December 31, 2012

The Forest Feast: Classic Champagne Cocktail

by Erin Gleeson

In 2013, I am so excited to be devoting myself to the creation of my first cookbook, which seemed like a pipe dream last year at this time.

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October 3, 2012

Skankynavia: L’Etoile

by Anders

A new cocktail bar opened in Copenhagen in the spring of 2012.

The creation of the bar had been in the making for years.

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June 18, 2012

Forest Feast: Cocktail Party in the Woods

by Erin Gleeson

Last weekend we hosted some people from my husband’s work for a little late afternoon cocktail party.

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May 24, 2012

Tokyo JUNKtion: The World Famous Awamori Wasabi-wari

by yoko

I want Washio’s Awamori Wasabi-wari to be world famous, so I’ve gone ahead and named it “The World Famous Awamori Wasabi-wari.” It’s been out there on the WORLD wide web for over three years now, so I think it has earned its title.

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May 10, 2012

Tokyo-SF Bartender Salon: Thad Vogler (Bar Agricole)

by Kayoko

Mr. Thad Vogler needs no introduction. He is a leading barman in the Bay Area and beyond, who opened Bar Agricole in San Francisco in 2011.

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April 26, 2012

Tokyo-SF Bartender Salon Video Series: Tomokazu Kai (Heuga Bar)

by Kayoko

Here is Part Deux in our Tokyo-SF Bartender Salon Series. Meet Monsieur Tomokazu Kai, bartender at Heuga Bar in Gifu, Japan.

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September 28, 2011

To Live and Eat in LA

by Kayoko


“To live and eat in LA, it’s the place to be;
You’ve got to be there to know it, what everybody wanna eat”

Alright, alright, Tupac didn’t say “eat”.

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July 6, 2011

SF Cocktail Crawl with Paystyle

by Kayoko

15 Romolo

The one and only Paystyle rolled into town a couple of weeks ago. Although he would be fully booked with personal engagements, I knew exactly how to get him to pencil me in.

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June 15, 2011

Happy Hour: Pusser’s v. Painkiller

by Payman Bahmani

The Painkiller

In the past week there’s been a lot of buzz in cocktail circles regarding the outcome of a legal dispute between Pusser’s rum and Painkiller, a tiki bar in the Lower East Side of Manhattan.

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May 11, 2011

Eats + Drinks (NYC)

by Kayoko


I just got back from a weekend in NYC, for a very important Umamimart Reunion Dinner, hosted by Yamahomo (post coming!).

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