This week's tablehopper: skyrockets in flight.

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Your weekend brunch agenda: the soft-shell crab BLT at Fable—and put an egg on it. Photo: © tablehopper.com.

Oh, USA. Sorry today’s column is a wee bit late, but there’s no way I could stop watching today’s nail-biting game to send this puppy at its usual post time. All I can say is Tim Howard is THE MAN, what a staggering job today. Julian Green? What a hope-inducing goal. Boys, you gave it your best. We’re proud of you.

So, besides suffering from a sudden onset of World Cup-related sadness, how y’all doing out there? I’d say the vast majority of the city is still recovering from this weekend’s amazing PRIDE festivities, ahem. Oh COURSE the weather was gorgeous, the parties were bumpin’, the fashions were fierce, spirits were high (lots of people, too, heh), and I really soaked up some heartfelt conversations over the weekend with friends (both new and dear), ranging from their own personal stories on coming out to talking about how far things have come. Loved seeing so many friends in great relationships too. Keep it going. So many cheers for queer. Yay, SF!

Another city I love is New Orleans—just wanted to make sure you saw my writeup on Friday about my most recent visit there, especially handy if you’re heading over for Tales of the Cocktail!

Oh, and hey, there’s another party coming up, and yours truly is going to be throwing it. If you love Italian food and aperitivo hour (and if you don’t, I have some questions I’d like to ask you), you’ll want to save Wednesday July 23rd on your calendar! More details coming very soon on this tablehopper-hosted event, I just wanted to give you a little heads-up!

This week we have a few openings, including The Ramen Bar and Pabu (we have details for you in the chatterbox!), and opening on Wednesday July 2nd is Causwells in the Marina (we’ll have a little more for you on that next week, but here’s our most recent post).

Have a fabulous Fourth on Friday! Enjoy the colored fog, and that Brazil vs. Colombia quarterfinal is gonna be nuts! We’re going to be taking the day off, so we’ll see you next week.

Marcia Gagliardi

View tablehopper Newsletter from Tuesday, Jul 1 2014