This week's tablehopper: summer break.


Cucumber soup, by chef Jeremy Fox at SMITH@Saison.

This gorgeous heatwave definitely makes it easier to return to San Francisco after my week in balmy New York. Helllllllo, summer solstice! Am trying to be outside as much as possible, but this dang deadline of mine is kind of getting in the way. I did get to enjoy a memorable meal with a friend by chef Jeremy Fox at the hearth at Saison on Friday night (j’adore that terrace), and Father’s Day dinner was spent in my parents’ backyard in San Mateo—man, I love alfresco dining.

Happy to see the sun will continue into the weekend, as the city blows up with Pride! I’ll be tearing it up in Dolores Park with my friends for Pink Saturday, but do note chef Dominique Crenn will be with Liam Mayclem (CBS5’s “Eye on the Bay” and “Foodie Chap” on KCBS) at Macy’s Cellar doing a free cooking demo on Saturday at 2pm.

Since I took last week off, I had some serious catch-up to do for you—you’ll find plenty of news about new openings in this week’s issue. And I’m aiming to have my New York jetsetter writeup for you this Friday, stand by.

Have fun out there—and please raise a glass to the memory of the vivacious Shirley Fong-Torres, who sadly passed away this weekend after a battle against leukemia. I know many will miss seeing her smiling face out on the town. She was such a feisty lady.

To feistiness!

Marcia Gagliardi

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