The team behind the acclaimed Che Fico, which opened in San Francisco’s NOPA neighborhood earlier this year, has launched a new all-day pie shop and dinette downstairs.
Theorita, from James Beard Award-winning pastry chef Angela Pinkerton, fellow Eleven Madison Park alum David Nayfeld, and former Hogsalt Hospitality operator Matt Brewer, takes inspiration from the classic American dinette, with a modern twist—and its name from Pinkerton’s grandmother.
The menu reinterprets classic diner fare through with contemporary San Francisco sensibilities. Pinkerton’s pies take the spotlight, available by the slice, whole, or à la mode, in a rotating, seasonal selection of flavors like bourbon walnut chocolate and raspberry and white nectarine. Other offerings include daily pastries, fried chicken sandwiches with house-made sriracha, and English muffins with whipped foie gras and strawberry jam. A selection of retail items from the pastry kitchen is also available for purchase.
The beverage program highlights craft beer, cider, natural wines, and low-ABV cocktails, alongside housemade sodas—and soda floats—and coffee creations from local roasters Sightglass Coffee and Ritual Espresso.
The design of the 55-seat space was inspired by a sepia-toned photograph of Pinkerton’s grandmother on a motorcycle in the 1950s. Theorita.com