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Max’s Restaurant

After browsing in the Axxess Book for a new spot to try, Justin and I decided to visit Max’s on Upper State Street for a late breakfast / lunch.  Max’s is definitely a favorite spot for some of SB’s older residents.  In the 75% filled dining area, all but ourselves were over the age of 60 it appeared.  I have no problem with this and once I opened the menu my attention went straight to the food.  After opening the breakfast menu to the first page, I knew I was in a breakfast mood and would order something off that menu rather than the lunch one.  The breakfast menu was incredibly substantial as they offered 15 or so omelets along with any other traditional breakfast plate you could think up.  I decided to try the Max’s Quesadilla, which came with eggs, onions, bacon and cheese inside a whole wheat tortilla.  It came topped with sour cream and salsa with a side of potatoes and beans.  After a bit of a wait for our food, it all came out perfectly and tasted great.  The Quesadilla filled me up and had great flavor. We were able to use the Axxess card to receive 2 for 1 pricing and will definitely be back to use the 10% discount thereafter.

Would I Return: Yes

Worth the Price: yes

Total Price : $16 after discount and tip

Price: $ ($0-$10)

Max’s Restaurant Website

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Menu

Max's Quesadilla

Max's Quesadilla

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South Coast Deli – Goleta

South Coast Deli has long been one of my favorite places to grab a sandwich in Santa Barbara and ever since they started doing breakfast sandwiches this obsession has only become stronger.  This morning I decided to stop by the Patterson location before heading over to Jordanos for a quick breakfast.  Inside this location they have plenty of seating and is relatively mellow during the morning hours.  It’s always fun to watch all of the employees in the back putting together all of the office orders for later in the day.  With all of the companies in that area of Goleta, this location seems to specialize in office deliveries.  This morning was acrtually the first instance when I had to wait at the register for more than a minute before someone came to help me.  I was plenty fine with this as I could see everyone behind the scenes working their butts off and it didnt look like anyone was slacking in the slightest.  I’ve met both Dar and Jim (the owners) on seperte occasions and there couldn’t be a nicer couple and proffessional when it comes to running such a hopping place.  Their other locations (Chapala, Carrillo, IV) all have a faithful following and come lunch time they must be closed if the line isn’t out the door!

Today I ordered the Max’s Sandwich off of the breakfast menu which comes on sliced/toasted sourdough and includes scrambled eggs, bacon, pepper-jack cheese, tomato, and cajun mayo.  I was able to use my Axxess card for a free coffee (Peet’s).  The sandwich came out quickly and was as tasty and filling as usual.  This is a sandwich to have if your looking for a big breakfast or know you won’t be eating again until well after lunch time.

Would I Return: Yes

Worth the Price: Yes

Total Price : $7 ($6.50 + Tax) (Free Soda or Coffee with Axxess Card)

Price: $ ($0-$10)

South Coast Deli Website

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Max's Sammie

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Nicky D’s Wood-Fired Pizza

It’s amazing how the small stretch of De La Vina Street can have three quality pizza joints.  After having Taffy’s and Marty’s on various other occasions I was ready to try the newest of the three, Nicky D’s.  Nicky D’s uses a wood-fired oven and offers your typical pizza shop fare; pizza, calzones, salads, wings, etc.  The spot is overall pretty small with only a handful of tables and the prep area in the same room practically.  It was Allison, Justin and I on this particular occasion so we decided to order a few items.  We ordered the house dinner salad, 6 HOT wings and a large Nicky D’Lux (pepperoni, sausage, mushroom, olive, peppers, onion).  We were able to use our axxess card for a one time offer of 20% off the entire order, which saved us about $7 on our total.  The salad was enough for three people and came with a tasty italian dressing and mixed greens as opposed to iceberg.  The wings can be ordered three different ways (regular, hot and BBQ) and having decided on hot it was a good thing we had water nearby.  They were very spicy and came out dripping in sauce.  The pizza arrived soon after and was drenched in toppings.  The sheer weight of all the toppings made the inner area of the pizza rather flimsy, but the crust got crispier towards the perimeter.  I found the big pieces of sausage very flavorful, but felt they went a little over board with the red onion.  The owner looked to be making the pizzas and also came out to check on us which was a nice gesture I always appreciate.

Would I Return: Yes

Worth the Price: Yes

Total Price (after discount and tip): $33 …. Full Mixed Green Salad: $7.95 Six Wings: $5.95 Large Nicky D’Lux: $21.95

Price: $$ ($10-$20)

Nicky D’s Website

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Serious Signage

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NY Style

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Baskin Robbins

Since I showed so much restraint during dinner by ordering a salad, we decided to splurge for desert and headed over to Baskin Robbins on Upper State Street. With a place like Baskin Robbins you pretty much know what your gonna get both service and food wise. Per usual we each tried three different flavors after which I decided on a single scoop of Cake Frosting inside of a sugar cone. We were able to use our Axxess card for the second time in one night as we received another single scoop for free (one time offer). Allison decided to go with the “classic” Pralines & Cream in a sugar cone. The young girl working was plenty cordial and a good sport about our trying different flavors (as she should be). The store was clean inside and our trip was overall a good experience.

Would I Return: Yes

Worth the Price: Yes

Total Price (after discount): $2.74

Price: $ ($0-$10)

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