On the Menu

Going Greek!

Tucked away in a strip mall and almost entirely eclipsed by a Sizzler, the location is not exactly Santorini, but the authentic Mediterranean fare, friendly service and warm atmosphere of Mediterra Ca...
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All Thai’d Up

Let's start with some chicken satay. Delicious, tender and smoky, smothered in peanut sauce. Shall we proceed to some steamed rice, maybe some piping hot lemongrass and coconut soup? Pad Thai? Yes, pl...
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Chino’s Rock & Tacos

From nightly menu specials to a light, social atmosphere, Chino's Rock & Tacos is I.V.'s newest hot spot for food and fun.
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Here’s Lookin’ at You Kid

In the cold winter months there is nothing better to cheer up a starving college student than a tall beer and a heaping platter of hot food. And while we all love Natty and takeout or an all-you-can-e...
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Come On, Get Healthy!

It's a new year, and that means you've probably made a lot of resolutions you won't keep. On the Menu is here to help you stick to one of them with a selection of the most ecclectic and health-consci...
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Good Morning, Sunshine

As any Isla Vista resident knows, waking up in less than perfect shape is just a consequence of life by the beach. Whether you spent your night strutting down Del Playa Drive, barhopping down the stre...
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The Art of Giving Thanks

While Thanksgiving is recognized as a time of appreciation and generosity, it can be unimaginably difficult to find a restaurant-crafted Thanksgiving dinner that is truly worth being grateful for. Mor...
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Fresco Cafe North

Fresco Café fully lives up to its name, and exceeds freshpectations -- from the organic and local ingredients, to the delicious dishes and desserts made from scratch every day, to the exuberant e...
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The Flavors of India

As I stepped foot into the Taj Café, I was automatically transported to a different world. The traditional Indian music, portrait paintings and elephant figurines added to the ambiance of the exo...
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Anatomy of a Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin Pie Filling: 2 cups mashed, cooked pie pumpkin 1 (12 oz.) can evaporated milk 2 eggs, beaten 3/4 cup packed brown sugar 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger 1/2 teaspoon gro...
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Romanti-Ezer

Love Mexican food, but ready to stray from the Freebird's following? Whether you are looking for a delectable and affordable lunch, dinner or late night snack, Romanti-Ezer is sure to satisfy any crav...
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New Kids on the Block

In a world where frozen yogurt shops are growing as omnipresent as Starbucks, it takes a gem like Sweet Alley to make you remember why frozen yogurt became so popular in the first place.
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The Hit List

As one of the most eclectic and diverse culinary hot spots in California, Santa Barbara is replete with a plethora of restaurants for every fancy, but more on that later.
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On the Menu Goes South of the Border

So the ongoing drug war in Mexico has found you a little less than excited to cross the border. Even so, who's to say that you have to lose out on the many flavorful dishes and cocktails that find the...
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The Hungry Gaucho

Who am I? That's one secret I'll never tell, but I can tell you that I'm the Hungry Gaucho.
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