••• The Vons store in Montecito is getting self-checkout. This ought to be interesting….
••• Reports of the soft-opening of Little Dom’s Seafood in Carpinteria were premature—it was just doing a couple friends-and-family nights—but the menu is now online. Two things to note: 1) while the restaurant’s name includes “Seafood,” “Pizza” gets second billing, and there’s apparently a wood-fired oven; 2) note the “deli menu” section, with sandwiches, salads, and pastries, all presumably for takeout.
••• Speaking of pizza, the Independent profiled Aymiee and Kevin Ricks, the couple behind Noemi in San Roque. It’s now open daily.
••• There’s a “for lease” sign in the window of the incomparably named 805 Hazy & Deli on E. Carrillo, so it’s likely not getting rebooted anytime soon. —Restaurant Guy
••• The Funk Zone outpost of Rincon Brewery—next to Mollusk Surf Shop and Tyger Tyger—is opening at the end of the week. “The menu is different from the other locations due to not having a full kitchen in this Funk Zone space.” (H/t @bitemesb.) Below: Chef Steven Stroh “holding his RB Muffaletta Club Panini. […] It is made with all hormone and antibiotic free meats, nitrate and nitrite free bacon, and the olive tapenade is house-made. The rosemary herb focaccia bread is specially made for RBSB.”
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