SocialEats, an Instagram-ready food concept from Los Angeles-based hospitality group K2 Restaurants, is coming to 6521 Pardall Road in Isla Vista, the former home of South Coast Deli, Dirty’s, On The Side, Tasters, The Spot, Espresso Roma, McBurley’s as well as the birthplace of The Habit Burger Grill and Kinko’s (now Fedex Office).
The renovation had been going so slowly that the slight movement of a chair and broom was big news last December. I stopped by yesterday and noticed that renovation has since gone from zero to basically complete in the last few months. I don’t yet have an opening date.
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“as well as the birthplace of The Habit Burger Grill” OK, I was born at Goleta Valley Hospital in 1973 and have lived here my entire life, and I’ve always known/been told that the original Habit is on Hollister Ave in Old Town Goleta. Have I (and just about everyone else local I know) really been wrong for 50 years?!
I heard that they were briefly in IV in the late 1960s then moved to Hollister.