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 ... More >>
Luis ChongSaturday's street-food serving of chashu kimchi ramen: Better than homemade.If you find yourself hungry in the Mission after midnight on a Saturday ― just like we were last weekend ― your options are no longer limited to a few taquerias. Now you can add ramen to your short list ... More >>
cygnoir/FlickrYu-Zen's futo maki.An early nibble from the Weekly's Wednesday food review.
We all know the taste of mid-grade sushi-joint food like we know the taste of a McDonald's burger: starchy tempura, elaborately gooshy fantasy rolls, watery miso soup. Get something better, and it seem ... More >>
revjim5000/FlickrThe length to beat: 300 feet.Yeah, this is how we roll: Food history may be made on Sunday, Nov. 8, when a group in Berkeley attempts to make the world's longest California roll.
Eight years ago, a group in Maui set a record for a 300-foot-long roll. The Cal organizers hope ... More >>
Hana Gomoku: Sushi rice with kaiware, shiitake, green bean, carrot, lotus root, tofu pouch, yam cake, hijiki, burdock, broccolini, daikon, cauliflower, and zucchini.We heart eating vegan, but have never felt quite so nourished and satisfied as we have after eating at the recently opened Sun ... More >>
elkanah5730/FlickrThe new traditionalist: Sebo's Michael Black.It's ironic -- sushi, a cuisine that fetishizes a few simple, pristine ingredients, just might be the last restaurant genre to pick up the ingredient-centric mantra of modern food. But a sustainable sushi revolution that ignited i ... More >>
Janine KahnYeah, we noticed it's not technically in a box.Unless you do sketchy things with other peoples' money for a living, $15 for lunch is probably out of reach. Except on super special occasions, like making it through another week still employed. Next time you have something to celebrate, hea ... More >>
Peko-Peko's kakuni, made with pork from Marin Sun FarmsEven in this town, many of us know Japanese food as monster maki, fast-food ramen, and greasy tonkatsu cutlets. Sylvan Brackett wants to change that. The former assistant to Alice Waters is making bento boxes combining authentic Japanese techniq ... More >>
The first of our occasional series where we'll pit the same dish from two different restaurants against each other concerns tempura soba, the Japanese soup dish of buckwheat noodles paired with a side of tempura shrimp and vegetables for dipping, in a battle between Sunset District noodle shop Hot ... More >>
(S.F. sushi spots create specialties far more regionalized than just the California Roll; image via Flavor J)
It's not that the California Roll isn't appreciated, but it sure is fun to see sushi joints naming their maki after the neighborhoods where they operate. Here are 10 that stand out:
1. Po ... More >>