This week's tablehopper: is it happy hour yet?


I wish I had this cocktail in front of me right now: Becky with the Good Hair, at the brand-new Prairie! Photo: ©

Oh, hi there. Yeah, today’s issue is late—it was trying to drown me! At least there are a bunch of fun news items in today’s column. And just in case you want some more, this week’s Table Talk has plenty of goodies in it too (and trust me, you don’t want to miss reading about the pork sung roll!). I also have this recent post I wrote for Blackboard Eats on some of the best SF counter-service restaurants, because SF sure is tough on the wallet these days.

Tickets are now available for the Macy’s Culinary Council panel I mentioned a couple weeks ago! Joining me are Reem Assil, Dani Boglivi-Fiori, Shirley Chung, Dominica Rice-Cisneros, Tanya Holland, and host Yvonne Kim. We’ll be discussing what it’s like to be a woman in the culinary industry on Thursday October 25th at 6pm at Macy’s Union Square. Hope to see you there. Fempire in the house.

Tonight, I can’t believe I get to see René Redzepi and David Zilber at their sold-out talk at the JCCSF—they’ll be talking about their brand-new book, The Noma Guide to Fermentation. The JCCSF is producing some great culinary events—check out this one coming up with Magnus Nilsson and this event with chef Crystal Wahpepah, who will be discussing Native American cuisine.

Did any of you go to the Treasure Island Music Festival this past weekend? You couldn’t have asked for better weather, what a gift. I only made it on Sunday, but seeing Tame Impala play the most incredible set left me feeling amazed—their show was truly a thing of beauty. It was also so refreshing to see so many female artists on Sunday, and art, and the dreamy music at sunset was just peachy (it helped make up for all the dust, which was the opposite of fresh).

Okay, let’s dive in here. Would love to see you at Macy’s next week!

Marcia Gagliardi

View tablehopper Newsletter from Tuesday, Oct 16 2018