A Pair of Japanese Pop-Ups

••• The Coterie Club has a series of yakitori pop-ups coming up: Friday, March 13, at Draughtsmen Aleworks (3 p.m.); Saturday, March 14, at Low Pigeon (11 a.m.); and Sunday, March 22 at Sama Sama (11 a.m.-2 p.m.). Photo by Carl Perry.

••• Another Japanese pop-up: “Santa Barbara Wine Collective […] presents the highly anticipated return of chef Weston Richards’ signature Ramen Republic. The Funk Zone pop-up with the piping hot noodles is open for business every Friday and Saturday 5-8 p.m. throughout March.”

••• The Egg McMuffin was invented at a McDonald’s in Santa Barbara in the early 1970s. —Mashed

••• As part of the Santa Barbara Culinary Experience, “for three days from March 13-15, eighteen venues in Santa Barbara County will celebrate the legacy of Julia and Paul Child with Dine Around with Julia and Cocktail Crawl with Paul Child. Menu specials inspired by Julia Child have been created by each venue with the addition of inspired craft cocktails that would make Paul Child proud.” A few examples: tuna niçoise toast (lunch) and soupe de poissons (dinner) at Café Ana; mushroom Bourguignon at Oliver’s; beef Bourguignon at San Ysidro Ranch; and vichyssoise, braised leeks vinaigrette with-or-without housemade bacon, and lamb tagine at the Daisy.

••• Something called Riviera Bar is opening at 20 W. Figueroa. —Restaurant Guy

••• Choppa Rolling Ice Cream in Goleta has closed. —Noozhawk

••• A Pacific Coast Business Times recap about taprooms on State Street says M. Special’s at 634 State (at Ortega) is hoping to open this summer.

••• More on Scarlett Begonia’s imminent move around the corner. —Noozhawk