Barzotto Opens in the Mission
A casual new pasta restaurant opened last week in the old St. Vincent space on Valencia. Veteran restaurant operator Mark Sotto (RN74, Central Kitchen) and chef Michelle Minori (flour+water, Aatxe) hope to establish an "American pasta bar," offering a daily menu of five house-made pastas and soft-serve gelato. The restaurant is walk-in only, but soon you can order online, where Barzotto's full menu and a daily selection of dried and fresh pastas (by the pound) are available for take-out and delivery. We're into it. // Open Wednesday-Sunday, 11am-10pm, 1270 Valencia St. (Mission), barzotto.com
Eat Drink SF
Food, wine, and spirits festival Eat Drink SF is back again this weekend at Fort Mason. The four-day event brings dozens of the Bay Area's best chefs, restaurants, and bars into one giant room where you can snack and imbibe for hours on end. Best of all: There are still tickets left. // $119, August 25–28, 2 Marina Blvd. (Fort Mason), Get tickets here.
Fiorella Launches New Menu
Chef Dante Cecchini (Marlowe, 2014 Rising Star Chef), has launched a new menu at the casual but refined neighborhood spot Fiorella. Inspired by time spent at his grandparent's house in North Beach, Cecchini is bringing classic dishes such as cucumber with fennel and crème fraiche and chitarra pomodoro to the new menu. He's also making good use of the wood-fired oven and thinking beyond pizza with dishes like roasted chicken with salsa verde and mustard greens and roasted octopus with sungold tomatoes and olives. Yum! // Open daily, 2339 Clement St. (Richmond), fiorella-sf.com
Fine & Rare Celebrates 1 Year Anniversary
Sustainable seafood-centric restaurant Fine and Rare is celebrating one year in business by offering complementary charcuteries, cheese, smoked fish boards, and oyster po'boys along with free Calicraft Kolsch. We can't think of a better way to celebrate a birthday. // Thursday, August 25, 6pm-8pm, 555 Golden Gate Ave. (Civic Center), fandrsf.com