Wow guys, THREE YEARS!!! Can you believe we have been open in Old Oakland for three whole years???!?!?! From bare walls to Skankynavian chic, Yoko and I are so proud and happy to have been able to share our passion for food and drink culture with all of you. Thanks so much for all your support!
We are so excited to present our THIRD ANNUAL UMAMI MART MATSURI on Tuesday August 11. You know how we like to throw massive parties. This one is going to be insane! We've had a crazy 2015 so far with the Bottle System opening, and the recently launched Sake Gumi, and so we wanted to host a party that we would want to go, you know, for a guaranteed good time. So we've invited our favorite food vendors and TRUCKS and we'll be partying in the private parking lot behind Umami Mart. And yes, there will be TAIKO!
Ya'll ready for this?!?!?! Here is what is in store for this year's MATSURI:
Hopscotch serving their famous Yonsei oysters topped with sea urchin, salmon roe, and citrus soy; SF’s J-Shack Truck with an okonomiyaki crepe (!!!) and other Japanese savory and dessert crepes; Abura-Ya serving their famous Japanese fried chicken and sides; Casa de Kei with Japanese chicken meatball submarine sandwiches; our neighbors Tamarindo with a ceviche bar and The Trappist on the patio pouring Japanese draft beer; Skylight Snowballs hawking Baltimore-style snowcones; Oakland’s Shades of Sugar Bakeshop with handcrafted artisan macarons; Emeryville Taiko with a thundering percussion performance; Team Print Shop live screen printing limited-edition Studio Arhoj t-shirts; and DJ Chungtech getting the dance party going inside with J-pop jams. And more to be announced!
WHAT: Third Annual Umami Mart MATSURI with food trucks and vendors!
Yonsei oysters by HOPSCOTCH
Ceviche bar and coconuts by TAMARINDO
Japanese beer on tap on the patio by THE TRAPPIST
Japanese savory + sweet crepes by J-SHACK TRUCK
Japanese fried chicken and sides by ABURA-YA
Snowcones by SKYLIGHT SNOWBALLS
Tsukune subs by CASA DE KEI
Macarons by SHADES OF SUGAR BAKESHOP
Affogatos by EUREKA COFFEE TRUCK
Bitters + Sodas by WORKHORSE BITTERS AND Q SODA
Taiko drumming performance by EMERYVILLE TAIKO
Live screen printing of limited-edition Studio Arhoj shirts by TEAM PRINT SHOP
The finest J-pop beats by DJ CHUNGTECH
WHEN: Tuesday August 11, 6-9pm
WHERE: Umami Mart
Old Oakland, CA
BART: 12th Street
See ya'll at Oakland's PARTY OF THE YEAR! Let's get down!