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Chubby Noodle Owner Goes Hard at 2016 With Four New Concepts

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Chubby Noodle and Don Pisto’s owner Pete Mrabe ain’t messing around in 2016. The guy’s got four new restaurants opening this year, and all are new concepts. Here’s the lowdown on them all.




Pete’s, an American comfort food concept, will take over the old Amante space in North Beach. Executive chef Daniel Sudar (Mandu, Betelnut) created a menu of dishes like Caesar salad, chicken pot pie, brioche grilled cheese, a burger and more American classics. Duggan McDonnell is overseeing the bar program, so you can probably expect some classic SF cocktails. The space will be casual with a pub vibe and 11 televisions scattered throughout. The plan, as of now, is to open Thursday, February 18 from 4:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. 570 Green St.

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Central Station Deli

Central Station Deli

Also coming this February to North Beach is Central Station Deli, a standard delicatessen with sandwiches and cold cuts. The meat hails from Boar’s Head, as well as some product from Italy, Spain and a pork store in New Jersey (taylor ham?!). No drinks here, and hours will be 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. 728 Vallejo St.

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Unnamed Bakery

Italian French Bakery

Located in the same building as the original Don Pisto’s in North Beach, this bakery will produce all the goods for Mrabe’s restaurants, including cheddar biscuits, cornbread, tortillas and bread. There will be a retail portion with pastries and bread for sale, most likely by June. 1501 Grant Ave.

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Don Pisto’s Tequila Bar

Mas Sake

Over in the Marina, Mrabe is adding a second location of Don Pisto’s in the old Mas Sake space, but this time with tons of tequila (the original is beer and wine only). The food will also focus on smaller plates, and it should debut early spring. 2030 Lombard St.

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