What it is:A sandwich shop that transforms into a modern-day Italian spot at night.
The price: Four courses for $40.
The menu: Classics get a 21st-century twist: lasagna Bolognese is punched up with lemon-basil ricotta, while the squid-ink pasta comes with clams and smoky bacon breadcrumbs.
Brooke Porter Katz
The latest restaurant trend that’s sweeping the nation? Multi-course tasting menus that won’t break the bank. San Francisco is leading the charge, though you’ll find worthy spots from coast to coast. Here, a few of our favorites.