It’s here at long last: Oakland’s newest mini sushi spot full of tough-to-find fish opens this week. Sushi Salon let fans know via email that the restaurant will open to the public at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, December 13 at 4008 Martin Luther King Jr. Way. Reservations for those first few nights, and following dates, are available through Resy. “We wanted to express our heartfelt gratitude for your continuous support — it means the world to us,” the email reads.
Sushi Salon has been on the radar of omakase lovers in the Bay as chef-owners Joji Nonaka and Anna Osawa prepared for this debut. The Chronicle spoke to the entrepreneurs in September, reporting the new restaurant sources rare fish including the flying gurnard from the Kanagawa Prefecture and Japanese soldierfish. The new location is just 500 square feet, but will no doubt work better than Fish & Bird Izakaya in Berkeley where Sushi Salon has done pop-ups since 2021.
Monterey County food festival returns in early 2024
South of San Francisco Bay, ultra-luxe Pebble Beach Food & Wine is back April 4 through 7, 2024 with tickets going on sale Tuesday, December 12. The festival promises 150 wine and spirits producers plus more than 100 chefs, including the talent behind Soleil Wood Fired Pizza, Sacramento’s Localis and Canon, Napa’s Auro, and far more.
Here’s a festive holiday present for food lovers in your life
Local writer and gourmand Tablehopper has released her Taste of San Francisco Holiday Gift Box from 12 Bay Area businesses and makers. The $200 thunderous gift box includes chocolates from the Castro’s Kokak, Calabrian chili sauce from affordable but lovely Pasta Supply Co., Furikake Chex Mix from Sunday Bakeshop, and so much more. The goodie bag begins shipping Tuesday, December 19 (and it’s available for shipping along the West Coast for the first time).
Parm pop-up hits San Francisco
Bette’s, a San Francisco parm pop-up is taking over Propagation on Post Street every third Thursday beginning December 21. The decadent sandwich makers let fans know in an Instagram post the food is on from 8 p.m. until they’re all gone.