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Downtown Sunday Lunch
updated: Jan 26, 2013, 1:30 PM

Need advice on downtown area food choices for this Sunday @ lunchtime--inventive, tasty, simple and nourishing. Will be at the Seed Swap at the Faulkner Library--would we be close enough to get to some of the lesser known but great taquerias? also advice on area veggie food as well. May have some non-meat eaters in tow. Cheaper, quick and non-fancy is good. Many thanks.

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 COMMENT 367754 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-26 01:13 PM

Silvergreens, Downtown.


 COMMENT 367763P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-26 01:35 PM

Petite Valentien in La Arcada (Figueroa & State) is doing Ethiopian lunch on the weekend. I looked at the menu last weekend---there were 3 options, $6 - $15, and many of the items looked vegetarian.


 COMMENT 367765 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-26 01:49 PM

Silvergreens is dirty.

Try Eureka. They have some pretty tasty food and god drink choices. They have several non-meat entrees despite being a burger place. Or, the tacos they have there are great if someone eats fish.

You can't go wrong with the Sojourner, too. A couple of blocks off state is well worth the walk.


 COMMENT 367772 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-26 02:14 PM

Natural Cafe: State&Haley.


 ROGER DODGER agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-26 02:55 PM

Sound like the Eureka is a pretty spiritual place compared to the otters..


 COMMENT 367784 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-26 03:10 PM

Los Arroyos between State and Chapala on Figueroa. You are a block away when you are at your seed exchange.

I have other suggestions but you'll be in that part of town and you did say taqueria and veggie food.

There's a Vietnamese restaurant on State at Victoria. Scarlett Begonia in Victoria Court and Arlington Tavern do nice brunches. TFT The French Table is on Anapamu across from the court house and a block from your venue.


 COMMENT 367801 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-26 04:01 PM

Arts & Letters...inside Sullivan Goss, 7E. Anapamu St. Lovely patio with wonderful food and ambiance.

Closest 'good' taqueria would be Lily's...very end of Chapala where it dead ends into the 101.


 COMMENT 367817 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-26 04:24 PM

Go straight to Pascucci. Good food, great atmosphere and terrific wines. 729 State Street. I travel to Santa Barbara from Australia annually and never miss a meal here.


 COMMENT 367915 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-26 10:03 PM

sounds like some good'uns. Thanks a bunch! wish there was a way to map all these and print it. maybe the driver will have GPS.


 COMMENT 367974P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-27 08:41 AM

Cielito had vegan tacos and soups. Also go to santabarbara.com a great reference.


 COMMENT 367976 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-27 08:45 AM

Taco Bell. Cliff and Meigs.


 COMMENT 368005 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-27 10:28 AM

This is why I made my suggestions of Los Arroyos, Saigon In and Out (large vegetarian selection), Scarlett Begonia, and Arlington Tavern.

If you are at Faulkner Gallery, you're at the library downtown on E. Anapamu. All if the suggestions I gave you are a block or two away from your meeting place, so no car or driver or GPS needed.

If you go to TFT The French table, your guests can sit on the patio directly across the street from the court house. Plenty to see on the streets and sidewalks and no hassle of driving, parking, etc.


 COMMENT 368148 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-27 08:58 PM

Thanks for your rec's. They are filed for future use! What a gloriously beautiful day in SB it turned out to be.

We were pressed for time, so hit Lilly's tacos. Good stuff. We're lengua fans, found theirs tasty but a bit dry. (though, will never understand the appeal of tortillas al vapor. Flavorless and flabby.) Will return for other meat choices next trip. Longingly looked at other places mentioned here, but as I said we were pressed for time

Seed Saver's exchange was wonderful, high energy; gave away about 200 pkts and found some interesting home-garden harvested seed, heard several guest speakers on local permaculture garden ventures. Great music and clogging by the weekly jammers from Alice Keck Park pk. Can't wait for the next one!

Meanwhile, gardeners, learn the techniques of home seed saving and share them around. There are several Seed Banks (Vaults) being started in SB, so no excuses about not being able to grow your own. Horticulture makes your heart feel... bigger!



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