This week's tablehopper: the hangry games.


The housemade tofu at Izakaya Yuzuki. Photo: ©

Hello, stormy afternoon. The wet weather definitely has me heading to the movies more often these days—I was so fired up to go see Jiro Dreams of Sushi over the weekend. I know, I know, everyone is talking about it, but really, it’s one of those films many people should see (not just chefs and sushi fanatics). It’s about dedication, craft, family, and a portrait of one of the most astounding work ethics I have ever seen—we’re all a bunch of slackers, let me tell you. It’s supposed to wrap up this week, so get thee to the theater, pronto. (A nice bonus about the Landmark Embarcadero is you get three hours of validated parking, schweet.) And while I didn’t go out for sushi after the film like everyone seems to want to do, I did have a very charming meal at Izakaya Yuzuki—more on that soon.

After a long hiatus, I am happy to announce the return of a tablehopper wine tasting on Saturday April 28th at Café des Amis! The tasting will feature wines from the appellations of the Languedoc, and the very talented Josiah Baldivino, the head sommelier at MICHAEL MINA, will be leading the class. Tickets are limited! We look forward to seeing you there.

My dining lineup this week is looking verrrrrry good, including the OPENharvest Japan at Headlands and a family-style Basque dinner and fundraiser for Forage Kitchen. I know many folks are excited for the opening of Namu Gaji this Saturday as well.

One more thing to make you hungry: today’s episode of You Gotta Eat This features Cosecha Cafe in Oakland. You already read about Cosecha’s tasty tacos on tablehopper, but now you can listen as well.

Catch ya later! Oh, and a hat tip to @thedapperdiner for spoon feeding me today’s title.

Marcia Gagliardi

View tablehopper Newsletter from Tuesday, Mar 27 2012