This week's tablehopper: striking (out).


The kitchen counter at State Bird Provisions. Photo: ©

Hello, fellow soggy citizens. Should I feel guilty for not leaving my bed to work out in Alamo Square this morning? It was all kinds of gross out. I’ll just need to work it out on the dancefloor tonight instead. Fine by me.

Remember when I said I was going to have a review for you today? It’s like the universe is conspiring against me or something. Suffice it to say, there was a major snafu with my piece slated to run today, almost comedically so. (Almost. And that’s all I’m going to say on the matter.) So I am going to run a sneak peek for you of the brand-new Mission Bowling Club instead, opening Monday. I had a chance to swing by for a friends and family preview after a, uh, entertaining opening party at the new PENTHOUSE Club & Steakhouse (which is not my first pick for where I want to see and hang out with some of my work colleagues—I needed my own Champagne room, ha ha). As for the MBC, it’s going to be such a hit—read on for more.

I also realized I forgot to link to this week’s episode of You Gotta Eat This on KGO Radio in my Tuesday issue, which features exactly the kind of dish you want on a day like today: the katsikaki youvetsi (goat stew) at Kokkari. Listen in to the segment here!

Have a Happy St. Patrick’s Day tomorrow (I’ll be at the Vintage Fashion Expo, wearing something green)!


Marcia Gagliardi

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