Food & Drink in Isla Vista

Christopher Titus: The Angry Pursuit of Happiness at Lobero Theatre on Saturday, September 27 (Up to 41% Off)

Christopher Titus: The Angry Pursuit of Happiness

Lobero Theatre

$34 $20

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Comedian shares brutally honest stories of his unconventional life and tackles topics including terrorism and his dysfunctional family

$15 for $30 Worth of Mexican Food on Sunday–Thursday or Friday and Saturday at Rose Café on the Mesa

Rose Café on the Mesa

Alta Mesa

$30 $15

Housemade chorizo from a family recipe spices up chilaquiles, quesadillas, and huevos rancheros served all day

Barbecue for Dine-In or Carryout at Woody's Bar-B-Q (Up to 40% Off)

Woody's BBQ

Santa Barbara

$30 $18

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This barbecue joint has been serving slow-smoked baby back ribs and BBQ chicken for more than 30 years

$19 for Two Glasses of Wine and One Appetizer at Pierre Lafond Wine Bistro (Up to $38 Value)

Pierre LaFond Wine Bistro

Lower State

$38 $19

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Local and international cabernet, pinot noir, and sauvignon blanc wash down sausage piperade flatbread or mussels steamed in white wine

$14 for Two House Margaritas and a Shared Mexican Appetizer at Baja Sharkeez (Up to $24.49 Value)

Baja Sharkeez

Santa Barbara

$24.49 $14

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Baja-style Mexican appetizers such as shrimp ceviche or mini chicken tacos pair with hand-shaken margaritas that can be infused with fruit

American Breakfast and Lunch Cuisine for Two or Four at Restaurant Open (Half Off). Two Options Available.

Restaurant Open

Santa Barbara

$20 $10

Daily specials sourced from local markets include honey-battered corn dogs, tri-tip sandwiches, and meatball subs

Japanese Food and Sushi at Ichiban Japanese Restaurant & Sushi (Up to Half Off). Five Options Available.

Ichiban Japanese Restaurant & Sushi Bar

Santa Barbara

$20 $12

Sushi rolls filled with ingredients such as roasted eel, mussels, and spicy crab meat defeat hunger alongside rice bowls topped with meat

Pizza and Drinks Valid Weekdays or Weekends at Giovanni's of Carpinteria (Up to 45% Off)

Giovanni's of Carpinteria

Downtown Carpinteria

$20 $11

Specialty pies topped in veggies or pepperoni, salami, and Canadian bacon served alongside hot sandwiches and local beer

Healthy Café Food at Mia's Place Coffee Shop (Up to 52% Off). Two Options Available.

Mia's Place Coffee Shop

Multiple Locations

$25 $12

The café promotes health with handcrafted sandwiches, fruit, salads, and smoothies packed with protein or fruit

$12 for $20 Worth of Indian Food at The Taj Cafe

The Taj Cafe

San Buenaventura (Ventura)

$20 $12

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Diners dig into traditional Indian dishes, such as tandoori chicken, vegetable biryani, and samosas

Chinese Gastropub Lunch or Dinner for Two or Four or Chinese Takeout at Shanghai Beer Garden (Up to 45% Off)

Shanghai Beer Garden

San Buenaventura (Ventura)

$20 $12

Gourmet Chinese eats pair alongside a large selection of drinks in this dog-friendly gastropub reminiscent of a microbrewery

Wine Tasting for Two or Four with Wine to Take Home at Casa Barranca Winery Tasting Room (Up to 54% Off)

Casa Barranca Winery Tasting Room

Ojai

$70 $35

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Flight of Old World–style wines made from organic grapes served in remodeled tasting room adorned with murals of the local wine region

Homestyle Comfort Food at Bonnie Lu's Country Café (Up to 53% Off). Two Options Available.

Bonnie Lu's Country Café

Ojai

$15 $7

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Traditional comfort food including farm-fresh omelets, homemade soups, and hearty sandwiches made with ingredients from local distributors

$12 for $20 Worth of Thai and Peruvian Food at A Good Thai & Peruvian Restaurant

A Good Thai & Peruvian Restaurant

Multiple Locations

$20 $12

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Sample more than 180 dishes featuring the rich, spicy flavors of Thailand and Peru

$12 for $20 Worth of Japanese Cuisine at Fuji Sushi

Fuji Sushi

San Buenaventura (Ventura)

$20 $12

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Sushi platters, teriyaki combinations, soups and rolls

