This week's tablehopper: pleased to meat you.


Yuk hae (beef tartare) and banchan at To Hyang. Photo: ©

Well then, is it rainy enough for ya? I am kind of loving it. Since you won’t be heading to the beach or on a bike ride this weekend, why don’t you come visit me at a couple of cool gift fairs! Reminder: I’ll be at Bluxome Street Winery on Saturday and The Bold Italic on Sunday, along with some other fab food and lifestyle vendors selling cool local gear. There are a bunch this weekend; hit up more than one!

I had an early morning meeting in Oakland on Wednesday, which gave me a chance to finally hit up Stag’s Lunchette in Uptown Oakland for a sandwich—check out my review in today’s fresh meat. I also had the honor of interviewing the fabulous Dita Von Teese this month; here’s a transcript of our fun little chat. We also have a bunch of 707 news.

Lastly, a little weekend viewing for you: my third video in the Hungry In… San Francisco series aired today on YouTube’s Hungry channel. This time I take you to Chinatown, showing you some of my favorite spots, from jook at Great Eastern to the delicious baos and green onion bun at New Hollywood Bakery. Can you do me a big favor and like the video/comment/share it if you like it? Would be SO appreciated. Help a hopper out? Thanks!

OK peeps, have a good weekend—keep toasty.

Marcia Gagliardi

View tablehopper Newsletter from Friday, Nov 30 2012