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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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SB News-Press: Local shop launches product line named for Montecito
December 24, 2018

SB News-Press: Local shop launches product line named for Montecito

This story about a new line of gourmet foods bearing the Montecito name — wine, coffee, olives and, soon, beer — actually begins in New Zealand. That's where a young John Braid, back in the 1960s, fell in love with wine and sold a lot of it out of his shop.

It's a passion that followed the entrepreneurial Kiwi when we packed his bags and moved to Santa Barbara, and then acquired a little shop on East Valley Road.

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