This past week brought the opening of Bandidos and Doc Ricketts, as well as some big news about an upcoming development in Sonoma: Cyrus, which closed two years ago after a lengthy battle with its landlord in downtown Healdsburg, is looking to reopen in a new location. As partners Nick Peyton and chef Douglas Keane told Inside Scoop, they have their sights set on a building in the middle of vineyards in the Alexander Valley, on the property of Jackson Family Wines, and all that's left is to secure a series of approvals from the community. The Michelin two-starred Cyrus was a seriously lavish destination spot with a lot of ardent fans, and thus far Keane (who also appeared on a recent season of Top Chef Masters) has not been active on any other projects aside from a short-lived chicken-wing joint at the Graton Resort and Casino in Rohnert Park. [Inside Scoop]

Also in the news, in addition to their 2015 expansion to the Heath Ceramics building in the Mission, Tartine Bakery is expanding to Tokyo. It's a partnership between baker Chad Robertson and Japan’s TGP (Think Green Produce), and the new operation will be housed next door to a craft brewery and offer a lengthy sandwich menu. The plan is to open by April, and there will be an employee exchange program, with some Tokyo staff coming here and some S.F. staff able to work over there. [Inside Scoop]

Downtown, the beloved, 147-year-old Sam's Grill is set to reopen after a mysterious three-month closure. As the Chron reports, some loyal patrons banded together as investors in order to save the place, which recently got a new landlord and seemed in danger of closing for good. And much of the "no-nonsense" front of house staff will be returning. [Chronicle]

On its way to the Mid-Market area is a new bar/jazz venue from the Maven team called Mr. Tipple's Recording Studio (39 Fell Street near Market and 10th). As Hoodline reports, there will be a cocktail menu as well as some possible bar bites (still TBD), and there will be live music every night ranging from "Oakland funk to Chicago blues, from early swing to modern latin jazz" and any jazz sub-genre in between. They're aiming for a June 2015 debut. [Hoodline]

A new restaurant called Stem is on its way to a corporate complex at 499 Illinois Street in Mission Bay (within Alexandria Real Estate Equities’ science and technology campus). As Tablehopper reports, it's a project of Bon Appetit Management Company, which is the force behind Seaglass at the Exploratorium, and the Commissary in the Presidio (with chef Traci Des Jardins). It's set to be Mediterranean in focus, with a whopping 158 seats, and it's due open by late fall. [Tablehopper]

In the Mission, Texas-born chef Val Cantu is getting set to open a tiny, fine-dining Mexican spot dubbed Californios (3115 22nd Street, between Capp and South Van Ness). Cantu has worked in the kitchen at Sons & Daughters, as well as at Uchi in Austin, and his plan is to offer a couple of modestly priced tasting-menu options, much like the structure of Sons & Daughters when it first opened, with a four-course menu for $45, and a longer version for $75. He's lucky to be married to someone who works for designer Ken Fulk, who'll be taking care of the design, and his sister-in-law, who was recently at the French Laundry, will handle the front of the house. They're aiming for a late-fall opening. [Inside Scoop]

And finally, ice cream sandwich shop CREAM is expanding — big time. They just debuted their first S.F. location at 16th and Valencia a few weeks back, and now they've inked a deal to grow rapidly, with six more locations this year, and 50 by the end of 2015. [SF Business Journal]