This week's tablehopper: less cranky, more hanky panky.


Baked oysters at Marlowe.

Why hello there. I am certainly much less fussy than last week—that lame weather was ridiculous. Fortunately we got blessed with some epic weather, how fabulous—and even better, I got to go play in it. I enjoyed a couple lunches out: a tasty one at Marlowe (pictured here), and some friends invited me over for a leisurely lunch on Friday (yes, we consumed some bubbles). Sometimes you just have to punch the clock early, right? This past Pride weekend was all about a much-needed break from the computer (dance floors are much more fun). It was great to catch up with so many friends I hadn’t seen in a long while.

But, I have once again traded my dance card in for a dining card, and this week is bizzeee: I’ll be checking out Pica Pica, the revamped Presidio Social Club, and Thursday is the San Francisco magazine Best of the Bay party, always a good time. I am most looking forward to a mother-daughter day in the city on Friday—we’re going to visit our family friend at his new business, The Sandwich Spot, and we’re checking out the Shanghai exhibition at the Asian Art Museum, can’t wait. And then for the holiday weekend, it’s up to Hopland for a friend’s wedding, which is going to be faboo drive in my convertible. Vroom.

As a reminder, my reviews are now coming out on Fridays, so don’t be surprised with the second installment in one week.

Have a sunny, smoky, and meat-tastic holiday weekend. Boom!

Marcia Gagliardi

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