Suggested by Julia! "As the weather turns cooler, let's gather for a casual dinner of inventive and acclaimed rice bowls. No reservations, but I'm hoping a 6:30 weeknight dinner will be early enough for us to snag a table."
From the SF Chronicle review:
"Since Alice Waters opened the Cafe at Chez Panisse many years ago, it's become common for high-end chefs to supplement their creativity - and income - with less expensive offshoots. There's the French Laundry/Bouchon pairing, La Folie/Left Bank and Coi/Plum, to name a few.
Next in line is James Syhabout of Commis, who recently opened Hawker Fare in Oakland, an inexpensive Asian restaurant serving a truncated menu of appetizers and rice bowls. Nothing is more than $10."