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Marcia Gagliardi
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Marcia Gagliardi is the founder and publisher of, a cheeky weekly e-column that’s chock-full of insider news and gossip about the San Francisco restaurant and bar scene, covering what’s hot, opening, or closing, along with restaurant reviews, culinary and wine events, and even star sightings in bars and restaurants. Subscribe for free.

She is the author of the groundbreaking restaurant guidebook, The Tablehopper’s Guide to Dining and Drinking in San Francisco: Find the Right Spot for Every Occasion by Ten Speed Press. And in early 2011, she launched, a website and forum for diners to share reviews and pictures of their favorite dishes at local restaurants, along with insider tips, recommendations, and more.

You can follow Marcia on Twitter at @tablehopper.

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Blog Entries by Marcia Gagliardi

An (Extensive) Sneak Peek of Namu Gaji, Opening March 31st

0 Comments | Posted March 26, 2012 | 7:12 PM

Over the weekend, I had a chance to swing by and check out the soon-to-open Namu Gaji from the Lee brothers (Dennis, David, and Dan). I have been a fan of their Korean-influenced and flavor-packed dishes (and warm hospitality) from the first days of Namu back in 2006,...

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El Huarache Loco Opens a Brick-and-Mortar Restaurant in Marin

0 Comments | Posted March 12, 2012 | 6:27 PM

Big congratulations to Veronica Salazar of El Huarache Loco, the delicious food stand that opened as a brick-and-mortar restaurant at Marin Country Mart (adjacent to the Marin Ferry Building) on Wednesday March 7th. Salazar has been working farmers' markets for five years, and is the first graduate of...

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Jon Darsky Resurfaces With Del Popolo, the Pizza Truck of Your Dreams

0 Comments | Posted January 17, 2012 | 11:14 AM

One of Darsky's dream pies while at flour + water. Photo by Marcia Gagliardi/

Pizza fanatics around San Francisco are going to be really thrilled with this piece of news: Jon Darsky -- the original pizzaiolo known for his fantastic pizzas when he...

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In 2012, It's Time for These Things to Be Shelved

0 Comments | Posted January 4, 2012 | 10:17 AM

Yup, it's another year, which means it's my annual opportunity to gather some grist for my cranky mill. Nope, no 2011 recap of my favorite meals here, nor a hot trend prediction recap ("This year is all about MARSHMALLOWS! And flax! And Peruvian food (again)."). It's time to talk smack!

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Sightglass in SoMa Ready to Open Its Spacious Café and Roastery

0 Comments | Posted July 15, 2011 | 2:29 PM


The front counter (and roaster area). Photo by Marcia Gagliardi/

Due to open on July 20th is Sightglass Coffee Bar & Roastery in SoMa from brothers Jerad and Justin Morrison. The enormous, light-filled, multi-level warehouse has a lot to offer:...

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