Meanwhile, back at the Hall of Justice …
Superman: I need a morning-after breakfast rec. Send up the Tablehopper signal!
(Enter Marcia Gagliardi.)
Marcia: Fear not. I’ve spent years dishing local restaurant gossip in my weekly Tablehopper newsletter. My first book, The Tablehopper’s Guide to Dining and Drinking in San Francisco, is out today. Unlike other guidebooks, mine’s organized by occasion, with nuanced recommendations for how people actually eat.
Superman: Where should I take Lois?
Marcia: Try Brenda’s French Soul Food.
Wonder Woman: Where can I unlasso my man?
Marcia: My “Shituations” section includes where to dump someone (Tosca Cafe) and where to go if you’ve been dumped (Florio). I can even help you out when you start online dating again (Uva Enoteca).
Batman: What about Robin’s bachelor party?
Marcia: Hit up Oyaji.
Superman: Talk about saving the day.
The Tablehopper’s Guide to Dining and Drinking in San Francisco, available at The Booksmith, 1644 Haight Street, between Cole and Clayton Streets (415-863-8688 or booksmith.com); Green Apple Books, 506 Clement Street, at Sixth Avenue (415-387-2272 or greenapplebooks.com); online at amazon.com.
Photo: Courtesy of Ten Speed Press