San Francisco

May 23, 2017

Celebrating Women Producers: Noriko Kamei of Sequoia Sake Brewery

by Yoko Kumano

Since opening in 2015, Sequoia Sake Brewery has been a gem in the heart of the Bay Area.

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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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January 3, 2017

Bartender Spotlight: Troy Bayless of Holy Mountain

by Chris Cabrera

I sat down and had coffee with Troy Bayless, the co-owner and bar manager of Holy Mountain, a bar tucked upstairs from Hawker Fare restaurant in San Francisco’s Mission District.

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December 7, 2016

Go Here Now: Onsen, a Japanese Bathhouse in San Francisco

by Kayoko Akabori


A labor of love has finally been realized after nearly two years in the making: a Japanese-style bathhouse and restaurant in San Francisco!

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October 28, 2016

It’s the Great Pumpkin Bitters, Charlie Brown!

by Umami Mart Staff


Make yourself the ultimate autumn-flavored drink with Pumpkin Bitters. This seasonal infusion is made by Workhorse Rye, a San Francisco-based distiller. 

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October 26, 2016

Meet SF’s New Michelin-Star Winning Japanese Restaurants

by Sarah Han

Photo via Ju-Ni

This week, The Michelin Guide released its much-anticipated list of awardees of its coveted stars.

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October 25, 2016

Where to Get Japanese Breakfast: Cassava

by Kayoko Akabori


I’ve heard a lot about Cassava in the last few years and finally made it over to the Avenues in Outer Richmond for the Japanese breakfast.

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October 18, 2016

Eat + Drink Here Now: Nomica

by Patrick Lu

All photos by Patrick Lu









2223 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94114
T: 415.655.3280

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October 4, 2016

Bay Eats Japan: Oct 2016

by Sarah Han

Photo from Iza Ramen by Patrick Lu/@pesto88)

Welcome to our new column, Bay Eats Japan, where we’ll alert you to newly and soon-to-be opened Japanese restaurants and bars in the Bay Area.

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