Acquerello Team Opening a New Spot on Polk; Zinfandel Festival This Weekend

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Polk Gulch: You may recall how the Parilla space recently became available at 1760 Polk Street. It turns out that Giancarlo Paterlini of nearby Acquerello snapped it up. Will this be a new, casual Italian spot from the team? Details remain few, but stay tuned. [Scoop]
SoMa: ZAP, the annual Zinfandel festival with both wine and food tastings, is all this weekend at the Concourse Pavilion. [Grub Street]
Upper Haight: Daniel Hyatt, the bar manager at The Alembic and creator of its excellent cocktail program, has taken his leave, and he's a free agent for now. [Tablehopper]
St. Helena: La Condesa, the Mexican spot imported from Austin, now has a new, more casual menu, and a new chef: Chris Mortenson. [Scoop]