This week's tablehopper: game recognize game.


Compressed melon salad at Precita Park Café, one of the courses I enjoyed during a burrata-making class there. For the next one, click here. Photo: ©

TGIF, right? I’m already counting down the hours to having a glass of Patz & Hall’s North Coast sparkling wine in my hands this evening, followed by a gougère from Peter Temkin, at the sold-out (yay!) tablehopper wine tasting tonight. Look forward to seeing you there!

What’s on your docket for the weekend? There’s the new Soul Delicious brunch on Saturday, and you should know that Lord Stanley has opened for dinner (read our preview piece here). Sunday is the CUESA Summer Celebration (tablehopper readers get 15 percent off tickets, and it’s quite the extravaganza of food from 40 restaurants, plus wine and cocktails).

I’m also looking forward to the opening of the Stern Grove season on Sunday afternoon—me and my amigos have a date with a picnic blanket and the Doobie Brothers. Oh yeahhhh.

Speaking of picnics, I had such a stellar picnic for one at the Bar Tartine counter on Tuesday night (and just down the bar, Hugh Acheson, in town for his new book tour for The Broad Fork, was enjoying a similar smashing meal). I felt so good after my dinner, I wish I ate like that all the time.

Well, not alllll the time, because then I wouldn’t get to eat at exciting places like Californios, the subject of today’s review. Heather Irwin also writes in with some 707 scout updates for you.

Have a smashing weekend (my current soundtrack: Eli Escobar, Up All Night). Good luck to the Warriors on Sunday. And I can’t wait to watch Orange Is the New Black at some point, so glad it’s back!


Marcia Gagliardi

View tablehopper Newsletter from Friday, Jun 12 2015