This week's tablehopper: forking around.


Barbacoa (lamb) taco from El Huarache Loco.

Three things that are making me happy this past (and upcoming) week:

  • not seeing rainy clouds in the forecast for another week.
  • taking Sunday completely off, spending it at the Alemany flea market (which included the bonus of being able to eat kickass tacos—with made-to-order tortillas—from El Huarache Loco), reading my magazine in Golden Gate Park, and seeing the 50th anniversary print of “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” at the Castro Theatre.
  • learning that Carlo Espinas is the guest chef at Pal’s Takeaway this Wednesday (he’s making a roasted pork belly sandwich on Acme green onion slab with smoked oyster dressing, peppercress, radishes, and Meyer lemon-spring garlic mayo).

And here’s something I hope will make you happy: I’m going to be giving away a pair of tickets to the Sunday Marketplace at the Artisan Cheese Festival, which is Sunday March 27th. How can you win the pair of tickets? You need to “like” the tablehopper Facebook page by Sunday February 13th, and I’ll randomly pick a winner next week! Best of luck, oh-so-likable darlings.

Today’s issue has a lot of North Bay happenings (including the opening of Plate Shop tonight), and I hope you enjoy this exclusive first look at Bluestem Brasserie in the hardhat—it’s going to be a looker.

See ya on Friday. Mwah.

Marcia Gagliardi

View tablehopper Newsletter from Tuesday, Feb 8 2011