This week's tablehopper: back in action.

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Una montaña de amor: the Dungeness crab tostada at Sabrosa. Photo: © tablehopper.com.

I am beginning to feel like I moved back to LA with all this sunny weather, and no, I am not complaining for one single second. Although I will say I am damn pleased I am finally over this lame cold from hell so I can go outside and enjoy the weather. Sunday was my first day out, which included checking out the new brunch at Sabrosa while sitting at a sunny table outside (heaven), catching an afternoon show of American Hustle, and nabbing a bowl of spicy tan-tan ramen at Waraku after the flick. It’s good to be back with the living.

Wanted to let you know the pictures from the Top It Off soirée I hosted with Louis Roederer Champagne at Marianne’s are now up and ready for viewing! Y’all looked so gorgeous and glam! I am getting very thirsty and hungry all over again looking at those images—thanks to Aubrie Pick for capturing the very special evening.

Whatcha doing this week? I’m looking forward to the Good Food Awards on Thursday (tickets are still available) and I’m also going to head to Fort Mason this weekend to FOG Design+Art—gotta see the new pasta line the Tusks are launching, and everything else going on there!

Okay, before I bounce, please take a moment to read this important post by Michael Ruhlman that is in response to the utterly misguided new California law requiring anyone preparing food in California to wear gloves (or use special utensils) when handling food. The mind, it reels.

See you Friday!
Marcia Gagliardi

View tablehopper Newsletter from Tuesday, Jan 14 2014