This year’s annual Food and Drink issue comes out just as restaurants and bars can serve more customers with fewer restrictions. But eating out isn’t relegated to brick-and-mortar establishments, something the COVID-19 pandemic highlighted. Staff Writer Malea Martin writes about Santa Barbara County’s recently passed ordinance allowing. The pandemic also gave rise to outdoor eating, something many Central Coast cities are struggling to decide the future of. Staff Writer Kasey Bubnash has the story.