This week's tablehopper: #springtimeinmotherf*ckingeffect.


Dahi vada at Dosa on Fillmore.

Yeah, I am definitely feeling spring fever, with my apartment full of flowers from my mother’s rose garden, cherries and strawberries from the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market on my table, and sunlight streaming in the windows (however, I could do without this lame wind, thanks Mother Nature). This cleanse I’m on right now has also been great—I am hardly at a loss for healthy and vegan/vegetarian things to eat in this town, as my Friday night dinner at Dosa on Fillmore and Sunday night preview dinner at Piccino can attest to (you can read all about the new Piccino in the chatterbox).

Last night it was hard to focus on writing my column while watching the live stream of the James Beard Foundation Awards. Big congrats to all the winners and the nominees, but especially to our local talent: Michael Tusk of Quince, who brought home the Best Chef: Pacific award last night. You can check out all the winners across the nation on the site.

Tonight’s entertainment has me heading to a media screening of Vanishing of the Bees, part of the Whole Foods Market Do Something Reel film festival, and that’s about it. Really trying to stay focused on this pile of work I have to do, and damn, being vegan is hard work—it requires a fair amount of prep to make a fulfilling meal.

Now excuse me, I have some vegetables to go chop.

Marcia Gagliardi

View tablehopper Newsletter from Tuesday, May 10 2011