This week's tablehopper: May showers bring annoyed glowers.


Miner’s lettuce spotted on the ForageSF walk I took on Sunday.

I’m getting really tired of bitching about the rain, but this is so ridiculous. Never thought I’d have SAD (seasonal affective disorder) in May, but there you have it. It’s enough to drive someone to drink.

Which is why I have a fun little giveaway this week: as you may already know, Bluestem Brasserie is getting very close to opening, and they want to recruit tablehopper readers to come up with clever names for their cocktails. So I’m going to be giving away five spots for five tablehopper readers to join me for a happy hour preview of Bluestem’s cocktails, and there will be some bites as well. Each winner will get to bring one guest (and you get to check out the cool space!). We’ll be gathering at Bluestem Brasserie next Tuesday June 7th from 5:30pm-7pm.

So, how do you enter to win? Easy: all you need to do is go to Deep Dishing and post your favorite cocktail (bonus points for a picture, if you have it!), or simply vote on a cocktail if it’s already listed. Are you a fan of the Bitter Giuseppe at Prospect, or perhaps the Rattlesnake at Beretta, or the Gilded Lily at The Alembic? The more entries and votes you add will increase your odds of winning. You have until 11:59pm on Thursday June 2nd to post; I will notify the winners shortly thereafter!

This week’s ‘hopper features another ticket giveaway to Taste of Mendocino as well, and a discount code for the upcoming San Francisco magazine 2011 Best of the Bay Area party.

Who loves ya, baby? I do.

Marcia Gagliardi

View tablehopper Newsletter from Tuesday, May 31 2011