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The Start of Our Culinary Adventure in Japan

KitchHike | Posted 08.20.2015 | Taste

Our next course would be a street food favorite: takoyaki or grilled octopus balls! Pouring the egg batter into the special grilled plate, I was wondering how we were going to make the perfectly shaped crisp balls of takoyaki that we'd come to love eating off the street.

Sake Cocktail Recipes That Will Instantly Brighten Your Summer

The Huffington Post | Landess Kearns | Posted 07.22.2015 | Taste

Contrary to collegiate belief, there are better ways to consume sake than in "bomb" form. The traditional Japanese beverage, usually served either wa...

Toronto: Touring Around the 2014 International Film Festival

Dwight Brown | Posted 11.21.2014 | Travel
Dwight Brown

The unique blend of locals and visitors stops the Distillery District from being a tourist trap like New York's South Street Seaport. The place feels organic, authentic, warm and inviting. It's steeped in history.

The 5 Coolest Distilleries in the World

Vayable | Posted 05.13.2014 | Travel

The art of alcohol distillation dates back to some of the earliest civilizations. Today, the practice continues and we highlight some of the coolest places in the world to sip on spirits while gaining an insider view on how they're made.

Asian Girl in the City: Theater, Music, Food, Sex

Michelle Won | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York
Michelle Won

Here is my first installment of things I did this past week in the city and my recommendations for what you should do... if you can get in.

Talking Sake With Tora Matsuoka

Teddy Wayne | Posted 12.14.2013 | Taste
Teddy Wayne

Sake sales outside of Japan are higher than ever before. Here, an expert discusses the trend, how to pair sake with food, and what makes good sake.

Fifteen Sak-Tails for World Sake Day

Anneli Rufus | Posted 01.23.2014 | Taste
Anneli Rufus

To celebrate this holiday, here are 15 sake cocktails -- sak-tails, pronounced "socktails" -- currently served at fine bars, restaurants and other venues nationwide:

Saké Isn't So Gross After All

Anneli Rufus | Posted 10.15.2013 | Taste
Anneli Rufus

If you had asked me two weeks ago to name Japan's three greatest gifts to the rest of the world, I would have said sushi, Zen and all of Japanese cinema except the 1989 film Tetsuo: The Iron Man. I would not have said saké.

Made in America: SakéOne Premium Saké (video)

Rebecca Gerendasy | Posted 06.05.2013 | Business
Rebecca Gerendasy

Forest Grove, Oregon - Believed to have originated in Japan around 300 B.C., saké is an aromatic, flavorful, and smooth tasting drink that is made fr...

Peek Inside New D.C. Izakaya

The Huffington Post | Erin Ruberry | Posted 03.28.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The wait is finally over. A little over a month after Japanese ramen shop Daikaya opened its doors, its upstairs izakaya opened Thursday...

Kyotofu: Manhattan's Most Amazing Dessert Bar

GloboMaestro | Posted 05.06.2013 | New York

When you think of New York's best cupcake, you probably don't imagine tofu on the ingredient list. But that hasn't stopped Kyotofu from piling up the awards for their otherworldy desserts.

LOOK: SoBe's Turning Japanese

The Huffington Post | Christiana Lilly | Posted 07.31.2012 | Miami

Sushi is a dining standard, but the brand new Zen Sai at the historic Essex House in South Beach takes it up a notch. The hotel’s bar and lounge ...

The House That Chicken Wings Built: NYC's Kasadela Izakaya (Video)

Liza de Guia | Posted 07.17.2012 | Home
Liza de Guia

The restaurant wasn't doing well financially; they knew they needed something special on the menu to draw in customers. But what could that one thing be?

Toki Underground Experiments With Sake On Tap, Chili-Infused Syrup

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 01.23.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Ordering libations at ramen wonderland Toki Underground has never been so bubbly. Since September, the H Street NE spot has quietly been...

Meet The Makers: The Best Drinking Tours In The U.S.

The Daily Meal | Posted 07.12.2011 | Home
The Daily Meal

When drinking isn't just about getting drunk, and when instead of downing shots, you want to sip and savor and understand a spirit's heritage, there i...

Sake Brewer Loses All To Tsunami, Vows To Rebuild

AP | By JAY ALABASTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

RIKUZENTAKATA, Japan -- Yasuhiko Konno stands next to a pile of debris that reaches over two stories high. He bows his head for a moment and takes a d...

Rock On: Rock Sake Makes its Mark

Kevin Gould | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Kevin Gould

I constantly find myself at a loss every time I want to indulge in a bottle of cold sake on a night out with friends -- that is until I discovered Rock Sake.

Kirk Spahn And Trenton Ulicny, TY KU: 27 Million And Counting

The Huffington Post/AOL Small Business | Lauren Drell | Posted 07.30.2011 | Small Business

Starting your own business is a noble -- not to mention exciting, rewarding and often crazy -- undertaking. The experience is an adventure, to say the...

Sake Bottles Made From Edible, Sun-Dried Squid Skin

Inhabitat | Rebecca Paul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Authorities in Takahama recently established the "Committee to Reinstate the Sake Bottle Squid", so the edible table wear is finally making its comeba...