This week's tablehopper: sound the horns, it's Fogust.


A steak and potatoes plate from a friend’s birthday brunch feast at Huxley this past weekend. Photo: ©

Welcome to Fogust, and to honor the occasion, I even saw a few raindrops this afternoon. I’m sure this weekend at Outside Lands will offer enough sun, mist, wind, and clouds to keep things extra interesting (and wardrobe-challenging). The OL mobile app just came out, and while I’m figuring out which acts to see, what’s also (always) interesting is the lineup of food vendors. This year, Wine Lands is cashless, which will make it much easier to get your wine on (click that link to see how it works). And here’s who will be pouring at Beer Lands. Check out our additional OL update in the chatterbox!

This Wednesday evening, I’ll begin some party warm-up exercises at CUESA’s Getaway in a Glass: Summer Cocktails of the Farmers Market. And tablehopper readers get 15 percent off if you use this link, get on it!

I’m also going to be attending a preview of Dominique Crenn’s Petit Crenn in Hayes Valley this week and will be telling you all about it in next week’s tablehopper. You should know, however, that reservations are live on the site if you want to snag a table now.

If you follow me on social media (Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, take your pick), you may have noticed this week’s #tablehoppertakeover I am doing with local delivery service Caviar! I hope you get a chance to try my daily picks for their Fastbite service, and this week you can use code TABLEHOPPER for $5 off (first-time users, you get $15 off)! Yeah, so that Italian combo tomorrow from Merigan just got even more appealing, right? Check out today’s sponsor for all the details, plus there’s a fun contest too.

One last thing before signing off: I was featured in Frank Garza’s fun San Francisco People Podcast, talking about everything from how I got my start as a restaurant columnist to the philosophy behind tablehopper to some of my favorite places in my neighborhood. Have a listen here, and subscribe for future episodes!

See you Friday!
Marcia Gagliardi

View tablehopper Newsletter from Tuesday, Aug 4 2015