On the Menu

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While sandwiches may seem like a customary lunch option, the grinder has had a drawn-out and impressive history with its unnatural ability to please both royalty and peasantry. The modern sandwich get...
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Sake, Rattle and Roll

Sushi is one of the hottest cold foods right now. The Japanese cuisine of vinegar-soaked rice topped with various fish is growing in popularity among college beer-bingers and the nutritionally conscio...
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The Chocolate Factory

With Halloween just right around the corner, images of marshmallow-filled chocolate morsels, sugar-coated gummy candies and chewy caramel goodness should be haunting your dreams. This week, On the Men...
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Secrets Revealed

Rodney's Steakhouse, located inside Fess Parker's Doubletree Resort in downtown Santa Barbara, doles out some of the finest quality, classic American cuisine in the county.
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Home Sweet Home

When you're running through your mental list of Isla Vista food options, do you suddenly feel limited? Do you become choked by asphyxiation as the walls inch their way toward your feeble body? Please,...
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The Daily Grind

From Vienna to Paris and from New York to Seattle, coffee houses hold a significant cultural and social influence over our day-to-day lives. Whether it's a steaming latte on a cold day or a triple-sho...
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The Wheels of the Bus

Well, summer is officially over. The kids have roared back into Isla Vista and taken over the dorms. Flocks of students are patronizing the various restaurants on Pardall Road and Embarcadero del Mar,...
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Pretty Pretty Please?

Every college student subsisting on the DLG and junk food knows that a visit from family members is the best time to go out for some fine dining, free of charge. For those individuals fortunate enough...
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Let’s Beef It Up

If you're the type of person who discovered the wheel and built the Eiffel Tower out of metal and brawn, then there's really only one thing you should be focused on this Memorial Day Weekend: meat.
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A Touch of Class

In the mood for something a little more high-class than last weekend's double kegger - perhaps something a bit more impressive for dinner with a special someone? This week, On the Menu brings the tool...
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Summer Lovin’

Tired of spring showers and windy weather? Are those long days of tanning making you crave summery sustenance? Cruise to these nearby restaurants for some fun in the sun, and hang-10 on the patio whil...
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Arrriba!

With Cinco de Mayo just around the corner, locals and students alike are preparing to celebrate a favorite Mexican holiday. In anticipation for the fiesta of the year, On the Menu scoured the streets ...
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Good Burger

Ready to enter hamburger heaven? Put away those George Foreman grills and let On the Menu take you on a transcendent journey outside the fast food bubble of mass-produced, frozen patties as we shed so...
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Grillin’ and Chillin’

If you're looking to experience the sensation of Mediterranean cuisine, then let On the Menu be the perfect gateway to take you on a grand tour through the beautiful, sun-splashed region with these lo...
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Miss Saigon

Want a break from same old Isla Visa flavor? Dive into a bowl of pho at one of these lesser-known local Vietnamese eateries.
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