On the Menu

Zócalo: An I.V. Newcomer

Just like the main square, Zócalo hopes to be a central meeting place for Isla Vista students.
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Farmers Market Finds: Camino Real Marketplace

The Goleta farmers market prides itself with unbeatable prices, high-quality produce and the most welcoming vendors.
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bouchon: A High Dining Experience

Opened in 1998, bouchon prides itself on great, local ingredients from the Santa Barbara Farmers’ Market and local Santa Barbara-made wine. 
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“Say Cheese!” Vegan Cheese Alternatives at the I.V. Food Co-op

On April 6th, the Isla Vista Food Cooperative hosted a vegan cheese tasting for vegans and non-vegans alike, so we went to see what it was all about!
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A Refreshing Springtime Pasta Salad

With heatwave after heatwave rolling through Isla Vista, it’s time to put warm winter dishes to the side. Save yourself some sweat and try out this super easy, chilled pasta salad instead. 
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Zaytoon: Lebanese Cuisine Downtown

If you are looking for a fairy tale ambiance for an intimate celebration of surviving another chaotic quarter, check out Zaytoon, a Lebanese restaurant on 209 E. Canon Perdido St. in downtown Santa Ba...
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Best Coffee Shops Near UCSB

Many lattes, baked goods and study sessions later — I have for you, the most well-known coffee spots near UCSB.
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Dark Chocolate Quinoa Breakfast Bowl

Between the fibrous quinoa and antioxidant-rich dark chocolate, this breakfast bowl is a surprisingly nutritious start to the day.
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Cacio e Pepe Two Ways

A blend of cheese, pepper and pasta makes cacio e pepe one of the most simple pasta dishes that you could make.
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Rascal’s: Delicious Vegan Food Downtown

The first time I visited Rascal's, and every visit since, has been magical from start to finish.
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What to Eat in Santa Cruz County

Much like Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz has a relaxed vibe that translates into the food it has to offer. 
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Irrationally Good Chocolate Pie

While Pi Day might be a cause to practice geometric proofs, it gives my family an excuse to make our most craved dessert: chocolate pie. 
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Instant Pot Vegan Chili

Instant Pot Vegan Chili is a quick and easy recipe that can cook while you're studying!
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Solyanka

Solyanka, a traditional Ukrainian soup, is the perfect example of everything I love about Ukrainian cuisine.
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Kyle’s Chicken House: Bringing Fried Chicken to Isla Vista

The latest addition to the Kyle’s Restaurant Family, Kyle’s Chicken House offers a menu that revolves around fried chicken.
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