We frequently enjoy Santa Barbara Roasting Company, Backyard Bowls, SB Brew Co, and the Beachbreak Cafe. We’re big fans of Mexican food here, especially El Sitio, Chilangos, and Los Arroyos (occasionally referred to as “Maria’s” around here because of their great enchiladas). We’ve also been known to haunt El Bajio on Milpas.
John Reeve recommends Tom Waits, Neko Case, Steve Earle, Medeski Martin & Wood, David Mitchell, Neil Gaiman, Cormac MacCrthy, Fastrack Bicycles, Linux, LEGO, Inyo National Forest, Cal Poly Art and Design Department.
Michael Payne recommends Ubuntu Linux, Gowesty, Original Signal, Trader Joes, Johnny Cash, imgur, Stumbleupon, Zite, Runkeeper, Miami Dolphins, St. Louis Cardinals, Velociraptors, SyFy Channel and Dexter.
Cameron Brooks recommends Firestone Walker beers, nachos at Freebirds World Burrito (Isla Vista only), NetBeans IDE for PHP, Synergy, Upton Teas, Starbucks, Modern Warfare 3, The LA Lakers, Mint, Breaking Bad, Mad Men, The League, Newegg, and FiveThirtyEight.