NYC Foodie

I discovered a Japanese gem in the Lower East Side and you need to check it out ASAP. In fact, I'll go with you, 'cause I want to try the entire menu. I went solo last night, and had a magical culinary adventure, but I wanted to eat more. Help me. Let's all go!

The place is called Sakamai, and their website says it's "New York City's First Dedicated Sake Lounge". They might have fabulous sake to choose from and great cocktails curated by Shingo Gokan of Angel's Share fame, but it's the food by Chef Takanori Akiyama that was my main focus last night.

Uni Crostini ($8) was an orgasm in my mouth. I'm in love with sea urchin, and here, it is torched and topped with Parmesan Reggiano flakes. Magical ...