This week's tablehopper: pins and needles.


Celtuce course at COI. Photo: ©

Ugh, I am totally on pins and needles right now—my beloved MacBook has crashed twice in the past 24 hours, and I was worried I wasn’t going to be able to get the newsletter out in time. Or at all. Whew. Of course my computer chose a terrible time to misbehave. Let alone the fact I had to bring my over-worked espresso machine into the shop yesterday as well. I can’t have the coffee and the computer fail me at the same time—then again, one is inextricably linked to the other, a total Möbius strip of how I get my work done. Anyway, here’s hoping I don’t have a complete meltdown here at hopper HQ, wish me luck!

The other folks on pins and needles today: Michelin star-hopeful chefs all over the San Francisco Bay Area and wine country. The announcements have been trickling in over Twitter this afternoon as the chefs receive their individual phone calls. Big congrats to all the winners.

This town certainly has some wicked talent. Saturday I must have been out to hurt (and humor) myself, starting with a dim sum feast at Koi Palace in Daly City, and then Saturday evening I had my finest meal yet at COI—each course was as gorgeous to look at as to taste. Still thinking about it.

Okay, I have a scary pileup of errands and calls and email to handle, so here’s bidding you a fabulous week! Ta!

Marcia Gagliardi

View tablehopper Newsletter from Tuesday, Oct 25 2011