This week's tablehopper: food-o-rama.

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Dim sum from a preview of Hakkasan’s Chinese New Year menu. Photo: © tablehopper.com.

Ahhh, weekend, how good to see you at our doorstep. What’s that? You want to bring us 72-degree weather tomorrow? Okay, if you insist. (Although you are really beginning to freak us out, weather. A lot.)

Tomorrow morning, a bunch of folks will be descending on the Ferry Building Marketplace to taste and buy the winners of last night’s Good Food Awards at the special Marketplace (there’s also a beer garden at 18 Reasons); more info here and get tickets here.

The weekend o’ food just continues, because Sunday is the first day of the Fancy Food Show, where I’ll be briskly cruising the aisles all day—it’s my only day to attend, so I have my work cut out for me. I have a feeling the rest of you will be eating chicken wings and drinking beer and yelling/cheering at the TV, have fun.

Meanwhile, I’ll be on KRON4 with my tablehopper hot list on Saturday morning at 9:15am. Tune in while you have your morning coffee! And in case you’re looking for some brunch options this weekend (which is always more fun when it’s sunny), here’s my post this week on 7x7.com with six new brunch options for you.

Today I had the best intentions to run another jetsetter piece for you, but this week completely gobbled up all my time. Next week! Meanwhile, we have a shorty today, with some 707 news, a lush, and a wino piece from a new contributor to our wino lineup, Collin-Peter Casey. His series, Sommelier Says, will be featuring everyone from fellow sommeliers to wine store owners to winemakers he admires and respects. Stand by for more pieces from Collin in the future.

And with that, I have my own piece to finish writing here. Enjoy your weekend!
Marcia Gagliardi

View tablehopper Newsletter from Friday, Jan 17 2014