As the Bay Area and the rest of California celebrate the end of pandemic health restrictions on Tuesday, we're still likely to see a lot of masks out there among the still anxious, the unvaccinated, and the generally cautious — not to mention masks are still mandatory on public transit, and some businesses may keep the mask rule in place. But here's some news this week about more things reopening in SF, and more.
SoMa: Marlowe (500 Brannan St.) is aiming for a July 8 reopening, according to owner Anna Weinberg. The restaurants in her Big Night Restaurant Group are making it back open one by one, and this flagship of the group she hopes will be ready to bring customers back in very soon. Also, the restaurant formerly known as Petit Marlowe (234 Townsend St.) will reemerge in the coming weeks as Petit Marché, with a vintage housewares and pantry component along the lines of Il Buco in NYC. But it will still feature a menu of French terrines, caviar, seafood crudos, and shellfish — along with Champagne and rosé. [SFist]
SoMa: The Lone Star Saloon (1354 Harrison St.) is relaunching its popular beer bust this weekend to kick off Pride Week, Sunday, June 20, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., with $15 all-you-can-drink beer, lots of gay bears, and DJ Stefonik breaking in the revamped sound system. [Facebook]
FiDi: Leo's Oyster Bar (568 Sacramento St.) is reopening this week after a lengthy closure, and owner Anna Weinberg adds there will be Leo's pop-ups this summer and fall at St. Joseph's Art Society in SoMa — the former church turned venue from designer Ken Fulk. Those pop-ups will be indoor-outdoor, with some fancy greenhouses for seating outside, and an upstairs disco party. [SFist]
Mission: Old Jerusalem (2966 Mission St.), the Palestinian restaurant on Mission near 26th, reopens Tuesday after closing due to an unfortunate fire a year ago. The fire, which damaged the roof but not the restaurant itself, was caused by fireworks during July Fourth festivities last year. [Mission Local]
Berkeley: Just in time for restrictions lifting, the new iteration of Corso, now called Via Del Corso, softly opens tonight for friends and family. [Mercury News]
Willow Glen, San Jose: The popular La Villa Deli will continue doing takeout only until August 1. The owner is giving staff a two-week vacation and then setting everything up for indoor and patio dining in six weeks. [Mercury News]