Exciting news for SF: THE RAMP is finally reopening! Exhale, I know. Some of you have been reaching out to me asking what was up, and I was so happy to see their post that they’re reopening today (April 27th), with an updated patio (now with artificial grass, picnic tables, new umbrellas and shade structures), a fresh paint job in some spots, new cocktails (don’t worry, the Bloody Mary is a staple), and an updated menu. Live music will be returning soon. Woot woot! Hours are Tue-Sat 11am-6pm for now. 855 Terry Francois St. at Mariposa.
More great news: REEM’S CALIFORNIA finally has a new oven (after the last one exploded five months ago, what a nightmare, thankfully no one was hurt), and the Arab bakery has reopened for business. Whew! Time to enjoy their delicious workers’ wreaths. Hours are Wed-Sat 9am-9pm and Sun 10am-5pm, although do note they will be closed Saturday May 1st, in solidarity with May Day. 2901 Mission St. at 25th St.
You should also know chef-founder Reem Assil launched a line with Burlap and Barrel: Reem’s Spice Blends. This limited run of baharat (seven spice blend), za’atar (herb, sumac, and sesame), and khalta hara chile spice will liven up your eggs and cooking right-quick.
Another reopening and remodel is the BEACH CHALET, with an updated bar and dining room, plus a new chef and menu, but the same great view. Open Mon-Fri 11am-9pm and Sat-Sun 10am-9pm, with brunch from 10am-2:30pm. 1000 Great Highway at Ocean Beach.
The new “lawn” at The Ramp! Instagram photo via @theramprestaurant.