About Us

It's no secret that Santa Barbara County is a very special place. And we believe that the local food and drink scene is a very big part of our city's uniqueness. That's why it is our #1 goal to support the local mom & pop eateries, tasting rooms, farms, and shops of Santa Barbara & Solvang while showing you a super good time in our favorite neighborhoods.

Eat This, Shoot That! is a company that is centered around encouraging local business and treating other business owners like good friends – great friends, actually! When you come on our tours we aren't just introducing you to the local culture and helping you find all the cool hidden eateries and undiscovered gems, we're introducing you to our friends. And we think that's pretty neat.

Meet Our Team!

Portrait headshot of Tara Jones Haaf


Founder & Big Cheese

Tara started Santa Barbara’s very first food tour in the summer of 2012 and added her love of photography to the mix, making it the world's only food and photo tour!

Andrew - Tour Guide


Operations Manager

Andrew is a resident foodie who loves Santa Barbara and Solvang! If he's not leading tours in the Funk Zone, you can find him in the office handling all our daily operations.

Headshot of Melissa, Food Tour Guide


Food Tour Guide

Melissa considers herself a Funk Zone frequent. If she's not in the Funk Zone, you can find her on the dance floor showing off her salsa moves.


Food Tour Guide

Cameron is a huge fan of food, drinks and the connections that are made sharing a meal. He can be found running up and down the Central Coast looking for new and exciting things to do.

Kimmie Dee Headshot


Food Tour Guide

Kimmie is a longtime Santa Barbara local, playwright, activist, producer and comedienne that loves this city, not to mention loves to eat!


Food Tour Guide

Don is a born and raised resident of Santa Barbara plus a top guide with plenty of local facts and insider tips to boot!

Brooke Holland


Food Tour Guide

Brooke has an eye for photography and taste buds for anything salty or sweet. This local journalist can be found soaking up the Santa Barbara sunshine & enjoying all the freshest food and drinks!

Interested in joining our team?

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