This week's tablehopper: city slicker.

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Pretty much my dream donburi: ikura and ocean trout at Karasu in Brooklyn. Photo: © tablehopper.com.

Hola amigos!! I’m back from New York after my monthlong autumn adventure, although with flight delays and just sitting on the plane for four-plus hours, I could have flown to Italy with the time it took to get back to SF. UGH. I won’t even go into the horrors my seatmates were committing. Let’s just say, oh, the joys of air travel! But it’s good to be home: SF looks like it got quite the power wash from all the recent rain. Sparkly!

Today is actually my birthday [confetti blast], so I am happy to be back with friends and family in the 415. Birthday week is shaping up to have some amazing eats and bubbles in it, oh you know it. And dancing. Are any of you going to the James Beard Foundation’s Taste America event this Friday? I’ll see you there! Also, psssst, I was given an exclusive industry discount code—you can get 20 percent off tickets. Just email Keidi from your work address (and mention tablehopper!) if you want to go!

This week’s column has plenty of SF openings and updates for you, and next week, we’ll be looking at even more new openings, like August 1 Five and The Saratoga. There’s a lot going on! Just how we like it.

See you on the track!
Marcia Gagliardi

View tablehopper Newsletter from Tuesday, Nov 1 2016