FRENCH MARKET CAFE Venice Beach added at ♦ Very nice little shop with decent food and passable coffee and a very interesting wine-shop attached.
LURE FISH HOUSE Ventura Added at ♦ A nice place in a pinch. Fair list. Calimari excellent. OK list.
EMPTY BOWL Santa Barbara ♦♦ A hustle-and-bustle joint in the Santa Barbara Public Market almost entirely populated with Asian customers. Nice, round, asian-fusion menu with interesting takes on standards. Serviceable list.
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