The excitement level at Andersen’s Danish Bakery & Restaurant in Santa Barbara is through the roof right now. Lots of new kitchen staff has this State Street favorite humming with great takes on both new and familiar recipes, a firm commitment to Mama's Andersen's “from scratch” cooking and some of the best dining values in Santa Barbara for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Buy one of the famous butter-ring pastries right now and get a second for half off. During Happy Hour, from 3-7 pm daily, wine and beer come with complimentary crostini, and buying one small plate gets a second one for half off. (The people-watching on State Street is always free!) The new three-course specials feature a salad of local greens or homemade soup plus a choice of entrée - chicken piccata with caper sauce; breaded pork steak (schnitzel) with lemon-butter sauce; Hakkebof (ground chuck beef) with onions, potatoes, pickled beets and bordelaise sauce; or the “loaded” beef burger - and world-class apple strudel to finish, all for $19.95. It’s fresh, homemade, farm-to-table food without the fuss. There’s also a great selection of hard ciders, Danish and local craft beers, wine and sparkling wine, all at super-reasonable prices. High tea is served daily from 2 pm, and the events room is perfect for business parties, rehearsal dinners, and other celebrations.

1106 State Street