This week's tablehopper: haute mess.


More New Mexico chile awesomeness: the casareccia pasta dish with spicy pork ragù at Gioia Pizzeria on Polk has chile in it. Photo: ©

Hopefully you are all still relaxed from our absolutely gorgeous weekend (although that earthquake yesterday morning was kind of a buzzkill way to start the week). I can’t believe I actually got into the water at Ocean Beach on Saturday. Watching a pod of dolphins swim along the shore was pure magic (we were all glad they weren’t sharks, trust).

Also magic: being able to swing by Mollie Stone’s on Sunday and pick up a box of freshly roasted Hatch chiles, what? Check out future roasting dates around town here. (And the cream cheese with Hatch chiles mixed in that I also picked up for Sunday brunch? Kind of awesome.)

Not awesome: wrecking on my bike last week at 17th and Church (that shitshow of MUNI tracks and the bike lane have no business being near each other, truly—thanks to the kind strangers who helped me out, and especially the one who hugged me, you are the sweetest human being). And what is up with no glass bottles in Dolores Park, are you kidding me? Makes #roséallday a little challenging, especially if we’re talking about rosé bubs here. SF, get it together.

One way we are definitely getting it together is this coming week for Eat Drink SF! Things kick off on Thursday August 20th—I’ll be judging at the Taco Knockdown and co-hosting Classic Cocktails: The Art, Stories, and Up the Sleeve Tricks with Leilani Vella from Sipsmith Gin on Saturday at 2pm. (Get 15 percent off the cocktail class with promo code SIPGIN.) And don’t forget: use code: TABLEHOPPER for an extra discount off Grand Tasting and VIP Grand Tasting tickets! Who loves you?

Mwah. 💋
Marcia Gagliardi

View tablehopper Newsletter from Tuesday, Aug 18 2015