I was surprised to learn that the Santa Maria and the Santa Ynez Restaurant Weeks in 2018 run consecutively, from today, Jan. 14 through Jan. 28th, but not both of them are on the same days. Santa Maria Restaurant Week starts on the 14th and finishes on Jan. 20th. The Santa Ynez Valley Restaurant Week begins Jan. 21st and concludes on Jan. 28th. And since they are are within short range of each other, that gives rez of the northern Santa Barbara County (as well as SLO County even though they run Restaurant Week over the entire month) a huge array of options for excellent meals that are downright cheap in price! Not only that, many winery tasting rooms are taking advantage of the great press by participating, too. Think of it like this, both weeks include restaurants you may feel are too pricey for your budget, but during Restaurant Week they’re affordable for almost everyone. It’s a win-win for food and wine lovers!
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