$12 for $20 Worth of Indian Food at Bollywood Indian Restaurant - Ventura

Bollywood Indian Restaurant - Ventura

San Buenaventura (Ventura)

$20 $12

Classic Indian dishes prepared according to your preferred spice level

$15 for $30 Worth of Sushi and Japanese Food at Seaward Sushi Bar

Seaward Sushi Bar

Ventura

$30 $15

Chefs whip up an eclectic menu of specialty maki rolls filled with fresh ingredients such as baked lobster, garlicky tuna & torched halibut

Wine Flight with Cheese Plate or Sandwich and Glass of Wine for Two or Four at Gone West Cellars (Half Off)

Gone West Cellars

San Buenaventura (Ventura)

$48 $24

Guests sample wines from Ventura County and the surrounding area; bar boasts friendly communal tables and Western flair

$29 for Winery Passport with Tastings at Five Wineries from Santa Ynez Valley Wine Club ($60 Value)

Santa Ynez Valley Wine Club

Multiple Locations

$60 $29

Vino veterans and occasional tipplers alike can enjoy the welcoming embrace of five of Santa Ynez Valley's finest wineries

Wine Tasting, Class, and Tour for Two or Four at Rideau Vineyard (Up to 74% Off)

Rideau Vineyard

Ballard

$134 $35

Each guest samples a flight of five two-ounce fine wines, learn about the details of winemaking, and tour a family vineyard

Wine and Chocolate Tasting Package for Two or Four at Royal Oak Winery (58% Off)

Royal Oak Winery

Solvang

$60 $25

Tastings include a choice of chocolate or petits fours and a bottle to take home

Danish Food for Two or Four or More at Viking Garden Restaurant (Up to 44% Off)

Viking Garden Restaurant

Solvang

$35 $20

Located in the historical Jensen's Copenhagen Square, restaurant serves up Danish specialities alongside American dishes with a Danish twist

$40 for a Wine Tasting for Two and $50 Toward a Gourmet Meal at Herzog Wine Cellars ($84 Value)

Herzog Wine Cellars

Downtown Oxnard

$84 $40

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Tastings of six reserve wines prelude a meal at a Zagat-rated restaurant where chefs prepare new American fare from local ingredients

Café Cuisine for Two Monday–Friday or Saturday–Sunday at Tomas Cafe & Gallery (Half Off)

Tomas Cafe and Gallery

Downtown Oxnard

$20 $11

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Using local ingredients, chefs dish out fresh, Mexican-influenced café food, paired with coffeehouse drinks

New American Cuisine for Lunch or Dinner at Sugar Beets Restaurant & Bar (Up to $15 Off)

Sugar Beets Restaurant & Bar

Downtown Oxnard

$20 $11

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Dive into new American cuisine that includes the likes of guac and chips, salmon teriyaki salad, and a BLT with avocado

Wine Sensory Experience for Two or Four at Roblar Winery (Up to 53% Off)

Roblar Winery

Solvang-Santa Ynez

$60 $39

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The Experience includes sips of five wines, which are paired with small complementary bites

Laugh Out Loud Comedy Nights with Jason Love at Paseo Camarillo Regency on October 15–December 17 (Up to 47% Off)

Laugh Out Loud Comedy Nights with Jason Love

Paseo Camarillo Regency

$15 $8

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Jason Love, alongside some of Hollywood's hottest stand-up comedians, shares skills that got him on Comedy Central and "Last Comic Standing"

Wine and Artisan-Chocolate Pairing for Two or Four at Millésimé Cellars (50% Off)

Millésimé Cellars

Camarillo

$48 $24

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As winemakers explain the wine-making process from grape to glass, guests pair five wines with chocolates inside a barrel room and cellar

$12 for $20 Worth of Thai and Peruvian Food at Thai Peru Restaurant

Thai Peru Restaurant

Camarillo

$20 $12

Classic Thai dishes such as pad thai and curry served with Peruvian favorite such as ceviche in a richly furnished space

Wine Tasting for Two or Four at Core Wine Company (55% Off)

Core Wine Company

Downtown Orcutt

$20 $9

Tasting session focuses on the art of blending wines; guests receive a discount on bottles

$17 for a Honey Tasting with Four Take-Home Honey Jars at Bennett's Honey Farm ($25 Value)

Bennett's Honey Farm

Fillmore

$25 $17

Visitors taste different varieties of pure, raw honey, with flavors that might include orange, sage, wildflower, and avocado

$12 for Gourmet Sandwiches and Sides for Two at Stone Oven ($20 Value)

