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Food Feed: C’est Cheese, Blue Owl, ChanTeas.com, and More


Welcome to the Food Feed, the new place to learn the latest news coming out of Santa Barbara’s food scene. This week, we learned that, by this fall, C’est Cheese (cestcheese.com) will expand into the space currently occupied by Thrasher Books (827 Santa Barbara St.), which is moving out, and by spring 2013 into the space occupied by Our Daily Bread (which is looking for a new home). Said C’est co-owner Michael Graham, “I think you’re going to be really happy with what we’ve got planned.” … Cindy Black of Blue Owl (theblueowlsantabarbara.com), where Southeast Asian–infused street grub is served out of Zen Yai into the wee hours, will see some daylight by opening a breakfast/brunch spot at 5 West Canon Perdido Street, the old Bitterman’s location. … Loose-leaf lovers should know that ChanTeas.com is based in Santa Barbara, promoting traditional Chinese gongfu preparation and selling their high-quality teas both online and in some shops. … Fans of obscure cuts should sign up for Spare Parts Bistro’s next “Guerilla Dining” experience by tuning into sparepartsbistro.blogspot.com. … The O Street Truck (ostreettruck.com), New Black BBQ (thenewblackbbq.com), and L.A.’s Filipino food-flinging White Rabbit (whiterabbittruck.com) will be battling each other at the county fair in Santa Maria this July, and more trucks are invited to enter. See santamariafairpark.com. … Winos can learn Italian this coming Wednesday, May 30, when the American Wine Society (awssb.org) brings August Ridge Winery’s John Backer to pour and discuss that country’s traditional varietals at the Ambassador Gallery (1A W. Canon Perdido St.), 6-8:30 p.m. Follow the Food Feed online at independent.com/food, on Twitter @sbindyfood, and send your grub gossip to food@independent.com.

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