Japan in Jan: Eating Tokyo, Sushi & Wagyu

by Chris on January 23, 2012

Sampling two specialties of Tokyo: sushi and Wagyu beef.
Sushi for breakfast in Tokyo

In Japan, I was told that there are three things that you must eat in Tokyo: Sushi, Wagyu beef and tempura. In less than 24 hours there, I managed to consume two out of three. First, beef. We had spent our first few days in the country being served gorgeous, but often inedible, kaiseki meals […]


2011 in Review: Most Memorable Meal

by Chris on December 28, 2011

My most memorable meal of 2011 took place not on the other side of the world, but right down the street in Seattle at Mashiko, a sustainable sushi restaurant.
mashiko west seattle

Picking the most memorable meal, out of a year in which I ate very well, is difficult. The Park Hyatt Masters of Food and Wine Festival in Mendoza, Argentina stands out for sheer decadence (by the end of my long weekend, I felt like a goose with an enlarged liver, fattened up for slaughter). Our […]


Nobu Sushi on the Crystal Symphony

by Chris on April 19, 2011

Delectable sushi, sashimi and other Nobu specialties at Silk Road, Matshuhisa’s restaurant on the Crystal Symphony cruise ship.
Nobu sushi on the Crystal Symphony

Even during the times in my life when I didn’t have much money, I made sacrifices for good food. I remember crashing on a friend’s couch outside NYC during a Restaurant Week when I was in graduate school, solely so I could come into the city and eat a fixed price lunch at Nobu. The […]