Macs version of fried chicken, using chicken strips, seasoned and spicy, fried perfectly. With a side of chips and some ranch dipping sauce. It descended onto the table as if from heaven. Not southern fried bone-in chicken, imho, but quite good! Past words. Mac’s Fish and Chips 503 State St Santa Barbara, CA 93101 www.macssb.com
I came here with a small group of people a week or two before, and one person – not me – had ordered a meat pie and loved it. Meanwhile, we wanted one. So we came back! This is a steak pie, with lashings of gravy and a side of chips. Ooooh, so comfortingly delicious. [...]
it’s time for a feast with family and friends.
Mac’s Fish and Chips now offers a traditional Sunday Roast, on every 2nd Sunday of the month.
Any dining spot that adds something unique to the area gets my vote, and Mac’s British style fish and chips fits that. And by British, I mean specifically with a Scottish flair. The chips are as close to British chips as ever I’ve tasted. Thick-cut, soft inside, and about 30% of them soggy outside as [...]
This is reputed to be on the site of the oldest coffee shop in England, around 1650 (according to Pepys’ diary), although the Grand Cafe itself isn’t of that era. But that’s close enough for us, and since it’s there, and we’re nearby with time to spare, why not stop in for a coffee. For [...]
Near the heart of Oxford is the White Horse Pub, at cellar level, which made for a slightly cooler atmosphere in the summer heat. We had lunch here, and it seemed like the first time we had a pub lunch more in line with a traditional pub food, rather than gastro pub food. We had [...]
The Covered Market in Oxford was first built in 1774 as a way to centralize vendor stalls and clean up the main street. It started out as numerous butcher shops, and today about half the stalls are still food related, but business has expanded beyond butchery to green grocers, kitchenwares, sweets, and touristy country crafts. [...]
Let’s give Posh Fish a chance to redeem itself after that ginormous kebab baby that slayed us the night before. Here we have the prettiest bag of chips I’ve ever seen, and it was loaded with warm, comforting chips with lashings of salt and vinegar. It truly is the great British take away. Posh Fish [...]
Blenheim Palace is where Winston Churchill grew up, that lucky thing. We came here for a touring day out. Oddly enough, once I arrived at the front gate, I realized I’d been here before, while I was at school in Reading. Suddenly the thought of shelling out 20 quid for a place I’d been to [...]