In her last years, Julia Child lived in Santa Barbara. A buddy of mine is a food lover and amazing cook who lives in Santa Barbara and was intrigued when she volunteered in an interview that she had a favorite place in town for hot dogs. A special place.
He asked a mutual friend to inquire with Julia to learn what exotic place would win Julia over to the lowly hot dog. It would obviously be a dive with a story or a fine dining option that had gone retro in its menu. He was quite curious.
His friend came through with the inside scoop. Julia's special place for hot dogs? Costco.