This week's tablehopper: what's the hops?


It’s meat pie weather! With pork belly, snails, and a suet crust (you can handle it). At Cockscomb. Photo: ©

Oooh, rainy day! Windy! Drama! Love it. I’m actually heading out in this mess for an invite I couldn’t turn down: a tasting of Masi Agricola wines (with Raffaele Boscaini) paired with dry-aged beef from Flannery Beef at Perbacco. I know, right? Golden. My weekend is starting early.

Which is why today’s issue is a shorty. Tuesday’s practically crushed us over here anyway. But Heather Irwin has a bunch of catch-up 707 news for us, I hope you get inspired to take a road trip or day trip soon—it’s such a great time of year to hang out in Wine Country.

So it’s officially SF Beer Week, but for those of you who fancy a cocktail this weekend instead, we have just one ticket left on Sosh for the tablehopper North Beach cocktail crawl with Anchor Distilling this Saturday evening. We’re starting early: 5:30pm at the new Devil’s Acre, and then heading to Comstock Saloon and 15 Romolo (we’ll also have some tasty food for you at the two latter locations!). I am rerunning the event announcement today so you can check out all the tasty details—based on the RSVP list, I already know it’s going to be a fun group. Because, hello, we’re talking about tablehopper readers. Duh.

In case you’re mulling over Valentine’s Day options, here’s our post in case you missed it on Tuesday. And here are a couple of fun pop-ups this Saturday: Shorty Goldstein’s starts their series of appearances at the CUESA farmers market at the Ferry Building, and Press 12 is popping up at Four Barrel. Both worth going out in the rain for.

One more tidbit: I have my monthly post on for you on five new places to check out this month in case you need a quick cheat sheet of what’s new in town. Good stuff.

See you Tuesday.
Marcia Gagliardi

View tablehopper Newsletter from Friday, Feb 6 2015