New Spots in the 650: 31st Union and Delizie

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31st Union interior. Photo via Facebook.

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Delizie interior. Photo via Facebook.

A couple of new openings for you 650 dwellers. First, ~31ST UNION~ is now open in San Mateo in the former Bollywood Indian Cuisine space, featuring American comfort food with local ingredients in a small-plates format by executive chef Paul Burzlaff (and owner David Hunsaker). There are also classic and original cocktails, local artisanal craft beers, and a California wine list that include a dozen keg wines on tap (six white and six red). Perhaps one of the most notable features is the late hours: open Tue, Wed, and Sun 4pm-11pm and Thu-Sat 4pm-12am. Lunch will be added later. 5 South Ellsworth Ave. at Baldwin, San Mateo, 650-458-0049.

The Italian grapevine (heh) tells me some Calabresi opened a new place in San Carlos called ~DELIZIE~ just last month. The menu includes a selection of crostini, cavolfiori gratinati (baked cauliflower), fusilli alla calabrese with ricotta salata and sausage, linguine alle vongole (clams), pappardelle al cinghiale (wild boar), and orecchiette with beans and mussels. I know, sounds good. Hours are Mon-Sat for lunch 11am-2:30pm and dinner Mon-Thu 5pm-9:30pm, Fri-Sat 5pm-10pm. 1107 San Carlos Ave. at El Camino Real, San Carlos, 650-486-1539.