Coast Range in downtown Solvang employs an all-star team of culinary artists | Eats

Coast Range in downtown Solvang employs an all-star team of culinary artists


Drilling and hammering noises bled into my Zoom call with Santa Ynez chef Anthony Carron before prompting a change of scenery. 

“It’s hard to find a quiet place at a construction site,” Carron said while stepping outside of a vacant building in downtown Solvang. The large space, currently being remodeled, was once home to The Mandarin Touch Chinese Restaurant, which closed its doors last year.

Raising the bar
Keep up with the development of Coast Range on Instagram at @coastrangerestaurant. This upcoming steakhouse and seafood
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