••• Low Pigeon has confirmed what James R. commented—it is indeed opening a café/restaurant at the Los Arcos development, a multi-tenant space à la Waterline and Kim’s Service Department at the corner of Anacapa and E. Ortega. No further details are available yet. UPDATE: Low Pigeon clarified that even if there’s a food program, the emphasis will be on the coffee.
••• Aperitivo, the Italian wine bar opening at 7 W. Haley, posted a sneak-peek photo of the interior.
••• The Independent profiles Uncorked Wine Tasting and Kitchen on E. Haley.
••• I’m pretty sure the Telegraph Brewing Company building at 418 N. Salsipuedes has been for rent for a while, but I think the sign is new. According to the listing, “Brewery equipment is available for purchase but not required.” Is it even open anymore? There’s nothing online about it having closed, but no one answers the phone and social media has been dormant for months. UPDATE: A former staffer says that Epic Brewing, which bought Telegraph in 2017, laid everyone off and didn’t hire them back when other establishments started reopening.
••• From John Palminteri: “The lights are back on at the famous Intermezzo on Anacapa in Santa Barbara’s Presidio Neighborhood. New menu, decor, spacing, and upgrades in the famous patio between the iconic Wine Cask (set to open in a few months).” The Intermezzo menu is rather big; personally, when I see a hot dog on a menu, I think of it as a warning.
••• Food porn of the day: Secret Bao‘s udon carbonara, with pancetta, onion, udon noodles, cream, scallions, nori, egg and Parmesan.
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