I'm heading to Santa Barbara over the weekend of 12/9 and 12/10. I'll spend the morning and afternoon of 12/9 in the wineries. Any places I should definitely hit while I'm there? I know the whole Sideways thing, but I'm just looking for some MUST SEE places up there. Any recs for a place to grab a lunch would be perfect...
As for the evening of 12/9, I'll be doing dinner in Santa Barbara. I'm looking for 3 different restaurants to choose from - something trendy, something with great seafood, and something distinctly Santa Barbara. Money's not a real big issue, and it doesn't have to be overly romantic, or have a view, or anything. Just a place with great food would be perfect. It can be anywhere in Santa Barbara, although we'll be staying on State St. about 10 blocks from the pier.
The next morning, I'd like to do grab some breakfast/brunch. Once again, I'm just looking for great food - someplace that serves great fresh, regional cuisine. I'm coming from DC, so any place that is "California" would be great.
That should pretty much do it for my little vacation there....any help with this would be greatly appreciated!