Tidbits: Galette 88 Opens for Dinner, Foundation Cafe, Closures, More


Galette 88. Photo: © tablehopper.com.

Some little news bites here and there: This Thursday March 7th, ~GALETTE 88~ is going to open for dinner from 5pm-9pm (perfect timing with First Thursdays!). Moving forward, they hope to stay open later one night a week; stand by.

Eater announced the opening of ~FOUNDATION CAFE~ in the former Pan de Mie space. Look for items like a carnitas omelet with chipotle aioli on ciabatta for breakfast (um, sign me up) and a blackened rockfish sandwich with pineapple slaw and cilantro-chipotle cream for lunch. Check out the website for more. Open Mon-Fri 7am-3pm. 335 Kearny St. at Pine, 415-781-8880.

Good news for the Lower Haight: According to Haighteration, ~THREE TWINS ICE CREAM~ (254 Fillmore St. at Haight) and ~ESTELA’S FRESH SANDWICHES~ (250 Fillmore St. at Haight) will be rising like phoenixes from the ashes of that horrible fire that destroyed their businesses. They are hoping to start reconstruction in April and are aiming to open by June 1st.

Meanwhile, in the Upper Haight, Uppercasing reports ~ALL YOU KNEAD~ (Jesus, I haven’t been in that place in 15 years) closed over the weekend and will reopen in a few months serving Asian food (um, what kind?). Huh. 1466 Haight St. at Ashbury.

Over by the ballpark, ~MOMO’S~ is celebrating its 15th anniversary with a light remodel (fresh paint, fixtures, art, and additional TVs) and new dishes on chef Damon Hall’s menu, like barbecue ribs and pulled pork sliders, and over the weekend, there’s a brunch Benedict bar (sounds dangerous). 760 2nd St. at King 415-227-8660.

A tipster sent me pics of the upcoming ~LILAH BELLE’S~ coming to Divisadero (you may recall this was the prepared foods joint on Dolores Park that morphed into Cervecería de MateVeza). Signage reports March 11th is the opening date. Eater adds it will be open weekdays only (Mon-Thu 11am-8pm, Fri 11am-6pm). 1207 Divisadero St. at Eddy.

Sadly, it appears that ~CORAZON JUICE BAR~ in the Mission has closed. Mission Local reports that the shop, which opened last summer, left a sign on the door that reads: “We apologize for the abrupt end. Thank you for your support and patronage. It’s been a pleasure serving the Mission District.” The unfortunately named Sidewalk Juice continues its Mission domination. 3275 22nd St. at Bartlett.

As reported on tablehopper last month, ~FOG CITY DINER~ is closing to make way for a new iteration: ~FOGCITY~ from Bruce Hill. Though the closure was slated for March 15th, the doors shut a little earlier than expected according to this post on Scoop. 1300 Battery St. at Embarcadero.

Also in the Scoop: ~ANOTHER MONKEY~ (a sister restaurant to Koh Samui and the Monkey) has closed. 280 Valencia St. at 14th St.