Chris Lane

December 20, 2016

Event Recap: The Complete Cocktail Manual Author Event and Demo

by Yoko Kumano

Kayoko and I always been a fan of Lou Bustamante’s write-ups in the SF Chronicle. Every year we look forward to his thoughtful picks for his annual Bar Stars column, where he highlights the Bay Area’s best and brightest bartenders. So when we found out he was coming out with his book, The Complete Cocktail […]

November 7, 2016

Bartender Spotlight: Chris Lane of Ramen Shop

by Chris Cabrera

For this installment of Bartender Spotlight, I met up with Chris Lane, Bar Manager at Oakland’s Ramen Shop. We talked about a variety of things, such as how he first got started in bartending, why Ramen Shop is so polarizing, and some of his favorite things in the world of bartending. Be sure to make it to […]

October 22, 2015

Upcoming Event: Sake Gumi Social: Mad About Genshu

by Umami Mart Staff

As the saying goes, membership has its privileges. And for members of Sake Gumi, our monthly sake subscription club, that means invitations to really cool, really exclusive events. On Saturday, November 7, all Sake Gumi members are invited to join us at Ramen Shop’s new bar for our first Sake Gumi Social: Mad About Genshu. […]

August 31, 2015

Richmen Redux: Ramen Shop’s NEW Noodle-Making Machine from Japan

by Yoko Kumano

Remember when the Ramen Shop guys brought the 500 pound Richmen, the massive ramen noodle making machine to Umami Mart back in October 2012?! In case you were not there, let me fill you in. Two months after Umami Mart opened, we invited the Ramen Shop guys over for an event. Sure we wanted to […]