••• Kin Bakeshop‘s much-anticipated doughnut shop in Turnpike Center soft-opens to the public on June 29: “It’ll be really limited days and times as we ease into a more consistent opening schedule.” Look for the hours to be announced on Instagram.
••• Oat Bakery is rumored to be opening a small outpost—possibly temporary—in the Montecito Country Mart.
••• A notice of development posted outside the future home of RH (Restoration Hardware) in Montecito’s Upper Village says the plan is to “build 740-square-foot cafe and 612-square-foot dining patio.” Semi-related: I can’t think of another brand that has successfully moved from mid-market to high-end, the way RH is trying to with its push into hospitality, real estate, and so on.
••• Gin’s Tap Bar at the Inn at Mattei’s Tavern is now serving food, and I’d like one of each, please. Hours are currently Thursday through Sunday, 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.
••• Gelson’s will be installing self-checkout stations, too, say M. and C.
••• A few updates from Vega Vineyard & Farm: it’s launching weekend brunch on Saturday, regular Friday and Saturday dinner service beginning July 7, and hosting chef Budi Kazali for a pop-up dinner ($175 per person) on June 30.
••• If you find yourself unable to visit the Montesano Group restaurants—perhaps you’ve moved away or been banned—you can recreate the experience at home by buying branded plates and napkins at Montesano Market & Deli.
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