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14 July, 2017

Hakushika Hana Kohaku Plum Sake

Hakushika Hana Kohaku Plum Sake
Posted in : Sake on by : becca

Hakushika Hana Kohaku Plum Sake Class: Junmai Ginjo Nishinomiya, Japan This sake has added nanko plum extract, which is what makes it such a strongly amber color – in the bottle, it looked more rose pink! It smells like a blend of sake and plum wine with plum and warm rice being the primary notes.
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7 January, 2016

Granville Island

Granville Island
Comments : 1 Posted in : Dining in Vancouver - British Columbia - Canada, Restaurants, Sake, Travel Guide for Vancouver - British Columbia -Canada, Travel Sponsored Stays and Tours on by : becca

Last month, I posted about the experience of using Nightswapping, a travel website and application, to make my first trip to Vancouver, Canada. This month, I’m blogging about my whirlwind tour of the city and giving you the chance to try Nightswapping with a code for a free night’s stay! Let’s start this series at
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7 October, 2015

Dewatsuru Hihaku Junmai Daiginjo Sake

Dewatsuru Hihaku Junmai Daiginjo Sake
Posted in : Sake on by : becca

Dewatsuru Hihaku Junmai Daiginjo Sake Akita Seishu, Japan ABV 14.2% It’s been too long since I’ve bought a nice bottle of sake, and what a bottle to choose! I didn’t choose it, actually. Underground Cellars, an online wine club with randomized bottle upgrades, chose it for me by upgrading one of my soju purchases to
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4 May, 2015

Chai Bar by David Rio Launch Party

Chai Bar by David Rio Launch Party
Posted in : Bars and Tasting Rooms, Breweries in San Francisco - CA, Coffee Shops, Coffee Shops in San Francisco - CA, Events, Sake on by : becca

In a few short weeks, the Chai Bar by David Rio, the flagship storefront location for the highly successful David Rio Chai company, will be open at 1019 Market St., San Francisco. I think this new café/bar/lab/restaurant hybrid will be a lot of fun to visit, based on my experience at its recent launch party.
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18 April, 2012

Straw Valley Café (Durham)

Comments : 8 Posted in : Coffee Shops, Coffee Shops in Durham - NC, Sake, Wine on by : becca

Straw Valley Café 5420 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd. New Hope Commons, Durham Website You may not have heard about Straw Valley Café from the Independent Weekly, Herald-Sun, or Carpe Durham articles on this coffeehouse, bar, and art gallery, but that shouldn’t stop you from visiting it. What might is its difficult-to-access location. It’s right off of
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25 November, 2011

Geer Street Garden

Posted in : Dining in Durham - NC, Restaurants, Sake, Wine on by : becca

Geer Street Garden 644 Foster Street Central Park District, Durham Website Sandwiches/Entrees: $8–$17 Geer Street Garden opened last spring, and it’s been a welcome addition to this fast-expanding area of town. Located in an old gas station, it’s a pub with a great beer list featuring plenty of local brews and a menu full of
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7 November, 2011

California Trip 2011, Day 4: Tiara Café, Little Tokyo, and the Barbacoa

Comments : 2 Posted in : Dining in Los Angeles - CA, Mezcal, Restaurants, Sake, Shochu, Travel Guide for Los Angeles - CA on by : becca

On my second day downtown, and fourth day in LA, my sister joined me for sightseeing and face shoveling dining. We took advantage of DineLA! week to try out a spot called Tiara Café, roughly ten blocks from my hotel. It’s going for a hipster aesthetic with a focus on market-fresh, healthy ingredients and the
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28 September, 2011

Hiko’s Premium Ka No Izumi Junmai Daigingo

Posted in : Sake on by : becca

Hiko’s Premium Ka No Izumi Junmai Daigingo Koga Shiga, Japan   This is a fantastic sake. I lost my tasting notes on it right after I tried it, so this is a loose, loose remembrance of the flavors. Normally, I wouldn’t bother writing up a post when that happens, but I wanted to make sure
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