When word of the Thomas Fire made its way to Hawaii, where Cindy Black
was on vacation, she knew that The Blue Owl, her beloved, Foodie
Award–winning eatery on West Canon Perdido Street, had to do something.
“I have employees who live in Santa Paula and Carpinteria,” she said.
“Everybody’s really sad right now, so I wanted to give people a place to
have some breakfast, drink some coffee, and watch some sketch comedies,
like Mr. Show and Upright Citizens Brigade.”