January 23, 2013

Grease Box Lunch Box Every Wednesday

by Kayoko Akabori

Lunch boxes by our great friend Lizzy, proprietress of Grease Box, a mobile kitchen here in Oakland, will now be available at Umami Mart every Wednesday. Lizzy makes delicious, finger-lickin’ awesome soul food, that does not skimp on the flavor or love. For example, today’s lunch includes jalapeño hot wings, crispy pork belly, millet biscuit, carrot […]

April 12, 2012

Japanify: Maguro Zukedon

by Yoko Kumano

My partner Washi recently got a job as a salaryman. This may not seem that odd until you consider the fact that he is living in Berkeley, California and to qualify as a salaryman, you are usually employed by a Japanese corporation. I will miss his face behind the bar at Ippuku. And I will […]

November 10, 2010

Skankynavia: Sunday Forest Lunch

by Anders Arhoj

It’s Sunday, and the weather is fantastic. I’m biking through Dyrehaven (north of Copenhagen) to visit some friends, and have a direct view across the treetops with no highways, 7-Elevens or skanky suburban straight people in sight. The air is clean and all you hear is the wind in the leaves. And, of course, the […]