Following its festive inaugural Mission Beer Garden celebration on the rooftop of Wix Lounge, Nombe has mapped out future dates including one happening this Friday 7/20. For only $15/person ($18 at the door) each guest will receive 3 pints of beer from featured breweries Kirin, Pacific Brewing Labs and Speakeasy. There will also be a variety of Japanese street food on hand including edamame, chicken wings, pork belly, hand-rolled sushi, chicken katsu sandwiches and more. So, if you are trying to figure out how to start off the weekend, now you know. Kick back and kanpai with your friends with a beer in hand and spread the word. And since it only goes on until 8pm, you still have time to grab dinner at Nombe or one of your other favorite Mission eateries before you head to your next destination.
Nombe believes in community, so a portion of proceeds will go toward La Cocina, a non-profit incubator program that supports low-income edible enterprises.
Here are some of my pics from the last event:
Sushi Hand Rolls from Nombe
All Smiles at Sapporo Beer
Raw Oysters sprinkled with Shichimi pepper
Japanese Beer Taste Testing
Edamame Hummus with Taro Chips
No shortage of good eats coming out of the kitchen
Pork Belly - not a low calorie food
NOMBE's MJBG (Mission Japanese Beer Garden) details:
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On the other hand, there are those that break through the fear factor barrier and go for it. But, as any small business owner knows, finances can get tight and run thin. From paying your employees, to purchasing paper for receipts..., everything adds up. And when you are a small business without huge backing and investors, it's often challenging.
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