This week's tablehopper: light it up.


Pappardelle and ragù from Mattarello. Photo: ©

And…it’s March 1st. Yup, the calendar is showing zero signs of slowing the eff down. Which means my upcoming trip to New Zealand at the end of the month will be here before I know it. Since it will be my first time to that gorgeous country, I’d like to heartily welcome any and all recommendations for food, wineries, beaches, and bars! I’ll be starting my nine-day voyage in Auckland and am still working out my itinerary from there. Release the recos! (Thanks in advance.)

What’s on tap for the weekend? Maybe a tea tasting at the Mandarin Oriental? Watching the just-released A Place at the Table? Checking out the brand-new Juhu Beach Club (open tonight), or swinging by Azalina’s Malaysian pop-up this Sunday? Saying farewell to Betelnut? Grabbing a hoagie for the first time this Saturday at 1058 Hoagie? I will be doing a fair number of those things, oh yesiree.

One thing I am really fired up for is the opening ceremony of the Bay Lights next Tuesday evening! Here’s my piece for on where to watch the lights fire up while having a bite (unless you’re lucky enough to know someone with a boat—then that’s the way to go, obviously).

Enjoy the weekend!

Marcia Gagliardi

View tablehopper Newsletter from Friday, Mar 1 2013