Tag: Japanese Food

EDIBLE GLIMPSES: Japanese Nose-to-Tail Cooking at Takashi

Chef Takashi Inoue knows his meat and serves it well…or should we say rare? The nose-to-tail West Village Japanese restaurant serves up unusual cuts like cow’s testicles, calf’s brains, and three kinds of cow stomach, all gorgeously presented and prepared in inventive ways.

With Help from Morimoto, Brushstroke, Sushi-Zen, Soba Totto, Otafuku, Curry-Ya and Kyotofu, Aki Matsuri is our New Favorite Holiday

Many of us might have heard of Sakura Matsuri, the Japan-centric spring festival the Brooklyn Botanic Garden hosts each May when the cherry blossoms bloom. But you can have a Matsuri in fall too, and that’s exactly what’s going down at Brooklyn Brewery in Williamsburg on November 10, thanks to the Gohan Society, the Manhattan non-profit that promotes Japan’s culinary culture here in the States. The you-must-go-if-you-like-Japanese-food shindig–their biggest fundraiser of the year–is called Aki Matsuri.