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Tokyofoodcast goes to NYC

For the longest time, I wanted to check out the sake scene in NYC. That had been at the top of my list for some time, but when I started thinking about the long and dreadful flight it was a bit too far to go just for the love of sake. But, finally, the duo from Tokyofoodcast hit the City on the second day of 2009 to see some friends and share some quality sake time!

I always read about the sake scene in NYC on Urbansake and Sakaya NYC‘s blog and newsletter. Whenever I see the latest sake tasting Hiroko and Rick are hosting with a featured brewery at their shop,   I feel they have more brewers visiting the big apple than Tokyo! Tim’s sake reports on events and interviews with the industry people really showcase overwhelming opportunities to enjoy nihonshu there.

Our visit finally came true after having all the planets in the sake universe line up during 2008. I saw Hiroko in the summer and Tim at the Sake Blogger’s Summit in Shizuoka. Then our dearest sake friends and Tokyo Sake Meetup members, Kazuko, Jocelyn, and Carlos moved to the US [New York and Washington DC].

sake otaku in NYC

So, there we are! Sake enthusiasts reunited on January 2nd  to appropriately celebrate the new year with the sacred drinks at Aburia Kinnosuke.  Please visit Urbansake and You, madam, are no Ambrose Bierce to find more about what we had and how the night went! To me, this new years dinner with our sake friends just reminded me again how sake bring people together and that’s why I love nihonshu.

Sake scene in NYC? I just sampled small part of it, but presentation of sake is at totally different layer from what we see here in Japan, at most places. Oshare is one word that would summarize my impression. What do you think?


2 Responses to “Tokyofoodcast goes to NYC”

  1. I miss you guys!

    Posted by Jocelyn | January 31, 2009, 11:46 pm
  2. You guys look so cute! Wish I could have been there.

    Posted by Melinda | February 8, 2009, 8:07 am

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