Stone Oven

Stone Oven: The Oaks Mall

$20 $12

Emerging from the oven every seven minutes, still-hot focaccia is the base of each gourmet sandwich, layered with fresh veggies and meat

Cuban Food for Parties of Two or Four at El Rincon Cubano Restaurant (Up to 50% Off)

El Rincon Cubano Restaurant

Multiple Locations

$20 $11

Authentic Cuban food from a Cuban-born chef is paired with local DJs, live bands, and other entertainment on the weekends

Organic Produce at Coastal Pacific's Simi Valley Farmers’ Market (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Coastal Pacific LLC

Simi Valley Farmers' Market

$16 $8

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Market with numerous vendors boasts seasonal harvests of certified fruits, vegetables, herbs, and legumes

Korean Food at Fresh Korea BBQ (Up to 40% Off). Two Options Available.

Fresh Korea BBQ

Simi Valley

$15 $9

Diners prepare Korean barbecue by cooking thin, marinated slices of meat at their table; meats include bulgogi beef, pork belly & calamari

Beer-, Wine-, or Cheese-Making Class for One or Two at Simi Valley Home Brew (65% Off)

Simi Valley Home Brew

Simi Valley

$99 $35

Experts discuss the basics in brewing wine or beer or making homemade mozzarella and ricotta cheese

Pizza and Salad, Subs and Sodas for Two, or Family Pizza Meal at The Don's Pizzeria (Up to 47% Off)

The Don's Pizzeria

Simi Valley

$30 $16

Salads, subs, garlic bread and large build-your-own pizzas crowned with toppings such as pepperoni, goat cheese, olives, and bacon

$35 for a Deluxe Wine Tasting Package for Two at Monarch Grove Winery ($70 Value)

Monarch Grove Winery

Grover Beach

$70 $35

Visitors sample local wines in a bright and sunny tasting room, and can take home a bottle of their favorite vintage

$5 for $10 Worth of Microbrews, Pub Grub, and Merchandise at Pismo Brewing Company

Pismo Brewing Company

Pismo Beach

$10 $5

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Beer craftsmen slake thirst with rotating selection of six microbrews that include Pismo pale ale & Roadster red ale

Italian Cuisine and Drinks for Lunch or Dinner at Two Guys from Italy (Up to 50% Off). Three Options Available.

Two Guys from Italy

Granada Hills

$18 $9

Fresh garlic and virgin olive oil flavor Italian dishes such as carbonara pasta with a choice of seven noodles or pollo scarpariello

Up to 40% Off Breakfast, Barbecue Lunch, Dinner for Two or Four, or Carryout at Cookin' With Lenny's Smokehouse

Cookin' With Lenny's Smokehouse

San Fernando Valley

$20 $12

Local celebrity chef Lenny Bent cooks up homestyle breakfast and barbecue such as whiskey-glazed ribs and smoked chicken

Italian Four-Course Dinner for Two or Four at Buon Gusto Ristorante (Up to 53% Off)

Buon Gusto Ristorante

Mission Hills

$103.20 $49

Basil and eggplant grown in the restaurant's own garden enhance classic Italian dishes made with care

Pastries and Filipino-American Cuisine for Two or Four at Ninong's Pastries and Cafe (Up to 45% Off)

Ninong's Pastries & Cafe

Granada Hills South

$20 $14

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Eclectic blend of cafe food and Filipino-American cuisine made served with imported coffees and teas

Frozen Yogurt at Golden Spoon Frozen Yogurt (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Golden Spoon Frozen Yogurt

Calabasas

$15 $8

Full-service frozen yogurt in flavors such as cake batter, mango, and graham cracker

Four-Course French Dinner with Option for Wine for Two or Four at Le Sanglier French Restaurant (Up to 59% Off)

Le Sanglier French Restaurant

Tarzana

$140 $59

40-year-old eatery presents fish dumplings, coq au vin, or pork tenderloin in a peppercorn sauce during four-course dinner with wine

$20 for a Wine Tasting with Food Pairings for Two at The Workshop Urban Wine Collective ($50 Value)

The Workshop Urban Wine Collective

San Luis Obispo

$50 $20

Brand new tasting lounge serves a cheese plate for each pair and pours three samples of wine per person; wine pours are 2 ounces each

One Dozen Cupcakes or $12 for $20 Worth of Baked Goods at Bake You Happy

Bake You Happy

Santa Clarita

$36 $22

Up to 13 flavors of cupcake each day, plus cake pops, cupcake jars, brownies, Rice Krispie treats, and other baked goods

$25 for $40 Worth of Middle Eastern Cuisine at Persia Lounge. Groupon Reservation Required.

