This week's tablehopper: moonshine.


Some of the fab banchan at Sura Korean in Temescal. Photo: ©

Ah yes, another one of my favorite combos hits the city: a full moon and warm weather. I’m definitely looking forward to heading to the Ramen Shop tonight for the sold-out Meatpaper party to celebrate their “fishue”—those folks know how to throw a good party.

How was your weekend? My friends were awesome and threw a salumi and lambrusco party on Saturday—that’s tough to beat. On Sunday I was invited to be one of the judges for the Scharffen Berger Chocolate Adventure Contest—talk about getting cracked out on sugar, damn. I also had a friend over for the Oscars—I’ll take any excuse I can to cook from the Jerusalem cookbook, so good. While there’s been a lot of discussion around the misogynistic tone of the Oscars (we need Amy and Tina to host it next year and turn that ship around), I did like the introduction of the Jaws theme to warn winners to cut their acceptance speech short. I’d love to apply that music to end many things, like a bad date or someone rambling too much—time to load that music on my iPhone. (I could also use it for this column that always seems to get too long, ha!)

Was happy to see the news on KQED that Drakes Bay Oyster Farm got a reprieve that allows it to stay open until its appeal is heard. (Am pleased the Drakes Bay oysters I had at Waterbar last week weren’t my last.)

Lastly, do you have a quick second to help me out on something non-food related? My editorial assistant is going to be super-embarrassed over this, but she’s in a contest to win free wedding photography for her upcoming wedding, and she needs some votes, fast. I swear, it will take you two seconds to click here, scroll to the bottom, and vote for Bucky and Dana. Please and thanks so much! They are such a nice couple, I’d love to help them save some money and have some gorg pics.

Marcia Gagliardi

View tablehopper Newsletter from Tuesday, Feb 26 2013