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Izakaya Izu is a Izakaya?

From the outside, Izakaya Izu (9 E. 13th St, NYC 10003) looks like a sake lover's wet dream. The windows are stacked high with glowing sake bottles lit from below. The extensive sake menu is proudly displayed by the front door. Everything seems…
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Happy Sake-versary

Scott and I had our first date at the Wild Lilly Tea Room in Chelsea just one year ago. Meeting for tea seems harmless enough, and last march, my tastes ran more to sencha than sake juice. This night was similar to last year in so many ways…
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A Dog’s Life – Chibi’s Sake Bar

I finally got to experience Chibi's bar in Soho. Jerin took me out for my birthday. The windows were lined with Sake bottles however, everything was a little heavy on the cocktail umbrellas. This place was nice and quiet - Jerin had it almost…
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The Taru Trap

So scott and I went to a fun little Japanese restaurant called "Yakatori Taisho" we got there around 8pm and waited about an hour for our table which was not as bad as it sounds. we had fun people watching all the wacky japanese youth hanging…
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Size Does Matter – Part Duex

OK! so i'm warming up to Ozeki. I think warming is the oprative word here. once ozeki warms a little bit closer to room temp, the paint thinner taste is gone! well, i've got quite a long way to go on this 1.5 L bottle, so I may indeed post…
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Ozeki – Size does matter!

OZEKI 1.5 L Now I've already broken my own rule about buying cheap sake. However, when I saw this gigantic 1.5 liter bottle of Ozeki saké on sale at Mitsuwa, I simply could not refuse. It didn't help that the Japanese shoppers were stuffing…
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Sake tasting at landmark tonight

this was amazing. I give it a 4 out of 5 saké bottles! [rate 4.0]