Kyoto, Japan’s Warabimochi

As is to be expected, dessert takes on a life of its own in Japan, from the French pastries of Kyoto, to the green tea – vanilla soft serve combination, to the cream puffs of Beard Papas, you won’t find a shortage of either sugar rush inducing freakouts or refined post-dinner delights (or pre-dinner delights, […]

Japanese Cuisine: Raw Eggs Everywhere

There is an undeniable tendency to include raw eggs in Japanese cuisine. That tendency may get overlooked stateside as consumers shy away from tartar and harbor an unabated fear of salmonella.  But in Japan, raw is a norm. You will eat alot of raw eggs. If you have an egg on the menu, odds are, […]

Connecticut: Bobby Q’s Rooftop Beer Garden

UPDATE: This location has now closed.   A relaxed, open-air set-up on the rooftop of the popular BBQ restaurant, Bobby Q’s, offers a much-needed new spot for nightlife in downtown Westport. The rooftop has been customized with a small stage for nightly live music performances and a wrap around bar with a beer service window […]

NYC’s Rooftop-Brewed Beers at Eataly’s Birreria

Enter through the Italian food mecca Eataly to catch the elevator to the 14th floor to find Birreria, an 8,000 square foot rooftop restaurant and brewery that serves up Italian and American craft beers in addition to three cask-conditioned ales brewed on the premises and served through hand pumps at controlled temperatures to best capture […]

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