The Montecito Inn Will Open an All-Day Restaurant in the Old Monarch Space

••• The Montecito Inn spaces formerly occupied by the Monarch and Silver Bough will be taken over by the hotel’s owners, who plan to open “an all-day restaurant to serve both the guests of our hotel as well as Montecito and Santa Barbara locals.” The soonest it could open is early 2020. —Montecito Journal

••• The Daisy will open soon at 1221 State Street (between Victoria and Anapamu). It’s “a restaurant, wine and beer hall, and marketplace.” Cute branding on the coasters…. —Restaurant Guy

••• The Independent profiles Pacific Pickle Works.

••• It’s always great to see local businesses partnering up: Buena Onda empanadas are now being offered at Lab Social cocktail bar.

••• Dunkin’, formerly Dunkin’ Donuts, is running ads touting “franchise opportunities available for new development through Santa Barbara County.” That’s exciting news for people who like bad donuts and worse coffee.