Before settling in-or traveling far-for the obligatory family turkey gathering, we recommend a night out on the town. And what better way to enjoy a good meal, fine wine, and the company of friends than an evening of food and music? For some rollicking good times-and some scrumptious food to boot-check out some Santa Barbara eateries that are currently booking dinnertime entertainment. We guarantee some delicious tunes to chow down to.
• The Bay Cafe and Fish Market (131 Anacapa St.) considers itself one of Santa Barbara’s best-kept dining secrets, and we can’t help but agree. Delicate and delightful seafood fare is paired with live tunes on the patio Friday through Sunday at 6 p.m.
• Enjoy Southern eats and roadside blues at Tupelo Junction Cafe (1218 State St.) every Friday from 5:30-7:30 p.m. when the Stiff Pickle Orchestra plays to the loyal happy-hour crowds.
• Quantum Kitchen & Cocktails (201 W. Carrillo St.) offers up delightful new American cuisine and an eclectic lineup of singer/songwriters every Wednesday and Thursday from 6:30-9:30 p.m.