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June 23, 2015

Lamb Jam is an epic tasting event and competition that brings together the most talented chefs in San Francisco to compete for the honor of Best Lamb Dish in SF and the chance to attend the finale in New York City. Joining the chefs are local breweries, winemakers, and other local food artisans serving up tasty treats. Between bites, attendees can watch butcher demos, play in the interactive photo booth, meet local lamb shepherds, and concoct their very own lamb spice rub!

Lamb Jam is happening on Sunday July 26th from 3pm-6pm. Get your tickets here, and get in on the fun.

June 16, 2015

SUBSCRIBE to DINOSAUR MAGAZINE INTL today and you’ll get four supersized, supersmart, supersexy issues throughout the year, starting with our current issue featuring the lovely Kate Pierson of The B52s fame!

Inside you’ll also get cocktail recipes from one of SF’s finest bartenders, a profile on chef Ted Cizma (chosen by Elon Musk to run the SpaceX kitchens), a chat with Celia from Omnivore Books, a pithy Q&A with Armistead Maupin, and our picks for things we know you’ll want to read, see, hear, drink, and revel in—all in a magazine that will make your beach blanket the hottest on any shore this summer!

Plus, you don’t want to miss the tablehopper, Marcia Gagliardi’s sassy SEX + THE SINGLE DINER column.

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June 2, 2015

Just minutes from the Sonoma Square, amid an idyllic backdrop of vineyards and mountains, the Sonoma House offers an unforgettable setting for exploring Patz & Hall’s legendary single-vineyard chardonnays and pinot noirs.

We’ve opened our vault this summer to offer the Library Experience every Friday at 3pm, where our cheesemonger and sommelier host an intimate library tasting of chardonnays and pinot noirs, paired with delicious local cheeses. Or join us for the Salon Experience, a private tasting of six single-vineyard wines paired with locally sourced gourmet food pairings. For a more casual experience, we offer seated tastings at our Tasting Bar.

Make a reservation for any of these experiences and discover why Wine & Spirits named Patz & Hall one of the “Top 100 Wineries in the World” six times in 12 years.

If you’d like to come up to Sonoma for the day, be sure to check out this blog post tablehopper wrote for us, featuring some of Marcia’s favorite places to eat (and drink!) in Sonoma—because what would a visit to Sonoma be without a Glarifee?

Can’t make it to Sonoma right now? Don’t miss the one-of-a-kind tasting, co-hosted by tablehopper, on Friday June 12th at Naked Kitchen in San Francisco. This is a dynamic wine tasting led by Patz & Hall co-founders James Hall and Heather Patz, who will explore the intricacies of terroir and the diversity of chardonnay and pinot noir through a side-by-side comparison of five single-vineyard wines, paired with charcuterie made with Patz & Hall wines by noted local charcutier Peter Temkin (Show Dogs, Foreign Cinema), plus local Sonoma cheeses. You can purchase your ticket right now on Sosh! Tickets are $65, all inclusive. See you there!

June 1, 2015

Lox, cream cheese, and bagel heaven at Beauty’s Bagel Shop. Photo: ©

Hyatt Hotels recently hired tablehopper to create a guide of where to go in the 510 for guests of their Hyatt House Emeryville location. Here’s one of my favorite places I highlighted in the piece:

Beauty’s Bagel Shop
3838 Telegraph Ave., Oakland
Not many people are this dedicated to making Montreal-style bagels outside of Montreal (which are boiled in honey-sweetened water and then baked in a wood-fired oven), so this is a special destination for bagel fans. You can find every possible topping for your bagel, plus bagel sandwiches (including smoked trout and fried chicken!), and soups and salads, and espresso drinks, too.

May 27, 2015

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