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September 12, 2016

Eat This Now: Curry Ramen at Muracci’s

by Sarah

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Berkeley – home of cheap eats and cuisines from all over the world. As I’ve said before, I usually avoid the area within a close radius of the UC Berkeley campus, but sometimes you just have to bite the bullet and brave the sea of hungry Cal students to get a taste of goodness.

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September 9, 2016

We Definitely Think You’re Ready for This Jelly

by Sarah

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Ikezo Sparkling Jelly Sake’s tag line is “Fun for Life.” That’s a bold claim! But we have to say, these little cans of bubbly, fruity jelly sake live up to the hype.

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September 8, 2016

A Stainless Steel Mixing Cup That’s Cool (But Not Too Cool)

by Sarah

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Stainless steel mixing cups are pretty cool. No, literally, they stay very cool and keep cocktail ingredients super chilled. 

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September 7, 2016

No Reservations and No-Frills Dining at STAND in Kyoto

by Kayoko

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Kyoto is a bit stuffy for my taste. Literally, it gets SO HOT in the summer, I can’t deal.

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August 30, 2016

Mikkeller Tasting Room Now Open in Oakland!

by Kayoko

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Oakland just got a little bit hipper (if that was at all possible) – we now have our very own Mikkeller bar!

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August 11, 2016

Read This Before You Go to Uji Time

by Sarah

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If you love Japanese sweets and desserts, and live anywhere close to Berkeley, you should have Uji Time on your radar. 

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August 2, 2016

A Tokyo Travel Guide for Rock’n’Roll Junkies

by Sarah

Lily Chou and Chris Anderson are Berkeley-based photographers, major food enthusiasts, world travelers, and music junkies.

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July 20, 2016

Umami Mart Is Hiring! Part Shopkeeper Wanted

by Sarah

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We are growing our team and calling out to those interested in working with us at Umami Mart.

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July 11, 2016

The Best Meal We Had in Spain: Steak at Bar Nestor, San Sebastian

by Kayoko

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Last month Johnny and I went on our honeymoon. We pride ourselves on being non-traditionalists, so we avoided taking the trip for a while.

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June 30, 2016

5 Beer Glasses to Best Enjoy Your Favorite Brews

by Sarah

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Sure, you can just pop the cap off a bottle of beer and chug, but we prefer to pour our suds into a beer glass for maximum enjoyment.

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