Daily Archives: Monday, July 11, 2011

NEW GOLETA RESTAURANT

Traci Taitt, Vice President of Commercial Properties at The Towbes Group, called me today to say that a new lease was signed for 2,048-square feet at 5701 Calle Real, the former home of Pick Up Stix. Sunny Pujji, owner of … Continue reading

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RUMOR MACHINE

During the 4th of July weekend I didn’t have any fireworks on hand to ignite so I tried plugging in the old, rusty Rumor Machine to see if it would generate an explosion or two. As it turns out the … Continue reading

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THE PUB

Way back in quieter, gentler, simpler times (June 12, 2009) I wrote that the The Pub will be opening at 224 Helena Ave and may have some sort of food component. A gay bar with the same name used do … Continue reading

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24/7

McDonald’s at 1906 Cliff Dr on the Mesa has joined the elite club of 24-hour eateries on the South Coast.

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SUPER CUCA’S UPDATE

Sources tell me that the building at 6547 Trigo Rd in Isla Vista, the home of  Super Cuca’s, is scheduled to be demolished. In its place will be a new structure with apartments on the top and retail space on … Continue reading

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LITTLE ASIA CLOSES

Little Asia at 6527 Madrid Rd in Isla Vista has closed. The current plan is for it to become the *temporary* home of Super Cuca’s.

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FREE SLURPEE

Participating 7-Eleven‘s are giving away free slurpees today. Why? Because the date today is 7/11. The promotion is only available today. Tomorrow you must pay. Here is my free slurpee. They are small, about the size of a dixie cup, … Continue reading

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NORTON’S OPENING NEW DELI ON MILPAS

Reader Cynthia sent me a tip that Norton’s Pastrami and Deli at 18 W. Figueroa St. is opening a second location at 226 S. Milpas St., the former home of Arturo’s Taqueria. I spoke with owner Bill Klein and he confirmed … Continue reading

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OFF THE RECORD

In this 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 … Continue reading

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ARTURO’S UPDATE

I am receiving word that Arturo’s Taqueria at 226 S. Milpas St may have closed. This has not been confirmed. The phone number is no longer in service. Reader Sandy tells me: “I went there this afternoon at 5:15 and … Continue reading

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HANDLEBAR COFFEE OPENING DOWNTOWN

Handlebar Coffee Roasters (handlebarcoffee.com) is planning to open at 128 E. Canon Perdido St., the former home of Three Pickles Deli. After I received a tip from reader Steve I sent an email to the owner inquiring about it and … Continue reading

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