Los Arroyos News

By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   March 1, 2018
Los Arroyos owner Tony Arroyo was honored for feeding more than 800 first responders during the Thomas Fire in December

This weekend marks the 19th anniversary of Los Arroyos’s downtown location, just a week after owner Tony Arroyo was honored for his efforts in helping to feed first responders during the Thomas Fire. 

The Downtown Organization of Santa Barbara awarded Arroyo the Business Champion of the Year award at its annual breakfast event, held at El Paseo Restaurant on February 21. Arroyo is credited with feeding 800 first responders both at his Coast Village Road and West Figueroa locations, as well as on-site at Earl Warren Showgrounds, where hundreds of firefighters were staged. “To this day, no first responder is allowed to pay for food in his restaurants,” said Joanne Funari of American Riviera Bank, who presented the award. 

Los Arroyos on Coast Village Road was closed for more than three weeks during the mudslide evacuations and was warmly welcomed back by the community on February 2. To mark the 19th anniversary of the downtown location, Arroyo is offering a special throwback menu with old-school prices on several items. The offer is valid on Saturday, March 3, and Sunday, March 4, only, at 14 W. Figueroa Street. 


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