Arabic comfort food hit Beit Rima is getting set to open a second location in the former Burgermeister space in Cole Valley next month, and now we learn that another Burgermeister location in Daly City will become Beit Rima as well.
Beit Rima, which debuted to near immediate crowds on Church Street in February, is the brainchild of restaurateur Samir Mogannam. Mogannam is the 29-year-old son of Burgermeister founder Paul Mogannam, and as the burger chain sunsets, the younger Mogannam is snapping up its remaining locations and turning them into his version of a fast-casual Middle Eastern restaurant, with Jordanian and Palestinian roots (Mogannam's father is Palestinian, and his mother is Jordanian).
The last remaining Burgermeister, at the Westlake Center in Daly City, will be closing this weekend, as Eater reports. And after a remodel, it will reopen as Beit Rima early in the new year.
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Posted @withrepost • @infatuation 📍: @beitrima 🏆: 8.2 from @infatuation_SF 🍽: Mezze Sampler 💬: “When ordered individually, each of the dips comes in a large-enough portion for three to four people to share. But if you get this instead, it’s a good way to try a lot of things without getting filled up immediately. The sampler comes with falafel, baba ganoush, labneh, hummus, muhammara, and pickles, and it’s all really good, but the muhammara is the best.” 📸: @susielacocque
With a compact menu of dips for pita bread — and the delectable, made-to-order Samir's hand-kneaded bread — salads, kabobs, and grilled meat, Beit Rima has found an eager following at its first location, where people can be found out on the sidewalk waiting for tables on a nightly basis. You can get your name on the waitlist ahead of time via the website (and Yelp's waitlist tool), and it's a counter-ordering situation from there.
In addition to serving an excellent fattoush salad and top-notch falafel, the place makes a delicious braised lamb shank that's perfect for cold weather, served with hand-rolled Palestinian couscous pasta called maftool.