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805 Living: Interview with Patrick Braid
November 11, 2019

805 Living: Interview with Patrick Braid

This sandwich shop owner and entrepreneur celebrates the spirit of community with a line of gourmet food products that gives back.

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Undercover Fork gives Village Cheese & Wine 4 out of 4 Stars in Latest Review
January 25, 2019

Undercover Fork gives Village Cheese & Wine 4 out of 4 Stars in Latest Review

Food:★★★★

Service:★★★★

Ambience: ★★★★

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It’s been a year since the devastating floods swept through Montecito. But the recent rains proved that Evacuations and go-bags are not going anywhere anytime soon.

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Santa Barbara Independent's Local Heroes 2018
December 19, 2018

Santa Barbara Independent's Local Heroes 2018

The Santa Barbara Independent’s Annual Celebration of Local Heroes. "This year, in the wake of the Thomas Fire and the devastating 1/9 Debris Flow, we were presented with more stories of heroism than we’ve ever seen."

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Deli's doors open for first responders, others affected by fire, mudslides
July 24, 2018

Deli's doors open for first responders, others affected by fire, mudslides

by Santa Barbara News-Press

As Patrick Braid pulls up in front of Village Cheese and Wine Store in Montecito with a carload of supplies, the line inside the shop reaches the door.

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Patrick Braid talks recovery on The Jeremiah Show
July 23, 2018

Patrick Braid talks recovery on The Jeremiah Show

The Jeremiah Show

Patrick Braid of Village Cheese and Wine and Montecito & Co is interviewed on the Jeremiah Show alongside Sean Bolis and Jennifer Higgins regarding recovery after the Montecito Mudslides. 

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Village Cheese and Wine gives food, drinks away to Montecito Union students
July 23, 2018

Village Cheese and Wine gives food, drinks away to Montecito Union students

by KSBY Channel 6 News

The Village Cheese and Wine Shop in Montecito is continuing to do what it can to help with recovery efforts following the Jan. 9 mudslides.

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Montecito Hub Feeds Folks in the Disaster Zone
July 23, 2018

Montecito Hub Feeds Folks in the Disaster Zone

by Santa Barbara Independent

Every day since the January 9 natural disaster, Village Cheese & Wine Store, located in Montecito’s Upper Village, has been open for business. But not in the traditional sense.

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Village Cheese Wine Patrick Braid After Montecito, All the Ways Folks are Lending a Helping Hand
May 19, 2018

After Montecito, All the Ways Folks are Lending a Helping Hand

by Santa Barbara Independent

Village Cheese & Wine owner Patrick Braid kept his doors open in the disaster’s aftermath, feeding first responders and families sheltered in place — for free. 

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Village Cheese Wine Patrick Braid feeds First Responders Montecito Keith Powell Firefighter
May 19, 2018

Montecito sandwich shop feeds mudslide emergency responders

by KSBY Channel 6 News

The Village Cheese and Wine Shop is one of the very few businesses with an "open" sign in its window as much of Montecito remains under mandatory evacuation orders as of Saturday.

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