This week's tablehopper: hongry.


Mooncake from Eastern Bakery. Photo: ©

Ah yes, it’s a sunny Friday, and the delightful music of my neighbor’s backyard construction fills my ears with the soothing sounds of hammering and buzz saws and drilling concrete. Oh wait, that’s not just today. It’s Every. Fricking. Day. It’s endless—like my ever-growing hatred for them. This writer is missing her peace and quiet. (Yes, I am ranting.)

It’s time for a drink! If you have been partaking in San Francisco Cocktail Week, you’ve probably been having many. Thanks to everyone who showed up for Italian Happy Hour at Blackbird on Wednesday evening—those were some mighty fine aperitivi and cocktails (cheers to Regina Schauerte and Matt Grippo!). I was just happy to have the excuse to wear my 1960s silk kaftan.

Tonight I’m going to the Legends Awards and tomorrow is The California Altered State Fair by Jupiter Olympus—remember, you can save 20 percent on all main event tickets with code THOPPER. Oh, and be sure to swing by my table tonight at the Legends Awards—I’ll have the fab new tablehopper T-shirts there for you to check out.

Another deal for you from one of our kind sponsors this week: tomorrow is the California Wines Road Trip event at the Ferry Building, featuring more than 100 wines, and California cheeses and salumi from Paula LeDuc Catering, all for only $35. But you, dear reader, get $5 off with code TABLEHOPPER. The event is at 2pm, a perfect pit stop after you finish shopping at the market (and a portion of the proceeds benefit CUESA, how about that).

This week has been kicking my butt with deadlines and events, so I’m going to point you over to a couple of articles if you’re looking for some tasty things to eat. First, my review of Dixie for 7x7 magazine is now online, and I also did my monthly post of five new restaurant openings for your radar on Tired of reading? You can also listen to me talk about the wicked sandwiches at Bar Tartine’s sandwich shop on this week’s segment of You Gotta Eat This on KGO Radio.

Today is also the premiere of Hungry In…, the new web series I’m appearing in on the YouTube HUNGRY channel. Today’s segment features fellow Citysearch scout Josh Ozersky taking us on a tour of New York’s “Hamburger Alley.” Subscribe to the HUNGRY channel and catch a new episode of Hungry In… every Friday!

And last but certainly not least, here’s some 707 scout news for you from Heather Irwin.

Buon weekend!

Marcia Gagliardi

View tablehopper Newsletter from Friday, Sep 21 2012