This week's tablehopper: busy, busy.


Lupini beans at Serpentine.

Oh, excuse me, let me turn this down. Was blaring Blondie’s Rapture a little too loud. Figured it was a good pre-weekend soundtrack, considering Judgment Day is nigh. “Don’t stop, sure shot/Go out to the parking lot/And you get in your car and you drive real far/And you drive all night and then you see a light….”

Not sure what other people expect to be doing at 6pm on Saturday, but I’m going to be up in Marin at this one-of-a-kind event, a fundraiser for the documentary, Swamp Cabbage. There are still some tickets left—you gotta see the menu, full of foraged and wild ingredients! Gonna be a fun one, see you there?

On Sunday, I hope you can tune in to KSFO 560 AM, because I’ll be a guest on the brand-new show, Edible Escapes with Ken & Anthony, from 12pm-12:55pm. The show runs every Sunday from 11am-1pm. Please listen in, and feel free to call in, too!

Today’s fresh meat review is of Cotogna—I kept waiting for the crowds to thin out, but since that’s not happening, I’ve included a few tips about how to get in. Be sure to read to the end of the piece for some exciting news about the restaurant. Have you dined there? You can share your favorite dishes (and read everyone else’s) on Deep Dishing!

Okay, I need to go chop some vegetables and do yet another load of dishes. One week left of the cleanse life, and to quote the inimitable Nina Simone, “And I’m feeeeeeling good.”


Marcia Gagliardi

View tablehopper Newsletter from Friday, May 20 2011