Just a few things we want to remind you of today:
1) It will be 90 degrees pretty soon.
2) You like beer.
3) There’s now a place that completely freezes your beer mugs in five seconds.
Now, bearing that in mind...
, your new LES home for Japanese street food and the exceptionally cold beer that washes
it down, now open.
Quick cultural lesson here: azasu
means “thanks” in Japanese. And the little statue guys bowing
in deference to you all over the place—those are
Where you fit in: you and a group of fellow lovers of fun/beer will pile into one of the six- or eight-tops
here and give thanks to the concept of drinking-food. Griddled octopus puffs, ham katsu sandwiches
(the white bread is... so soft) and cup sake—it’s the sake equivalent
of a canned microbrew, and no one else has it in NYC.
There’ll be laughs and more destinations after this, but don’t leave without downing a
—a frozen mug (they’ve got a flash freezer for mugs) that’s got frozen shōchū at the
bottom, which is then thawed by a low-alcohol, beer-like liquid that somehow is not technically beer. This
creates a beery-shōchū slushy.
Beat that, Mister Softee.
49 Clinton St
(between Rivington and Stanton)
New York, NY 10002