This week's tablehopper: #orangeoctober.

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The noodle-making station at the (unfortunately named) Kaka Udon. Photo: © tablehopper.com.

SF has a lot of things in the air right now, including fall and some serious Giants fever! Am loving these World Series games! Things pick back up tomorrow, and in case you’re looking for some spots where you can watch the game with your fellow fans while getting your nosh on, check out my list of six places on 7x7.com.

Speaking of 7x7, perhaps you saw the news on Grub Street that I have stepped away from my role as contributing food editor for the magazine? I will be writing some freelance pieces in the future (like the annual “100 Things to Eat Before You Die” for February’s food issue) and will continue my weekly posts for 7x7.com. Just FYI!

Here’s a little more freelance writing I have done recently: a piece for Club 21 magazine on all the latest places in San Francisco’s dining scene, featuring State Bird Provisions, Bar Tartine, Namu Gaji, Central Kitchen, Saison, and Off the Grid.

This afternoon I am heading up to Wine Country with my sis to hang out with our cousin and her boyfriend—it’s shaping up to be a perfect fall weekend. There will be bubbles (this is what happens when you dine at étoile at Domaine Chandon).

I’m also driving down to Los Angeles next Friday for a Scorpio birthday weekend bash with my wild lady pals—I am long overdue for a visit. I have many spots on my list (including Bäco Mercat, Red Medicine, Short Order, ink.sack for sandwiches, Son of a Gun, and, of course, some Korean and taco joints) but would love to hear any tips on recent LA faves/discoveries I need to check out. Oh yeah, and of course I’ll be paying a visit to Langer’s! Pastrami church!

Enjoy the weekend!

Marcia Gagliardi

View tablehopper Newsletter from Friday, Oct 26 2012