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Oyaji: Where Hideki-san Knows Your Name

The other night I was taken to Oyaji, a sushi spot on Clement Street, so far out in the avenues you might as well get on a plane to Tokyo. I’ve heard a lot about it from my friends that frequent it. They talk about the sushi, sure, but what they really talk about is Hideki-san, the theatrical, ham-of-a-chef and owner who knows his fish and drinks like one too.

Concerts On Our Radar

Some upcoming shows...

!!! (Chk Chk Chk)
Aug. 27, The Independent

Nada Surf
Sept.  2-3, The Great American Music Hall

Michael Franti & Spearhead
Sept. 6, Mezzanine

Built to Spill (performing “Perfect From Now On” in its entirety)
Sept. 8-9, Slim’s

Sept. 8, The Fillmore

Living Legends
Sept. 15, The Fillmore

Sept 18, The Fillmore

The Eat + Drink List: This Week's Top 7 Picks

1. Mondays with Morrone
Award winning Bay Area chef George Morrone will add his seasonal influences to the Fish and Farm menu on Mondays for the rest of August and the entire month of September (with the exception of Labor Day, September 1).  Each Monday, the menu will also feature one of Morrone’s famous soups from his cookbook, Simply Elegant Soup.  Call 415-474-3474 to make a reservation. 

Dating: Premature Facebooking

Dear 4-Way,

The Matches, Felice Brothers to Play SPIN's Outside Lands Afterparty

Don't head home after Radiohead closes out their set this Friday at Outside Lands.  Continue the festivities with what's sure to be a killer afterparty, hosted by our friends over at SPIN and Dell.  It's all going down at The Independent from 10 p.m -2 a.m, with performances by the Felice Brothers and Bay Area locals, the Matches. Click here for more information and to RSVP.

STS9 Rocks the Greek Theatre

UC Berkeley’s Greek Theatre filled with movement last Friday as Sound Tribe Sector Nine and Bassnectar layered beats, flickered into their signature light show and kicked cuts from recently released Peaceblaster.

By the time dusk rolled to dark and glowsticks started to light up, it was a total dance party.  Costume-clad audience members waved ferry-like shawls and sported Kiss-like face paint.

Ready, Set, Caffeinate! Four Barrel Coffee Opens

Eater SF reported yesterday that the Four Barrel back-alley coffee cart is no longer—the end of an era of clandestine caffeination? Perhaps, but in this case the end of one era is the beginning of another. We caught up with Four Barrel owner Jeremy Tooker, who is in the midst of putting the finishing touches on his coffee house, which he expects will be up and running by Saturday. “It’s gorgeous!” he exclaims (in a charmingly immodest fashion, given that he designed and built the space himself, using recycled and repurposed wood).

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