Che Fico Team Opens All-Day, Pie-Centric Dinette

September 10, 2018 Updated: October 8, 2018

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.

The Theorita Burger, with Marin Sun Farms Mindful Meat, onions two ways, special sauce, and house-made dill pickles served on a potato bun. (Krescent Carasso)
The Fried Chicken Sandwich with house-made Sriracha, shredded green cabbage, bread and butter pickles, and aioli. (Krescent Carasso)
The retro, 50s-style space seats 55. (Krescent Carasso)