In case you missed the list of restaurants featured in last month’s Best of Santa Barbara issue of the Santa Barbara Independent, here is a summary crammed into one long paragraph:

Thai/Noodle Bar: Empty Bowl Gourmet Noodle Bar; Ice Cream: McConnell’s Fine Ice Creams; Frozen Yogurt: Yogurtland; Bakery: Renaud’s Patisserie & Bistro; Doughnuts: Spudnuts; Mexican/Burrito/Salsa: Los Agaves; Bagels: Jack’s Bistro & Famous Bagels; Goleta Restaurant: Kyle’s Kitchen; Carp Restaurant: Padaro Beach Grill; I.V. Restaurant: Freebirds World Burrito; Montecito Restaurant: The Honor Bar; SYV Restaurant: Industrial Eats; Appetizers/Tapas: Loquita; Breakfast: Cajun Kitchen; Late Night Eats: The Blue Owl; Salad Bar: Savoy Cafe & Deli; Chinese: China Pavilion; French: bouchon; Indian: Flavor of India; Italian: Ca’ Dario; Seafood/Clam Chowder: Brophy Bros.; Sushi: Arigato Sushi; Vegetarian/Vegan: Mesa Verde; Sandwich: South Coast Deli; Barbecue: Shalhoob Meat Co.; Steak House: Jill’s Place; Burger: The Habit Burger Grill; Breakfast Burrito: Super Cucas; Tacos: Lilly’s Taqueria; Pizza: Rusty’s Pizza Parlor; Service: The Palace Grill; Sidewalk Cafe/Patio: Shoreline Cafe; Coffee: Handlebar Coffee Roasters; Happy Hour: Lure Fish House; Brewery: Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co.; Wine List: Wine Cask; Bloody Mary/Sunday Brunch/Restaurant with a View: Boathouse at Hendry’s Beach; Stiffest Drinks: Joe’s Cafe; Juicery/Smoothie Bar: Blenders in the Grass

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  1. Gerald Bostock says:

    Happy Hour Lure? Ooookay. I’ll try it again, maybe for lunch. Went there within a few months of opening with some friends, ordered wine, oysters, and a drink for me. Stoli Ohranj and soda. I know I said it clearly out loud more than once. I doubt the waitress was even 18… Okay, she was. I seriously doubt she was 21! I saw a server coming with a bright orange glass, so I was prepared. I said no thank you and re-ordered. Yes, it was indeed Stoli or some vodka in orange soda!!

    Mostly I disliked the noise level and crowdedness, but as I said, I’ll try a 1 p.m. lunch.

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