Now open in North Beach is the welcoming BODEGA, serving Fort Point Beer (on draft and in cans), South American wines, an apple cider, and coffee from Linea, plus an array of small plates. Owner Paria Sedigh took over the long-standing (over 15 years) Melt! space and gave it quite the airy and clean makeover. She comes from an entrepreneurial family and has experience with catering and other food businesses. With her chef, Lalo, they are offering a seasonal menu driven by the farmers’ market, plus dishes like toast with ricotta and saffron honey, avocado toast with the option of a poached egg, ceviche (currently with rockfish), and a Bodega bowl with brown rice or quinoa and vegetables, plus the option of adding an egg, avocado, and salmon.
Hours are Tue-Sun 10am-10pm for now. 700 Columbus Ave. at Filbert, 415-634-7002.