Tag archives: ice cream

Rori’s Celebrates 10 Years
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   December 20, 2022

Last week marked 10 years since Rori’s Artisanal Creamery opened their first scoop shop at the Montecito Country Mart.  Owner Rori Trovato has been creating her beloved ice cream from a commercial kitchen in Carpinteria since 2010; the shop at the Mart was the first retail shop followed by locations in Santa Barbara (at the […]

Here’s the Scoop Closes 
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   November 8, 2022

This past Monday, Halloween, Here’s the Scoop at Coast Village Plaza closed its doors, just nine months after owners Ellie and Bob Patterson sold the business to a new owner. According to an employee at the shop, the business will be closed until January, when it will reopen as a different concept.  Rumor has it […]

Ice Cream Social
By Kim Crail   |   August 16, 2022

Library staff have had a grand old time this Summer Reading Program, encouraging the love of stories and books with readers of all ages. We’re going to celebrate the close of summer and the start of the school year with an event meant to share the magic of the library with families in our community. […]

A Fond Farewell: “Scoops” Owners Retire
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   February 8, 2022

For nearly 18 years, Here’s the Scoop (aka Scoops) owners Bob and Ellie Patterson have operated their beloved Coast Village Road gelateria, scooping their daily house-made gelato and sorbet for dozens of customers every day. “Scoopie,” as the Pattersons have lovingly referred to their successful business, is a feel-good staple on Coast Village Road, and […]

People of Montecito: Ellie Patterson
By Megan Waldrep   |   September 3, 2020

What Do You Love Most About Montecito? “I think, especially after the last three years with the disasters, it’s the amazing sense of community. It’s always been here, but the true spirit really came out then. More looking after one another, being available to other people, the sense of family. So many people I’ve talked […]

I Scream
By Ashleigh Brilliant   |   April 2, 2020

The worst ice cream I ever had was in England, when my family had recently returned there from the U.S., just after World War II. As a special treat, my sister and I were taken by relatives to some kind of ice cream parlor. Whatever we had there came with a tasteless wafer. It was […]

Here’s the Scoop to Sell
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   September 20, 2018

Bob and Ellie Patterson, owners of Here’s the Scoop on Coast Village Road, announced publicly this week that they are actively seeking new owners for their beloved gelato and sorbet shop. “This is a bittersweet decision for us,” Ellie said, “As we have never felt more connected to the community than we do right now.” […]