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THE OWL IS NESTED IN THE HEART OF SANTA BARBARA'S DOWNTOWN DISTRICT. SERVING ASIAN-INSPIRED DISHES, SANDWICHES ON HOUSE MADE BREADS AND SEASONAL SALADS.

OPENING IN EARLY SEPTEMBER 2010 AS A POP UP RESTAURANT INSIDE OF ZEN YAI THAI CUISINE. CINDY BLACK, FORMER PASTRY CHEF/CATERER, QUIT HER DAY JOB AND SPENT HER LAST PENNIES OPENING WHAT WOULD BECOME A PLACE FOR NIGHT OWLS TO COME AND EXPERIENCE GREAT LOCAL FOOD IN THE WEE HOURS OF THE NIGHT.

QUICKLY OUTGROWING THE ZEN YAI NEST, CINDY MOVED TO 5 WEST CANON PERDIDO AND OPENED DURING THE DAY AS WELL.

MENU ITEMS INCLUDE A TRI-TIP BANH MI SLATHERED IN RICH OYSTER CHILI MAYO OR A THAI BASIL CHEESEBURGER, USING QUALITY GRASS FED BEEF, GREEN CURY AND DUCK FAT. SATISFYING BREAKFAST STATEMENTS SUCH AS THE WAKE N' BACON, A WAFFLE SANDWICH FILLED WITH POACHED EGG, BACON AND TOPPED WITH BRULEED MAPLE PASTRY CREAM ARE SERVED ALL DAY. BECOME A FAN ON FACEBOOK FOR DAILY SPECIALS, OFFERS AND SPECIAL EVENTS.

THE OWL HAS BEEN AWARDED 2011 BEST RESTAURANT OPEN LATE FROM THE SANTA BARBARA RESTAURANT GUIDE, 2012 READER'S CHOICE "BEST OF" AWARD FROM SANTA BARBARA INDEPENDENT, AS WELL AS BEEN FEATURED IN FOOD AND WINE MAGAZINE, THE NEW YORK TIMES AND NUMEROUS LOCAL AND NATIONAL BLOGS.