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Business Trip to Santa Barbara. In the office by 7am, out after 6pm. My first trip in 9 years to SB where I did not make it downtown. But yes, I got two good lunches, two good dinners and found a great spot for breakfast burritos!
On the Alley
There is a restaurant Brophy Brothers that many in SB enjoy. Me, not a fan for some reason but they have two small counter service restaurants, On the Alley, that a colleague who lives in SB recommended I try during my next visit. Fish tacos(fish and shrimp), fried clam strips and the ability to sit outside in the beautiful California weather. It was a great way to start my trip!
Outpost at the Goodland
I was staying in Goleta and after a long day of travel and time in the office I had no energy to drive downtown but was super hungry. The Kimpton hotel is close by and has a great restaurant about 10 minutes from where I stayed. Small plates were on my mind and I tasted the Artichoke & Brussels, Empanadas and the Pork Taco and Brisket Bao-Bun.
Sage & Onion Cafe
I was starving and needed a better breakfast than the Hampton Inn. Two minutes away was Sage & Onion and since I arrived prior to 7am, they only offered two breakfast options. And I enjoyed the egg white breakfast burritos with bacon so much that I went back two days in a row.
Lure Fish House – Santa Barbara
Second day in the office and got back to my hotel around 7pm. Again, too tired so I opted for something closer to the hotel and not as far as downtown. I went with whatever the server recommended…and all of it was quite good. New England clam chowder, Arctic Char with brussel sprouts and a potato cake and the Fresh Squeezed Lure Martini.
When my colleague said we had to go to Lilly’s for tacos, I wasn’t on board. I live in Texas and can eat tacos for breakfast, lunch and dinner without going more than a mile from my house. But he insisted and closed the deal by offering the option to take the food to go and eat at the beach. Beach? OK – I’m in. And Lilly’s was great. No frills, order at the counter, tacos three minutes later. I chose beef cheek and pork, took it to go and enjoyed both my tacos and views of the ocean!
So tell me – what should I add to my list for my next trip? Add your comment next to the title of this post!