More Details About Corner Tap Room, Opening on the Mesa

••• The former Giovanni’s space on the Mesa will be called Corner Tap Room, not Mesa Brew. “Owned by Chris Chirarappa [sic], who also owns The Mesa Burger, the beer spot is set to open in late February. […] The tap room will offer more than 25 local craft beers. It will also have a wine menu with 10-15 wines by the bottle. The kitchen will serve flat bread and other ‘bar-style’ appetizers, including macaroni and cheese and chicken wings.” —Noozhawk

••• Dave’s Dogs Grill has opened an outpost on Milpas. —Restaurant Guy

••• Yume Sushi, formerly at 428 Chapala, reopened at 1134 Chapala as Sushi Bar 29. —Noozhawk

••• The Independent profiled Giuseppe Crisa, whose company, Forno Classico, makes pizza ovens in Goleta.

••• And The Independent also profiled Merci Montecito, rightly praising the chocolate chip cookie as one of the area’s very best.