Tastes 33

    Published on October 20th, 2008 | by Greg


    Celebration of Sake

    And now for something a little different: regular readers know of Truly Obscure’s fascination with beverages of all sorts. And what beverage could be cooler than one Asian in origin, able to be served hot or cold, filtered or unfiltered, and with mysterious and unclear origins?

    That’s why we thought it prudent to bring an event to your attention: The Joy of Sake, America’s Largest Sake Celebration, taking place this Thursday evening here in San Francisco.

    From their site: “The Joy of Sake is a celebration of the art of sake brewing, featuring 325 premium sakes–the largest sake tasting in the United States. The Joy of Sake offers a rare opportunity to sample outstanding labels in peak condition, many of which are not otherwise available in the U.S. The full spectrum of sake styles in the junmai, ginjo and daiginjo categories is on display, including gold and silver award-wining labels from the U.S. National Sake Appraisal, a rigorous blind tasting conducted by ten judges from the U.S. and Japan every year prior to the Joy of Sake events.

    Sixteen Bay Area restaurants will serve seasonal appetizers inspired by Japan’s classic kaiseki cuisine to complement the sakes. Participating restaurants include Ame, Betelnut, Delica, Hana, Hime, Kirala, Kyo-ya, Live Sushi Bar, Memphis Minnie’s, Namu, Ozumo, Roy’s, Sanraku, Sushi Ran, Yoshi’s and Yuzu.

    The 2008 San Francisco Joy of Sake will be held on October 23, 2008 at The Galleria Design Center, 101 Henry Adams Street in San Francisco from 6:00PM to 8:30PM. Information on this year’s Joy of Sake, as well as a photo gallery from last year’s event, may be found at joyofsake.com. Tickets are $75.00 and may be ordered on-line or through the local sake hotline in San Francisco at 888-799-7242.”

    If you love sake (and even if you don’t), you’ll find something to enjoy at this year’s event.

    About the Author

    Greg dreamed up the idea for the Truly Network while living in Hawaii, which began with a single site called TrulyObscure. In 2010, when advertisers and readers were requesting coverage beyond the scope of that site, TrulyNet was launched, reaching a broader audience over a variety of niche sites. Formerly the head technology correspondent for the Des Moines Register at age 16, he has since lived and worked in five states and two countries, helping a list of organizations and companies that includes the United States Census Bureau, TripAdvisor, Events Photo Group, Berlitz, and Computer Geeks. He also served as the Content Strategy Manager for HearPlanet, a multi-platform app that has reached over a million users and has been featured in the New York Times, Hemispheres Magazine, National Geographic Adventure, Fox Business News, PC Magazine, and even Apple’s own iPhone ads. Greg has written as a restaurant critic and feature journalist for a number of national and international publications, including City Weekend Magazine, Red Egg Magazine, the Newton Daily News, Capital Change Magazine, and an arm of China Daily, Beijing Weekend. In addition, he has served as a consulting editor for the Foreign Language Press of Beijing, as well as a writer and editor for the George Washington University Hatchet, the school newspaper of his alma mater. Originally from Iowa, Greg is currently living in the West Village of Manhattan.

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