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Mar 2, 2010 4 min read

The tablehopper on Tour

The tablehopper on Tour
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The Tablehopper’s Guide to Dining and Drinking in San Francisco: Find the Right Spot for Every Occasion is now on sale, so I’ll be making a variety of appearances at all kinds of events around the Bay Area. You can keep track on my Google calendar, and here’s the current lineup below.

Details will be added in coming weeks about each event, like, what we’ll be eating and drinking (oh you know it!). Looking forward to seeing you out and about!

Friday March 12th, 7:30pm, free Book Signing at Booksmith 1644 Haight St. at Cole, San Francisco Event details. Treats: orange-cardamom-ginger with saffron gobs from Gobba Gobba Hey, and cardamom-ginger chai (and another surprise flavor) from The Chai Cart. Pompadour Rosé bubbles provided by Domaine Carneros.

Thursday March 18th, 7:30pm, free Book Reading and Signing at Books. Inc. Chestnut St. 2251 Chestnut St. at Pierce, San Francisco Event details. We will be tasting “Suria,” a blend of dark and milk chocolates infused with cardamom from Maison Mitchell and Durigutti’s Malbec “Clásico” (many thanks to Bock Wines and Spirits for the donation).

Wednesday March 24th, 6pm, free Book Reading and Signing at Omnivore Books 3885 Cesar Chavez St. at Church, San Francisco Event details. Andrew Mariani of Scribe will be pouring his delicious 2008 Pinot Noir, Carneros, Sonoma. And Patrick Horn, owner of the Pacific Brewing Laboratory, will be serving “Blood of the Lamb,” a Belgian dark strong ale aged in bourbon oak (it will be paired with some good Irish cheeses, even though it’s past St. Patrick’s Day!).

Thursday March 25th, 7pm, $18 members/$20 public* Moderating an Event with Michael Chiarello (and Book Signing) Osher Marin Jewish Community Center, 200 North San Pedro Rd., San Rafael Event details. *Mention in the comment area when purchasing tix online and get the member price.

Wednesday March 31st, 12pm, $100 (includes book, tax, tip) Cooks With Books Lunch at Perbacco 230 California St. at Front, San Francisco Tickets/event details. Read the delicious menu here.

Thursday April 1st, 7:30pm, free Book Reading and Signing at Kepler’s Books 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park

Saturday April 3rd, 2pm, free Chat and Tasting with Jake Godby Humphry Slocombe/Signing at Bloomingdale’s Mini duck fat pecan pies and of course ICE CREAM will be served. 845 Market St. at 7th St., San Francisco

Monday April 5th, 5pm-7pm, $35 ($50 door) Book Signing at Wines of Portugal—A World of Difference Tour 2010 Westin St Francis, 335 Powell St., 32nd Floor, San Francisco Tickets/event details. First 150 ticket buyers get a free copy of my book!

Thursday April 8th, 7pm, $5 members, $10 general 18 Reasons Event (with bubbly and bites from La Cocina producer Onigilly) 593 Guerrero St. at 18th St., San Francisco Event details.

Saturday April 10th, 12pm, free Book Signing/Meet and Greet at The Pasta Shop We will be grazing on a variety of my favorite pantry items, from honey and olive oil to cheese and olives (we’re calling it a pop-up party)! The Pasta Shop (inside Rockridge Market Hall), 5655 College Ave., Oakland

Wednesday April 14th, 6:30pm-8:30pm, $15* Hop Dog Happy Hour CUESA’s kitchen in front of the Ferry Building. *SOLD OUT Books will be for sale at the event for $17.50 (tax included).

Friday April 16th, 12pm-2pm, free Book signing and chocolate tasting at Fog City News. Featuring samples from the amazing Xocolatl de Davíd. We’ll be tasting the following chocolates: Almond Pimentón, Salted Caramel (probably the darkest and saltiest caramel bar they sell, 72% dark chocolate base), and my favorite, the Bacon Raleigh bar (nougat, pecans, fleur de sel, 72% dark chocolate, and bacon-infused caramel). 455 Market St. at 1st St., San Francisco

Saturday April 17th, 2pm, free Book Reading and Signing at Read Booksellers in Danville Blackhawk Plaza, Danville

Thursday April 22nd, 6pm, free Book Reading and Signing at The Tyler Florence Shop Tyler will be there, and Jackie Patterson will be making cocktails! 59 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley

Thursday April 29th, 12pm, $67 members, $77 non-members Two-martini lunch with the tablehopper at Bix This event is part of the Bay Gourmet/Commonwealth Club program. Moderated by Jordan Mackay. 56 Gold St. at Sansome, San Francisco Tickets and more.

Saturday May 8th, noon-2pm, $15 Sandwich Social with the tablehopper at Purcell Murray To register, call 415-330-5580. More event details. 185 Park Lane, Brisbane Marcia will lead a Q&A with two of San Francisco’s best sandwich makers: Douglas Monsalud of Kitchenette, Jeff Mason and David Knopp of Pal’s Take Away, and Timothy Brown of Morty’s Deli, who will also demo his house-made Russian dressing. And of course we will eat! And drink bubbly. Cheers!

Saturday May 15th, 4pm, free Book Reading and Signing at Mrs. Dalloway’s 2904 College Ave. at Russell, Berkeley There will be snacks provided by their charming neighbor, the Elmwood Café.

Thursday May 20th, 5pm-9pm Appel and Frank Event (*RSVP in advance) You get 50% off the $10 admission with code: tablehopper. It’s a fun night of shopping, cocktails, wine, and more, and tablehopper will be there. I will also have treats from Pinkie’s Bakery to share with you! Regency Center, Sutter Room, 1270 Sutter at Van Ness, San Francisco

Saturday May 22nd, 4pm, free Book Reading and Signing at Readers’ Books Sonoma 130 E. Napa St. at 1st St. E., Sonoma

Thursday May 27th, 7:30pm, free Book Reading and Signing at Books. Inc. Market St. (Castro) Featuring delicious bittersweet cocoa truffles from Neo Cocoa. 2275 Market St. at 16th St., San Francisco

Saturday June 5th, 2pm, free Book Reading and Signing at Copperfield’s Books 140 Kentucky St. at Western Ave., Petaluma

Sunday June 6th Book Signing in the VIP Reception at Cochon 555 Details and more (like a discount code for the event!) here.


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