Persia Lounge

Santa Clarita

$40 $25

Chef and co-owner of Persian lounge uses traditional Middle Eastern spices and flavors, such as saffron, halal meat, and pomegranate paste

Pita Meal for Two or Four or Ten-Pita Catering Package at Pita Pit (Up to 41% Off)

Pita Pit

Valencia

$18.74 $11

Pita sandwiches stuffed with meat, veggies, falafel—and in the morning, breakfast fixings—topped with tzatziki and other savory sauces

$39 for Barrel-Tasting for 2 with Wine, Picnic and Commemorative Glasses at Agua Dulce Winery ($112 Value)

Agua Dulce Winery

Agua Dulce Winery

$112 $39

Tour a wine cellar containing 2,300 oak barrels filled with reserve wines from the renown estate and sample two straight from the barrel

Diner Food for Two or Four or More at The Saugus Cafe (40% Off)

The Saugus Cafe

Valencia

$20 $12

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Pancakes, burgers, and cocktails served around the clock

$12 for $25 Worth of Drinks at Rehab Bar

Rehab Bar

Canyon Country

$25 $12

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Sushi and Japanese Cuisine for Two or Four at Tomo Sushi (Up to 38% Off)

Tomo Sushi

Northridge

$30 $20

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Chefs artfully plate sushi and sashimi rolls that are just as pleasing to the eyes as they are to the tongue, as well as a lineup of seafood

Two Medium One-Topping Pizzas or One Large Combination Pizza for Carry-Out at Slice of Italy (Up to 48% Off)

Slice of Italy

Westlakes

$23 $12

Bring home cheesy one-topping pizzas or grab a large combination pie topped with salami, pepperoni, bell pepper, onions, and olives

Two or Four Burgers and Drafts or $10 for $20 Worth of Drinks at Amestoy's on the Hill

Amestoy's on the Hill

Bakersfield

$20 $10

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Bar open since 1948 offers drinks, such as margaritas, draft beer, and well drinks, that can be paired with burgers and sides

$15 for $30 Worth of Southern-Style Steak-House Cuisine for Two or More at Logan's Roadhouse

Logan's Roadhouse - Bakersfield

Riviera/Westchester

$30 $15

Mesquite wood-grilled steaks, baby back ribs, grilled-chicken, and specialty salads are complemented by selection of beer and cocktails

$20 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $20 Worth of Mexican Cuisine at Mauricio's Grill and Cantina ($40 Total Value)

Mauricio's Grill and Cantina

Multiple Locations

$20 $10

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Grilled chicken or vegetarian burritos, pork chili verde, and sautéed chipotle shrimp served inside brightly colored bar and grill

$11 for $20 Worth of Beer and Cocktails at Sports & Spirits

Sports & Spirits

Amberton

$20 $11

Beer and cocktails served in a festive sports bar with flat screen televisions darts, billiards, and live music

Steak and New American Food at The Bistro (50% Off). Two Options Available.

The Bistro

Bakersfield

$50 $25

Seated in the casual bar or more upscale dining room, guests enjoy American bistro classics, including seafood and steak

$35 for $50 Worth of Steak-House Cuisine and Drinks for Lunch or Dinner at Steak & Grape Restaurant

Steak and Grape

Fruitvale

$50 $35

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Carefully curated wine selection complements choice steaks, handmade burgers, and fresh seafood in rustic steak house

Four Groupons, Each Good for $5 Worth of Lunch or $12 for $20 Worth of Dinner at Jerry's Pizza

Jerry's Pizza

Jerry's Pizza

$5 $3

Freshly made pizzas topped with jalapeños, canadian bacon, or veggies; juicy burgers and sandwiches; cheesy calzones stuffed with chicken

$10 for Two Vouchers for American Diner Food at Pappy's Coffee Shop ($20 Value)

Pappy's Coffee Shop

Bakersfield

$10 $5

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Large breakfast burritos sate morning appetites, plus chicken-fried steak & burgers in a homestyle diner decorated with American memorabilia

Wine Tasting for Two with Bottle and Optional Expiration Protection at Toretti Family Vineyard (Up to 53% Off)

Toretti Family Vineyards

Los Olivos

$62 $29

Sample wines pressed from grapes grown in the on-site vineyard

Tasting for Two with Glasses and a Bottle of Wine at Malibu Family Wines Tasting Room (Up to 62% Off)

Malibu Family Wines

Los Olivos

$66 $25

A 90-acre winery producing nine varietals, including Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Sauvignon; taste five wines at the Los Olivos tasting room

Frozen Yogurt and Smoothies at Yogen Früz (Up to Half Off). Two Options Available.

