This week's tablehopper: another notch in our belts.


Cecina and suadero tacos at Rico’s Tacos.

That four-day weekend was delicious in many ways: it was wonderful to hang with the family over a simply outstanding Thanksgiving meal, and according to what I was reading on Twitter, I think a lot of us enjoyed some time at home, napping (and grappling with various levels of food comas). Mine was all about work hard (SF guidebook updating) and play hard (dancing, and what bordered on competitive eating—kidding—well, kind of).

Big kudos to all the volunteers who generously donated their time and skills over the holiday to feeding people who are less fortunate—I was hearing stories from a number of folks who helped out at shelters and soup kitchens around the city. Good stuff, Maynard. (Speaking of helping others, please take a look at this week’s entry about the ECS holiday happy hour and the adopt a resident program, thanks.)

I’ve been having fun keeping warm with spicy food (homemade chili, some wicked salsa roja at Rico’s Tacos on 24th Street, and burning my face off with Szechuan food in Chinatown), so I’m hoping there’s going to be some feisty peperoncino making an appearance in the upcoming Calabrese dinner at A16 this Sunday December 5th with Rosetta Costantino (it’s a Book Passage/Cooks with Books event).

Keep toasty (and dry) out there!

Marcia Gagliardi

View tablehopper Newsletter from Tuesday, Nov 30 2010