••• D. sends word that Rincon Mountain Winery (above) has opened a testing room at 4187 Carpinteria Avenue in Carp. It’s open by appointment only Thursday to Sunday, noon to 6 p.m.
••• Press release: “Michael Cobb has officially soft-opened his revamped High Roller Tiki Lounge in Solvang. The new 1,300-square foot location of Cobb’s High Roller Tiki Lounge features wine-based tiki cocktails, reclaiming its place as a pioneer in the tiki ‘winetail’ realm. The new High Roller Tiki Lounge also offers eclectic and popular craft beers and micheladas […]. High Roller Tiki Lounge is also, in its new space, joined by Cobb’s now 13-year old Sort This Out Cellars wine label.”
••• Bristol Farms is committing to August 20 for the soft opening of its store at La Cumbre. From Denis Lacey: “My plan was to have DJ Darla B in front of the store and bring a bunch of vendors. But just like everything in 2020, we had to cut back on that for the protection of our community and employees. 9 am, 8/20 is our plan to open the doors with all social distancing and sanitation procedures in place. I am excited for Santa Barbara to see our new store design. My background is I spent 15 years at Lazy Acres Market, hired by Jimmy Searcy. The new design of Bristol Farms is a hybrid of Bristol/Lazy. We focus on Non GMO, Organic, Vegan/Vegetarian offerings but also have a small section of Coke/Sprite, etc., to assist the entire community. We went through over 900 applications and feel we have hired a special crew which I call Family. Looking forward to give Santa Barbara the best experience because that is what they deserve.”
••• Revolver doesn’t officially open till August 13, but it’s selling pizzas now via Instagram direct message or by calling. Order by 2 p.m. to pick up between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. UPDATE: And here’s the menu.
••• I recently mentioned that work was being done at the small Montecito Country Mart storefront next to James Perse. It’s a chocolate shop called Jules Montecito. I couldn’t find anything online about it.
••• Prodded by Kimberly Ray, I checked in with Everytable about its location inside the Amazon office on State Street: “We do not have an opening date at the moment” was the reply.
••• Dutch Garden German restaurant will indeed reopen under new ownership. —Restaurant Guy
••• Restaurant Guy got more info on the restaurant taking over the Fosters Freeze space in Carp. The new tenants are Katherine and Jason Lesh. “Katherine Lesh’s family has been farming organically in Santa Barbara County since 1973, as Shepherd Farms.”
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