Yogen Früz

Tarzana

$10 $6

Creamy probiotic-rich frozen yogurt available in nonfat, no-sugar-added & lactose-free varieties & piled with fresh-fruit mix-ins & toppings

Mediterranean Dinner with Hookah for Two or Four at Shisha Cafe Lounge (Up to 46% Off)

Shisha Cafe Lounge

Encino

$53.96 $29

Guests relax on throw pillows in lantern-lit lounge while enjoying Mediterranean dinner complemented by an array of hookah flavors

Small, Medium, or Large Tray of Baklava at Baklava Factory (Up to 43%)

Baklava Factory

Multiple Locations

$12 $7

Trays filled with baklava in flavors such as almond caramel, traditional walnut, finger cashew, or chocolava with walnut and cinnamon

6 Mini Cupcakes, or Kids' Party or Truck Rental at Sugar Babies Cupcakery (Up to 43% Off). 4 Options Available.

Sugar Babies Cupcakery

Sherman Oaks

$12 $7

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Six miniature cupcakes come in flavors that rotate daily; party guests battle to craft the favorite cupcake; truck treats guests to sweets

Indian Food at Asha Indian Restaurant (Up to 40% Off). Two Options Available.

Asha Indian Restaurant

Tarzana/Encino

$20 $12

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Variety of biyranis, plus lamb, chicken masala, seafood, vegan, and vegetarian meals adjusted to your preferred spice level

Pub Dinner with Draft Beer for Two or Four at Ireland's 32 (Up to 42% Off)

Ireland's 32

Van Nuys

$42.50 $25

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Chefs prepare traditional Irish fare, including bangers 'n' mash, corned-beef sandwiches, and fish and chips, along with hearty pub food

Café Food at Patio Cafe at Sportsman's Lodge Hotel (Up to 43% Off). Two Options Available.

Patio Cafe at Sportsman's Lodge Hotel

Studio City

$30 $17

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1950s-style diner offers cuisine such as belgian waffles, omelets, steak salads, turkey BLT wraps, and eggplant-tofu lasagna TV dinner

$19 for $30 Worth of Middle Eastern Food, Plus 20% Off Catering Services, at The Hummus Bar & Grill

The Hummus Bar & Grill

Tarzana

$30 $19

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Fresh hummus, skewers of lamb, beef, and chicken, grilled salmon, and kosher specialties in a casual spot that welcomes families

$20 for $35 Worth of Italian-American Food at Earth Wind & Flour

Earth Wind & Flour

Santa Monica

$35 $20

Italian food with a California touch, like eggplant pizza and spinach salad with artichoke hearts, at a restaurant with dog-friendly patio

$25 for Shabu-Shabu for Two at Wharo Korean BBQ ($38 Value). Groupon Reservation Required.

Wharo Korean BBQ

Marina Del Ray

$38 $25

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Pairs cook their own meats and vegetables inside pots of bubbling broth during Japanese shabu-shabu meal

$75 for $100 Worth of Italian Cuisine at Vito Restaurant. Groupon Reservation Required.

Vito Restaurant

Mid-City

$100 $75

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Trio of Italian immigrants runs 34-year-old restaurant, which serves classic, Old-World recipes in space with vintage charm

$149 for 5-Course Italian Dinner for Two with Dessert and Wine at Michelin Starred Valentino ($250 Value)

Valentino

Pico

$250 $149

Prosecco or wine complements dishes such as shrimp-stuffed calamari, gnocchi with prosciutto, and lobster risotto in a fine-dining setting

$79 for a Mediterranean Dinner for Two at Sam's by the Beach ($130 Value). Groupon Reservation Required.

