Khao Kaeng Is Closing This Week

••• 805 Living magazine has a blurb (not online) about Les Petites Canailles, newly opened in Paso Robles, and the restaurant looks like exactly the kind of French bistro—serving tarte flambé (above), leek vinaigrette, salad Lyonnaise, beef Bourguignon, and other classics—that I thought Blackbird should become. Between it and Six Test Kitchen, my next trip to Paso is going to have to be at least two nights.

••• Empty Bowl’s Montecito spinoff Khao Kaeng is indeed closing November 30. That below-grade space is tough….

••• The Smart & Final expansion isn’t happening after all. —Restaurant Guy

••• Noozhawk profiles Dominic Shiach and Carmen Deforest, proprietors of The Daisy, now open on State Street. “It’s the couple’s second restaurant venture. They formerly ran Book Ends cafe, a sandwich shop on the roof of Antioch University. After closing that business, which didn’t have a kitchen, they looked for a new spot. They considered the Funk Zone, but ended up choosing State Street because of the other high-quality restaurants in the area.” Hmm….

••• Montecito Journal‘s article about Field + Fort in Summerland says that the restaurant, currently open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., will at some point start “offering dinner items to take home.” Also, the chef’s name is Austin Moore.

••• The Coast Village Road outpost of Renaud’s gave up on its dinner service (possibly a while ago—I hadn’t walked down the street at night in too long).