"Justin Sconce, former sous chef at Rivoli in Berkeley, and Heidi DiPippo, a onetime chef at Yankee Pier in Larkspur, will open it Oct. 15 as Digs Bistro.
Sconce and DiPippo have worked together before - running an underground restaurant in an old Craftsman house in Oakland. One weekend a month the chefs and Jesse Kupers, who has part ownership in Digs Bistro and will run the front of the house, would serve a five-course, fixed-price menu to 80 diners. Word of the dinners spread, and soon they were booked weeks in advance.
But neighbors blew the whistle, and the stealth supper club was shut down for permit violation."