This week's tablehopper: feed me, Seymour.


A beautiful start to a meal at Lord Stanley: onion petals and sherry vinegar, olives, and a Negroni Sbagliato. Photo: ©

Hello dearies. Happy Friday to you. I have DJ Koze’s brand-new DJ Kicks album on, feeling some weekend vibes. My sense of freedom started a day early: I was called into jury duty on Thursday morning, and fortunately the stars aligned and I was excused in the afternoon, just in time to go enjoy a honking D. Rubin sandwich (well, half of one) from Deli Board. Silver linings. It was also pretty funny to run into three people I know there. (Hey, misery loves company.) And I love our small city.

This weekend, we have the newly refurbished northern section of Dolores Park to enjoy. (All that fresh grass! Bathrooms! New tennis courts! Benches!) Tonight, our City Hall turns 100. Sunday is the solstice, and also is Father’s Day, although our recap of where to go includes a Saturday pig roast as well!

I know, Sunday is all about dads, and I can’t wait to celebrate mine, but today’s issue includes a little weekend hot sheet I put together, featuring some news and stories all about women, from kickass things they are making, to different ways you can support them, to projects in their honor. And you don’t think I was going to let you miss the first National Kouign Amann Day, did you? Anything to give you a reason to indulge, I’m here for you.

Enjoy your weekend. Charleston, you are on our mind and in our hearts.
Marcia Gagliardi

View tablehopper Newsletter from Friday, Jun 19 2015