Saturday night and looking for places with live jazz? Free Flight is one of your options. The music started at 8:30 pm, and was not empty, but not too crowded–just right. Like many other jazz bars, one of the features of Free Flight is that the waiters/bartenders all wear essentially butler outfits, complete with a […]Read more "Free Flight"
Blue Agave just opened up in February 2017. It promotes itself as a Mexican/tequila restaurant/bar, but it really is more Hispanic than Mexican. Their menu offers a lot of staples familiar to any American (and maybe Mexican, but I won’t try and speak for you all)–tacos, guacamole, margaritas. And also some things that will probably […]Read more "Blue Agave: Hispanic Food"
So this is one of the most unique bars I’ve been to. One of the most niche. One of the most house-party-like. I don’t even know how to tagline it in the title. I feel I should. But. Just hear me out. This is a bar. Established fact. However, it took me a long time […]Read more "Poppyyy:"
Hachitora is operated by the same owners as Munakata, but the style is significantly different. The “cool factor” and the use of Oya stone are about the only things they have in common. It’s East Side vs . West Side. Hachitora is located in a very obvious location right outside the east exit of JR […]Read more "Hachitora"
Villasso (formerly known as the Set Up until it was renovated) is a joint that you need to know is there–I can’t imagine too many people stumbling upon it by accident. As its name descriptor “Rojiura” (literally “back alley”) states, it is literally on the back side of Saigon (which I reviewed back in 2015 here). […]Read more "Rojiura Dining Villasso (formerly Set Up)"
How I found Kumei is a bit of a long, weird story. Put simply, I was on a date with a guy who had come all the way from the neighboring prefecture to meet me, but that was not going well at all. However I decided to be nice and channel my inner gentleman and give […]Read more "空明 Kumei"
When Babel first opened, I couldn’t wait to try it. This was strictly based on the view of the 2nd floor restaurant from walking past on Orion Street (the spiky, white chandelier-like things are just so oshare). Then I learned that they served fondue, and then I REALLY had to try it. So I went. […]Read more "Babel: Interesting Atmosphere, But…"