New Kid on the Block: Kanoyama Sake Bar

IF you live in New York City and you love sushi, chances are very high you've discovered Kanoyama Sushi Restaurant. Scott introduced me to this place on Superbowl Sunday several years ago. As you may know, this is the one evening of the year when you can really have your pick of restaurants. While the world was enjoying the Superbowl halftime show, I was enjoying the spectacular sushi.

Fu’s on First? Shojin Ryori and Sake

A recent visit by my newlywed vegetarian sister was a perfect excuse to go again to our favorite NYC Japanese vegetarian "Shojin Ryori" restaurant: Kajitsu.

San Diego Sake at Sushi Ota

On a recent trip to San Diego, thanks to their Zagat rating of 28, I was luck enough to discover Sushi Ota. The sushi was really quite good and best of all, they had a solid list of sushi friendly sakes. They had Hakkaisan Junmai Ginjo on the menu, so I ordered that to start.

Las Vegas Sake: Shibuya Restaurant

A quick overnight trip to Las Vegas this past weekend for a friend's birthday left me very little time to explore the sake scene in Sin City. That doesn't mean, however, that my stay was totally nary a nip of nihon-shu.
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New Year’s Eve 2008 at Sakagura

I love New Year's Eve tradtions... but I really love a New Year's Eve tradition that involves sake! No problem for me, as I've got one! Scott and I have made it our tradition to head to Sakagura Restaurant each New Year's eve to celebrate in true style and luckily for me, this year was no exception!

Love ya, Kyo-ya

I recently went to Kyo-ya (94 East 7th Street, 212-982-4140) and I have to say, it was one of the best Sake-food pairing restaurants I've been to in a while. This place rocks. The first sake we tried was a fantastic Born Muroka Nama Genshu…