World Sake Day 2011 is Going to Be Da Bomb
It’s time once again for World Sake Day, which will be celebrated on Saturday, October 1, 2011. Have you done your sake shopping yet? If not, get to the nearest liquor store without delay and pick up a bottle with which to toast the event at home. If you prefer to mark the occasion with a night out on the town, the friendly folks at TY KU, who have a range of excellent sakes, are organizing a slew of events to celebrate the historic Japanese rice-based beverage.
New Yorkers, of course, are spoiled for nightlife choices, and a number of great Manhattan bars will be participating in the festivities. Jake’s Saloon in Chelsea, for example, is offering half-priced TY KU cosmos as well as $5 TY KU Silver sake bombs from 7-10 pm.
The main event happens at 9 pm, when Jake’s and all other participating locations will collectively create the world’s largest sake bomb. Now I’m not entirely sure what form it will take, but I’m thinking they’ll be pouring a whole bunch of sake bombs which will be enjoyed all at the same time, rather than dropping a bucket of sake into a barrel of beer, but you’ll have to show up to find out for yourself.
If you don’t happen to live in New York, there’s still a good chance you’ll find a lounge, restaurant, or publick house that’s joining in the fun. Simply check this helpful list of participating venues from Rhode Island to California and get going.
If you’ve never had sake before (or never had good sake) I highly recommend you give it a try. I’m so fond of it that I’m writing my November spirits column on the subject, and I’ll certainly be raising a glass of it on Saturday evening. Happy Sake Day everybody. It’s a shame it only comes once a year.