This week's tablehopper: fancy schmancy.


Suckling pig (or as I call it, Chinese pork and beans) at Koi Palace. Photo: ©

So you ready to set off the weekend? I am pumped, and so are my bike tires, ready to pedal off to Outside Lands with sis for day one of shenanigans. Today’s lineup is definitely my favorite, with Wild Belle, Jessie Ware, Daughter, Rhye, the Chromatics, Yeasayer, Chic (whatever D’Angelo, but hello, Nile Rodgers!), and let’s not forget Sir Paul! There is also some lamb poutine with the Gagliardi girls’ names on it. It’s on.

If you’re joining me out in the misty fields this weekend, here’s a little recap I did for on seven ways to keep warm and well fed out there.

Today’s issue is pretty packed, with a review of Hakkasan, a bookworm, 707 news, and a wino. I was inspired to (finally) weigh in on Hakkasan after an incredibly delicious dinner I had at Koi Palace this week—it got me thinking about Chinese food in the city, and the spectrum of what is (and isn’t) available here.

One more tidbit: in my Tablehopping column for this week’s Bay Guardian, take a look at my new favorite dish I find myself hankering for a lot these days, rather conveniently named the egg hopper at 1601 Bar & Kitchen. Check it out.

See you next week. Have fun, go find some sun.
Marcia Gagliardi

View tablehopper Newsletter from Friday, Aug 9 2013