Wednesday, April 16, 2014

The Lark (Santa Barbara)

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The Lark, by day.



The Lark, by night.  Either way, the menu looks good enough to enjoy whenever you happen to stop by.  It's owned by the same group behind Lucky Penny directly next door.  Having grabbed lunch there earlier, and enjoying it, we decided to give this place a try as well.  It made perfect sense for us since they have craft cocktails and a menu from which you can order at the bar.  It's exactly what Lilly and I wanted that evening especially after just having a round of drinks and small plates at Blue Tavern.



 
Shortly after seating ourselves at the bar, we were brought a basket of fresh buttery herbed popcorn.  If they sold this stuff in theaters, maybe then it would justify the sky-high prices they charge...maybe.



 Cocktails!



 Jack Rabbit.



 June Gloom.



House Made Pimento Cheese - smoked gouda, provolone, shiner bock, pickled serrano & bell pepper, grilled baguette.  I need to make this at home.  The spread, slaw and toast were really good on their own but the sum of its parts were even better.



Deviled Eggs - crispy pancetta, jalapeno, smoked paprika, chives.  The eggy-weggs were good and possibly even better with a splash of hot sauce.  That's just how I roll.



The bartender was nice enough to let me to try Deschute's Freshly Squeezed IPA.  It was one of the better  IPAs I've drank  but I had to resist.  I'll drink you again later, I promise you that.  It's worth seeking out, if you like that sort of thing.



I considered buying the staff a round, but when I saw the beer they'd receive, I held back.  No bueno.  



2 comments:

  1. We just wanted to personally thank you for taking the time to write a great review on The Lark and we're happy you had an enjoyable experience during your recent visit. We will be sure to let the staff, including the bartender know you appreciated their service. We look forward to seeing you again soon and we'll make sure to have a fresh basket of popcorn waiting for you!

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  2. It was my pleasure. I anticipate dropping by for a meal and/or drinks whenever I make my way up the coast again. Cheers!

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