••• An update to the report the other day about a new tenant taking over the former Montecito Wine Bistro space: the word on the streets of Montecito is that Graham Duncan of East Rock Capital signed the lease. Now we just need to find out who he’s bringing on as chef.
••• Mony’s is open for dinner Thursday through Saturday, 4:30-8 p.m., but no beer and wine just yet.
••• L’antica Pizzeria da Michele, in the former Embermill space on State (Figueroa/Carrillo), is waiting for the final OK from the city. The terrace looks fantastic.
••• Here’s something you don’t see every day: a liquor-license application notice on a residential street—in this case, fancy Park Lane in Montecito. The application is for wholesale and off-premises sale of beer and wine. I’d guess that the applicants want to import and resell wine.
••• “Pueblo Pollo (formerly El Pollo Loco) on Upper State Street now also has a special menu of delicious Pakistani food,” reports N.
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