There's a new kind of fire in a neighborhood fully ablaze with culinary 
excitement.

Most recently it was baked goods http://pinkiesbakerysf.com/ and smart 
Americana
http://tastingtable.com/entry_detail/sf/1936/Citizens_Band_nails_the_finer_points_of_American_eats.htm 
. Now the flame is leaping from the white-hot mind of Bruce Hill at the 
brand-new Zero Zero http://zerozerosf.com/ .

The mastermind behind BIX
http://tastingtable.com/entry_detail/sf/1584/Two_decades_of_hidden_allure.htm 
, Picco and Pizzeria Picco has transformed the former Azie space into a 
choose-your-own-adventure dining experience.

The pizzas are made from Italian '00' flour, exiting the scorching 
900-degree oven in a minute and a half. The crust blisters and wood smoke 
seeps into the pie. The Townsend ($12)--with potato, prosciutto cotto and 
rosemary oil--crackles with flavor and char.

As stunning as the pizzas are, don't forgo the small plates. Bruschette 
($3.50 each) include a peerless heirloom tomato version with pecorino. The 
city's gone clucky for fried chicken, and Zero Zero's fried thighs ($10) 
with translucent basil leaves and caraway yogurt sends the dish on a 
Mediterranean tear.

The pastas, including bucatini with uni butter ($16), and corn agnolotti 
with country ham
http://tastingtable.com/entry_detail/sf/1883/Get_native_thanks_to_S_F_s_obsession_with_country_ham.htm 
and pickled peppers ($12.50), are fine.

Like pizza, soft-serve is melting into the realm of clich?. But with 
accompaniments like a cinnamon waffle and caramel ($9.50), it's kissed here 
with the fiery spark of ingenuity.

Zero Zero, 826 Folsom St. (at 4th St.); 415-348-8800 or zerozerosf.com
http://zerozerosf.com/
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Zero Zero burns through the cliches of pizza and small plates
 
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Zero Zero's exterior | Fried chicken thighs
 
There's a new kind of fire in a neighborhood fully ablaze with culinary excitement.

Most recently it was baked goods and smart Americana. Now the flame is leaping from the white-hot mind of Bruce Hill at the brand-new Zero Zero.

The mastermind behind BIX, Picco and Pizzeria Picco has transformed the former Azie space into a choose-your-own-adventure dining experience.

The pizzas are made from Italian "00" flour, exiting the scorching 900-degree oven in a minute and a half. The crust blisters and wood smoke seeps into the pie. The Townsend ($12)--with potato, prosciutto cotto and rosemary oil--crackles with flavor and char.

As stunning as the pizzas are, don't forgo the small plates. Bruschette ($3.50 each) include a peerless heirloom tomato version with pecorino. The city's gone clucky for fried chicken, and Zero Zero's fried thighs ($10) with translucent basil leaves and caraway yogurt sends the dish on a Mediterranean tear.

The pastas, including bucatini with uni butter ($16), and corn agnolotti with country ham and pickled peppers ($12.50), are fine.

Like pizza, soft-serve is melting into the realm of cliché. But with accompaniments like a cinnamon waffle and caramel ($9.50), it's kissed here with the fiery spark of ingenuity.

Zero Zero, 826 Folsom St. (at 4th St.); 415-348-8800 or zerozerosf.com
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