Fresco adds another, Reds gets Tri, and Emilio's not going anywhere

Fresco Change-O: With the stoves barely cool
from Citronelle’s July 9 closing, Mark and Jill Brouillard have
already converted the space atop the Santa Barbara Inn into
Fresco at the Beach. An extension of their uptown
empire, they hope to liven up the restaurant with salads, soups,
tapas, and other beach-appropriate fare created by Chef Jason
Banks. Check it out at their grand opening this Sunday, July 16,
2-5 p.m. The restaurant officially opens July 17. 901 E. Cabrillo
Blvd., 966-3636,

Sandwich Secrets: The best-kept lunchtime
secret? The tri-tip sandwiches each Wednesday at Reds. Sure, their
regular fare is good (especially the breakfast burritos), but with
thick, juicy slices of tri-tip, a crusty roll, and oodles of
make-you-cry hot horseradish, these sandwiches are well worth the
wait. (But you didn’t hear it from me.) Reds Café, 211 Helena St.,

Correction: Contrary to what we reported in the
June 29 Tidbits column, Emilio’s owner Michael
DePaola says he is not, in fact, selling the


by Emily R. See


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