This week's tablehopper: summer wine.


A summer evening dinner at A16 with Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore (this summer squash and torchio pasta course with Grana Padano, preserved egg yolk, and lemon was a stunna with the Sommariva). Photo: ©

How’s it going out there? Did everyone recover from Outside Lands? That was a blast (per usual) and totally kicked my butt—on Friday alone, I walked 20K steps around the park. And then there’s the bike ride there and back! The fempire weekend of Florence, Janelle, and Janet was so awesome, Beck really brought the visuals (like WOW), the cocktails were flowin’ (special thanks to my party buddies, Hendrick’s and Jim Beam), plus there was some really special sandwich love from Tartine Manufactory (OMG that grilled cheese) and Son’s Addition’s pinnacle of munchies vittles. And then there’s the natural beauty of Golden Gate Park, the ultimate backdrop, no filter needed but totally enhanced by some of my favorite treats from mymilligram. Thanks to everyone for all the hard work that goes into pulling off that massive event.

I know a bunch of you are frantically preparing and packing to head to the playa. I wish I could say the same, but a week relaxing in Tahoe while working part-time is as close as I will physically get to the desert. I couldn’t really do Russia AND Burning Man, try as I might. Speaking of, did you catch my big Russia recap in the last tablehopper issue? Take a break from the horrible news stories and read about the people and food instead. What a country.

I have a couple more recaps for you, and you don’t want to miss these! Be sure to read my Table Talk column on KQED’s Bay Area Bites for details on Tuezday Noodz and Breadbelly (which some of you noticed in my Instagram feed a few weeks ago!). Indian food lovers, do not delay on grabbing a meal at Ritu, and check out an amazing Farming Hope fundraiser happening at Mister Jiu’s. And a clambake! And a Cubano.

Want to explore some great places to buy wine? I just wrote this post for Blackboard Eats on SF’s seven best wine shops that offer something extra.

Since we’re talking extra, check out this post I wrote on mymilligram about the Wine & Weed Symposium I attended a couple of weeks ago (plus the Terpenes and Terroir dinner I attended).

This weekend (August 24th-26th) is the annual Eat Drink SF, our city’s extravaganza of food, cocktails, wine, and more. There are daytime and evening tasting sessions with some of SF’s best restaurants, bartenders, and purveyors, don’t miss it.

Here’s wishing you a great upcoming Labor Day holiday, I’ll see ya in two weeks when we all return. I hope you get some sun on you.

Marcia Gagliardi

View tablehopper Newsletter from Tuesday, Aug 21 2018