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A hit Bay Area restaurant group is bringing three new food businesses to San Francisco’s Potrero Hill neighborhood.
Bacchus Management Group, which runs Michelin-starred Spruce in San Francisco and the Village Pub in Woodside among other restaurants, will open an Italian trattoria, a burger spot and an old-school donut shop on Mariposa Street next year. They’re moving into the ground floor of Mason on Mariposa, a new luxury apartment complex across from Jackson Park and the historic Anchor Brewing Company building.
Tim Stannard, Bacchus Management Group founding partner, hopes the combination of the three restaurants will serve the neighborhood’s needs. La Connessa (1695 Mariposa St.) will be a “modern take on the classic trattoria,” with traditional Italian food, lots of wine and vintage Italian liqueur, according to an announcement.
Renderings of the 86-seat dining room show a moody ambiance, with a half-moon bar and large windows.
Louie’s Original (1685 Mariposa St.) will be devoted to burgers — including the popular burger from Spruce, served on the restaurant’s housemade English muffin bun.
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The Louie’s menu will also include a fried chicken sandwich, vegetarian sandwich, milkshakes and soft serve custard. This restaurant will be casual, with an emphasis on takeout and delivery. It’s a smaller space, with 12 counter seats overlooking an open kitchen and 17 table seats.
For doughnut holes and coffee, diners will be able to head to Magic Donuts & Coffee (1675 Mariposa St.). Executive pastry chef Janina O’Leary, who often puts crullers and nostalgic doughnuts on Bacchus’ menus, will serve brioche and cake doughnuts in both savory and sweet flavors. Coffee will come courtesy of Bacchus’ own beans roasted in Oakland.
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Bacchus Management Group
Bacchus hasn’t opened any new restaurants since bringing the splashy Selby’s to Redwood City in 2019. That restaurant won its first Michelin star in 2021. The group also operates the Village Bakery in Woodside and three Pizza Antica locations. Two Bacchus businesses shuttered during the pandemic: Mayfield Bakery & Cafe in Palo Alto and the Saratoga in San Francisco.
Elena Kadvany (she/her) is a San Francisco Chronicle staff writer. Email: email@example.com Twitter: @ekadvany