In a move that's been rumored for more than 9 months, the Selland Family will be opening OBO' Italian at the spot formerly occupied by Good Eats restaurant/market.
Good Eats closed in that spot in August 2011, after barely a year in business.
I wrote at the time that I hoped a Selland's Market Cafe would fill that spot. It's not exactly that, but the Selland Family describes OBO' Italian as a "a casual, food-centric dining experience and feature a full bar and patio dining, as well as take out and catering." I actually asked Randall Selland years ago about whether he would consider adding a Market Cafe location in the old Good Eats spot, but he said there was concern that it could cannabalize the business of their popular East Sac location.
Chef Kelly McCown, former chef at Ella who spent the last three years with former L Wine Lounge owner at Goose & Gander in St. Helena, has also returned to the Selland Family fold. His first project will be to "help" Selland Family Corporate Executive Chef Ravin Patel open OBO' Italian.
OBO' Italian is expected to open in late 2015, and will be located at 3145 Folsom Blvd.
* Picture taken May 25, 2014.
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