From mobile food trucks to fine dining there are a host of culinary delights to be found in Santa Barbara. Local flavors are inspired by the mission figs, meyer lemons and prawns (to name a few) which mark many of the signature dishes amongst the culinary landscape. We love the warm meets homey vibe of Julienne a local bistro by a husband and wife pair (Chef Justin West and his wife Emma). Local, artisanal and downright delicious are just a few adjectives that describe the meals served at this cozy bistro (138 East Canon Perdido; 805-845-6488).
For no thrills deliciousness, we love the Burger Bus. This Santa Barbara based food truck serves hormone free grass fed burgers and has been in business since May 2009. Locations can vary so check their website to find out where this retro bus will pop-up next. Loyal patrons claim it’s the best burger they’ve ever had and our favorite hands down is the CB&J. Served on soft ciabatta bread and with housemade pickle and onion chips one cannot go wrong with this Santa Barbara staple.
For award winning wine country cuisine check out Bouchon (9 West Victoria Street, 805-730-1160. Locally sourced ingredients paired with local wine varietals make for a memorable dining experience.
To unwind our favorite lounges include (Eos Lounge 500 Anacapa St. ,805- 564-2410) and Blush Restaurant and Lounge (630 State St. 805-957-1300). Eos Lounge offers an outdoor patio where one can take in the Santa Barbara weather, cuddle by the outdoor fire place and enjoy top visiting DJs. Blush Restaurant and Lounge is a staple on the lounge scene in Santa Barbara. Enjoy their extensive and creative list which includes a well-executed Cotton Candy martini.