All right kids, we’ve got ourselves some sun! What a perfect setting for Bike To Work Day. If you didn’t bike to work today we suggest you do the next best thing, which would be to leave the office early (sick hours don’t roll over), grab your bike and head out to the China Basin and find a table at The Ramp.
The Ramp is the go-to spot for sunbathers and bikers in search of refreshment after touring the city. Situated like a small oasis on the decrepit southern waterfront, the outdoor patio sets the mood with umbrella-sheltered tables and an al fresco bar. They have a full menu that features the kind of things you’d like to eat when it’s hot out: chicken sandwiches, fish tacos, specialty salads and our favorite, stuffed avocado with bay shrimp. Lunch is served until 4 during the week and they serve dinner on Thursdays (today!) from 5 to 8.
Something worth noting for you regular Ramp-goers—word has it that they recently got a new chef and he’s been kicking things up a notch with “Dinner & Music” nights as well as introducing new menu items. What this will mean for this popular, yet somewhat secret watering hole remains to be seen. Nonetheless, we do know that when it’s over 80 degrees in San Francisco, nothing beats an icy margarita, an order of chips and salsa and a sunny patio when you want kick back, chillax and be glad that Thursday’s the new Friday.
Photo: The Ramp by JasonUnbound