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Abura-ya: Izakaya for the People

Let me start off by saying that I think Abura-ya is the most exciting dining experience in the Bay Area in the last few years. By "exciting" I mean: doing something spectacularly new and genre-bending -- all deliciously, and not one bit bank-breaking. Abura-ya specializes...

Umami Mart Pop-Up Now Open (San Francisco)

San Francisco, we have arrived! Umami Mart opened inside The Perish Trust last Friday November 1 and we'll be here through the holidays. This is truly a dream for us -- to share our wares with the big City by the Bay! Our...

Umami Mart Heads to San Francisco!

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...