After nearly 17 months of reconstruction, the West Portal Squat and Gobble restaurant has returned from the ashes. The corner of West Portal and Ulloa had turned to rubble in November of 2012 from a fire that has consumed the restaurant and adjacent businesses.
After a new design team headed up by architect Suhel Shatara and interior designer Rod Rossi, created a second floor to be used as a separate meeting/dining space to be used by community groups and private parties along expanded seating areas.
“The new restaurant will be able to serve more customers in a contemporary dining room from a efficient and gorgeous new kitchen,” according to Managing Partner Issa Sweiden. “Our rebirth also includes a new menu that includes gluten free crepes and pastas and new dinner items.
To celebrate the opening of the new space, Squat and Gobble will offer free coffee to commuters as they go to work all week through March 15. Also there will be reception for the neighboring businesses and non-profit groups to show them the new space and invite them to book the new private meeting/dining area upstairs.