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06/1/2018
Santa Barbara Restaurants

Best Pizza Restaurants in Santa Barbara

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When you think about food in Santa Barbara, chances are your first thoughts involve seafood. Sitting at ocean’s edge as we do, it’s a valid point, but we have to tell you the restaurants in and around Santa Barbara are a smorgasbord of international and American delights. From good old-fashioned barbecue, to healthy and organic Mediterranean, to everyone’s favorite pizza, our ocean village offers a meal for every craving—and the food we tend to crave most often is pizza! And because we know that even the healthiest of eaters share

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05/7/2018
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Best Breakfast Restaurants in Santa Barbara

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One of our favorite things about any of the meals prepared in California is knowing that our chefs and cooks have learned to combine healthy with delicious. Bland, boring, and tasteless is not in their vocabulary, as is evidenced by the list of breakfast restaurants you will find below! Serving organic and locally sourced meals, these restaurants have made it their mission to keep us healthy while doing their best to keep the environment healthy as well, ensuring that the beauty of Santa Barbara (and our own trim waistlines!) stays

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12/18/2017
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Top Local Brews to Try Out

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Santa Barbara is home to some of the best wine country in the United States. Because of this the city enjoys visitors from all over the world. Lovers of wine find a lovely place to enjoy a vacation in Santa Barbara. The city is also home to one of the most thriving craft beer scenes in the state of California, which is saying a lot. There are many local breweries that are serving countless unique beers that you can only try here. The following are a couple of the local

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11/21/2017
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Top Pizza Spots in Santa Barbara

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Santa Barbara is known for many things, including its weather, its beaches, and its food. But one thing that gets overlooked is the amazing selection of pizza locations. One of the best things about being on the coast is the access to very fresh ingredients. The pizza owners in Santa Barbara have mastered the pizza pie with fresh ingredients to create a symphony of flavor. Check out these amazing pizza joints in the Santa Barbara area if you are craving this Italian favorite. Lucky Penny This local favorite combines all

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11/9/2017
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The Best New Restaurants in Santa Barbara

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Santa Barbara is an amazing place to take a vacation for a list of reasons that is far too lengthy for this piece. Instead, we will focus on one reason: the food! The best new restaurants in Santa Barbara to be more precise. While there are many Santa Barbara classics that stay relevant and delicious as the year go by, there are always new places popping up that are approaching cuisine in ways that we have never seen before. The following are a couple of the most interesting new restaurants

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10/23/2017
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Top Wine Bars in Santa Barbara

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Santa Barbara gets a lot of attention for its weather and beaches, but perhaps not enough is focused on its amazing wine scene. Wine is a major part of the city’s culture, from the vineyards and wineries to the tasting rooms and wine bars. The city is full of unique places offering the best selections of wine that you will find anywhere. If you are looking for a charming place to enjoy some amazing wines, you should check out some the best wine bars in the city listed below. Les

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09/13/2017
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Top 5 Brunch Spots in Santa Barbara

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Santa Barbara is home to unbelievable weather, gorgeous beaches, and endless fun. What more could you ask for in a vacation destination? The answer to that question is brunch! Well, it is a good thing that you will find brunch spots in Santa Barbara that are as unique and delicious as those that you will find anywhere else. Here are just a few of the places that you should make a brunch trip to. The Scarlet Begonia This is one of the most beloved spots to get a bite to

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08/15/2017
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Beach Guide to Santa Barbara

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Any person who has heard the name ‘Santa Barbara’ knows, or at least can assume, that it is a place of great beauty. This beauty is found in the weather, the city streets, and perhaps most notably, in the beaches. While California is home to seemingly endless beautiful shores, Santa Barbara is a place that stands out has one that has some of the best beaches that this amazing coast has to offer. Here are some of the most incredible beaches in the Santa Barbara area. Butterfly Beach This is

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07/25/2017
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5 Healthy Restaurant Options Post 4th of July

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Struggling with your post 4th of July food coma? Try some of these healthy options in the Santa Barbara area. You’ll feel refreshed and fully of energy after you eat at any of these healthy locations! Savoy Cafe & Deli Savoy has every kind of healthy option you can imagine on their menu: organic veggies, organic grains, organic dairy, nitrate and hormone free meats, gluten free breads, and local eggs. Their salad bar, sandwiches, and pastries include these healthy options and more! Backyard Bowls With a strong mission toward healthy

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07/25/2017
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Best Cheap and Local Eats in Santa Barbara

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It’s completely possible to get a fabulous product or service for a very affordable sum—you just need to know where to look! And if you’re looking for food in Santa Barbara, the same rule applies! As a haven for the rich and famous, there are plenty of restaurants here that’ll milk you for your money. But ask a local their secrets and they’ll show you some of these favorite local restaurants that’ll give you a full meal without draining your finances! On the Alley Between the City College and Santa

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