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Beware the Velvet Hammer

I realized the other day, I love my new hobby as a sake appreciator, but you know what my hobby really is?.... DRINKING! Obviously, I was never a frat boy and don't really have a past history of drinking games and waking up outside on the lawn…
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Beam me up, Sake!

If there is a Mothership for sake lovers in the New York City area, it has to be Mitsuwa supermarket in Edgewater NJ. I discovered Mitsuwa by chance as my Feng Shui school happened to be in Edgewater, too. The first time I saw the sake aisle,…
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Bozu is da’ (sushi) bomb

OK sake fans, run, Run RUN, to Bozu!! This place is da' bomb. the sushi bomb that is... On Jan 22, I graduated from Feng Shui school and wanted to meet up with some friends the night before the ceremony at a sake-friendly bar to celebrate. I…
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Kamoizumi Junmai Daigingo

I went with my friend Michael to a cool east village noodle bar called Momofuku and found myself with carte blanc to pick the sake we were to enjoy that evening. Talk about pressure... not only did I need to ensure my own enjoyment of the sake…
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Mystery Sake Revealed..

I got my chance to return to the city's number 1 japanese restaurant, Tomoe, and finally - once and for all- find out the name of that proto-sake I tasted there. That was the first premium I have ever had. It was delicious enough, especially…
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Show me the Momoya!

We have all been there...Whether it's being passed over for that promotion, getting splashed by a cab on a rainy day or finding that one-of-a-kind prized collectible you got on Ebay was smashed to bits by the post office, life can suck sometimes.…
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brewin’ sake in the kitchen

Today I went to my first Sake Meetup meeting. Meetup.com is a website that helps people with common interests find each other. Lo and behold there is a sake appreciator's group. It was a fun afternoon and everyone at the meeting was really…
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Sake tasted at brewing meetup event

My last post was about the Brewing process we got to see at the sake meetup. Here is an overview of the Sakes we got to taste. yum. it was a really good selection and I left feeling very... happy! Thanks to Jeff, Paul, Sebastian and everyone…
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Forget Mecca, I pray facing SAKAGURA

I have heard about the saké bar Sakagura from every article and book on where to find sake in New York, so I knew it was a destination. I wanted to save my first trip there for a special occasion, so Scott had the great idea to go there on…