Big Bites: State Bird Temporarily Closes August 10th, Pesce Closed and Moving


The space next door to State Bird Provisions. Photo: ©

As mentioned earlier, ~STATE BIRD PROVISIONS~ is closing at the end of service on Saturday August 10th, and will be closed until about mid-September as they work on their expansion into the space next door. A date has not been set for the reopening yet, so you can’t make any future reservations at the moment, hold yer horses. They expect to know more in a couple of weeks; I’ll keep you updated.

Sunday night was the last night of service for ~PESCE~ at 2227 Polk Street. Chef-owner Ruggero Gadaldi (with Adriano Paganini) are moving the restaurant (and its menu) to the 2223 Market Street location in the Castro, and hope to be open by Wednesday August 14th. We’ll have details (and pics) of the new space in next week’s tablehopper. One thing Gadaldi did mention is the Venetian-style cicchetti will go back to the original one-biters they are intended to be, instead of the tapas-like plates they have evolved into at Pesce on Polk. He’s excited to have a full display of cicchetti by the bar, since they are truly perfect bar bites with wine and cocktails. As for the fate of the original Pesce location, stand by for more on that too.