Author Archives: Melissa Gordon


March 22, 2017

Te Aprecio: Beth, The Knockout

by Melissa Gordon

The Knockout. You may be familiar with this bar if you’re a fan of Barry Jenkins, as it made a cameo in 2008’s Medicine For Melancholy.

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March 15, 2017

Te Aprecio: Liz, The Phone Booth

by Melissa Gordon

Do you want to go where everyone knows your name? The Phone Booth is a well-loved neighborhood dive found at 25th and South Van Ness in the Mission.

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April 23, 2014

Event Recap: Umami Mart SF Official Launch Party!

by Melissa Gordon

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In November, we snuck in to San Francisco and popped-up in The Perish Trust for the holidays.

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February 26, 2014

Event Recap: Japan Beer Fest 2014

by Melissa Gordon

UmamiMart + The Trappist, Japanese Beer Fest 2/14

San Francisco Beer Week 2014 took place February 6th-16th, celebrating the Bay Area craft-beer scene with events, dinners, talks, and good times.

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November 20, 2013

Snack Break: Kingdom of Dumpling (SF)

by Melissa Gordon

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Nestled deep in the OG fabric of San Francisco, Kingdom of Dumpling is the quintessential down to earth dumpling spot. 

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November 13, 2013

Event Recap: Umami in Spice with Oaktown Spice Shop

by Melissa Gordon

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U M A M I: What is it? What does it taste like? Is it Japanese cartoon character?

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October 17, 2013

Snack Break: Rockin’ Out to the Harvest Moon at Namu Farm Chuseok

by Melissa Gordon

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If any of you are lucky enough to have a friend who is a farmer in Northern California, you know what I mean when I say that they are the rockstars around these parts — the Beyoncé’s of the food game.

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August 23, 2013

Wrapper’s Delight: The Onigiri Edition

by Melissa Gordon

Not many snacks require instructions, but you’ll be left hungry if you don’t play by the rules when eating an onigiri (rice ball). 

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