This week's tablehopper: hot toddy.

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The justifiably famed fried chicken at Miss Ollie’s (with seriously incendiary hot sauce on the side). Photo: © tablehopper.com.

How are my fellow chilly San Franciscans? Based on all the complaining I am seeing on Twitter, I would say not so great. Well, I say it’s perfect holiday cocktail drinking weather. Hop on over here for my latest Mosey, where I outline a fun holiday spirits tour in the Mission that will help you get your heat on. And yes, it’s tablehopper road tested.

We all know what happens after too many Tom & Jerrys and eggnog: hangovers. Which is why my post for 7x7.com about four brunches you can check out this month should come in handy. Have fun out there. (I certainly had my share of fun last night at the annual Arlequin Champagne tasting—I was in bubbly heaven. The 2002 Pol Roger tasted too damn delicious. And I wish more restaurants listed the Pierre Moncuit rosé—what a perfect food-friendly wine, good for the duration of an entire meal.)

There is so much happening in the East Bay that it inspired a special 510 edition of my weekly Tablehopping column for the San Francisco Bay Guardianclick over for your cheat sheet of what’s new.

And lastly, this weekend I’ll be back on KRON4 with my tablehopper hot list, although this time I’ll be on Sunday at 9:45am. Thanks for watching!

Enjoy the weekend.
Marcia Gagliardi

View tablehopper Newsletter from Friday, Dec 6 2013