The Original U.S. Restaurant. Yelp photo by Christian B.
Tarts and goodies at Bulka Bakery. Photo from Facebook.
By Dana Eastland. North Beach classic ~ORIGINAL U.S.~ is returning after closing earlier this year. The Chronicle reports that it is being reopened by former general manager Alberto Cipollina and San Francisco Giants Executive Vice President of Business Operations Mario Alioto, though not in the same location. The old location is the future home of Seven Fishes, so they are opening the next U.S. in the former Colosseo space, which seats 120. The plan is to re-create the old location as best they can, and keeping the old school vibe alive. There isn’t a timeline quite yet; we’ll keep our eyes on this one. 414 Columbus Ave. at Vallejo.
Second Act Marketplace on Haight will be adding a new business to their food hall. ~BULKA BAKERY~ is opening in December and will serve coffee from Roast Co. and pastries both sweet and savory. Owner and baker Tatiana Kasatkina will also be making buckwheat cereal, yogurt and granola parfaits, and hot pressed sandwiches. 1727 Haight St. at Cole, 415-999-6012.
There’s a new pizzeria coming to Bernal Heights, called ~RED APRON PIZZERIA~. According to Bernalwood, the owner is Bernal resident Eliza Laffin, who plans to open the doors in January. The restaurant will be “warm, welcoming, and family-friendly,” Laffin says, and the menu includes non-pizza items as well, like salads, piadine, and zeppole for dessert. 3214 Folsom St. at Precita.
There’s Filipino food coming to the Excelsior in December, according to Chowhounds. A new fast-food-style spot called ~CONCHING’S KUSINA MANGAN TANA~ is moving into the former Kuta Bistro and is apparently owned by three women who currently run a catering business. 4994 Mission St. at Italy.