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The Second Annual Film Feast Comes to Town


Back for its second year, SBIFF’s Film Feast program features more than 25 restaurants, tasting rooms, and bars offering special deals — usually three-course specials, but sometimes even more elaborate affairs. It’s hard to highlight everyone, but here are five very different approaches worth checking out:

Adama Vegan Comfort Cuisine: The $24 “Like Chocolate for Elephants” menu features enchilada mole poblano o pipian (rice or quinoa versions). 428 Chapala St., (805) 560-1348, adamavegan.com.

Bistro 1111: A recent tasting featured a yummy starter: a Pacific crab cake with avocado relish, chipotle aioli, and citrus micro greens, just part of a delicious-sounding $38 three-course menu. 1111 E. Cabrillo Blvd., (805) 730-1111, santabarbara.hyatt.com.

Four Seasons Biltmore Bella Vista: Truly feast on Chef Alessandro Cartumini’s best: $49 for four courses that include veal or eggplant osso buco, rustic polenta, baby broccoli, and braising jus. 1260 Channel Dr., (805) 969-2261, fourseasons.com/santabarbara.

Mac’s Fish & Chip Shop: Want to get out faster and fishier? Here’s your chance with some clam chowder, fish ’n’ chips, mushy peas or slaw (be brave, go mushy!), and a glass of wine or a pint to hoist, all for less than $20. 503 State St., (805) 897-1160, macssb.com.

Olio e Limone: Italy, food, film: How can you go wrong? There are three options here: the two-course “La Strada” for $35, three-course “La Vita e Bella” for $45, or four-course “Cinema Paradiso” for $60. These menus feature mouth-watering concepts like pear “carpaccio” and pasta sampling. 17 W. Victoria St., (805)-899-2699, olioelimone.com.

For all the deals, see SBFilmFeast.com.

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