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Square One in Santa Barbara

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Jason Tuley, co-owner of Square One in Santa Barbara, has a knack for making the most of local ingredients, including farmed abalone. (Carlos Chavez / LAT)
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Seafood specialties at Square One include abalone crisp-fried in panko with an artichoke foam. (Carlos Chavez / LAT)
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Tuley uses Santa Barbara’s sweet, meaty red rock crab to stuff corno di toro peppers. He finishes them with warm fisherman’s broth, a little paprika oil and chile threads. (Carlos Chavez / LAT)
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Jason Tuley opened Square One, on Cota Street in Santa Barbara, two years ago with a co-owner. The restaurant has high ceilings and a long travertine bar. (Carlos Chavez / LAT)
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