The Nook Has Reportedly Been Sold

••• As I mentioned previously, Santa Barbara Hives has opened a Carpinteria shop with an extensive food component: the company is partnering with chef Christopher Rayman of Sproutcraft Creamery on a grab-and-go menu of salads, sandwiches, cheeses (including Sproutcraft’s vegan varieties), and more, and a fridge full of foodstuffs. (And they held their first monthly pop-up dinner last weekend.) The jalapeño cream cheese sandwich was fantastic. The shop has been selling out so get there early—but not today, because it’s closed Mondays and Tuesdays.

••• Noozhawk has more on the Woody’s BBQ folks’ plan to reopen Timbers in Goleta come August: “Eventually, one side of the restaurant will open after 4 p.m. and serve dinner, with the other side more of a casual atmosphere open during the day. The patio will include cornhole, billiards and a fire pit.”

••• An Independent profile of Alessia Patisserie & Cafe says that founder Alessia Guehr’s father, Norbert Schulz, has sold the Nook—no word yet on to whom, or what the plans for the space might be. Here’s hoping it sticks this time. UPDATE 7/28: The owner of the Waterline complex, home of the Nook, says the Nook has not in fact been sold yet. It’s like they say about aliens and moderate Republicans: the truth is out there….

••• Bar Le Côte inched closer to opening with a takeout window last weekend, and it sounds like the restaurant will be doing it again this weekend. Keep an eye on its Instagram for details. Below: the bacon, lettuce, crab, and tomato sandwich.

••• An “available” sign at the Greenhouse on Milpas event space could mean the plans are shifting.


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