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You Want Fries with That?

Landmark Wine and Sake send around an email advertising a sake seminar for Sat April 29nd. Count me in! I wasn't sure what to expect, but it was really great. The seminar was held in the sun drenched upstairs space above the landmark wine…
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April '06 Sake Meetup

The Sake Meetup group, well, 'met up' last night at Landmark for a private tasting. It was quite fun as usual. This night was a study in old friends and new friends... this goes for both the sake AND the people! I knew two of the sakes…
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Saka Hana Sake Tasting

When Toshi over at wonderful Sake Hana (265 E. 78th St. Bet. 2nd & 3rd Ave.) emailed me an invitation to an "all-you-can-drink" sake tasting event featuring 11 sakes from 4 brewers I knew I just could not pass it up... but it would be a challange.…
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Think Pink!

Ok, class is in session. To fully appreciate this blog entry, there are a few key words of Japanese you need to learn: Sakura = Cherry Blossom Matsuri = Festival Sakura Matsuri = Cherry Blossom Festival! Scott and I had our own delightful…
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The World's Best Sake?

Daishichi Myouka Rangyoku. Could it be the World's Best Saké? I'm talking #1 on Planet Earth!? The highest quality in the known Universe!?! Ladies and Gentlemen, I may not be a sake expert just yet, but one sip and…
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It's so ISE to fall in love...

Have you ever seen that show Survivor Man? It's about this MacGyver-type survival expert guy that gets dropped by helicopter into a remote, harsh and desolate area (mountain top, death valley...) and he has to survive for a week and film the…
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Shochu Superiority Complex

Sometimes, you just have to believe in good omens. On my first trip to Uminoie Japanese restuarant (86 E. 3rd St.) the neighboring table handed me a piece of their birthday cake just after Scott and I were seated. I took it as a sign that…
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Decibel Sake Bar

I've been to Decibel once before, but this is my first post about this amazing NYC sake institution. I think it's run by the same folks that own Sakagura, but, even though they are both in basements, the feel between the two places couldn't…