For diners who sit on the edge of their proverbial seats waiting for the hottest restaurant openings, spring will be an exciting time in the Bay Area dining scene.
Noted chefs are bringing forth new projects, like Matthew Accarrino of San Francisco’s SPQR, whose new, more casual cafe will specialize in charcoal grilled Italian meats and house-made gelato. Anthony Strong, known for his years as a chef at Pizzeria Delfina, Locanda and then his own spot Prairie, is introducing his version of pasta paradise — a shop and restaurant that will boast 20 kinds of fresh pasta — to San Francisco. Hit pop-ups are graduating to their first permanent spaces, including a Salvadoran favorite, a gumbo specialist and a New Orleans-inspired outfit. The owners of Italian restaurant Che Fico are gearing up to open a third restaurant, and their first outside of San Francisco.
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