Finney’s Crafthouse & Kitchen

24 Apr

IMG_7002.jpgThis past weekend, we had friends in town that were staying near the Funk Zone. We decided to take advantage of the fact that they were staying there to try new spot Finney’s Crafthouse & Kitchen. It was pretty packed, but we didn’t mind waiting as it was a perfect Santa Barbara night. After talking with our waitress, I learned that they use Udi’s buns for their burgers and prepare them on a safe surface when told that it is for an allergy or Celiac. I had the Finney Burger which had a house spread that was also GF. The fries are made in a contaminated fryer, so I had the burger with their side salad. I was pretty pleasantly surprised with the quality of the burger and salad as it was a notch above your typical bar/pub fare. I only wish that they used Canyon Bakehouse hamburger buns as those tend to stay together better and taste better in my opinion. The burger went well with my spicy margarita. IMG_7001.jpgThe restaurant was also accommodating for children as we had two 4-year olds and 2 young babies. They provided crayons and an activity booklet along with a nice kid’s menu.

4 Responses to “Finney’s Crafthouse & Kitchen”

  1. Ellen at 11:39 am #

    Have you tried the GF bun at Mesa Burger or Islands? Mesa Burger is decent but Islands has by FAR the BEST GF burger bun I’ve ever had (though I’m fairly new to GF). I’m so happy to discover your blog! I’m looking forward to giving Finney’s a try soon.

    • glutenfreeinsb at 3:01 pm #

      Hi Ellen! Mesa Burger uses Udi’s so it seems to fall apart a bit when I eat it. I am excited to try Islands though now! Thanks for the recommendation!

  2. Jolene at 1:02 pm #

    I ate at Finney’s the first time and all my food came back GF per Nima. I tested the Brussel sprints (no bacon), the cauliflower appetizer, the mahi tacos and the flank steak salad. I was so excited that I went back for lunch the next day. I ordered the same flank steak salad and it tested positive for gluten. They were very apologetic and comped my friend and my meal. I will go back, but be careful…different day, different server, different chef resulted in different gluten results.

    • glutenfreeinsb at 1:11 pm #

      Another reminder that we can never let our guard down… I want to try that cauliflower appetizer. Sounds so good. Thanks for sharing your experience!

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