••• Matty’s Hot Chicken is back at the Santa Barbara Public Market, it’s now open five days a week (Thursday through Monday), noon to 3 p.m. and 5pm till it sold out.
••• Hook & Press‘s new space on E. Figueroa, just past State, is finally ready: the grand opening is next weekend, April 16 and 17, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Stay tuned for the new menu, which should extend beyond doughnuts.
••• Restaurant Guy says the Dutch Garden might quietly open soon.
••• According to the Montecito Journal, Milt and Arlene Larsen are trying to reopen their Magic Castle Cabaret at 30 Los Patos Way “but are having permit trouble.”
••• Kunin Wines‘s new tasting room, in the former Frequency space next to the Cheese Shop, has soft-opened.
••• The Independent profiles the new-ish Lefty’s Coffee Collective in Los Olivos.
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