Some breaking bar news: Pete Mrabe (of Chubby Noodle and Don Pisto’s notoriety) is the new owner of AMANTE in North Beach. He was already operating Chubby Noodle in there, but will be changing the menu format since Chubby Noodle is moving to the former Pisto’s Tacos space (more on that in our earlier post here). Mrabe plans to update the cocktail menu—he’s hiring a consultant to create signature cocktails, and he’s fired up to get some quality ice in there too (but don’t worry, he’s not into anything too fancy, just what’s tasty and fun). We’ll keep you posted on his plans for the space. 570 Green St. at Columbus, 415-361-8850.
Meanwhile, the Financial District is going to have a new bar called THE TREASURY from former Bacar vets Arnold Eric Wong (also E&O), bartender Carlos Yturria (Lure + Till, Claude Lane, Absinthe), and Phil West (Range, Third Rail), and partner Steven Werney of Teutonic Construction (25 Lusk). Look for quickly prepared craft cocktails, local beer and wine on tap, and a menu with plenty of bar snacks. Scoop reports it will be opening in late fall (this is the same historic 1912 building where Blue Bottle Café is opening in a couple of weeks). We learned that Geremia Design (Hogwash, Coffee Bar, Churchill) is behind the “New York-style bar” interior, which will include “soaring ceilings, rich textures, and gilded details.” 115 Sansome St. at Bush.