Yelp photo by Autumn B.
~JOEY & PAT’S ITALIAN BAKERY & CAFE~ is now open on Folsom Street at 21st, and according to a post on Chowhound, “the baker Joey makes everything fresh that day, he worked at Stella’s Bakery and other places.” So now you know where to go grab some cookies and a slice of almond torte. Open Mon-Sat 6:30am-6pm, Sun 6:30am-5pm. 2499 Folsom St. at 21st St., 415-655-3918.
Over in the Dogpatch, neighbors have been eagerly awaiting the opening of Michael Recchiuti’s storefront in the former Piccino Café space; The Feast broke the news it’s going to be called ~RECCHIUTI CHOCOLATE LAB~, serving savory and sweet items, but it won’t be opening until May. In the meantime, there is the Recchiuti Little Nib Pop-Up shop, carrying the same delicious treats you can find at his Ferry Building Marketplace shop. You can pick up the famed fleur de sel caramels, dragées, new chocolate bars, dessert sauces, and more. Hours are Thu-Sun 11am-6pm. 807 22nd St. at Tennessee.