Tokyo’s Alternative, and More Interesting, Beer Gardens

August 24, 2017 by Mark Guthrie

It could be argued (by me at least) that one of the greatest things on Earth is sitting outside on a warm day with an ice cold beer. Thankfully the city of Tokyo is blessed with a plethora of  beer gardens adorning its free spaces and atop of many of its buildings. However, the chances are […]

Barbacoa Grill, Brazilian “Churrasco” Cuisine in Tokyo

August 9, 2017 by Ray Proper

Barbacoa Grill is a Brazilian restaurant located in Omotesando, Tokyo that specializes in “churrasco” cuisine; Brazil’s answer to BBQ. Churrasco uses a variety of meats, pork, sausage and chicken cooked on a “churrasqueira”, or barbecue grill, usually on spits or skewers.Barbacoa offers authentic “churrasco” cuisine served to the rhythm of Latin music in a restaurant […]

Tokyo’s Best BBQ Spots

July 13, 2017 by Mark Guthrie

The best barbecue is the one you grill yourself. You may think this would be difficult in the city, what with limited yard and garden space, but in actual fact there are plenty of spots around Tokyo in which to get your grill on. Sona Area Tokyo BBQ Garden This barbecue area in Ariake is […]

Museum of Yebisu Beer, Tokyo

May 12, 2017 by Mark Guthrie

  In 1887, the Japan Beer Brewery Company cleared an area of farmland in order to build a brewery where they would make, using German methods, their new premium beer, Yebisu. In the intervening years, the area which came to be named after the beer (rather than the commonly held belief that it was the […]

Cinco de Mayo Festival and Mexican Restaurants of Tokyo

April 26, 2017 by Mark Guthrie

Cinco de Mayo, while originally a commemoration of an unlikely victory for the Mexican Army against the then powerful French in 1862, has in the US become something of a large celebration for all things Mexico. As these things tend to go, Japan has taken the American interpretation of the holiday, and this year will see the […]

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