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Marcia Gagliardi

Marcia Gagliardi writes a popular insider weekly e-column about the SF dining scene, “the tablehopper.” Subscribe for free at www.tablehopper.com.


Kin Khao San Francisco
Getting Close: Kin Khao

Kin Khao is exciting Thai restaurant from owner and Bangkok native Pim Techamuanvivit will be soft opening around February 17th–18th.

Posted on Feb 13 at 06:19 PM | Comments () : Post Comment

The Square North Beach
Introducing the Square

New details have emerged about their plans for the space, as well as the name: The Square.

Posted on Feb 13 at 05:55 PM | Comments () : Post Comment

Foreign Cinema in San Francisco
Ready For Romance? Six Fun Valentine's Day Suggestions

Here are a few places that will make you a little less likely to poke an eye out—and that will offer good food and service, even on Valentine's Day.

Posted on Feb 11 at 06:20 PM | Comments () : Post Comment

Cafe Du Nord in San Francisco
What's Next for Café du Nord?

Back in November, tablehopper was the first to file on the news that Dylan MacNiven (Woodhouse Fish Co.) was taking over the Castro’s Café Du Nord and changes were coming—and now, more details have been released.

Posted on Feb 11 at 05:46 PM | Comments () : Post Comment

Lolo on Valencia
First Look at the New Loló on Valencia

With the closure of Loló’s colorful location this past weekend after six years on 22nd Street, it’s now time to turn our eyes to Loló’s new digs. As previously noted on tablehopper, it’s opening in the former Lot 7 on Valencia.

Posted on Feb 10 at 06:05 PM | Comments () : Post Comment

Heartbaker | San Francisco, CA | Sanfrancisco.travel
A First Look at Heartbaker, Opening Verrrrrry Soon

As mentioned back in February, pastry chef Sybil Johnson of Aqua and Kokkari is opening her own place in the former Chapeau! location in the Richmond.

Posted on Jun 17 at 01:41 PM | Comments () : Post Comment

Waiheke Island Yacht Club | San Francisco, CA | Sanfrancisco.travel
The Ultimate in Pop-Up Restaurants: Waiheke Island Yacht Club Coming to Pier 29

During my trip to New Zealand, I had the pleasure of making my way through all the appetizers at Clooney in Auckland, a very chic and contemporary restaurant from restaurateur Tony Stewart (he is also behind The Hamptons in Auckland).

Posted on Jun 17 at 01:36 PM | Comments () : Post Comment

Saison | San Francisco, CA | Sanfrancisco.travel
Saison's Salon Menu

If you want to step your toes into Saison without ponying up for the full tasting menu (for $298), you can experience the more approachable Salon menu instead.

Posted on Jun 11 at 10:30 AM | Comments () : Post Comment

MKT Bar | San Francisco, CA | Sanfrancisco.travel
MKT Restaurant - Bar Now Open in the Four Seasons Hotel

As previously mentioned on tablehopper, there’s a new bar and restaurant at the Four Seasons, called MKT Restaurant - Bar.

Posted on Jun 11 at 10:19 AM | Comments () : Post Comment

Mason Pacific | San Francisco, CA | Sanfrancisco.travel
Now Open: Mason Pacific, an Appealing Neighborhood Bistro

I was bummed to miss the preview luncheon for the brand-new Mason Pacific, which just opened in the former Lalola space that borders Nob Hill, Russian Hill, and Chinatown.

Posted on Jun 11 at 10:14 AM | Comments () : Post Comment

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