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Sake Bloggers of the World Unite!

Question: What would you get if all the sake bloggers in the world had a tasting of the same sakes on the same night? Answer: Why, you'd get the World's First Cyber Sake Tasting, that's what! Working with my sake blogging friends Valerie…
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Nanbu Bijin Tasting

One of the most interesting and truly educational sake tastings I've been to this season was the amazing Nanbu Bijin event at the wonderful Sake Hana (265 E. 78th St, 212-327-0582). The Nanbu Bijin was a brewery little know to me thus far…
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I Think I CAN... I Think I CAN...

I recently had an opportunity to return to our only local Izakaya outpost here in Chelsea. Newly re-named "Izakaya Ten" (207 10th Ave, 212-627-7777, formerly "Anzu"), this place has undergone thoughtful updates both inside and out. The first…
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Landmark Sake Seminar - Oct '06

The Sake retailer closest to my house, Landmark Wine & Sake, was hosting another afternoon sake tasting seminar. The last one I attended in April '06, was great, and I knew this one would be, too. Mr. Kazu Yamazaki of the Japan Prestige…
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Torys

It's no big secret that Yakatori is (happily for me) taking the world by storm. The latest outpost in the Big Apple is Torys (248 E 52nd st. 2nd Floor; 212-813-1800). This place was opened by the folks that run the amazing Yakatori Totto…
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Suspicious Minds

Recently, Scott invited me to travel with him to Minnesota for his college reunion. I know... Minnesota is out there, but I knew deep down there would be some sake adventure somewhere to be had, so off I went - and I'm glad I did. After a little…
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Love, Love Me Do - Sake Week Day 6

Ok, we're now entering the home stretch of NYC Sake Week '06. Day 6 was centered around a wonderful event at the Japan Society called "For the Love of Sake". The evening started with a lecture by the restaurateur and star chef David Bouley.…