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May 16, 2016

Itani Ramen’s Gyoza Machine

by Kayoko

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Kyle Itani used to have midnight ramen pop-ups at his Oakland restaurant, Hopscotch, a few years ago and Yoko and I would sneak in and snag a table.

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May 12, 2016

30% Off All Diamond Cut Glassware!

by Sarah

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Our Diamond Cut glassware line is one of our most popular for a reason. These handsome drinkware and mixing glasses with the traditional hatched pattern look good in any home or bar.

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May 9, 2016

Code Name Mixology Laboratory (Tokyo)

by Kayoko

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Mr. Shuzo Nagumo is a mad scientist behind the bar. With a twinkle in his eye and a firm stance when shaking, he has started a cocktail revolution in Tokyo that is a great departure from the cocktail bars we’ve become used to in Japan.

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May 2, 2016

Introducing Bar and Glassware by Umami Mart

by Kayoko

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When we first launched Umami Mart in 2007, we were a wee food and drink blog.

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April 6, 2016

Potheads You Can Take Home to Your Mom

by Sarah

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Japanese Los Angeles-based artist and toy designer Yoskay Yamamoto has gained a cult following with his playful pop paintings, sculptures, and installations. 

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April 4, 2016

Take-Chan Niboshi Ramen in Tokyo

by Kayoko

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The best bowl of ramen we ate on our last trip to Japan was in the Chofu neighborhood of Tokyo.

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March 28, 2016

Yona Yona Beer Works in Tokyo

by Kayoko

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Yoko and I were so excited to find that one of Yoho Brewery’s tap rooms in Tokyo was right in our hotel!

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March 24, 2016

Our Bestselling Mixing Glass Is Back!

by Sarah

seamless_plain_1024x1024After our Seamless Plain Mixing Glass was lauded by Sweethome as Best Mixing Glass, we found that we had a real problem keeping them around.

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March 21, 2016

Upcoming Event: Sake Dinner at Camino!

by Kayoko

We are super duper excited to announce a collaboration event with Camino restaurant! It’s our very first sake dinner and we are thrilled to co-host this event with such a special restaurant.

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March 18, 2016

Itani Ramen Now Open (For the Moment)

by Kayoko

We’ve all been patiently waiting for Itani Ramen to open its doors. The time has come… THIS WEEKEND!

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