Due to open at the end of March is THE TAILOR’S SON, the latest restaurant from Adriano Paganini’s Back of the House restaurant group, which is opening in the former Elite Cafe. Hoodline mentions Paganini (the son of a tailor) will be paying a salute to his Lombardian roots with risotto on the menu, along with antipasti, housemade pasta, and fish dishes that will have lighter presentations, overseen by A Mano chef Freedom Rains. There will also be Italian cocktails, wine, and beer. There have been some big interior changes, including the removal of the original booths, and a skylight has been revealed; look for a Shared Space to be coming soon out front. The Chronicle mentions it’s opening Wednesday March 31st. Hours will be Sun and Tue-Thu 5pm-10pm and Fri-Sat 5pm-11pm. 2049 Fillmore St. at California.
The former and long-vacant Luna Park space on Valenica is becoming LUNA AMERICAN BRASSIE (the name is a nod to its history) from partners of Wayfare Tavern (including Tony Marcell). The menu will continue with some comfort classics (burgers, mac and cheese) but the Mission Local piece also mentions “buttermilk-fried burrata and a forest mushroom bolognese with pappardelle pasta.” Look for a June opening. 694 Valencia St. at 18th St.
The classic Elite Cafe sign. Photo: Molly DeCoudreaux Photography (via Facebook).