It's in the 60s in San Francisco. It's in the 80s in San Jose. Sounds like izakaya weather. If you'd like to explore this homey corner of Japanese cuisine -- hot stews and grilled dishes; cool, fresh sashimi and vegetable preparations; all of them a perfect match with sake and beer -- please join us at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, July 19, at Lakuni in downtown San Mateo. Meet Bryan Harrell, Tokyo correspondent for the Celebrator Beer News (required reading for brew hounds) and a savvy, well-traveled guide to the izakaya scene. We'll also throw in a few bucks toward Chowhound.
Bay Area hounds have been talking about this intimate, informal restaurant for a couple of years now. (See the post below.) It's small, a dozen seats at a counter, and our group will be limited to around eight. So please e-mail me if you're interested.
(This is a private, volunteer-assisted event. No agency relationship, express or implied, exists between any parties and Chowhound Inc. This is not a Chowhound Inc.-sponsored event.)