In this new section of the column I offer you a sneak peek at real restaurant news that cannot yet be published or might never be published, depending on how the story unfolds. The names have been changed to protect the innocent.
- The well-known downtown Santa Barbara restaurant “Dickson’s Diner” is in negotiations with Santa Ynez Valley eatery “John’s Cafe.” If an agreement is reached, Dickson’s Diner in Santa Barbara will close and John’s Cafe of Santa Ynez Valley will replace it. John’s Cafe will continue to operate their Santa Ynez Valley location. If no deal is reached all will stay as it is.
- “Guy Grill” on State Street in downtown Santa Barbara is being evicted and is currently scheduled to close their doors. Should circumstances change for the better, all will stay as it is.