Want to try a little something lighter this week? The vegan jackfruit tacos 🌮 at @chismesf are pretty amazing. (Or you can go for something meaty. Or do both!) And they use tortillas from La Palma! Read more in my Table Talk column from a few weeks ago at bit.ly/kqedtabletalk.
S’mores with my beloved party people. 1978 @robertmondavi cab. Fall feelings. Iced coffee with brown sugar whipped cream. What a party. (At @lazybearsf’s kickoff party for the “Den.”)
Monday night was a dream onslaught of snacks and special pours at a preview of @lazybearsf’s new “Den” experience, launching Dec 1. Read all about it in tablehopper on Tue, subscribe at tablehopper.com.
There is so much I adore about visiting @basilracuk at his Mission atelier and shop, but his charming relationship with @juliotheshopbird is always one of the highlights. These two crack me up. A man and his bird. 💖 (Also: I’m loving Basil’s new pieces that could have been right out of @suspiriamovie, which we were just returning from seeing. Drama! His rose gold Paper Bag is also such a looker 👀.)
Saturday Night Squad. Sis. Champagne. Caftans. And Controversy.
Saturday night, can’t believe I got to celebrate my birthday dancing with my posse to all-time favorites @kruder_dorfmeister at @themidwaysf for their 25th anniversary show. I mean, come ON. I didn’t stop dancing for the entire three-hour set. What a great (older) crowd too—well-mannered, friendly, so fun, and there to dance. 💃🕺Love being with people who understand what makes a great dance floor vibe. And what a track! Rollin’ on Chrome, yo. All the beat heads. All the fly chicks. 💖🙌✨
My dream double feature: Monday #fatbitchesdontdiet burger 🍔 sesh at @vdubsf’s house (@pratherranchmeatco, Brie, kimchee, salsa cooked in olive oil, spicy green Sichuan chile sauce, grilled onion, brioche bun, OMG) and an afternoon matinee of @suspiriamovie at @drafthousesf with @basilracuk. Sometimes, boss of me says, “You’re sick, take the day off, go play hooky.” And I say, “Yes, ma’am!”
Also in #tabletalk on @kqedbayareabites: a look at the new @lemaraisbakery commissary and café in Polk Gulch. It’s a beaut! And the fall pastries are marvelous. ☕️ by @vervecoffee. Sunny tables. 🥐❤️ Read more at bit.ly/kqedtabletalk.
Ever-grateful to Patty Unterman for telling me about Five Happiness about 10 years ago, a favorite of Cecilia Chiang. Great for banquet dinners with friends! Don’t miss the Taiwanese breakfast on the weekends! Read all about it in this week’s issue of Table Talk on @kqedbayareabites at bit.ly/kqedtabletalk.
That thing when you are FURIOUS that @eBay didn’t send you an auction reminder on a vintage leopard 🐆 Georgie Keyloun caftan (with rhinestone eyes, what!!!) that you were closely watching and you frickin’ miss it (nooooooo!) and are in a snit over it all week and then five days later you open a big black box with grosgrain ribbon on your birthday and find it inside! 🙀🤯🤩✨ I mean, really now. Who does that? And that’s why there is no caftan 🧚🏾♀️ godmutha like @highendhooker. Divine human, dearly treasured friend. 🖤🖤🖤👯♀️