Tagged Mission

Yamo

My bar neighbor leaned over real close, his head almost on my shoulder, and said, “I lived in the city for twenty years and just moved out last year. Too expensive, it’s ridiculous. But I’ll commute two hours to eat at this joint every day of my life.” He went on to tell me that…

Izakaya Yuzuki

From a small table inside Izakaya Yuzuki’s quiet dining room, we looked out the window and across the street to where an ever-growing line at Tartine Bakery stretched out of sight. Thirty plus people, all patiently waiting for their delicate, buttery croissant or morning bun, was an interesting contrast to the deliciously plain, silken homemade…

Mission Cheese

The population of San Francisco seems to double when the sun is out. While the thick fog and a constant temperature range of 55 – 65 for most of the year add to the charm of hilly city, hot sunny days are fully embraced by every San Franciscan. Blinded by the sunlight, people flock out…

Namu Gaji

In the Mission district, inside Namu Gaji, we placed our jackets in the canvas bags underneath our short bar stools and sat at the chef’s counter. I glanced up and caught the friendly but focused eye of a chef tending a skillet of octopus sizzling over an open fire pit. The orange bill of his…