Wine Cask and Intermezzo Are Under New Ownership

••• In November, Restaurant Guy had heard that “someone high up in the Walt Disney Company” was taking over Wine Cask and Intermezzo (813 Anacapa, below Canon Perdido). Now the blog’s readers report that the restaurants have “a new owner, John O’Neill, who started Elements Restaurant & Bar.” Elements, in the space that subsequently became The Little Door, closed in 2012.

••• Due Lune, the Tre Lune spinoff at 1 State Street (Cabrillo) has closed after not quite a year and a half. —Restaurant Guy

••• Tamira Indian restaurant at 1027 State Street (Figueroa/Carrillo) has closed. —Restaurant Guy

••• Press release: The Four Seasons Biltmore is “thrilled to welcome vegan chef and wellness expert Leslie Durso. In partnership with Executive Chef Michael Patria, chef Durso brings plant-based options to the resort’s various menus introducing a selection of vegan options [….] This January, guests can enjoy vegan and plant-based offerings at all resort restaurants,” including at the Coral Casino.

••• “Yum! Brands Inc., which owns Taco Bell, Pizza Hut and KFC, announced Monday that they will acquire Habit Restaurants Inc., which is headquartered in Irvine. The first Habit Burger was started in Goleta in the late ’60s and has since expanded to 300 locations in the United States and China. The original Habit Burger is still in operation on Hollister Avenue in Old Town Goleta.” —KEYT

••• It’s worth keeping an eye on Blue Corn Tacos: last weekend, it popped up at Low Pigeon, and on Tuesday, it’s at Old Town Coffee in Goleta today. The menu looks appealing.