Feasting Out: Traditional Sake-Drenched Japanese New Year's Eve at Nombe

Carte415 plans to roll out weekdays in the atrium lobby of 101 Second St.

Where: Nombe 2491 Mission (at 21st St.), 681-7150

When: Thurs., Dec. 31

Time: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. for regular seating; separate New Year's Eve party from 10 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.

The deal: Japanese izakaya pub food, drinks, and music. Regular seating until 8 p.m. with toshikoshi soba available; from 10 p.m. to 1:30 a.m., there'll be sake, passed food, soba (a traditional send-off for the old year), and ozouni, a good-luck chicken and mochi soup

Cost: $50 (for the 10 p.m. party)

Notes: Kagami-wari sake barrel opening at midnight

Add-ons: $99 osechi boxes filled with an array of good-luck New Year's foods available for pre-order by calling 681-7150 by Dec. 29; pick up on Dec. 31

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