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Santa Barbara Eats: Elements Restaurant & Bar

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Ah, Santa Barbara. Wine, adobe buildings, wine, nice scenery, wine...

So a few months ago I shot a beautiful, simple wedding at the Santa Barbara Courthouse (Most of us bloggers have a life outside of LAist, dear reader. I happen to be a photographer.) Afterwards, we walked through the huge grassy courtyard, across the street, and right into this gorgeous little restaurant called Elements. We had some unbelievably good sandwiches and wraps at the reception along with some great pastries. So I just had to come back and do a proper meal. Little did I know, sandwiches are just the tip of the iceberg. This place is no ordinary American bistro, the food here caught me off guard with its audacity and innovation.

Photos that'll make you hungry, after the jump.