May 6, 2008

So, did you pop a flat during Cinco de Mayo last night? I ended up eating some leftover pork tinga from a weekend dinner party and writing this column, so that was the extent of my fiesta. Uh, arriba.

However, I was beyond thrilled to be featured on The View from the Bay last week—you can watch the video here. I had a great time tablehoppin’ with host Nick Smith, showing him some of my favorite spots in the City! (And I don’t think I used enough superlatives during the segment, ha ha).

Oh, and if you ever want to hit the town with yours truly, you should enter this California Wine & Food Adventure Sweepstakes on the Land of Wine and Food site. If you win, we’d have quite the night eating out in SF—and it’s all part of a très-gourmand three-day prize package!

Oh, and just to keep things balanced, a friend cracked me up with this very funny web page from outlining the six most terrifying things to eat in the world. Baby mice wine? Yes, pure horror. Unquantifiably scarier than the tequila worm.

Hey, speaking of, did anyone eat one of those last night? (A tequila worm, not baby mice.) The first person to send me a picture of them eating a tequila worm last night, or heck, ever, will win two tickets for Sunday, May 18th at the San Francisco Oysterfest. The Mother Hips, and She and Him with Zooey Deschanel are playing that day! Just hit reply to this email and attach the pic.

Didn’t eat the worm? Don’t fret, I have two more SF Oyster Fest tickets to give away (also for Sunday May 18th) for one lucky winner. Just send an email to luckyme [at] tablehopper [dot] com telling me what you’d like to see more of (or less of!) in tablehopper and I’ll enter you in the drawing! Deadline to enter is midnight, Friday, May 9th. I’ll notify the winner over the weekend! Buena suerte.