Sam's by the Beach

Santa Monica

$130 $79

Owner Sam Elias takes a hands-on approach at his eatery, where he hand selects all the ingredients for his upscale Mediterranean dishes

Two Brunch Items With Two Drinks or Four Brunch Items With Four Drinks at Casa Ado (Up to 43% Off)

Casa Ado

Marina Del Ray

$50 $29

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Stop in for brunch for grilled hangar steak or bagels with fresh lox

$19.80 for a Mediterranean Meal for Two with Appetizer and Entrees at Z Garden (Up to $37.85 Value)

Z Garden

Multiple Locations

$37.85 $19.80

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Plates piled with hummus, shawarma, and skewers of beef, lamb, and eggplant

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At Dogtown, diners nosh on one of seven signature hot dogs beneath towering palm trees and azure sky. Chili, cheese, and diced onions decorate the signature Gaucho dog, and the California Dreamin' frank cuddles with mango habanero, guacamole, and bacon. The classic combo of sauerkraut, onions, and mustard adorns the Coney Island hot dog, and a Louisiana hot link sausage forms the basis of the energizing Hangover Helper. Like PhD certificates, dogs come with a side of chips and a soft drink, the better to top off bellies to fullness. Guests can devour their dogs on the outdoor patio or settle onto a stool within the confines of the eatery's mustard-yellow walls.

888 Embarcadero del Norte
Isla Vista,
CA
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Chino's Rock & Tacos pairs authentic Mexican eats with a socially conscious cooking philosophy, and serves them both in a party-minded rock 'n’ roll atmosphere. Two double-item combo plates can include crispy tacos and chimichangas that scale mountains of spanish rice with pinto beans led by chicken or beef sherpas. Mouthwatering fish tacos filled with grilled mahi-mahi, ahi tuna, or shrimp are fashioned with sustainable seafood practices, and the enchilada packs your choice of chicken, beef, or cheese into a pillowy tortilla. Popular bottled beers such as Corona wash down free chips and salsa, or supply the high notes during glass-bottle family-band showcases.

6530 Pardall Rd
Goleta,
CA
US

From the street, Valley Grind's appearance hearkens back to the Wild West, its double doors and long, covered porch reminiscent of an old general store. Inside, paneled pine walls surround large wooden tables and an overstuffed leather sofa, and the sound of an espresso machine whirrs as baristas plunge the steam wand into a pitcher of milk. Foamy cappuccinos and flavored lattes only begin the menu, however. The team also blends fresh fruit into smoothies and layers bagels with cream cheese, veggies, and meats. In Valley Grind’s adjoining shop, patrons can pick up cute gifts such as candies, cards, hand towels, and other towels that only work on forearms.

3558 Sagunto St
Santa Ynez,
CA
US

The Willows restaurant anchors Chumash Casino Resort with its fine-dining menu of fresh seafood and steaks. Inside, chefs paint modernist starter plates of pasta renteria brush-stroked in bold tangles of fettuccini and shadings of pine nuts, mango, and goat cheese ($14). Tackle appetites instead of dinner dates at the half-yard line of fries ($9), dunking them into creamy pools of lobster bisque ($11). Those who opt to chaperone The Willows' cioppino mixer are privy to a mouth-dance of clams, scallops, and crab legs, all congaing through a saffron-tomato broth and a veil of spicy aioli ($42). Diners can spark meaty romances with grill-iron greats, including the steak frites, a 14-ounce New York Strip steak cooked to preference, smeared with garlic butter, and flanked by crispy fries and a pocket-sized French dictionary ($49).

3400 E Highway 246
Santa Ynez,
CA
US

Small surprises abound inside Takenoya, where ice milk tea might contain sweet bites of mango jelly and one of the sushi rolls might arrive wrapped in soybean paper or cucumber rather than traditional seaweed. Those interested in eschewing surprises can build their own bento box, which compartmentalizes their chosen meals of chicken teriyaki, nigiri, or other specialties into neat squares alongside soup, salad, and rice. Savory noodles swirl amid shrimp tempura in the nabeyaki udon, one of several noodle dishes. The menu also includes traditional plates such as pork katsu, japanese curries, and korean short ribs.

The elaborate sushi listings showcase more than 25 signature rolls. The spicy tempura-lobster roll nestles its namesake ingredient against cucumber, avocado, sprouts, and smelt egg, whereas the summer fresh roll cocoons tuna, salmon, and yellowtail inside a cucumber shell. Four types of box sushi are prepared with a pressing box, which molds each bite into a tiny cube.

5934 Calle Real
Goleta,
CA
US

There’s no one way to tan at European Sun. Alongside UV-free Mystic spray tans, the facility hosts a variety of beds, from standards and standups to turbos, which rocket passengers straight into the sun’s orbit. To maximize results, guests can lather up with designer lotions made by top brands such as Jwoww and Playboy. And European Sun’s skin-care doesn’t stop at bronzing. Inside the facility’s aesthetician room, specialists perform skin-smoothing treatments such as body waxing and acne facials.

7127 Hollister Ave
Goleta,
CA
US