Monday, May 28, 2012

Santa Barbara Farmers' Market

Yeah for our local Farmers’ Market.  How lucky we are to have it twice a week and just 5 minutes by car, or a 20 minute walk from the Cheshire Cat Inn.  Such a wonderful choice of fruits, veggies, flowers and plants, especially this time of year when everything tastes so great!   Just returned from my late afternoon shop for lilies and carnations, but sadly no time to sit, sip wine and people watch.

 The Tuesday market is from 4 – 7, located on lower State Street, a section of which is closed especially for the market.  The Saturday market it is open from 8:30AM to 1:00PM on the corner of Santa Barbara St and Cota.  Both locations are located near coffee houses, restaurants and shops, so there is plenty to do after visiting the market.

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Saturday, May 5, 2012

New Restaurant

Instead of driving or cycling to visit our favorite Taqueria – no more!!  Now we can take a 15 minute walk from the Cheshire Cat Inn to our new favorite Taqueria and Restaurant ‘Cielito’, located in La Arcada Mall which is a Spanish styled mall and is the most attractive we have in Santa Barbara.

Cielito Taqueria is located in the rear part of La Arcada Mall surrounded by a beautiful Spanish courtyard and fountain.  A truly delightful spot to sit and have lunch.  The variety of tacos is fantastic and flavors fabulous.  I had one with fresh salmon and a super tasty fruity salsa the other day, and wanted to eat more!!  Make sure you go early, gets very busy with the locals.  Open Mon-Sat 11.00am-2pm (lunch only).  Order at the counter and the food is delivered to the table.

Cielito – the Restaurant part is open for dinner Tues-Sun.  Indoor and outdoor dining and reservations are a must!  Food is a combination of regional Mexican and South American dishes served tapas style.  Can’t wait to go back!!!

Cielito Restaurant and Taqueria
1114 State Street
Santa Barbara CA, 93101
(805) 225-4488.

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