••• Press release from S.Y. Kitchen: “While his restaurant has always featured a picturesque patio lining its façade, it is now home to a newly reconfigured back courtyard. Construction on the courtyard began in April 2021, with a floor-to-ceiling overhaul of the additional outdoor dining area. Concrete bricks have replaced the formerly unpaved gravel flooring and above, wood beams and bamboo stalks form a shady spot for lunch and early dinner guests.”
••• Centennial Beer Hall, which has taken over the former Mercury Lounge space in Goleta, posted that it expects to open in “a couple short weeks” (and it’s hiring).
••• Plans are afoot for an In-N-Out Burger in Buellton, at the site of the closed Parks Plaza Theatre. —Noozhawk
••• More tasting-room musical chairs in the Funk Zone: Now that Santa Barbara Winery is taking Kunin’s space, “Kunin is moving to 116 E. Yanonali Street. Pali Winery currently occupies the spot, but Pali appears to be headed toward 205 Anacapa Street, the former site of Oreana.” —Noozhawk
••• “With one month to go, Sweet Wheel Farm and Flowers staff and board members—alongside passionate community members—are making a final push to raise the funds to save the farm, which is located on land set to be sold by the Carpinteria Unified School District.” Donate here. —Coastal View News
••• Something called Mr. B Restaurant & Cafe is coming to the former Pizza Mizza space at La Cumbre Plaza. —Restaurant Guy
••• Bristol Farms is celebrating its first anniversary with seafood deals this weekend (August 7-8), beef and poultry deals the following weekend (August 14-15), and on August 21, “an upscale farmers market held outside the store, offering local Santa Barbara vendor favorites.”
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