This week's tablehopper: set it off.

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The Corn Husker (whiskey, corn water, honey) is one way to get your heat on with Lord George’s latest Mavericks menu, Summer Road Trip! Photo: © tablehopper.com.

Wait, what? What’s that? You can’t hear me? Or wait, maybe I can’t hear you? Sometimes I wonder how the city is going to have any firecrackers and M80s left in time for the actual showtime on the Fourth of July. Anyway, carry on, pyros!

I hope you’re all enjoying your cookouts and barbecues and beach houses and block parties. Murica! I decided to take advantage of the grey weather and have a staycation and catch up with my damn self. I’ve been gone so much the past couple months that it felt good to do things like sleep in, read magazines, clean house, write, enjoy dinner at friends’ houses, have a drunk Sunday, and binge watch Big Little Lies. The city is DEAD. The weather is garbage after 3pm. I love it.

I could have taken this Tuesday off, but I was too excited to tell you about the upcoming rooftop whisky event I’m hosting on Friday July 21st—and I wanted tablehopper subscribers to get first crack at tickets before I start promoting the event elsewhere. Membership has its privileges, ha-ha.

This tablehopper party on Friday the 21st will be an evening soirée in the penthouse of the Tilden Hotel. You’ll get to try four whisky cocktails (featuring selections from Bruichladdich and Westland Distillery), shaken and stirred up by The Douglas Room crew (i.e. Mo Hodges and Brian Felley of Benjamin Cooper!), plus there’s a whisky tasting, and some crazy-delicious appetizers as well. (Just look at that duck confit grilled cheese sandwich. I know!) Tickets are a no-brainer at just $60! Get yours now, these will fly! Let’s partay.

I’m also including a jetsetter piece I’ve been working on for some time about Healdsburg, and some of my favorite places to visit there lately. (I couldn’t really write about Single Thread in just a couple paragraphs, that’s for damned sure.) I also included a few summertime events and other things happening that should entice you to head up there and escape the fog. Unless you need the fog to help you get things done. Like me.

Happy Fourth, folks! I’ll be back with SF restaurant news and more for you next week. Boom!
Marcia Gagliardi

View tablehopper Newsletter from Tuesday, Jul 4 2017