This week's tablehopper: breaking the waves.


The playful (and totally delicious) shabu shabu presentation at Michael Mina. Photo: ©

My life is seriously whack right now, veering from spending hours at my computer in fuzzy slippers (yes, it’s true) to throwing on a dress, my Dior lipstick, and emerging from my apartment once a day to go check out a restaurant for these guidebooks I’m scrambling to finish. This past weekend also had me feeling very 1%, with dinner at Zaré at Fly Trap on Friday, the new Parallel 37 on Saturday, and Michael Mina on Sunday—there was even a Denise Hale sighting in there. (I have to be careful I don’t get gout this month.) And I’ve been doing some incredible repurposing with my leftovers, let me tell you. Masami Ranch rib-eye tacos, oh yeah!

I took a break from the pile o’ 200-word reviews I’ve been writing to bring you this week’s column, complete with some very exciting pizza-related news, another 707 scout update, and a sweet sugar mama offer that will have you traveling around town in style.

I am taking this Friday off so I can stay focused on these deadlines—again, thank you for understanding.

See you next Tuesday!

Marcia Gagliardi

View tablehopper Newsletter from Tuesday, Jan 10 2012