Every good food town needs an old-school pastrami place to brag about, and Santa Barbara has Norton’s - a tiny little dive a block off the main drag that’s built a following for cheap and delicious diner classics. We always go for the pastrami dip - the lovechild of a pastrami and a French dip sandwich. And yes, it’s as good as it sounds.
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Mediterranean-ish Blackbird is the fanciest restaurant in Santa Barbara's Funk Zone, and it's great for a special occasion.
Bell's is a casual French bistro in Los Alamos and the kind of place that makes you want to leave your city life behind and move to wine country.
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Froma On Melrose
Froma on Melrose is a great gourmet shop/cafe, but at the end of the day, it all boils down to one thing: The Alpino Sandwich.
Milkfarm in Eagle Rock is the cheese counter and casual lunch spot the whole city should know about.
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