Upcoming Project Medley: Capos, an Update on Parallel 37, O3, and The Dancing Pig


Pulcinella photo from Adam Martin/Grub Street.

That Tony Gemignani (Tony’s Pizza Napoletana) is always busy working on something. Coming up next is ~CAPOS~, a restaurant he is opening with partners Nancy Puglisi and Bruno DiFabio in the former Pulcinella space in North Beach, according to Inside Scoop. Stand by for more details on what a place called “bosses” serves (besides fish wrapped up in newspaper, ha). He hopes to open in three months—and since the place has three ovens, it should be interesting. 641 Vallejo St. at Columbus.

I received a call from the Ritz-Carlton crew that ~PARALLEL 37~ is opening Monday December 12th (for both lunch and dinner), and Camber Lay (Town Hall, EPIC), will be the lead bartender. Stand by for pics and menus next.

After I reported a while ago that it seemed a “Thai bistro” was moving into the former California Pizza Kitchen on Van Ness, Scoop has more details: it will be called ~O3 BISTRO & LOUNGE~, serving “Asian-Californian fusion” (no comment). Owner Roy Chou has brought on chef Joseph Villanueva (Le Colonial). Look for a January opening. 524 Van Ness Ave. at McAllister.

Grub Street has some additional deets on ~THE DANCING PIG~, opening in the Nirvana space on Castro. Yup, the city is going to have yet another barbecue place. This one is from owner and south Indiana native J.R. Kleysteuber, who will be serving “San Francisco BBQ”—namely, “a mix of styles, including Carolina-style pulled pork and some house-special ribs.” The chef is Michelle Agnew (de Young Museum, Burger Bar). Additional partners are Linda Holl (both Kleysteuber and Holl are bartenders at The Mix), and Larry Metzger, owner of The Mix. And there will be bourbon! Look for an opening in a month or so. 544 Castro St. at Market.