This week's tablehopper: feelin' foggy.


Behold: the soft-shell crab salad special at Fable. (You won’t want to share.) Photo: ©

Nothing like having your Rio tan sucked away in mere days of being home, I swear. Thanks Karl the Fog! However, the peaches I have been scarfing on say summer to me, and that was certainly the vibe at CUESA’s Summer Celebration on Sunday evening (my tablehopper table was happily located in the stone fruit section). Thanks to everyone who came by to say hello and learn about our vintage tablehopper tees and hoodies—well, except for the kind but too caffeinated woman who managed to spill her coffee all over one of our shirts. (I know you’re being all eco, but people, please put a lid on your coffee if you’re out and in the mix.)

I had another swell taste of summer on Friday evening over at Fable in the Castro (more details here). They had a special of a soft-shell crab salad on the menu, with spinach, corn, tomato, sherry vinaigrette, and a feisty aioli on the side. Boom. If you are a fellow soft-shell crab maniac like me, call and see if they still have ‘em on the menu—these were sweet, juicy, and really well prepared (chef Jon Hearnsberger has a special secret to how he handles them). Oh, bee-tee-dub, Fable has started brunch on the weekends, you can peek at the menu here (and pray the soft-shell crab stays around long enough to be in your Benedict).

Lots of news catch-up for you this week, plus some new openings too, including a sneak peek of the new La Urbana opening in a month’s time on Divisadero.


Marcia Gagliardi

View tablehopper Newsletter from Tuesday, Jul 16 2013