A Couple New "Piccolo" Businesses in North Beach

Are pop-up restaurants the new street food? Anyway, as reported in the Inside Scoop, since Joey & Eddie’s in North Beach is officially closed, and the new owner hasn’t been revealed yet, current chef-owner Joseph Manzare is launching an interim project called ~BEEBO~. Starting this Thursday (and running through Sunday), you can swing by for rustic Italian food (pasta, pizza, grilled fish, and meat), and there will be a happy hour with 75-cent oysters. Eater posted an image that also reveals $5 margaritas until 7pm. Thu-Sun bar at 4:30pm, dinner 5pm-7pm. 1652 Stockton St. at Union, 415-989-7800.

And as reported in Scoop, ~MACELLATO—THE SANDWICH~ has taken over the Caffè Macaroni space in North Beach. There are just two sandwiches being served every day, the Gallina (a Fulton Valley fried chicken sandwich) and the Italiano (Fra’ Mani salami, mortadella, hot coppa, and provolone)—you can read Jonathan Kauffman’s take on the fried chicken sandwich here. Who’s behind the project is 25-year-old Vito Froncillo, son of Andrea Froncillo of the Stinking Rose Group—Andrea wanted to get his son going in the family biz, and a simple sandwich shop seemed the perfect vehicle for him and his friend Dino Mastino to get their feet wet. Available for takeout, or you can also enjoy a beer or glass of wine if you’re eating in. $9 (tax included), cash only. 11am-6pm daily. 59 Columbus St. at Gibb.