This week's tablehopper: time to werque it out!


The start of a meal at Central Kitchen. Photo: ©

I am going to be such a clock-watcher today, because tonight I’m going to see the gorgeous and glamorous Dita Von Teese perform at the Fillmore. Strip Strip Hooray! (I heard last night’s show was just beyond.) Another thing that is just beyond is the Jean Paul Gaultier exhibit at the de Young, have you been yet? What a show. I went on Friday evening around 5pm and it wasn’t crazy-packed at all (followed by prosecco and a bite at the de Young Café, which stays open later on Friday evenings).

Last week had me hopping all over to check out all kinds of new places: Central Kitchen, Comal, Gioia Pizzeria on Polk, and one of my favorite new sandwich spots, 1058hoagie. Go SF!

Meanwhile, New York is all abuzz with the opening of Mission Chinese Food on the Lower East Side. I also had a bit of fun this weekend watching my worlds collide: Krug and Burning Man. The comments certainly had me more entertained than last week’s episode of Mad Men. Here’s some analysis of the scenario (a total sh*tshow) for those with a lot of free time on their hands.

A couple of event updates. First, are you going to join me and Peter Temkin on Friday June 15th for our salumi class at Ramekins in Sonoma? The lineup of meats we’re tasting keeps getting better and better, check it out!

And many of you know I am a big fan (and supporter) of CHEFS (Conquering Homelessness through Employment in Food Services). The organization’s annual big fundraising event, SummerTini, is coming up on Friday June 8th, and I was lucky to get a discount code for tablehopper readers! Use code tablehopper when buying tickets and get 20 percent off (so that means tickets are $100 versus $125). This special offer ends on Monday May 28th at 11:59pm. Please consider buying a ticket—and you won’t believe the very special auction items, like a trip to Tuscany or dinner for two at six top SF restaurants! (Some go for a very good price, FYI.)

Okay, one last thing: today on You Gotta Eat This, I am talking about the Del Popolo pizza truck. (It could also be on an episode of You Gotta See This!)

All righty then, have a swell week!

Marcia Gagliardi

(Marcia rhymes with Garcia; bonus round: the second “g” is silent in Gagliardi)

View tablehopper Newsletter from Tuesday, May 22 2012