Daily Archives: Tuesday, January 31, 2012

SPIRITLAND BISTRO CLOSES

Reader Lael let me know that Spiritland Bistro at 230 E. Victoria St. has closed their doors. A notice on their web site reads: Dear Patrons, We are sorry to inform you that we are now CLOSED. We sincerely apologize … Continue reading

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RUMOR OF THE MOMENT

Ever since Ruth’s Chris in La Cumbre Plaza closed last June the rumors about a potential replacement have been flying at me from all directions, kind of like Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds. I am able to successfully dodge most of … Continue reading

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LA ARCADA BISTRO

This just in from Montecito Journal columnist Richard Mineards: I heard Cafe Shell in La Arcada on State Street, a tiara’s toss from Petit Valentien and El Cielito, is now under new ownership, a rather charming Irishman. It is being … Continue reading

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KOBACHI UPDATE

Last week I received a tip about Kobachi at 4141 State St. that resulted in me calling during the lunch hour to see if they are still in business. I have not been able to reach them yet.

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MESA SHUFFLE?

A rumor is going around that somebody is leasing three spaces on the Mesa that currently encompass Fantastic Sams, Subway and the old Fosters Freeze. The rumor implies that to make room for the new tenant Subway would be moved … Continue reading

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BURGER KING UPDATE

Reader JP says that there is a sign posted at Burger King at 3707 State St. that indicates they are closing in August. Last September I reported that an application has been submitted for the Architectural Board of Review that … Continue reading

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SIZZLER UPDATE

Reader Diana tells me that Sizzler at 5555 Hollister Ave in Goleta continues to be open for business as usual and that the current plan is to close in October of 2012. Last September I reported that Radius Group had … Continue reading

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SUPER BOWL SPECIAL

This just in from Frederika Smith, owner of Jungle George Grill at 5722 Calle Real in Goleta: Jungle George Grill is celebrating Super Bowl with our new menu and Happy Hour Specials, like mini shepard’s pie, pulled pork and meatball … Continue reading

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