Common Sage is an interesting combination of Japanese food and corner deli. They serve great coffee and have a selection of baked goods, but what keeps us coming back are the omusubi.
Common Sage is co-owned by Koji Nagao, who is also an artist that has participated in several of our past Delicious shows. Koji's art has often been about food or the experience of food and the sensation of taste. He often works with handmade puppets that he uses to create short animated videos. Perhaps the character on the omusubi wrapper (shown below) will look familiar.
In addition to the coffee and omusubi, Common Sage has great selection of sake, beer and wine. There are Japanese and European food specialities (try the yuzu hot sauce!) and they serve ramen.
One of the things I like best about these omusubi are they are freshly made with warm rice. They have these nifty wrappers that keep the seaweed separate until you are ready to eat. A pull of the tab and the rice and seaweed come together, and it's chow time!