Taste of the Town (March 2010)
Here’s what Angela Pettera had to say about Sly’s in her column, Taste of the Town, in the latest issue of 805 Living. Column Title, “Dialed In — Cool Dishes in the 805”
Sort of casual, sort of stylish, this Carpinteria gem is a must-visit. With its Vespa hanging over the bar, glass-wall wine room, and polished wood accents, it’s great for formal occasions. But the service is super-friendly and most of the patrons are comfortably dressed, so there’s nothing stuffy about an evening here, either. Chef and owner James Sly has been cooking for more than 40 years, and his cuisine tastes like it. You really can’t go wrong with anything on this American menu of steaks and seafood, but the abalone is a real treat. Unlike most chophouses, Sly's offers a list of pastas as well as sandwiches and small cuts of steak for those who don’t have a huge appetite. Desserts are wonderful, too. Sly’s is open for lunch Monday through Friday, dinner nightly, and lunch and brunch on Saturday and Sunday.
Thanks, for the kind words, Angela. We find that abalone is one of the Sly’s specialties that people really appreciate.
Source: Angela Pettera, 805 Living