Santa Barbara is so much more than just a pretty vacation destination. Tucked amid the sawing palms, red tile roofs and white sand beaches is a vibrant food culture ready to be explored. There are taco stands, fine dining restaurants and daily farmers markets waiting to satisfy your every appetite. Eat local sea urchin fresh off the boat at the harbor. Grab a late night breakfast burrito from a window inside a convenience store. Taste your way through menus that pair the area's famous Central Coast wines with farm-to-table dishes that change with the season. Meet the friendly and inventive chefs, chocolatiers and other food producers who call Santa Barbara home. Many of the area's best eats and eateries can be found on small side streets and tucked in quiet neighborhoods. From mom-and-pop shops to historic local landmarks, let this book be your guide to the hidden and not-so hidden foodie gems in this paradise known as the American Riviera. Come hungry!