Sides Hardware & Shoes in Los Olivos Has Closed

••• I heard a tantalizing rumor that Bell’s in Los Alamos has plans to open a seafood restaurant in Los Olivos. Co-owner Greg Ryan demurs: “All I can say is that family members of ours own the 2785 Alamo Pintado building. I have no other information for you at this time—we currently have no concrete plans as of yet.” Fingers crossed. In the meantime, the restaurant celebrates its second anniversary on March 15: “We asked our friend Nicholas Priedite to come up and celebrate with us and for him to cook up some BBQ! There will be brisket, lamb shank & ribs, andouille sausages & grilled firebox oysters. Chef Daisy and the Bell’s team will be pickling veggies, potato salad and Franch fixins. […] Tickets are $70/each and inclusive of food, and two glasses of wine or 4 beers, gratuity and tax. 12pm – 6pm.” Tickets here.

••• More Los Olivos restaurant news from Lisa McKinnon of the Ventura County Star: “Sides Hardware & Shoes restaurant has closed after nearly eight years of business. Chefs/brothers Jeff and Matt Nichols will continue to operate Brothers Restaurant at the Red Barn in the nearby town of Santa Ynez.”

••• Melissa Petitto and Cynthia Abulafia have founded Fragrant Cane Supper Club, a series of Friday-night dinners where “each meal item, from the cocktail to the dessert will have some form of cannabis in it.” —Montecito Journal

••• “The origin of Ranch Dressing can be directly traced to the dressing that Steve and Gayle Henson created and served to customers at their dude ranch, Hidden Valley Ranch on San Marcos Pass in Santa Barbara.” There’s a recipe, too. —Edible Santa Barbara

••• It looks like the restaurant planned for the former Little Door space at 129 E. Anapamu isn’t happening (at all, or at least anytime soon). A second sign says you can rent the space for pop-ups and events. There was a fire under the deck in January.