December, 2016

Ippudo, a bulwark of great ramen in NYC, opens its doors for “Highball Night”– a special evening of ramen and whiskey pairings, which is to say they will be serving glorious highballs of Suntory Whiskey Toki and one should and must order some ramen to wash it all down. Toki was newly released this year, and it is a vivid blend of whiskies from Suntory’s Hakushu, Yamazaki, and Chita offerings.
Monday, December 12, 2016
5 – 9 pm
65 4th Avenue, New York, NY (212) 388-0088

The American Buddhist Study Center hosts a commemoration of Dr. Daisetz Teitaro Suzuki (1870-1966), who is honored for his leading role in introducing Zen and Shin Buddhism to the English-speaking world. At New York’s Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), there will be a celebration of Japanese culture featuring taiko drumming, a kendo demonstration, a traditional Japanese tea ceremony, a Japanese musical recital, a Japanese dance recital, and presentations by Buddhist scholars and Zen teachers. For tickets visit
Sunday, December 11, 2016
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
11 W. 53rd St. New York, NY (212) 864-7424

Whoa Hoppers, whoa. We love to hop far and wide and we have been especially pleased by the ongoing domination of the Chinese xiaolong bao or soup dumpling glories here in New York and happily brought to us by way of Shanghai. With arms wide-spread, we welcomed Drunken Dumpling to New York’s 1st Avenue back in September, and are pleased if not somewhat surprised to see the new operation– which rightfully prides itself in its use of locally sourced ingredients to create one of China’s hottest exports from its own east coast– offer free beers on all orders of $20 or above. Just mention our friends at Chopsticks Magazine to get in on the deal.
Through December 31, 2016
Drunken Dumpling
137 1st Avenue
New York, NY (212) 982-8882





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