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Pre-Solstice sake

Last night I got together with wrdnrd and the_andy at Showa, a sake bar -- or izakaya -- in Fremont. I had mentioned it to wrdnrd when she posted about her love of sake on her blog. Suffice it to say that they know a lot more about sake then I do, and they gave me a primer over the first glass. The main thing I remember, other than typical alcohol content, is that the more polished the rice used to make it, the better the sake.

Showa is a cozy little place right above Chiso. As the website says, along with sake and cocktails they serve little food plates "like a tapas bar." We got a bowl of pickled vegetables and a couple of skewers of pork belly. I don't remember what the first bottle of sake was, but the second was unfiltered, so it was cloudy and sweeter than the first.

Conversation was good fun, and they told me about a couple of road trips, including the time they drove to Portland in their scooter and sidecar. Took ten hours. Oy. Crazy kids.

Well, more fun to talk about than to do, I suppose. I'd happily do that again. Showa was doing good business last night, so hopefully it'll stick around long enough for us to do a reunion tour.

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wrdnrd
Jun. 22nd, 2011 08:28 pm (UTC)
It was a good time! I'm glad you were free friday night. Next time, we'll make sure Luke and Julie can come, too.
randy_byers
Jun. 22nd, 2011 09:05 pm (UTC)
Sounds like a plan.
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