In this podcast, Yuka picks up where she left off in Part 1, with her and her husband Kris's arrival in San Francisco. She worked a number of bartending jobs in The City before the couple decided to open their own place in 2012.
She talks about lessons she learned at those bartending gigs and how, along with observations she had made of how her parents ran in their business back in Japan, she has worked hard to do things right at her own restaurant.
Yuka talks about shifting Cassava into what it is now, scaled back due to the pandemic. She ends the episode reflecting on what it is about San Francisco, and especially the Outer Richmond, that she loves.
Unfortunately, Cassava had to close temporarily, but they hope to reopen next week. They also hope to start taking reservations for their new parklet soon.
We recorded this podcast at Cassava in the Outer Richmond in August 2020.
Photography by Michelle Kilfeather