Downstairs from Che Fico, the big and ambitious Italian spot headed to 838 Divisadero that we first learned about a year and a half ago, there will be a second, casual to-go spot, we now hear via Eater. It's going to be called Theorita, and Che Fico chef David Nayfeld says it's going to be a showcase for his talented pastry chef partner, Angela Pinkerton.

Nayfeld tells Eater, "Angela’s talent was too great to be only utilized on a five item menu," referring apparently to the eventual dessert menu at Che Fico, which is expected to open in September after some predictable delays.

Che Fico, a 115-seat project on which Nayfeld has partnered with Matt Brewer (of L20 in Chicago), will occupy the second-floor space of what was formerly an auto body shop on the same block as Little Star Pizza. Nayfeld, who previously worked at New York spots like Eleven Madison Park, is planning a menu of pizza, handmade pasta, in-house charcuterie, and seasonal dishes.

At Theorita, Nayfeld will contribute some savory dishes, like a pot roast, a patty melt, and a fried chicken sandwich, but Pinkerton will be doing savory and sweet pies, including, she tells Eater, things like roast chicken pot pie with sweet potato and thyme; and a Meyer lemon pie with black sugar meringue. Also, they're planning to feature the DNA burger they served at popular Mission DNA pop-ups last year, but only while tomatoes are in season.

The idea, they say, is a luncheonette with a retro vibe, to be done by former Ken Fulk studio designer Jon de la Cruz, who worked on Leo's Oyster Bar downtown. And the space will have seating for 50, including about a dozen at the counter, and will offer full service at dinner. The plan is to be open seven days a week, for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

They're aiming for an end-of-year opening, two to three months after Che Fico debuts.

Theorita - 838 Divisadero Street near McAllister