Beit Rima has opened Cole Valley’s Burgermeister space
Beit Rima, the much-heralded Arab comfort food chain that’s been moving into shuttered Burgermeister locations, has opened the doors of its Cole Valley location, bringing its crowd-pleasing menu of kebabs and mezze-style dips to the neighborhood. The business is owned by Samir Mogannam, the son of Burgermeister founder Paul Mogannam, who also owns a significant share in the new endeavor. The 86 Carl Street iteration (the original Beit Rima is on Church Street, and another will open in Daly City next year) opened last Saturday, Hoodline reports, and will have its “official” opening on November 20.
Prubechu says that persistent taggers prompted them to paint over a historic sign
Prubechu, a Guamanian restaurant slated to open at 2224 Mission Street next month, recently attracted neighborhood attention when it painted over a sign for Hunt’s Donuts, a spot Found SF describes as having been “the epicenter of crime” in the Mission. The sign was uncovered by workers renovating the structure for Commonwealth, which closed in August after a dispute with its landlord. Prubechu co-owner Shawn Camacho tells Mission Local that they “had been battling taggers on all parts of the building...and decided to do away with the painted sign altogether.”
The bold can enjoy the open bars and free appetizers of Dreamforce parties with a little finagling
If you’re willing to do a bit of smooth talking, free food and drinks are yours for the taking during the Dreamforce conference, Broke-Ass Stuart suggests. The parsimonious site has a guide to crashing the “best” events during this week’s confab, and floats a wild idea: Aspiring crashers can just RSVP to parties to ensure an appearance on the guest list. What a notion.
A Minneapolis deli is in a legal batter with a SF-based snack company
Herbivorous Butcher, a vegan deli in Minneapolis, attempted to trademark the phrase “Vegan Butcher” back in 2017, but was turned down by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, The Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal reports. But when SF-based Sweet Earth Foods (which was purchased by Nestlé in 2017) applied for the same trademark, it was approved. Herbivorous Butcher tells the Star-Tribune that they should either be awarded the TM, or the term should remain in the public domain.
Sonoma County officials say that a prominent winemaker violated environmental laws
State investigators say that wine mogul Hugh Reimers, the former CEO of Jackson Family Wines, illegally destroyed 140 acres of forest, meadow, and stream to make room for new vineyards. According to KQED, environmentalists say that Reimers’s alleged actions are part of a larger pattern of “winemakers violating environmental laws, paying relatively meager fines for their actions, and eventually proceeding with their projects.”