October 7, 2008

Hey there, thanks to everyone who turned out for the Macy’s Cellar event last week! Will I see you at WhiskyFest this Friday? I definitely know four of you are going because you won tickets on tablehopper! A special thanks goes to Frank Melis of Golden Gate Cellars, who kindly offered up his own set of tickets (he couldn’t go) so I could give away four instead of two! (If you want to check out his groovy wine shop, wait until he returns to SF on 10/17!)

Speaking of wine, I have another video appearance on Wine Couch with Evan Goldstein—this one is about the food and wine at Perbacco, enjoy!

Oh, and I am getting ready to head to LA for a few days at the end of next week—anyone have some new can’t-miss bites and bars to tell me about? It’s been a while since I lived there, so of course I’ll be hitting Mozza, but also getting a Zankou fix! Can’t wait.

Tick tock, the giveaways don’t stop! This week I have some new book releases from Ten Speed Press to hand out. First, I have three copies of the fantastic A16 Food + Wine cookbook (you can read all about it here), and I also have three copies of the just-released Artisanal Cocktails book by Scott Beattie, the bar manager of the acclaimed Cyrus in Healdsburg. We’re talking 50 exceptional drink recipes—both pretty and tasty. Whether you win a copy of Scott’s book or not, you can visit him at a variety of Bay Area book signings, from October 13th at Flying Goat in Healdsburg to Cantina on November 3rd to Macy's Cellar in San Francisco on December 2nd (his appearances are all listed on his website).

To enter to win, just forward this week’s tablehopper newsletter to two friends (or more, you star!), telling them why they would dig a subscription to the tablehopper e-column, and CC or BCC luckyme [at] tablehopper [dot] com so I know you sent it (I promise not to use anyone’s email address!). Deadline to enter is midnight on Sunday October 12th. I’ll let you know next week if you’re a winner, and you get your pick of the books. There are six chances to win!

Good luck!