This week's tablehopper: time to party.


Just GUESS how I felt about these colors! (Hot pink and green is totally my jam right now.) This is the rich A5 tri-tip tataki nigiri with a squid ink tuile on the latest tasting menu at Hitachino Beer & Wagyu. Photo: ©

Hi gang! I’m baaaaack! Well, for some of you—many of you who have subscribed to mymilligram (my new cannabis brand and weekly newsletter about low-dose products) already heard from me last Thursday! The mymilligram site is live, mymilligram boxes are being delivered around town, @mymilligram is up and running on Instagram, and I’m a happy hopper! Thanks for checking it out and joining me! It means a lot. (Been receiving some fantastic feedback. You rock.) If you subscribed to mymilligram, I’ll be back in your inboxes on Thursday with an amazing product I just looooove: a cannabis condiment! :)

I celebrated the mymilligram launch last week with a gorgeous Friday night LCD Soundsystem show at the Greek, what a night! Felt good to get up from this damn desk and go shake it.

If you’re here after a little break and wondering why tablehopper is every other week now, here’s the update for ya.

I’ve still been doing a ton of food writing: I have my new weekly column at Bay Area Bites on Mondays called Table Talk, which you won’t want to miss. This Monday’s column includes the new meat-and-three menu at Town Hall, my fave hefty deli sandwiches at Limoncello, plus a special guest tempura chef from Japan is going to be cooking at Hitachino Beer & Wagyu May 14th-15th, and there’s a great new happy hour at Lord Stanley, plus a fun Kentucky Derby party at Comstock Saloon!

The prior week’s Table Talk included a look at the swanky new The Beehive, the sad closure of Katia’s (open since 1994, the year I moved to SF!), and did you know you can get steaks from Olivier’s Butchery on the menu at Café de la Presse? Now you know.

I’ll be posting my weekly Table Talk column on the tablehopper Twitter and Facebook channels, so you can keep up with weekly news I (mostly) won’t be covering here in tablehopper. There’s just too much to write, I swear.

We are in the home stretch for ticket sales for this Thursday’s tablehopper preopening party for Donato Scotti’s Cento Osteria on the Embarcadero. It’s going to be a lively evening of Aperol Spritzes, Boulevardiers, Negronis (and Sbagliatos!), wine, wood-fired pizzas, stuffed pastas, antipasti, salumi, roasted suckling pig, vegetable sides, and plenty of fun tablehopper party people.

Just $50, people! And we’re making a donation to Family House—the more tickets we sell, the bigger the donation, so grazie!

Cento Osteria isn’t opening until next week, so you can say you were there first. I’d love to see you! (Thanks to SF Weekly for the nice plug.)

Another article for you: I wrote this post for Blackboard Eats a few weeks ago on some of the best Southern cooking in SF. Lastly, I was posting this interesting Munchies article on social media about the man behind Meyer lemons, check it out, it’s a great read.

Sending lots of support and cheers to all the local folks attending the James Beard Foundation Awards this coming Sunday May 6th! (Congrats to all the JBF Media Award winners!)

See you Thursday!
Marcia Gagliardi

View tablehopper Newsletter from Tuesday, May 1 2018