••• The Dutch Garden announced a reopening date of this Wednesday, November 16. At first, it will only serve lunch (11 a.m.-3 p.m.) Wednesday through Sunday.
••• And Oat Bakery‘s Old Town Goleta outpost is also due to debut this Wednesday. UPDATE: Some more info came in. “We are going to be open Wednesday through Saturday for now. With mostly breads, focaccia, hygge buns, and cookies. Plus offer/test a few light menus items—salads and sandwiches.” A grand opening, with a more permanent menu, will happen in the new year.
••• Up in Los Olivos, meanwhile, the Tavern and the Bar and Lounge at the Inn at Mattei’s Tavern (pictured at top) have quietly soft-opened for drinks and dinner Wednesday through Sunday. The menu isn’t online yet, and you appear to have to call to reserve until OpenTable is activated.
••• Congratulations to the four area restaurants added to the Michelin Guide: Ama Sushi, Bar Le Côte, The Dutchess, and Peasants Feast.
••• Sama Sama Kitchen is now offering happy hour Tuesday through Friday, 5-6 p.m., with a menu of $11 cocktails and $6 beers.
••• Chez Justine is retiring from the home-baking business. Her last pop-up will be on December 10 at the Organic Soup Kitchen’s holiday market (more on that closer to the date).
••• An update to the recent post about the debut of L’Antica Pizzeria da Michele: A press release came out with the hours—Tuesday through Saturday, with counter service lunch 11 a.m.-4 p.m., takeout 4-6 p.m., and full-service dinner 6-9 p.m. Also in the release: a Gelato Festival cart will show up sometime this winter.
••• Commenting on the item about the forthcoming closure of the 7-Eleven at Hollister and Patterson, SL said the 7-Eleven on Milpas (at Gutierrez) will be closing, too.
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