Low Pigeon’s Second Café Has Closed After Three Months

••• Low Pigeon‘s second outpost, in the Los Arcos building at Anacapa at Ortega, has closed after just three-and-a-half months; apparently, the business was sold (not sure what that means for the original location at Haley and Laguna). A new operator for the Los Arcos space is in the works; given the kitchen, we might reasonably expect food.

••• Sushi Bar Montecito has “evolved [its] name” to Sushi by Scratch Restaurants. (Scratch Restaurants is the parent company name.)

••• After nine years, Brasil Arts Café is closing on February 27.

••• “Aaron Petersen, owner of Chomp on the Rocks, is in talks to sell a majority of the restaurant at the Santa Barbara Harbor,” reports Noozhawk. “Petersen, who will maintain ownership of the Solvang Chomp, is talking with Amy Rose, who is originally from Santa Barbara and owns several other restaurants in California.” Her other restaurants appear to be diners, such as the Black Bear Diner in Ventura. There’s already a lot of diner food in that area—here’s hoping she’s thinking about branching out.

••• The trip to Provence with Daisy and Greg Ryan of Bell’s has already sold out, so now a Portugal trip has been added. (P.S. Speaking of Bell’s, sister restaurant Bar Le Côte released details about its happy hour, available Wednesday through Sunday.)

••• Solvang’s Coast Range launched weekend brunch yesterday (10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, as well as three-day-weekend Mondays). Go big and get a side of box cereal.


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