Howdy, amici. I hope you’re enjoying some summertime fun in the fog, and staying healthy and happy. Things have been full throttle over here, with a busy getaway to Guerneville and Anderson Valley a couple weekends ago (I’ll be doing a writeup of all the fun places I went in my next newsletter), some fantastic meals out in SF (including Hilda and Jesse, Birch & Rye, and the gorgeously renovated Boulevard—stand by for recaps soon on @tablehopper, and here’s my latest feast at Lily), and writing until flames have been coming off my fingers (type tablehopper type!) for a slew of deadlines.
This past weekend was also the celebration of my dear grandmother’s incredible life—it was wonderful to have so much family and longtime family friends in town (who remembered when I was just a baby, amazing, roll back the years!). We sent Judy up with so much love and flowing Champagne and bacon deviled eggs (her trademark) and stories and laughs and hugs and tears. What a life, what a woman. I owe so much to her, she really showed us how to love and live. Our dear Judy!
I will be raising my glass to her at tonight’s dinner at Octavia with Dan Petroski of Massican—there are a few tables left (inside or in the parklet). There’s wild king crab on the menu (which she would just love)! Treat yourself! Grandma would.
Lastly, I’m excited to announce I’m writing regularly for the Nob Hill Gazette again, and was thrilled to contribute to their recent Best of the Gazette: 44 things we love about the Bay Area issue (I wrote #3 about Hang Ah Tea Room, # 6 on Lost Art Salon, and #9 about Sam’s Grill and Seafood Restaurant). So much love! I’ll have two pieces in the upcoming August issue, stand by.
Okay friends, I need to go for a walk before tonight’s feast. Have a good week and take care. XO Marcia Gagliardi
A Boulevardier at Boulevard seems almost mandatory. Photo: © tablehopper.com.View tablehopper Newsletter from Tuesday, Jul 19 2022