This week's tablehopper: summer chaser.


Young carrots with sunflower seed XO dressing, herb vinaigrette, Persian mint at Offspring in Boonville. Photo: ©

Welcome to Fogust, with a spritzy chance of rain?! Strange times. Who knows what this weekend’s weather will bring for Outside Lands, it’s usually a classic sunny-misty-drizzly concoction, thanks to our bartender, Karl the Fog. See you there? (I wrote a piece on what to listen to and eat and drink at OSL for Nob Hill Gazette’s August issue, stand by for a post on my social media channels this week once the story goes live on their site.)

I want to make sure you don’t miss some of my recent tablehopping favorites around town, like the volcano taco at the new Chuy’s Fiestas taqueria downtown, the chef’s adventure meal at the stylin’ Hilda and Jesse (available for dinner on Monday evenings), and this is the last month for Marlena’s Summer Camp pop-up near Union Square. I also had a wonderful revisit to Town Hall, with chef Mitch back in the kitchen, and he’s definitely having fun (they’d love to see you—don’t forget they have two spacious and heated patios where you can tuck into their famed fried chicken and a Sazerac).

Today’s newsletter is short on news because I dedicated almost 2,000 words to my writeup on where to chase some summer vibes in Guerneville and Anderson Valley—it’s so gorgeous up there right now, mostly in the 80s! Get the hell outta town. My next installment will be on Mendocino, so you can turn it all into one big road trip. I’m also going to be posting a bunch of pics on Instagram/Facebook this week from these scenic places, so follow along!

Enjoy, and thanks for reading.
Marcia Gagliardi

View tablehopper Newsletter from Tuesday, Aug 2 2022