I literally got this news minutes before my post time, so here are the salient points: ROSE PISTOLA is reopening on Wednesday February 16th. There is an updated interior by original architect Cass Calder Smith, and a re-worked menu by new executive chef Mark Gordon (Terzo, Rose’s Café); Pablo Estrada remains in his position as chef de cuisine—he has been in the kitchen since Rose Pistola opened in 1996. New items on the menu include an expanded sandwich menu at lunch, and a daily baked pasta at lunch and dinner. New manager Lisa Robins (formerly Rubicon and Marché) will collaborate on the wine list with Mark Gordon. 532 Columbus Ave. at Green, 415-399-0499.
Photo of the old interior from Rose Pistola. How many drinks people have had at that bar… Photo via Facebook.