Back in June, we announced that Pete Mrabe (of Chubby Noodle and Don Pisto’s) was taking over AMANTE in North Beach. Well, it’s time for us to give you an update. He will be opening the bar in mid-January as PETE’S, and it will have new surfaces, new banquettes, a new bar, and more. He also brought in Duggan McDonnell to consult on the cocktail menu; they will be offering cocktails on tap and drinks that are delicious but not time-consuming to prepare. Beer and wine will also be available.
As for the food, Mrabe was originally operating Chubby Noodle in the space, but now will be changing to an all-day American menu. He has brought on Daniel Sudar (Fog City Diner, Betelnut) as chef. Dishes will include smoked wings, a tri-tip sandwich, housemade turkey potpie, mac and cheese, and some items from the wood-fired oven, like a flatbread, and Italian sausage and lamb skewers. After a month or so of business, brunch will also be added and some seasonal dinner items.
Hours to start will be 5pm-2am, eventually expanding to 10am-2am. Look for a mid-January start, we’ll let you know when the doors swing open. 570 Green St. at Columbus.