a breathtaking view of the outdoor garden area.

The Simpson House is well known and has received the Structure of Merit Award. In addition, the Simpson House was recognized with Historical Landmark status. The Simpson House normally has a lengthy waiting list therefore it is best to book reservations 3-6 months in advance.

The Robert and Julia Simpson room is an extraordinary room. This spacious room has a wrap around veranda along with a roomy King bed and full bathroom with walk in shower. The large private deck is perfect for intimate dinners or to simply enjoy the beautiful outdoors.

The Parlor Room is another room that absolutely takes your breath away. The entire room is decorated in classic Victorian style. Victorin style wallpaper graces the walls and a large bay window allows guests to enjoy the beautiful sunrise and sunset.

The Parlor Room has a large King bed and remodeled private bathroom. A gas fireplace is located just feet from the bed which makes this room very romantic. The Parlor Room is the essence of class.

The Margaret Simpson Room is another room which is uniquely furnished with a large Queen bed. In addition, the entire room is decorated in green and gold. This room gives you a real feel of what it was like to be living in the 1800’s.

The Sun Room and the Mary Simpson are also very special rooms for guests. Each room has a special ambiance and uniqueness. It is certainly an experience that one will never forget.

Guests also have the option of stying in one of the beautiful cottages. The Garden Room is one of the most requested rooms within the estate. The room has large French doors which lead to a newly remodeled outdoor patio. The patio is surrounded by beautiful greenary. The room is furnished in old Victorian style and the bathroom decor certainly resembles the era in which it was designed.

Greenwich Cottage is a real showpiece. The room has a brass Queen bed and matching decor. A wood burning fireplace really completes the picture. A very cozy and intimate setting. Greenwich Cottage has its own private patio with outdoor furniture. Staying in Greenwich Cottage would certainly make any stay a unforgettable experience.

Simpson House has a carriage house on the grounds that was fully remodeled. The Hayloft Room is on the upper level of the carriage house which is truely exquisite. The room has remarkable antique furnishings including loveseat and matching chairs. In addition, the wood burning fireplace gives the room a feeling of beauty and warmth.

Hayloft Room has a large bathroom fully tiled with a large shower and brass shower head. All bathroom faucets are made from brass. wall to wall mirrors are also part of the bathroom decor.

The Tack Room is another carriage house room that demonstrates class and luxury. The Tack Room has a King bed, French Doors, large outdoor patio and fully remodeled bathroom. An added bonus to this room is a fully operational wood burning fireplace and fully stocked wet bar.

You may view the Simpson House directly by logging on to This direct link will take you directly to Simpson House web site.

Filippini refers to the Simpson House as a place of pure beauty, elegance and enjoyment. That would have to be a very true and accurate description.  Ian Filippini suggests the Simpson House Inn to any visitors who ask him.

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