Exterior of Precita Park Cafe. Photo by Rebecca Kinney. © tablehopper.com.
Getting close: ~PRECITA PARK CAFE~ is due to soft open this Friday December 16th in Bernal Heights (the project was mentioned a while ago in tablehopper). It will be open seven days a week, from 7am-8pm. The hours of operation will be longer than at their other cafes Dolores Park Cafe and Duboce Park Cafe because Precita Park Cafe will eventually have dinner service (look for hours to extend until 10pm in the New Year). There will be a good variety of wines as well, plus eight beers on tap, and a few bottles too. 500 Precita St. at Alabama, 415-647-7702.
The new Good Taste column on NBC mentions the owners of ~CURRY VILLAGE~ are opening a second location in the Mission in the Cafe Petra space by the end of the month (current target date is December 26th). There will be 30 seats; lunch and dinner will be served. Note: their popular $10 all-you-can-eat buffet will only be available at their Sunset location. 483 Guerrero St. at 17th St.
According to Gianni’s North Beach blog, the owner of Pinocchio (Giovanni Zocca) at 658 Vallejo Street will be opening a deli next door, ~GEPPETTO’S SALUMERIA~, possibly before Christmas. Eater shares more info: “Zocca says that he will feature panini and other prepared foods not otherwise available in North Beach, perhaps in hopes of giving nearby local Molinari Delicatessen a run for the money. He also claims he will stock carefully selected Italian imports that are hard if not impossible to find in the States.”