Los Angeles Magazine – Northern Exposure: Start Planning that Road Trip, Young Chefs are Reshaping Dining on the Central Coast

Located in Santa Barbara’s burgeoning Funk Zone, this Southeast Asian restaurant serves crispy rice salad dotted with grilled albacore and lotus-root summer rolls with apricot chutney.

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Food & Wine – Santa Barbara-born chef Daniel Palaima has opened Tyger Tyger

Over in the Funk Zone, a district known for its boutique wine-tasting rooms and eclectic shops, Santa Barbara-born chef Daniel Palaima has opened Tyger Tyger,this link opens in a new tab a casual spot in a cozy Acme Hospitalitythis link opens in a new tab complex that serves fierce and funky dishes inspired by Southeast Asia and beyond. Tyger Tyger’s pork khao soi is a deeply satisfying curry soup with egg noodles, fermented mustard greens, and a generous amount of chile oil.

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Santa Barbara Independent – Chomping Southeast Asian Street Food at Tyger Tyger: Chef Daniel Palaima Comes Home to Lead Latest Eatery by Acme Hospitality

What’s the next move when you’ve created a string of successful restaurants, all in a two-block radius, from Californian, Italian, and Iberian in flavor to full-service, wine bar, bottle shop, and bakery in style? Walk-up Southeast Asian street food served in a colorfully casual cafeteria setting, alongside a gourmet ice creamery and small-batch coffee roaster, of course.

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New York Times – 52 Places to Go in 2019: Santa Barbara

Long known for drawing movie stars and millionaires to its resorts, Santa Barbara has now become a foodie magnet. At Tyger Tyger, Daniel Palaima, a veteran of the kitchens of the Chicago-based chef Grant Achatz, serves Southeast Asian fare beneath rose-colored lanterns. (To finish off the night, try the Szechuan pepper soft serve ice-cream at Monkeyshine.)

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Santa Barbara News-Press – Raise the Pink Lantern: Tyger Tyger brings original take on
Vietnamese/Thai Street Food to Funk Zone

You absolutely can’t miss the latest eatery that’s hit the Funk Zone and caused lines to form out the door every evening. Inside and out, Tyger Tyger, at Yanonali Street and Gray Avenue, glows pink from rows of happy pink paper lanterns. Three businesses in one, Tyger Tyger contains a soft-serve ice cream parlor, a coffee house, and at the center of its bustling trade, a street food restaurant whipping up larb, noodle salads, curried noodles and chicken wings to die for.

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805 Living – The Cat’s Out of the Bag: Tyger Tyger Brings Fast-Fine Asian-Fusion to Santa Barbara’s Funk Zone

Asian-style street food has landed in the heart of Santa Barbara’s Funk Zone, and this casual, fast-fine option for lunch to late-night snacks is long overdue. The highly anticipated Tyger Tyger (tygertygersb.com), named after a refrain in a classic William Blake poem, is the latest enterprise from Acme Hospitality, the team that has consistently upped the ante in the Santa Barbara dining scene since its 2013 opening of The Lark.

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Eat Like A Tyger

There’s nothing quite like it elsewhere in Santa Barbara, that’s for sure.
That’s what I soon find out when I meet my friend for lunch at Tyger Tyger, a brand new “fast-fine” dining concept in the Funk Zone focused on Thai-Vietnamese influenced cuisine. It’s one of three offerings in a new marketplace that occupies a former fishing net warehouse on Yanonali Street.

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