This week's tablehopper: pitch a tent.


Rye on the Road’s Kentucky Sno-ball at the SF Street Food Festival’s media dinner.

Well, the massive SF Chefs tent is up in Union Square, which offers a whole other level of glamping. Do you have tickets to some of the events? The grand tastings feature an impressive lineup of local talent—and let’s just say I hope you didn’t drive, because the cocktails and wines available at each event mean business.

On Saturday, after the first tasting of the day wraps up, I’ll be at E&O Trading Co. leading a panel, The Real Restaurant Wives of San Francisco from 4pm-6pm. It’s going to be a behind-the-scenes discussion about famed SF restaurateurs from a totally unique perspective: their wives and partners! You’ll meet Leslie Gibin (Perbacco), Amy Wong (E&O Trading Co.), Chantal Keller (Fleur de Lys), and Emily Mitra (Dosa), and there will be signature cocktails from each of their restaurants. Should be a very good time. (Get your tickets here.) The best deal is for VISA Signature cardholders, who receive 20% off tickets, but if you don’t have that variety of plastic, use Tablehopper11 for 10% off all SF Chefs tickets!

But here’s a bonus: I have two pairs of tickets to give away to The Real Restaurant Wives of San Francisco panel to two lucky readers. All you need to do is post a comment on my SF Chefs event posting on the tablehopper Facebook page by Wednesday August 3rd at 12 noon, and I’ll randomly pick two winners tomorrow afternoon. Look forward to seeing you there!

Meanwhile, I am putting the finishing touches on questions for the panel I’m moderating this Wednesday at the Commonwealth Club on what makes a restaurant great. Yup, it’s panel week. And I have questions. Lots of ‘em!

Oh, and before signing off, here’s a little link-age to an article I was interviewed for, Scruffy Chic: The New Rules for Dining (for Grub Street New York). Hope you enjoy it.

This week is gonna be a doozy. Time to flip on the after-burners.

Marcia Gagliardi

View tablehopper Newsletter from Tuesday, Aug 2 2011