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Fugu Fear Factor

After my fantastic introduction to the production process at Dassai, Mr. Sakurai Sr. and Mr. Sakurai Jr took me out for a fantastic all-blowfish dinner. Known as "Fugu" in Japanese, yes... it is that deadly, poisonous fish. Yeah, that's the…
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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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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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Touch and Go at Tomoe…

"Japanese Roulette" is a dangerous game. This is what I call the act of blindly picking unkown sakes off the menu just to "try something new". The highest risks can have the best rewards, but sometimes things don't quite go your way. Scott…
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When Life gives you Lemons… Boston Part Deux

My Boston Sake Geek adventure continues! IF you missed part one of my sake adventure you can read it here.Maddie picked out a new Japanese restaurant called Douzo (131 Dartmouth St Boston, MA 02116 (617) 859-8886) to try for our sake-centric…
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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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EN-credible!

I got taken out for my birthday last night by Scott and we went to EN, a wonderful Japanese restaurant down on Hudson at Leroy street. The evening started off right with my friend Scott B. arranging to have a bottle of Yukiwatari Nigori sent…
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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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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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Suprise! it’s a Nigori Thanksgiving

I was invited to a thanksgiving Dinner in Jersey City. The dinner itself was delicious! everything a turkey dinner should be. The crowd was mostly friends from a fire Island share. SO, I didn't exactly fit into that mold, but it was a lovely…