San Francisco

November 20, 2013

Snack Break: Kingdom of Dumpling (SF)

by Melissa Gordon

Nestled deep in the OG fabric of San Francisco, Kingdom of Dumpling is the quintessential down to earth dumpling spot. I originally discovered this place a few years ago after a visit to my dentist, whose office is on Noriega Street in the Sunset district. After a routine cleaning, I stuck around to explore the neighborhood […]

October 14, 2013

Umami Mart Heads to San Francisco!

by Kayoko Akabori

We have some very exciting news: Umami Mart will be popping up in San Francisco for the holidays! Our friend Kelly Ishikawa and Rod Hipskind, owners of The Perish Trust, came to us a couple of months ago with a proposal to pop-up in the back of their shop. Yoko and I couldn’t believe the […]

May 28, 2013

The Forest Feast: From Namu Farm to Namu Table

by Erin Gleeson

For each quarterly issue of Edible San Francisco magazine this year, I am doing a “farm to table, in one afternoon” story to show the origins of a dish served at a San Francisco restaurant. For the last issue I visited Annabelle’s farm in Bolinas, and in the current issue I traced an ingredient for Namu Gaji, a […]

September 12, 2012

Skankynavia: California Workin’ + Chowin’

by Anders Arhoj

In the spring of 2012 I suddenly felt the urge to not spend a depressing summer in Copenhagen. Previous years had been a mixed pleasure of monsoon rain, heavy floods, grey skies and Antarctica beach temperatures. I seriously needed a shot of California. Coincidentally the ever food-obsessed Umami Mart team decided to open a shop […]

August 16, 2011

SF Chefs 2011

by Yoko Kumano

SF Chefs spanned three days, August 5-7, and looked like it landed from somewhere in outer space, onto Union Square (notice how the tent is “punctured” by the Dewey Monument pole in the photo below). I went on Sunday around 1pm and the sides of the ginormous tent were lined with 25 chefs’ booths. We […]

March 22, 2010

UM Happy Hour: Tues. 3/30 (SF)

by Kayoko Akabori

Yoko and I have decided to make 15 Romolo UM’s official clubhouse in the Bay Area. We’ll be there on Tuesday 3/30 at 6pm, and think you should meet us there. Pencil it in, please! We have a wee obsession with this bar. It’s spacious, unpretentious, they’ve got a great juke, and unique cocktail list. […]

February 5, 2010

Next Monday: UM Relaunch Happy Hour (SF)

by Kayoko Akabori

Dear SFers, Yoko (Tokyo JUNKtion), CJ (Tap This) and I (UM Event Planner) will be at Magnolia Pub on Monday at 7pm to celebrate the relaunch over beers. But not just any beers. We’re talking STRONG BEERS. That’s right, it’s that time of year again in San Francisco: STRONG BEER MONTH. We went last year […]