It's an anniversary dinner and it looks like everything good is closed. We don't really want to deal with the traffic in Santa Barbara. Just something quiet and nice but closer to wine country or even Santa Maria.
Flavored with fresh herbs, lemon, and a hint of hot sauce, and coated with crunchy panko breadcrumbs, these crab cakes truly live up to their name. The tangy and crisp slaw is a fantastic accompaniment to this dish, or any type of fried seafood.