More Restaurants Are Shifting to Takeout and Delivery Only

••• A message from Bettina. I dare you to ask for the 20% service charge—a fabulous idea—to be removed. Also, the restaurant will be offering its dinner menu all day, selling bottles of wine at 20% off, and baking more of its superb bread (preorder by emailing [email protected] 24-48 hours out, if possible).

••• The Santa Barbara Public Market has temporarily closed. And it reminds us all: “During this very difficult time, please consider donating to the Foodbank of Santa Barbara County to support their efforts to provide food to local seniors and K-12 school children who are being affected by the quarantine and closure of local schools.”

••• The Good Lion and Test Pilot have gone on hiatus.

••• Barbareño has moved to takeout and delivery only.

••• Merci Montecito is only offering takeout: “You can still stop by to place your order to go, visit our new online ordering system at or call with your order and any questions at 805.220.0877. Our hope is to be open for you and our employees as long as possible. And we can only do this by being extra cautious, proactive and implementing all orders to go.”

••• Lighthouse Coffee is only offering takeout.

••• Sweet Wheel Farms in Montecito has box delivery and drive-up service; it sells produce and eggs.

••• Onus Donuts is still open: “We’re here normal hours for the time being. We’re also on Grubhub if you want your donuts delivered! With the current circumstances we are constantly sanitizing and cleaning.”

••• Rusty’s Pizza is still open (but the salad bars have been shut down). And they’re hoping to get the Summerland location open sometime in April. —Restaurant Guy

••• Feeling cooped up? So are the folks at Bell’s in Los Alamos, who are putting this design on a T-shirt ($25). Buying merchandise is another great way to help restaurants now.