Reviews

Student-run eatery Friday’s stakes compelling claim on I.V. sandwich scene

Unbeknownst to most Isla Vista residents, a new must-see food shop has opened up its doors and is taking the sandwich scene by storm.
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Protein-packed snacks

With the plethora of snack options available, how do you ensure you're getting enough protein without sacrificing taste or convenience?
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“Paul Hollywood’s Pies & Puds”: Indulge in pastry perfection

“Paul Hollywood’s Pies & Puds” is a timeless cookbook that includes hundreds of mouthwatering meals and desserts enveloped in pastry dough.
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Indulging in delight: The irresistible offerings of Kin Bakeshop

Located at the Turnpike Shopping Center, Kin Bakeshop crafts mochi donuts, brioche donuts and a special set of drinks inspired by Asian desserts.
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I Açaí you! Oakberry serves up healthy, flavor-packed Brazilian delights for all

Tucked away at the edge of Isla Vista’s commercial avenue, Pardall Road, lies the town’s newest hidden gem. The hit chain, Oakberry, originates from Brazil and has stores across the globe. Their D...
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Sunshine, tacos and Bruce Lee: A day at Hana Kitchen

Hana Kitchen's teriyaki mango tacos are an exciting new venture into Asian fusion cuisine.
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Kimchi fries, wonton soup and more: Alumni-owned Asian fusion restaurant ASIA 101 serves up cozy dishes to keep you warm all winter

At ASIA 101, Mojo Teahouse’s fried favorites are back along with a limited menu of noodle soups and rice dishes.
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Kick off winter 2024 with KOZY’s seasonal menu

KOZY’s winter seasonal menu is the perfect way to ring in winter quarter.
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Tenaya Market & Eatery’s holiday lattes: ho ho ho or no?

Tenaya Market & Eatery at the Santa Catalina residence hall and San Joaquin villages provides a one-stop shop for to-go fresh meals, and for the holiday season, they are offering seasonal items such a...
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A guide to navigating Trader Joe’s fall and winter seasonal specialties

Whether you’re a dedicated Trader Joe’s customer who finds joy in trying their latest creations or just enjoy the foods traditionally eaten around the holidays, this guide will give you a few idea...
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Fad or flop: Is Crumbl Cookies worth the hype?

Does Crumbl Cookies live up to the hype? We didn’t think so.
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Goleta Lemon Festival celebrates its 30th year of lemony eats and activities for all

After a day of eating lemony treats, here is what the On the Menu staff deemed worth the try.
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I.V. Pizza Pub: the hidden gem of the Isla Vista breakfast scene

I.V. Pizza Pub’s menu includes a selection of classic bagel sandwiches, bagel melts and flavored cream cheese bagels.
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Augie’s of Santa Barbara: fine Mexican dining in the heart of downtown

If you are looking for an establishment to honor the school year coming to a close, consider Augie’s as the perfect venue for such a celebration! 
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A beloved, family-owned gem of Isla Vista: Roger’s Tacos

Roger’s Tacos has been setting up its grill and tables under a tent in the driveways of several homes in Isla Vista since 2019, bringing their intensely delicious food to the Isla Vista community.
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