Some quick opening updates: over in the Marina, Dogukan Solmaz, Roberto Sbaraglia, and Alessandro Vasselli—who are behind the popular Roma Antica—are opening ‘NA PIZZA in the former Pluto’s, most likely in November. Chef Domenico de Angelis will be serving authentic pizza napoletana, as well as calzone, appetizers like mozzarella in carozza (fried mozzarella croquettes), salads, pasta, panini, and more—the menu will expand in time, but take a peek at the initial one here. Hours will be daily 11am-10pm. 3258 Scott St. at Chestnut.
Thanks to Melissa of Salty Sweet for letting me know about the opening of EL YUCATECO BAKERY in the Mission, a Mexican bakery (she mentioned they used to bake together out of La Victoria Bakery and she would drool just looking at everything they made). They have an assortment of breads, sweets, cookies, and more, and their Instagram account notes they have some new items. Open Mon-Fri 6am-8pm, Sat 7am-7pm. 2907 16th St. at S. Van Ness.
Also in the Mission: BERNAL CUTLERY co-owners Kelly Kozak and Josh Donald have added a curated and carefully sourced pantry of Bay Area items (and beyond!) to their Valencia Street knife shop, including coffee from Queer Wave Coffee, vinegars, Rancho Gordo beans, and more from producers dedicated to sustainable practices. You’ll find Korean products from Queens, A Neighborhood Korean Superette; spices from Atomic Workshop (State Bird Provisions) and Diaspora Spices; and cheeses from Stepladder Creamery. One dollar from every transaction will be donated to Zero Foodprint, the San Francisco-based nonprofit aimed at funding renewable farming practices to fight climate change founded by restaurateurs and advocates Anthony Myint and Karen Leibowitz. The pantry and knife store are open daily from 12pm-6pm. 766 Valencia St. at 19th St.
A capricciosa pizza napoletana from ‘Na Pizza. Photo courtesy of ‘Na Pizza.