This week's tablehopper: let it happen.

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The chilled nopales salad at El Buen Comer, which can instantly turn anyone into a nopales lover. Photo: © tablehopper.com.

Mmmm, how did that three-day weekend work for ya? Mine included an epic and confetti-loaded Tame Impala show at the Greek, dancing at a Sylvester tribute at Go Bang! at The Stud (please show some support by going there for a drink or two if you can), enjoying a fantastic dinner at El Buen Comer (do not miss their mole verde de puerco!), and binge watching the second season of Narcos (whose weekend release was very conveniently timed with me being under the weather yesterday). First time I’ve been sick in about a year, damn it. I even made it through the New York winter and all those gross subway germs without getting sick. Anyway. I guess that’s what pozole is here for.

Speaking of New York, I just bought my ticket to head back there for the month of October! So excited to see NYC fall. Since you guys are kind of like a magic Craigslist crystal ball, I thought I’d throw this out there in case you know anyone with a room or place available October 10th-21st! Manhattan, Brooklyn, Astoria, Harlem, anywhere…I’m game! Thanks for any leads!

More New York tawk: did you read this engrossing New Yorker article about New York Times critic Pete Wells? It’s SO GOOD.

Lastly, be sure to raise a glass to the inimitable Margrit Mondavi, an inspiring firecracker of a woman who sadly left us last week at 91. Go to a museum this week in her honor. Or stay out late at dinner. Donate money to a cause. Be kind. Take your pick, she was an amazing woman.

Cheers.
Marcia Gagliardi

View tablehopper Newsletter from Tuesday, Sep 6 2016