Great cocktails at happy hour, decent happy hour menu, and I’m glad to see it’s doing better than the Melting Pot.
Tonight’s special was posole, $8. Delicious and filling, and don’t forget the tortilla chips, too.
Arts and Letters is a place I’ve been wanting to go to for years, literally. Sometimes I’d get distracted by other places, sometimes I’d try to go but they wouldn’t be open. They’ve even had a great Buy One Get One Free coupon in the Indy, and I *still* couldn’t make a visit happen. But [...]
It is my family’s tradition to have an austere meal on Christmas Eve. Just a simple brothy soup and homemade bread, twisted into a pretzel. This is our pre-penance, in preparation for the gluttony that occurs the following day. We had this dinner, and I did not take photos, except for our not-so-austere dessert: a [...]
Time to walk through the eastside to see the wonderful Christmas lights, and then eat tacos!
I KNOW that SB’s Korean food representation is sadly lacking, compared to the Bay area and LA hotspots. I feel like I need to insert that remark for just about any food comment in Santa Barbara. I mean, duh, of course that’s going to happen. Those are big cities and big communities to support it. [...]
We conclude a pleasant afternoon of brunch with friends, a walk through the Museum of Art, running into more friends at the French Press. Amazing what you can do even when it’s pouring rain out, just grab a brolly and a good jacket and you’re good to go. Just warm afterwards. Our warm up potions [...]
I didn’t think I had it in me to go out in this rainy weather, but some friends pinged to suggest dim sum at China Pavilion. Immediately, I realized this was the perfect weather for it. Because this weather makes me want to drink tea, and the dining experience that most English speakers mistakenly call [...]
This is a convenient pitstop to fill up after any of Vanae’s craft fairs or open house.
Tonight was Glühwein and cocktails at the Emerson house. I had my first proper mulled wine at the Christkindlmarket in Germany 1999 while visiting Claudia. At the time it seemed bitter, but it was warming on those snowy nights. I’ve had mulled wine this month from several places and found them much yummier than my [...]