April 22, 2008

So when you’re reading this, I’ll actually be on a plane headed to a consulting gig in Chicago this week. I won’t have much free time, but Blackbird and the Violet Hour for cocktails are top o’ my list. And hopefully Portillo's for a dog and garbage salad (I’m 100% class, really).

Wanted to share some fun news: starting this Sunday, April 27th, I’m going to be a monthly guest on A Matter of Taste, a food and drink-oriented radio show with David and Rachel Cane. I’m scheduled to go on at 5pm, but the show airs from 4pm–6pm. Tune in to Green 960AM and I’ll be recapping some highlights of where I’ve been gallivanting and what I’ve been lovin’ around town lately.

Wanted to give a shout-out to the nice CCSF culinary students I met while I was at the Wok on the Wild Side event Friday night—keep up the great work!

Oh, and for those of you who adore abalone, or just want to learn more about it, here’s a link to an article I recently wrote for Edible San Francisco called “The Abalone Rangers”—look for it in this month’s April/May Fish issue, which I think is on newsstands now!

Lastly, I’m doing a giveaway of a $100 gift certificate to Troya Restaurant, featured in this week’s the regular. (The certificate is not redeemable for cash, and excludes the gratuity.) Just forward this newsletter to two pals (or more, thanks!) and cc luckyme [at] tablehopper [dot] com when you send it to your peeps—it's best if you explain why you're emailing it to them, or at least include something about tablehopper.com. I promise I won't be collecting your friends' emails, those will stay private—I just need to keep track that you forwarded it to two or more folks. The deadline to enter is by midnight, Sunday, April 27th. I will be randomly drawing the winner and will email you to let you know you've won next week. Good luck!

Happy Earth Day.