Che Fico, the hotly anticipated Italian restaurant in the former auto body shop at 834 Divisadero St., remains in the works a year and a half after it was first announced, with a likely opening sometime this spring.
But in the meantime, the coming restaurant's team of chefs—chef David Nayfeld and James Beard Award-winning pastry chef Angela Pinkerton, formerly of NYC's Eleven Madison Park, and operations manager Matt Brewer—have announced plans to open a co in the ground floor of the space, to be named Theorita.
Named for Pinkerton's grandmother, Theorita will be a "pie shop and dinette," according to a press release. Pinkerton will serve "pie in all forms, both sweet and savory," inspired by her childhood in Northeastern Ohio, with Nayfeld serving his take on diner food in the evening.
The space will also have a grab-and-go counter for lighter lunch and breakfast fare during the day, and serve beer and wine from California and the Midwest.
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