This week's tablehopper: it's time to tee off.


Sea scallop with sweet corn, English peas, carrots, and mint at Heirloom Café at the Hirsch Vineyards dinner. Photo: ©

Buon giorno! Am I going to see you tomorrow evening at the Italian Happy Hour event at Blackbird? I sure hope so, it’s going to rock. Festeggiamo! I will also be at the Legends Awards this Friday evening, you comin’? (Click here for a special tablehopper discount code!)

At both events, be sure to swing by my table to check out the brand-new tablehopper T-shirts, featuring vintage SF restaurant and bar designs! Yes, you’ll be able to feel how damn soft these shirts are (we opted for some really nice shirts—I want you looking and feeling good, yo), and you can take a closer look at the cool designs! I have been collecting vintage menus and restaurant ephemera for quite a while, so I’m really excited to see these stylish designs have a comeback on everyone’s oh-so-fine bodies.

Can’t make it to this week’s events? You live out of town? Fret not! Because as of today, the tablehopper T-shirt store is now open! Yup, we have a little online store up and running, with pics of all the tees (and some history too!). Hop on over and check it out. We can ship ‘em right to your front door. It’s like magic!

More news! Check out the new video series I have been busy working on with Citysearch for the new Hungry YouTube channel called “HUNGRY IN” (like HUNGRY IN San Francisco)! I’ll be highlighting some of my favorite places in San Francisco neighborhoods in three episodes (to start). Additional episodes from other Citysearch scouts will cover New York, Austin, and more. The first episode launches with Josh Ozersky this Friday September 21st, but in the meantime, here’s the sizzle reel. Yes, you’ll get to watch me eat on camera, always fun. Big thanks to Farm + Cellar (part of Third Street Works, LLC) for all their assistance in helping me produce and film my episodes!

I am still reeling from my amazing weekend, complete with a dear friend’s dream wedding in Fairfax, another dear friend’s 40th birthday, and the whole weekend was capped off with a pinot-filled Hirsch Vineyards wine dinner at Heirloom Café on Sunday evening. Whew.

Okay, ready to chew on some local news? Let’s get going here! Ciao!

Marcia Gagliardi

View tablehopper Newsletter from Tuesday, Sep 18 2012