There's quite a few openings this week. As of today, Galette 88, the sweet and savory crepe shop, is creating its perfectly-thin cakes and galettes, according to Tablehopper (88 Hardie at Kearny). While Urban Daddy shares Mozzeria, the first deaf-owned and operated restaurant in S.F., is slated to open Friday.
If you're looking for a new place to get a drink, you'll be pleased with this news from Tablehopper: The new Bernal Heights bar Iron & Gold will officially open this Friday. Happy Hour lasts until 9 p.m.
Tablehopper also discovered that Hops & Hominy will soft open this week. The Southern restaurant is slated to officially open Jan. 1.
Steaks and ta-tas: S.F. is poised to become the first West Coast outpost of the Penthouse Club & Steakhouse. Grub Street reports that the 15,000-foot location is currently being kept under wraps, but is planning to debut in February 2012.
Gone for good? Inside Scoop uncovers that both Bodhi Vietnamese and Maza closed for a vacation period, but neither appears to have come back from the break. Both restaurants have disconnected phone numbers, making their returns look highly unlikely.
Food truck debacle update: Yesterday we mentioned that the Oakland City Council was set to vote on a temporary food truck policy, as the current policy was anything but street food-friendly. Now word comes, via What the Fork, the temporary policy plan has passed! This means food vendors can gather in the city, after its formally approved upon the council's second reading (likely after the holidays). The temporary plan expires January 2013.
Good news for frozen yogurt fans who were sad to see the demise of Tuttimelon on Polk St. Eater SF notes the replacement is none other than another frozen yogurt shop, Yoppi, the DIY frozen yogurt shop. No opening date as of yet.
There's some changes afoot in the bar: Tablehopper discovers that Rose Pistola's bar manager Aurora Siegel, has left to pursue other ventures. Also off to pursue a different project is Bar Tartine's GM and wine director, Alex Fox, who is looking to open his own restaurant.