Weekend Guide | Santa Barbara

Given that Santa Barbara is only a 2-hour drive from LA, it's a great place to visit for the weekend. My now-husband (we recently got married!) and I recently went up there and discovered some new (and not so new) places to eat. 

 // Our first stop of the trip,  Santa Barbara Fish Market  by the harbor. 

// Our first stop of the trip, Santa Barbara Fish Market by the harbor. 

 // All locally caught seafood: ahi tuna, uni, and stone crab claws.

// All locally caught seafood: ahi tuna, uni, and stone crab claws.

 // A close-up of the Santa Barbara uni. It was only $8 for this tray.

// A close-up of the Santa Barbara uni. It was only $8 for this tray.

 //  The Black Sheep , a fairly new spot in Santa Barbara serves small plates and offers a chef's tasting menu for the adventurous person.

// The Black Sheep, a fairly new spot in Santa Barbara serves small plates and offers a chef's tasting menu for the adventurous person.

 // Chicken livers in a sherry cream sauce was my favorite dish.

// Chicken livers in a sherry cream sauce was my favorite dish.

 //  The Shop Cafe  is my favorite spot for breakfast. 

// The Shop Cafe is my favorite spot for breakfast. 

 // Steel-cut oatmeal with the fixings.

// Steel-cut oatmeal with the fixings.

 // Fried chicken sandwich with a waffle bun.

// Fried chicken sandwich with a waffle bun.

 // If you're up for a drive, check out  Cold Spring Tavern  which is 30-minutes from downtown Santa Barbara.

// If you're up for a drive, check out Cold Spring Tavern which is 30-minutes from downtown Santa Barbara.

 // The beef chili is a staple dish.

// The beef chili is a staple dish.

 // The main attraction was their BBQ tri-tip which is only available on the weekends.

// The main attraction was their BBQ tri-tip which is only available on the weekends.