Uncle Frank and my father making pasta at our annual Christmas Eve feast. Photo: © tablehopper.com.
Hi there. Am back from what was a heartbreaking journey to say goodbye to my dear Uncle Frank in his last days. It has unequivocally been one of the hardest, saddest experiences of my life. Nope, am not in the best of spirits right now, and I’m not really one to fake it, so apologies for the heavy intro. (Anyone who went to Saturday’s Lit Crawl event at Craftsman and Wolves expecting to see me hosting it, well, now you know why I wasn’t there. I hope you enjoyed the reading, I was sorry to miss hearing everyone’s travel stories.)
However, tomorrow evening, I will be at the Wine & Spirits Top 100 tasting event, parked at a table with my brand-new tablehopper T-shirts. And, yes, I plan to have a glass of excellent Champagne in my hand—I have someone very special to be toasting. It’s sure to be a lovely evening on the City View at Metreon terrace, come by and say hi.
Further distractions: my first episode of Hungry In… on YouTube’s Hungry channel has aired! Join me as I take you through the Mission to my four top places for breakfast, a sandwich (mmmm, tortas), a snack, and a sweet. All three of my episodes will include some of my favorite authentic places that are all about the immigrant experience in San Francisco—upcoming neighborhoods include Chinatown and North Beach. (Big thanks to Farm + Cellar/Third Street Works in helping me with the production.)
You can do me (and my fellow Citysearch scouts) a big favor by liking the video, commenting (anything to keep all the anonymous haters at bay, I swear), and subscribing to the Hungry channel so you don’t miss upcoming Hungry In… episodes (they air every Friday). Obviously I’d love to film more episodes, along with my other Citysearch scouts, but it’s only going to happen if our videos get a lot of views and likes. Thanks for your support!
Okay folks, that’s about it. Enjoy this beautiful Indian summer heat.