By Kathy Chouteau
An exciting new venture is sailing into Point San Pablo Harbor Fri., April 28, when the Sailing Goat Restaurant will swing open its doors to one and all. That same weekend will also usher in the return of live outdoor concerts to the waterfront.
The Sailing Goat Restaurant, the latest venture by Chef Arnon Oren—owner of the former Anaviv’s Open Market and a Chez Panisse kitchen alum—will celebrate its opening that Friday in the bayside space once occupied by Black Star Pirate BBQ. Chef Oren confirmed to the Standard that he will feature a menu of wood fired pizza and coastal cuisine.
During opening weekend, April 28-30, the restaurant will be open from 11:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
When asked about his inspiration for the Sailing Goat Restaurant’s name, Chef Oren said, “We wanted to capture something that is [of] land and sea. There are sailing boats there and we thought it would be fun to combine them in that way to create a whimsical name that creates smiles at this beautiful space.”
As the new restaurant celebrates its opening, Sat., April 29 will see SambaDá kick off the outdoor concert season at Point San Pablo Harbor with “funky percussion-based styles of South & Central American samba and salsa to get you dancing,” per harbor reps. “When SambaDá is playing it’s always a party!” Gates/food/bar will open at 6 p.m. and the music starts at 7 p.m. Click here for more info and to purchase tickets ($25-$250/multiple tickets).
The Sailing Goat Restaurant and the outdoor concert can be found at Point San Pablo Harbor, 1900 Stenmark Dr. in Richmond. For more info about the new restaurant, visit Facebook or Instagram.