Spotlight: February 2020 (Part One)
The latest edition of our culinary tour takes us to Sonoritas Prime Tacos, Los Arroyos Solvang Mexican Restaurant, Shaloob’s Funk Zone Patio and Huckleberry’s… cheers!
1. Sonoritas Prime Tacos
Real tacos are not fast food. Real tacos are meant to be full of the tender, juicy, rich flavor of a steak, cooked to your preference; with at least as much care and dedication as a chef would put into a steak. And that’s what you get when you go to Sonoritas, where all salsas, dishes and even the corn tortillas are made from scratch with only seasonal, local and preferably-organic ingredients.
2. Shaloob’s Funk Zone Patio
Started by Jerry Shalhoob in 1973, Shalhoob Meat Company is one of the few family businesses left in “The Funk Zone”. All of the meats served are hormone- and antibiotic-free and grain-fed with no by-products. The fruits and vegetables are locally sourced, and the seafood is caught by Santa Barbara fisherman and delivered directly to Shalhoob’s – no middlemen!
3. Los Arroyos Solvang Mexican Restaurant & Take Out
Family owned and operated, Los Arroyos serves fresh, homemade Mexican food crafted each day from the finest ingredients. Chef Tony’s original recipes offer a variety of dishes from traditional fare such as Sopes, Tamales, and Pozole to modern cuisine including the Mama’s Salad with grilled vegetables, Ceviche with fresh fish, and the Garden Burrito.
The moment you walk into Huckleberry’s, you’ll know you’ve found a place to escape from the everyday… the weeping willow tree sparkling with fireflies, the faint din of crickets chirping and the unmistakable rhythmic sound of Southern music in the background. It seems as if you’ve been carried away to the Bayou in just a few steps. And the food….so many choices! Breakfast features Mardi Gras Beignets, Chicken & Waffles, Skillet Hotties and Signature Omelets. For lunch, where else can you get Fried Green Tomatoes, Creole Style Louisiana Catfish, N’awlins Sandwiches and scratch-made soups? Try ‘em all!