This week's tablehopper: mighty real.


A tower of power at Sadelle’s. Photo: ©

Howdy amigos. Spring decided to finally show its face for a couple of days here in New York. I say, “It’s about damn time, beeeeeeach! Where you been?!” Felt so good to hang out with my friend in Union Square, sitting on a bench under the trees at the end of the day on Sunday, kickin’ it after an action-packed weekend that included late-night jazz at Smalls, seeing the Sylvester Mighty Real show (was in New York one night only, until it launches on Broadway in 2017!), late-night dinner at Le Coq Rico (some of you may have eaten at l’original in Paris!), and a glorious late Sunday bagel brunch at Sadelle’s. Yes, there was a lot of late going on this weekend.

I have another pal coming in hot on Friday, so it looks like a repeat of late-night shenanigans are imminent, reaching an apex on Sunday when we go to the Kiki & Herb show that I magically managed to get tickets for (they haven’t performed in a decade!). Now I just need to get lucky with Hamilton, I tell ya.

Last night, I took a break from my deadline to call in to Slow Living Radio, who kindly invited me to be a guest for the first half. (You can listen to an archive of the show here.) Was a pleasure to talk about all the good things going on in the San Francisco cuisine scene right now, and a bit about my background and why I started tablehopper too. Thanks for having me on, Sally and Stephen!

Today’s hopper is much, much bigger than I wanted it to be, so I completely failed in writing up a couple of NYC spots for you to check out. Ugh, maybe next week!

Marcia Gagliardi

View tablehopper Newsletter from Tuesday, May 10 2016