Openings: Outerlands, Gashead Tavern, Loving Cup in Hayes Valley


The bar at Gashead Tavern. Photo: Dana Eastland. ©


Loving Cup’s vanilla rice pudding with fresh strawberries. Photo via Facebook.

Here’s a recap of this week in openings! First, as we have been tracking all along the past few weeks, we can happily confirm today is the day ~OUTERLANDS~ reopens for lunch, serving 10am-3pm. Weekend brunch is also coming up (9am-3pm), and there will be extended hours after that! Look forward to seeing the expanded space, the new menu from chef Greg Kuzia-Carmel, the expanded cocktail list, and more.

Another opening we shared a sneak peek of in April is ~GASHEAD TAVERN~, which just opened in the former Charanga on Mission last Friday. We shared all the details in our previous post, but here’s another peek at the menu for you by Matt Nudelman, previously of Lower Haight’s Greenburger’s. Opening hours are 4pm-2am for the bar and 4pm-9pm for the kitchen. 2351 Mission St. at 20th St., 415-757-0554.

Due to open this Thursday May 15th is the Hayes Valley location of ~LOVING CUP~, the rice pudding shop that has its original location on Polk Street. There will also be housemade ice cream, sorbet, nonfat and all-natural frozen yogurt, and some vegan and nondairy options too (as originally reported in Eater). There are also 20 seats for guests, and the larger tables are built for birthday parties. Hours for now will be 11am-9:30pm. 535 Octavia St. at Ivy, 415-701-0091.