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
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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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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