••• Mochi doughnut maker Mо̄r Doughnuts is now taking pickup orders online. The rules: Pre-orders go live on Thursday at 12 p.m. When you’re on the website, you can purchase a box of mochi doughnuts for Saturday or Sunday. Both days will have the option of 10 a.m. or 11 a.m. pick up to hopefully help with social distancing. However, you will have until 1 p.m. to pickup your order regardless of your designated pick up time! Pickups will be at 517 De La Vina Street. Limited inventory of 25 boxes per day. Each box has 4 mochi doughnuts, 1 of each flavor.” This week’s flavors were black sesame (above), guava, pumpkin cheesecake, and strawberry sprinkles.
••• In other breakfast news, Secret Bao has created a bao with eggs, prosciutto, cheddar, and “umami mayo.” Secret Bao is at the Handlebar on De La Vina Friday through Sunday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
••• And the folks behind Onus Donuts have turned the State Street space into JJ’s Diner, “a classic American breakfast diner open for breakfast and lunch daily 8 a.m.-2 p.m. An Early Bird 20% discount is available before 9 a.m. Monday- Friday.” Below: chilaquiles. —Restaurant Guy
••• The San Ysidro Ranch told Restaurant Guy that once life returns to normal, the Plow & Angel will return to its previous incarnation—which is good, because paying Stonehouse prices for that food is tough to swallow.
••• Meal-delivery service Poe & Co. has some appetizing Hanukkah dishes available for next week: latkes with homemade applesauce, kugel, and “Hanukkah dingos,” chocolate-covered devil’s food cake with blue marshmallow filling and gelt….
••• Nella Kitchen & Bar, the new restaurant from the SY Kitchen folks at the Fess Parker hotel in Los Olivos, just started serving lunch when the lockdown order hit. Perhaps this pinsa can be taken to go.
••• I never made it to the Surreal Virtual Reality Studio at State and Haley before it closed*, but I don’t think it looked remotely like a café inside, as it does now. Anyone know if something is moving in? (*The website now says it’s open Friday through Sunday, 4-8 p.m. So maybe it’s sharing the space with a café…?)
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