The girlfriend and I are taking a little trip this weekend. Driving from LA on Friday night and heading to the Santa Ynez Valley for a wine tasting weekend. Would love to hear your food recommendations to make it a tasty trip. Here's what we're looking for:
Dinner on Friday Night
Location: Santa Barbara area. We're driving up from LA on Fri night and can stop at a place in the Ventura / Santa Barbara area along the way.
Type of food: We're flexible. Something that's slightly on the lighter side is always nice. We'd love to hit Hungry Cat, but I'm worried that there will be a long wait.
Cost: Not too pricey. No more than $75 total for 2 people.
Breakfast in Solvang:
I've heard of places w/ great pasteries, but I tend to need something more substantial. Think eggs, pancakes, oatmeal, and such. Something to coat the stomach nicely before ingesting lots of tasty wines!
Lunch in Los Olivos area:
Sunday brunch place, or a nice lunch place in the Los Olivos area would be nice before we have to head home.
Per some Chowhounders recommendations...we're having dinner at the Ballard Inn. Really looking forward to that!