This week's tablehopper: Calgon, take me away.


Katsu and tofu buns at Izakaya Yuzuki. Photo: ©

Hello there, amigos. I have to admit, I am in quite a snit—after calling off my weekend’s plans to stay home and fight this lame cold that didn’t seem to want to go away, ever (I think it’s finally gone, what an SOB), I have had a really rotten headache for the past 48 hours. Nothing is working (lots of water, coconut water, rest, Excedrin, Motrin, a bath, a cool washcloth on my neck, the blinds are down, and I even had someone recommend beer). Tonight I have a craniosacral session with a massage at the Kabuki Springs & Spa lined up, thank God. Anyway, if I don’t sound especially perky in today’s column, it’s because I am the opposite of perky. It hurts to laugh. (And don’t get me started on the neighbor’s construction.)

Fortunately I was not suffering from this headache when I was at my dear friend’s wedding on Sunday afternoon (we have been friends since seventh grade!), and then I swung by Izakaya Yuzuki to check out their new Sunday dinner pork katsu and tofu buns (more on these soon!), followed by some filming Sunday night for a new show on the Travel Channel that’s coming this December called Feed the Beast, with host Mikey Roe—we had a lot of fun talking burritos and the late-night dining scene in SF. Yeah, you could say I know a thing or two about late-night eats.

Today I have an exciting peek at Ceri Smith’s fabulous new upcoming wine bar to share, et al., along with pics and the menu for MAU, opening on Valencia this week. There is also a great ticket giveaway in the sugar mama—hop to it.

You hungry for more? Take a look at my piece on Craftsman & Wolves for 7x7 magazine, and today on You Gotta Eat This on KGO Radio, I talk about what to order at Troya on Fillmore.

Oh, and this Friday, the latest episode of Hungry In… (the weekly show on YouTube’s Hungry channel that I am a part of) will be posting! Did you see the one last Friday with Citysearch scout Josh Ozersky talking burgers in New York? Helllllo, burgers.

Okay, wish me luck with Operation: Slay Headache. I’m not being very productive. Or perky. Pffft.

Marcia Gagliardi

View tablehopper Newsletter from Tuesday, Sep 25 2012