June 23, 2022
Rare Society Steakhouse Opens Next Week
More food news: First look at the Middle Eastern menu of Taza Mediterranean Street Kitchen; Fresco Cafe is moving; Broad Street Oyster Co.'s expansion will debut soon; what it's like to be served by a robot at Meet Up Chinese restaurant; Low Pigeon's transition into Lighthouse Coffee is underway; new Buellton pizzeria; new barbecue in Solvang; brunch is back at Pico in Los Alamos. 1
June 5, 2022
State Street Hotel Project Has Been Put on the Market
Plus: Free opera rehearsal outside the courthouse today; another Jeff Shelton house is in the works; Carpinteria's two Motel 6 properties have been sold; a longer explanation for the closure of Fairview Gardens; paintings by Orit Fuchs at Maune Contemporary; amusing sign in Los Alamos.
May 2, 2022
Salty at the Beach Is Headed for New Ownership
More food news: First look at Local's menu; could Trader Joe's be opening a store in Carpinteria?; Chick-fil-A submitted plans to improve traffic flow; expanded hours for the new Saint Bibiana pizzeria; Low Pigeon says much will remain the same; Pico has a new chef; Daniel's Mexican Bakery appears to have closed; Hummus Republic chain opening in Isla Vista. 1
May 25, 2021
Costa Restaurant on East Beach Is Opening Soon
More food news: The Daisy resumes normal service this Thursday; Italian dessert restaurant rumored for State Street; profile of chef John Wayne Formica of Pico in Los Alamos; food truck El Pastorcito has opened a pop-up restaurant; the Rascals residency at Bibi Ji is ending; mixed signals from the Greenhouse on Milpas. 1
March 25, 2021
Mercury Lounge Will Close at the End of the Month
More food news: Magic Castle Cabaret is closing; Ojai gelateria hopes to open next week; opening date for Solvang's Vaquero Bar; another home baker to keep in mind; a profile/review of Little Dom's Seafood; Industrial Eats's new sister restaurant in Lompoc; Clos Pepe Vineyards is for sale; Pico's one-bedroom vacation rental.
January 7, 2021
Still No Word from Chick-fil-A
More food news: Hook & Press introduced its first-ever savory donut; dimmed hopes for Tyger Tyger's reopening; suggestions sought for a good rehearsal dinner venue; new all-day restaurant in Solvang; Pico is getting into the burger game; Full of Life Flatbread's heartstrings.
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