This week's tablehopper: pa rum pa pum pum!


Tom and Jerry’s amazing Christmas tree on 21st Street. Photo: ©

Ha, now I’m not the only one with Little Drummer Boy in her head. (I know, evil.) Based on the lineup of holiday activities in this week’s tablehopper, I hope you’re ready to dive in. I’m especially fired up over all the international options listed in this week’s socialite. Who knew that my family’s Feast of the Seven Fishes would be so in demand this season? Baccalà chic.

This week is full of great wine tastings, starting with the annual Arlequin Champagne tasting on Thursday evening, and this Saturday, I hope to see you at the Skrewcap holiday tasting—it conveniently starts at 1pm, so you can hit the market at the Ferry Building and then come on by! I will also be there signing copies of my book, and happy to answer any restaurant questions you may have.

There’s also Drag Queens on Ice this Thursday (I can’t wait to see that one), and don’t forget the La Cocina Gift Bazaar this Friday. On Sunday, I have been invited back to Edible Escapes, joining host Anthony Licciardi from 11am-1pm on KSFO 560AM. Please tune in—we’ll be discussing holiday meals and other kinds of tasty topics.

While I have your eyes: in the midst of all your holiday shopping, please consider making the holiday brighter for someone less fortunate. The fine folks at ECS will match you with a resident at their supportive housing sites, and you can fulfill a modest gift request for items like sweatshirts, sweatpants, bed sheets, blankets, robes, and other essential items for $25 and under. After the residents pay for rent and food each month, there is very little money left over for basic essentials. The holidays can be especially difficult for them in our consumer-oriented economy. 

Want to buy a present for a resident? Great! Please email Mallory Hasick or call 415-487-3348 by this Friday December 9th. Mallory will provide the resident’s first name, housing site, and gift request. All wrapped gifts can be dropped off at 1350 Folsom St. on December 13th or 14th from 3pm-7pm, or at 165 8th St. during regular business hours (9am-5pm) any time before December 15th. Thanks for adding a stranger to your holiday shopping list.

Warm wishes!

Marcia Gagliardi

Oh, since I’ve been called “Marsha” a couple times this past week, I thought I’d do a handy little pronunciation guide for you: it’s Marcia, rhymes with Garcia. Or, as a friend likes to joke, pizzeria.

View tablehopper Newsletter from Tuesday, Dec 6 2011