Every now and again, I like to get out of the Westside and explore farther afield. One of the places that I occasionally check in on is the ambitious Santa Barbara Public Market. Recently things have gone the route of The Market in Santa Monica Place, with many of the original vendors closing down. Now only a smattering of shops remain open. But one courageous newcomer is attempting to buck that trend. Signs have gone up announcing that a new restaurant The Garden will be trying their luck in the old Forager’s Pantry space. According to the signs, we can expect “casual bar fare”, a large selection of craft beers, and many television screens airing global sports events.