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Soul Groove, The Crème Brûlée Shop, MORE—Now Open

Lolinda and Farina Pizza were the big-time openings to grace the restaurant-scape this week. Here now, the rest of your Friday Opening Report.

Sift%20California%20Street.jpg1) Pac Heights:- The opening of the Sift Cupcake and Dessert Bar, which has frosting shots ("buy a round for your friends!") and cupcake shakes on its menu, is happening on Wednesday. They'll also have a full cereal bar with oatmeal every weekday starting at 7 a.m. [EaterWire]

2) Tenderloin: Soul Groove's fried chicken-and-waffle sandwiches now have a permanent home at 422 Larkin Street (at Golden Gate). The menu is going to expand, but most items will still include waffles. [Tablehopper]

3) SoMa: Another pop-up turned permanent, The Crème Brûlée Shop is now up-and-running in the former Goody Goodie Cream & Sugar slot with this cute storefront. [EaterWire]

4) Inner Sunset: The new Full Moon Thai Bistro isnow serving pad Thai and morewith LED lights and an unopened outdoor patio in the background. [Tablehopper]

5) Russian Hill: Contraband Coffee has soft-opened a second outpost in the new Firehouse 8 project, and Tablehopper adds that there will be food trucks parked outside this weekend. [Tablehopper]

6) Portola Valley: Playing catch-up on this one: ex-Marche chef Guillaume Bienaime's new Italian-American Portola Kitchen has been open for a month or so. [EaterWire]

7) Oakland: New ramen spot Sobo is now open in the Chinatown district. [Bite Club]

8) Oakland: A pub and beer garden with a view of Lake Merrit called Portal is now open, serving a very eclectic, organic, sustainable menu. [Facebook, East Bay Dish]

Sift Cupcake and Dessert Bar

2411 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA