This week's tablehopper: tour of duty.

JULY 3, 2007 | NEW YORK What I am about to tell you should be no surprise: there will be no tablehopper this week. (How totally NOT shocking!) I am quite certain you understand. My past week tearing around New York has been quite ridiculous. Like, ridiculously fun!

Today I actually have an entirely new kind of hangover: a pork hangover! (The Bo Ssäm dinner at Momofuku Ssäm Bar can have this effect on people, and no, I did not order it for myself.)  I have a big crush on Little Branch. And the pretzel croissant from The City Bakery, who knew?

Suffice to say my brain is in no condition to spin off my usual ten-page missive—heck, let’s not even talk about my poor body right now. I’ve been calling it the New York Marathon, and yes, you’ll be reading all about it soon. I think I’m even extending my ticket a few days (my liver just screamed, “Nooooo, don’t do it!”). Mwah ha ha!

I’ll be back next week. Promise!

BIG cheers from the Big Apple! And enjoy your Fourth of July.

~Marcia subscribe

the matchmaker


Ozumo is on the hunt for a daytime sous chef (Mon.–Fri.). We are also looking for a sushi chef. And servers, too. You know, we are always looking for some seriously good talent, so you should just forward your resume. It’s not because it’s a lousy place to work—it’s just that the restaurant is high volume, and we are looking for quality staff (and lots of them) because the staff is big. We need professional folks with mad skills who are team players (not the easiest combination) but we know you are out there. Please forward your resume to Mike Yakura at