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Michelle Obama Hits Cotogna; La Rondalla Finally Ready?

JACKSON SQUARE—Two days after the State of the Union address, the first lady was on the move: Michelle Obama is in town and was spotted today having lunch at Cotogna (which the restaurant confirms). No word on what she ate, though here's the menu from when Michael Tusk cooked for her husband in 2012. [EaterWire]

THE MISSION—It appears the revamp of La Rondalla, an easy winner for most-delayed project of this and several previous years, might finally be opening next month. [Mission Local]

THE MISSION—Right nearby in the Mission Market, a branch of South Bay Mexican heladeria Nieves Cinco de Mayo has opened, with unique ice-cream flavors like rose petal, cherimoya, jamaica, dragon fruit, and many more. [Chow]

BAY AREAL.A. Times critic S. Irene Virbila had a field day dining in the Bay Area recently, recommending Tosca Cafe, Bar Tartine, SPQR, Camino, and of course, State Bird Provisions. "The San Francisco restaurant scene is sizzling. So many new openings, so many worthy older places to eat." [LAT]


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