74-year-old LOUIS’ RESTAURANT, the kitschy restaurant out by the Sutro Baths, has finished its renovation, approvals, and permits, and is reopening this Wednesday August 3rd. The family-owned restaurant almost lost their lease with the National Park Service, but fortunately the community rallied to help the Hontalas family keep it. Part of the terms of their new 10-year lease was that the family had to make some green changes and updates to the space, and that all their produce needed to be certified organic and local (you can read a bunch of details in this post on The Richmond Blog). (Here’s hoping some of the shag-tastic elements remain, like the groovy pendant lamps and funky tiles.) Hours are 6:30am-9pm. 902 Point Lobos Ave., 415-387-6330.
Photo from Louis’ Facebook page.