Image of Alba Osteria courtesy GoodStuffNW
Eagle-eyed Kathleen Bauer of foodie blog GoodStuffNW spotted an item in neighborhood newsletter Hillsdale News confirming that Alba Osteria chef Kurt Spak will branch out with a lunch spot, Caffé Autogrill, in the SW storefront that once housed the Capitol Coffee House. Though out in the boondocks by Hillsdale, Spak's Piedmont, Italy-influenced cooking has garnered attention from Bon Appétit and Gourmet (RIP) magazines; the more casual Caffé will "also feature baked goods from Baker & Spice, Picklopolis goods from Three Square Grill," and pasta from the mothership. Tentative opening date is in early June.
· Alba Osteria and Enoteca [Official site]