Sly’s Carpinteria — It’s a personal thing.
August 8, 2014 marked our 6th Anniversary at Sly’s. We celebrated in our traditional manner, which is with a gift for each of our Sly’s customers. The gift was our traditional gift of ripe Beylik Farms tomatoes, the same ripe wonderful tomatoes we serve all year at Sly’s. This year we gave out more than 140 pounds of those gorgeous, tomatoes!
We are very pleased that the last six years has seen a growing number of smiling faces leaving Sly’s after their great meals. We’re looking forward to many more years of great meals and terrific service for our customers at Sly’s. We’re proud to be at the “World’s Safest Beach and we’d like to thank the people of Carpinteria, and all of our clients for their terrific support here at “The Last Great Beach Town on the Central Coast.”
We started 2008 by cleaning, remodeling, and making 686 Linden ready for fine dining with Chef James Sly and staff. 2009 was a busy year as we worked to make all of our new customers happy.
The Food’s the Thing
Already, diners seem to have chosen favorites — a crowd shows for Monday’s Blue Plate Special — Meat Loaf and Mashed Potatoes, but Sunday’s Chicken Pot Pie seems equally popular. Here’re all of our Blue Plate Specials at Sly’s.
With spring here, and summer around the corner, there’s lots going on with fresh vegetables from the Santa Barbara Farmer’s Market. We’re saying goodbye this week to Mama’s beautiful Brussels sprouts, but we just welcomed back Rodney’s Carpinteria grown Fava beans, and we know that Harry’s Berries will have some of those incredible thin French green beans coming in just a few weeks. (Not to mention that right now, Harry’s Berries strawberries are about the most incredible strawberries you’ll ever have.)
Mama's Brussels Sprouts and Leaves
Lauri, at the Farmer's Market, affectionately known as "Mama," has done it again with this winter's favorite vegetable, the Brussels sprout. From her family farm up in Arroyo Grande she supplies us the best quality sprouts we've had.
Tired Old Favorites
James likes to say he features “tired old favorites” and the pastas he offers are pretty much in that category: Spaghettini Carbonara with smokey bacon, onions, cream and eggs, received a good writeup and a nice photo featured in a review from Michael Cervin at the Santa Barbara News Press. (We’re pleased to say we received 4 stars) The spicy Calamari in red sauce, inspired by James’ friend Andy Granatelli, vies for popularity with the Spaghettini Caruso with chicken livers in Marsala.
Finally, one of the most striking things about the decor at Sly’s is the collection of photographer Jesse Alexander’s photos on display. This artists eye and lens captured the European racing scene in the 50s and 60s. More than thirty of Jesse’s images fill the walls of the dining rooms at Sly’s.