A few quick updates on projects that are opening soon: while it was incredibly disappointing to have Mission Pie close, it’s amazing to hear that Reem Assil of Reem’s is going to be opening a second REEM’S and creating a full Arab bakery and more in the location. The opening is targeted for late February 2020, and she’s excited to be able to offer the breakfast and expanded bread/pastry menu she originally envisioned for her business. She’s also going to serve her popular mana’eesh (flatbreads) and wraps, as well as offer dinner service, and beer, wine, and coffee. She’s going to be in the location soon to support her catering business. Congrats on the expanded vision and space, Reem! 2901 Mission St. at 25th St. [Via Hoodline and Eater.]
Another female-owned business who just found a space in the Mission is Michelle Hernández of LE DIX-SEPT PÂTISSERIE, who will be opening in the spring at 18th Street and Mission. She’s known for her pop-ups, serving unique pastries that unite French classics with creative, botanical flavors. She just launched a Kickstarter to raise funds for equipment and buildout of the space—please take a look and support this woman of color, solo entrepreneur, and Bay Area native. The shop will be open Tue-Sun, serving brioche love knots, her popular cannelés, banana cake, almond tarts, quiche, macarons, meringue clouds, and Le Dix-Sept nougat, plus celebration cakes in slices and full cakes, and more, of course. 3376 18th St. at Mission.
Just around the corner, look for PRUBECHU to open in the former Commonwealth on December 3rd, with a new Fiesta Table dinner format, expanded kelaguen menu, and more. If you’re looking for a place for a fun holiday gathering and meal, take a look. 2224 Mission St. at 18th St.
According to some ABC license activity, FIORELLA is opening a third location in the former Park Chow in the Inner Sunset. I reached out to owner Boris Nemchenok about timing, but haven’t heard back yet on when you can expect their tasty pasta and pizzas in the neighborhood. UPDATE: I heard back from his PR, and he’s targeting a summer 2020 opening date. 1240 9th Ave. at Lincoln.
I received an invite to check out the new SEVEN HILLS location in Russian Hill next week from owner Alexis Solomou, which means things are close (it opens December 5th)! The restaurant has moved into the former Stones Throw, and chef Anthony Florian is going to have more room to make more pasta, run a whole-animal program, and Eater reports they will be adding breakfast and brunch. This is also around the time of year I start praying Florian puts their osso buco back on the menu—I’m still dreaming about the time I had it last winter. As for the original space (at 1550 Hyde), it’s reportedly going to be a more-Californian concept opening in 2020, with chef Christopher Ratcliff (who, like Florian, also came through Quince and Cotogna) leading the helm. 1896 Hyde St. at Green.
Reem Assil of Reem’s California. Photo: Luke Beard.