We simply adore Santa Barbara and will find any excuse to have lunch at a restaurant with a patio. Today we hit the jack pot with Metropulos! After picking up our wine at The Santa Barbara
Winery, we strolled over a block, down Yanonali and ended up here. We love the folk art pig and rooster on the front steps and the lovely umbrellas outside. Inside, grab a menu and go to the deli counter to order. You can choose from Custom Sandwiches
(either a half or whole $4.95-$9.95-add ons are extra) or order from the extensive menu. I recommend ordering from the menu. The Metro Ranch (8.95/$5.25) is a huge grilled chicken breast topped with fresh tomato, avocado, red onions, melted smoked mozzarella,
mixed greens, and ranch dressing on toasted sourdough. This sandwich is insanely delicious! My favorite is the Fancypants Greek ($9.95). This baby is full of turkey, feta cheese, olive tapenade, housemade Greek dressing, cucumbers, red onion, fresh
tomatoes, and mixed greens on a fresh ciabatta roll. To add to it, try some Russian potato salad. ($1.50) If you've never tried this, it's not too late. Red potatoes, scallions, and black olives combine with a light vinaigrette to make a tasty side for
any sandwich. Soups ($4.50-$6.50) are prepared from homemade stock and change daily. Salads ($5.95-$9.95) range from bacon, tomato, and Swiss to the Metro Cobb. Stop into the bakery for a chewy chocolate chip cookie ($1). After lunch pick up
some goumet food, bread, or chocolate for the ride home. Food, wine, and Santa Barbara on a beautiful afternoon...welcome to paradise. Metropulos 216 East Yanonali Street, Santa Barbara. (805) 899-2300.
Recommended Dishes: Metro Ranch Sandwich, Greek Sandwich, Russian Potato Salad, Chocolate Chip Cookies, Housemade Gyros on Th/Fr/Sat.