Wednesday, March 24, 2010

The Tablehopper’s Guide to Dining and Drinking in San Francisco

The Tablehopper's Guide to Dining and Drinking in San Francisco

Photo credit: Rick Camargo Photography

Zagat, move aside, because the 'hopper is in the house! Another friend, another book. What can I say? I have some pretty talented friends. I adore Marcia Gagliardi aka the Tablehopper. She's smart and funny and writes a cheeky newsletter all about the latest in San Francisco dining not to mention drinking. I can't believe she's only been at it for four years because the Tablehopper is as San Francisco as the Golden Gate Bridge.

The Tablehopper's Guide to Dining and Drinking in San Francisco is a unique guidebook. While I was skeptical at first I must admit, I have used the book quite a few times already in planning various get-togethers, both with friends and family. It's the ultimate guide to finding "the right spot for every occasion." Looking for somewhere romantic? Or the perfect spot to nurse a broken heart? Need a place to go with a big group that won't break the bank? Somewhere to take conservative older folks? Listen, the book would be worth the price alone for Marcia's list of favorite places or her itineraries for those visiting our fair city.

Marcia lists some of my favorite places but perhaps more importantly, a lot of under-the-radar spots you probably wouldn't hear about otherwise. Am I biased? Sure, but I really do think it's a great book and I wouldn't recommend it if I didn't absolutely believe in it. But don't take my word for it, you can read an excerpt. Also check out the Tablehopper web site for upcoming events with Marcia.