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About tablehopper

Marcia Gagliardi sitting at the bar at NOPA restaurant holding a glass of Champagne.
Photo: Mariah Tiffany.

In February 2006, founder and editor Marcia Gagliardi launched tablehopper—a weekly newsletter about the San Francisco dining scene—and quickly gained status as the source for all the latest Bay Area restaurant and bar news, with hot tips, industry chatter, food and wine events, international travel guides, and more. Her influential column offers an insider and highly curated perspective on the local culinary scene, and is avidly read by a global audience of die-hard diners as well as the restaurant/bar industry. Her personal and snappy writing, on-the-ground reporting, and deeply supportive approach helped attract and build a vibrant community of dedicated readers who depend upon tablehopper as a trusted resource.

tablehopper has always been an independent publication, and in 2023 (for tablehopper’s 17th birthday), became member-supported. This new subscription model enabled Marcia to expand tablehopper’s content and coverage—partially as a response to these challenging post-pandemic times—so look for more stories on culture, lifestyle, and classic establishments. Her brand promise for this latest iteration is to help her subscribers live their best SF lives, which means celebrating many aspects of the Bay Area, from the culinary to the cultural, from the old school to what’s new. Marcia has lived in San Francisco since 1994, and has been writing about food and restaurants since 2002, so her well-seasoned perspective is shaped by deep knowledge and context.

If you subscribe today, you’ll receive the weekly newsletter and get full access to the website and archive (with over 12,000 articles), plus other perks, like a free customized restaurant recommendation, depending upon which membership level you choose. Your paid subscription allows tablehopper to continue to exist, and in turn, will help support independent journalism and small businesses. Thank you!


Tablehopping in North Beach and Chinatown video by @goodgollymixmolly.

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By becoming a supporting subscriber, you’ll get access to the full archive of everything that’s been published before and everything that’s still to come, plus special insider quarterly articles (The Hopper Notebook), like Marcia’s top sushi spots or her favorite places to eat at now, and more. It’s all included for less than the price of your oat milk matcha latte every month.

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Stay up to date with new content sent right to your inbox! No more worrying about whether you missed something because of a pesky algorithm or news feed.

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Join a community of other subscribers who share similar interests and love to eat. (By the way, tablehopper events are legendary, and subscribers get first crack at tickets.)

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Keep up with all the latest places where I’m eating, plus some quality cat content, on @tablehopper on Instagram, Threads, Facebook, and Twitter.

Live like a local

Coming to SF for a visit? I’ll lend you my keys to the City. You can buy a month of access to tablehopper and read all my past articles and exclusive pieces with my insider picks. ALSO: special SF guides are coming soon!

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