The former BBQ Smokehouse Bistro in Sebastopol will become a vegan restaurant. Deborah Blum, founder and executive director of the Sebastopol nonprofit Goatlandia Farm Animal Sanctuary, purchased the restaurant from pitmaster Larry Vito in September. Vito said that the BBQ joint would stay open for the foreseeable future – however it looks like that is changing. Blum plans to reopen the spot as Goatlandia Kitchen sometime in early 2023. It will offer pop-ups with plant-based, organic food, according to the Press Democrat.