••• From the Black Sheep: “We have sold! It’s official. Black Sheep is closing on Sept 4. Wow, having trouble putting the words into place.… I am so grateful for everyone we have met, the friendships we have created, and the family we now have. It has been our honor to share with all of you, our love of food and service. Thank you for being a part of us.… We will miss you.” No word yet who’s taking over the space.
••• Montecito Deli & Market on Coast Village Road got a name change; its owner is Gene Montesano of Lucky’s, Tre Lune, and Joe’s Cafe. Wondering whether the plan is now for one establishment under this name (and no Oye Vey Maria’s)….
••• Chef Melissa Petitto has launched a plant-based meal-delivery service in Santa Barbara called Thymeless. “We’re passionate about sourcing our fresh produce from farms local to Santa Barbara’s bountiful landscape. We partner with growers committed to supplying seasonal fruits and vegetables that are cultivated to hold the highest vitamin and mineral content for incredible taste, texture and health benefits.”
••• The Dave’s Dogs outpost at Milpas and Canon Perdido has closed, and Santa Barbara Food Connection—a food-truck business specializing in tacos—is taking over the space.
••• The Baker’s Table in Santa Ynez will reopen in its new space sometime around August 9.
••• Vons Chicken in Isla Vista has reopened under new ownership. —Restaurant Guy
••• A recommendation from Bite Me: “Sweetfit is a new Instagram bakery that specializes in healthier, refined sugar and gluten-free desserts. Perfect for diabetics, people on a keto diet, or anyone who just likes to eat a bit lighter.”
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