June 3, 2022
Mony’s Is Thinking of Starting Dinner Service
More food news: Opening forecast for Augie's, which hopes to have the West Coast's largest selection of tequila and mezcal; new name chosen for the Goleta Beach Park restaurant; Local should start weekend brunch soon; Aperitivo is offering an excellent take-home lasagna; Hummus Republic opened in Isla Vista; gourmet market and bar coming to Old Town Orcutt; Merci's decadent breakfast sandwich.
March 17, 2022
The Lark Is Launching Weekend Brunch
More food news: The Goleta Beach Park restaurant won't be called SeaLegs; Sunstone's rooftop tasting room in the Funk Zone moves forward; L.A. restaurateur buys Sear Steakhouse in Solvang; The Baker's Table is relocating within Santa Ynez; Mony's is serving breakfast tacos and chilaquiles at Dart Coffee Garden this Sunday; Good Lion and Ramon Velazquez are partnering on a Ventura venture. 1
October 6, 2021
Updates on a Slew of New Restaurants
Including Reunion Kitchen + Drink at Cabrillo Pavilion, Low Pigeon's second outpost, Old Town Coffee's foray into downtown, and the Peasants Feast spinoff in Solvang. Plus: Little Alex's is closing next month (and an established chef is rumored to be taking the space); Mony's has a new food truck; has anyone tried Costa at the Mar Monte Hotel? 6
February 25, 2021
Gelson’s Is Being Bought by a Japanese Conglomerate
More food news: Pizzeria Mozza and Restaurant at Meadowood pop-ups at the Ojai Valley Inn; an effort to farm purple sea urchins; big new parklet at Mony's; opening date for Sear Steakhouse in Solvang; the Tavern at Zaca Creek brought on a new chef.
December 14, 2020
Mony’s Has Decided to Close for a Few Weeks
More food news: Aperitivo's new Pasta & Vino Club; the recipe for Bibi Ji's succulent chicken tikka; fresh merch at Dune Coffee Roasters; $25 entrées at Bouchon; Cajun Kitchen on De La Vina won't be reopening; Barb's Pies introduced a vegan pizza; black corn from Sweet Wheel Farm; Dima Sama's frozen dim sum dinners; popcorn perk at the Lark.
October 5, 2020
Olio Crudo Bar Is Now an Italian Café and Sandwich Shop
More food news: Dawn Patrol has reopened; more on new natural wine bar Venus in Furs; Mony's salsas are available by the jar; the Vegan Chef Challenge is this month; spiny lobster season starts soon; African catering and meal deliveries; the Ballard outpost of Bob's Well Bread is open.
September 24, 2020
A New Cheese Shop Is in the Works
More food news: Mony's is making breakfast burritos under the Mamacita's brand; the Bucket Brigade wants you to grow produce for the needy; Caruso's and Malibu Farm now only take phone reservations; tamales at Draughtsmen Aleworks; Mesa Pizza vs. Grubhub; Backstage Kitchen & Bar has opened on State Street.
March 31, 2020
March 22, 2020
Mony’s Has Gone on Hiatus
More food news: An updated list of which restaurants are staying open; Handlebar decided not to close, and will add a grocery component starting tomorrow; freezing Buena Onda empanadas for later; packaged cocktails at Sama Sama Kitchen; Poe & Co.'s meal delivery service.