Tag Archive: santa barbara

Santa Barbara: Ascendant Spirits in Buellton

  I’m quite familiar with Ascendant Spirits from their whiskey to their vodka in cocktails at bars across Los Angeles. My favorite is the Semper Fi corn whiskey. I was then quite excited… Continue reading

Santa Barbara: Chinese Dinner at Lucky Dragon Goleta

  On my last night in Santa Barbara, we felt like Chinese food. I’ve been into spicy Sichuan lately so I looked for that style. I knew once I read the menu and… Continue reading

Santa Barbara: Bloody Marys and Brunch at Brophy Bros.

  Last year I went to Santa Barbara for a day and fell in love with simple but good food at On the Alley, the casual shop and sister stand to Brophy Bros.… Continue reading

Santa Barbara: Quick Noodles at Empty Bowl Gourmet

  On my last day in Santa Barbara, we headed to the Santa Public Market. The Market is like Los Angeles’ Grand Central Market. Though it is smaller food hall, there was the… Continue reading

Santa Barbara: Hot Chicken Bao and Drinks at Sama Sama

  After bar hopping along State Street in Santa Barbara, we checked out Sama Sama Kitchen for a snack and nightcap. I wasn’t too happy about our sushi dinner earlier in the evening… Continue reading

Santa Barbara: Barhopping from Hotels to Tiki Bars

  I took the train up to Santa Barbara for my birthday trip. It was supposed to be a pleasant two hour ride. Instead, there were delays. Someone had jumped in front of… Continue reading

The Minty’s Best 2016 Meals

  In 2016, I wrote over 150 posts. With so many meals, it’s hard to pick my top 5 or even 10. So this list is just a list of many, many favorite… Continue reading

Buellton: Dinner at Industrial Eats

  On the way back from our day trip in Santa Barbara, we stopped at Industrial Eats in Buellton. It’s obviously a locals favorite but we managed to find one of the last… Continue reading

Santa Barbara: DIY Lunch with On the Alley and the Santa Barbara Fish Market

  We arrived at the Santa Barbara Fish Market starving. A friend went to get us sea urchin and oysters while another grabbed an outdoors table and I went  a couple doors over… Continue reading