Posts tagged with "sake"

fukurou izakaya
Fukurou is the first US outpost of a Japanese izakaya chain, but you'd never guess this was a corporate location from the experience. It's a tiny space with a few counter seats and tables that are almost always reserved by Japanese patrons or foodies. Read More...

Walking to the izakaya past Notre Dame and other sites, things seemed sketchy. I walked along narrow old cobblestone streets full of flashy restaurants with hawkers outside trying to draw in thirsty & hungry tourists. I stayed my course, and nearly grimaced as I turned the corner onto Rue de la Parcheminerie, expecting more of the same. I exhaled deeply as I saw an empty alley with a single shop, which at first glance (thanks to the wine bottles in the window), I walked past thinking it was a cave-a-manger (French wine bar). Turning back, I found myself in front of the izakaya. With a single sign in hiragana, it was easy to miss. Read More...

SakaMai may not be the kind of place that you can afford to eat every night, but you're going to want to. The food, drinks, atmosphere, and staff make this an absolutely perfect night out. I'd like to come up with a quibble so it doesn't seem like I'm completely biased ... okay, here's one. Read More...

Each year the Gohan Society hosts the Aki Matsuri, an autumn festival designed to bring Japanese food and culture together with New York food and culture. This year, on Thursday, October 4th, at the Brooklyn Brewery in Williamsburg, Aki Matsuri 2012 included food samples from 11 restaurants ranging from New American to traditional Japanese. Read More...

Joy of Sake happens 3 times a year worldwide. We're fortunate enough to have it here in NYC once a year. Last night (Thursday, September 20th) from 6-9pm more than 1,000 people gathered to try 359 different sakes and small dishes from 14 different restaurants. Read More...

Kitaya Shuzo is a nihonshu (sake) and shochu producer in Fukuoka Prefecture and the first stop on our shochu distillery tour. Seikai Ishizuka and I traveled nearly an hour south of Hakata (main station in Fukouka City) on a commuter train to reach Yame, a city of less than 40,000 people in southern Fukuoka Prefecture. There we were met by a Kitaya representative who drove us to the distillery. Read More...

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