This week's tablehopper: Roman holiday.

54mint-olives.jpg

Castelvetrano olives at 54 Mint. Photo: © tablehopper.com.

Buon giorno! SF, you’re looking so sparkly after your springtime bath last night. The drizzle certainly didn’t dampen the fun at Taste of Potrero last night—it was a packed house at the NWBLK, and even the outdoor patio was full of grazing guests (then again, it’ll take more than some drizzle to stop people from lining up to eat Del Popolo pizza and warm empanadas from El Sur).

What do you have on tap this weekend? Planning to check out one or two of all these new openings we have going on? Maybe a drink at the Big 4? One thing to note: Outerlands is looking like they won’t be opening until Tuesday or so due to some hiccups, sorry if that snags your brunch plans this weekend! You have plenty of options, and of course Sunday is Mother’s Day.

Today’s issue includes my review of 54 Mint, a gem of a place I have been so excited to write about. And with the warm weather rolling in next week, you may want to book your alfresco lunch or dinner reservation now, jus’ sayin’. We also have a wino from Alan Goldfarb, and Heather Irwin keeps us posted on some 707 scout news.

Enjoy the weekend, I swear, it couldn’t get here soon enough. You with me?

Marcia Gagliardi

View tablehopper Newsletter from Friday, May 9 2014