Here's where you'll want to eat this week.
Reem's Opens in Fruitvale
Reem Assil, a graduate of La Cocina's culinary incubator program, opens her first brick-and-mortar bakery in Fruitvale tomorrow, May 16. The eponymous Reem's will serve her delicious Arab street food including her specialty, mana'eesh, delicious fresh-baked flatbreads topped with a plethora of toppings like za'atar, goat cheese, parsley, tomatoes, and more--all reminiscent of her Palestinian-Syrian upbringing. You'll also fine plenty of mezze spreads all made in-house, as well as Red Bay Coffee. Dive in to discover why the The San Francisco Chronicle named her one of their Rising Stars for 2017.
// 3301 East 12th St, Suite 133 (Fruitvale), Reemscalifornia.com
Presidio Twilight Begins Again
Off the Grid Markets and The Presidio Trust bring back the fourth season of The Presidio Twilight, the weekly picnic at dusk. Sit in lantern-lit cabanas surrounded by fire pits while you stuff your face with selections from a rotating list of vendors—New England lobster rolls from Lobsta Truck, Korean fried chicken sandwiches from Koja Kitchen, and pork belly baos from The Chairman. It all goes down every Thursday from 5pm-9pm.
// Main Parade Ground at The Presidio, offthegrid.com
Brunch Comes to August 1 Five
August 1 Five, the modern Indian restaurant that received an impressive and elusive 3.5 stars from food critic Michael Bauer earlier this year, is launching weekend brunch service. Dishes will meld Indian ingredients and flavors with American brunch favorites, like pancakes with seasonal berries and a cardamom whipped cream or a more tropical version of pancakes made with coconut, dates, gooseberry chutney, and crème fraîche. Wash it all down with a Silk Smitha, their take on a Bloody Mary made with tomato water, aquavit, Benedictine, ginger, and chili oil.
// 524 Van Ness Ave (Civic Center), august1five.com
Brae X in Situ: Cookbook Talk, Signing, and Tasting with Chef Dan Hunter
Chef Dan Hunter of Australia's Brae Restaurant (recently ranked number 44 on the World's 50 Best Restaurant list), will be in San Francisco during his upcoming US tour for his debut book: Brae: Recipes and Stories from the Restaurant. Find him at In Situ in conversation with Lucky Peach co-founder Christopher Ying on Monday, May 22, at 6:30PM. There will be a book signing as well as a reception with small bites and drinks. Tickets will go fast.
// In Situ at SFMOMA, 151 3rd St. (SoMa); tickets ($98) at eventbrite.com.
Cellar Series at The Morris
Paul Einbund, wine authority, sommelier, and co-owner of The Morris, is launching a new monthly educational program called Cellar Series at The Morris. The interactive, hands-on (read: there will be drinks to drink!) classes will be individually themed. The first session is all about chartreuse, where you'll learn how to integrate the liqueur into cocktails and sip on rare pours from Einbund's personal collection that dates back to the 1940s. You'll also learn about its history, distilling process, and how to pair the otherworldly yellow-green spirit with food.
// 2501 Mariposa St (Mission); reserve at email@example.com