••• Beans BBQ, in the former Saigon Restaurant space on State Street (Victoria/Anapamu), opens today at 11 a.m. Here’s the menu; the smashburger eggrolls are pictured above.
••• Lilac Patisserie has reopened, albeit with a limited menu while the annex is completed.
••• Rachel commented that Lighthouse Coffee bought Low Pigeon. I’ve asked Lighthouse, but I’m not confident anyone will answer, because no one ever has. Dare we hope for an improvement in Lighthouse’s coffee?
••• “Chick-fil-A has 90 days to fix its traffic problems or face the possibility of being declared a public nuisance, the Santa Barbara City Council decided during a four-hour meeting.” —Noozhawk
••• The New York Times visited a Whole Foods store that parent company Amazon has tricked out with technology, as will likely happen, eventually, to all of the chain’s supermarkets. It’s pretty bleak.
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