Top Chef in Santa Barbara?!
Apparently, it was filmed here in town at Epiphany (which is co-owned by Kevin Costner) The restaurant is lovely to look at inside. I went to the bar section one evening for "Happy Hour" (my friend took me there for my birthday.) and was completely disappointed. The "nibbles" were extremely minimal and people were battling for them. (Nothing makes you so, well, "non-Happy" than having being elbowed in line to pick up a single crusty shrimp.") They did not really sit well in my stomach, hate to say, I did not feel well afterwards.
Kudos to the bartendress, though! She was fabulous!
Guess I will have to go back and try them for a "real" meal. Give them a second chance, before they get mobbed from other local Top Chef afficionados.
For some fun "Top Chef" blogging fun, check out "Blogging Top Chef, They Cook...We Roast" and "Top Chef 2. They Cook. We Dish." and "Amuse-Biatch. TV's Top Chef and Other Matters Gustatory."
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