Now here's something you don't see every day -- especially here in South Florida. A bubble tea bar. The Wellington Green mall is home to the Black Pear Boba Tea bar, a sort of coffee house that specializes in Japanese milk tea, otherwise known as tapioca milk tea, pearl tea and momi milk tea. What ... More >>
Wine and food enthusiasts broke out the Pashminas and sweaters this past Saturday and braved the chill to flock to the first ever Galt Mile Wine and Food Festival.The event, which closed several blocks of Galt Mile, was filled with plenty of good food and drink, as area restaurants like Sunfish Gril ... More >>
When I am feeling guilty about my recent eating habits, I like to head over to Saigon Tokyo in Greenacres. Nothing gets me back on the right track like eating a huge bowl of pho, and Saigon Tokyo prepares it consistently well. First off, please don't judge this place by appearance only. It looks lik ... More >>
The Bon Festival returns to the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens Saturday, August 18. An homage to the traditional obon festival in Japan, it's a tradition meant to remember and honor one's ancestors. The highlight of the festival is the sight of hundreds of paper lanterns that will be lit and s ... More >>
Domino's JapanDomino's Japan wants to put pizza on the moon.Domino's Pizza Japan wants to open a branch on the moon. We seriously think this is a great idea. First of all, there's the myth that the moon is made of cheese. Plus, think of all the space aliens that must get hungry from interga ... More >>
Lada Gaga sips tea for JapanIn an interview with the Associated Press in Japan, Lady Gaga said that if you want to help Japan recover from its recent earthquake and tsunami disaster, come on down. Gaga, in Tokyo for a benefit concert for tsunami victims, MTV Music Aid Japan, sai ... More >>
Even with all the news coverage of the disaster in Japan, it can be easy to forget about the suffering going on half a world away. We're bogged down in our daily grinds and have to worry about our own severe weather warnings. But students and faculty at Nova Southeastern University have been work ... More >>
A two-page report on a proposed Turkey Point nuclear power plant appeared this weekend in the Sun Sentinel, but calling it a "two page" report doesn't really begin to cover it. These are massive pages, 1,600 words in total. Feature-length pages, in Sentinel terms. And why? Is there a radiation le ... More >>
Cute Japanese CandyJapan has experienced horrible devastation in the past week, but if there's one thing for sure about the Japanese people, is that they have a great sense of humor. On Saturday you can celebrate Japanese whimsy with a panel on Wacky Japanese Snacks at The Morikami Museum' ... More >>
Two explosions in three days have rocked the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan. An endless stream of nuclear industry cronies has claimed there is really not much to worry about, but the money is doing the talking: Nuclear industry shares have already lost more than $1.5 billion ... More >>
Reader "NT" nailed our "Where Are We Eating?" post: The answer is of course Tokyo Blue, a new restaurant/lounge in the Ocean Manor Resort. The restaurant has a broad menu of Japanese classics, mixed and match with Thai, Peruvian, and contemporary influences. It has a full sushi bar with everythi ... More >>
Stone crab season -- at least one of the top five reasons to live in South Florida -- kicked off in mid-October. If you're a fan of the meaty, jewel-like claws, you know that they're often as expensive as they are delicious. Which is a problem if you're into pounding them down the way fat kids ea ... More >>
Tokyo Blue debuted in late August in Fort Lauderdale.September is typically the slowest month of the restaurant season in South Florida. But there was a lot of moving and shaking going on. Here are some of the highlights.
It's hard to stay mad at surprise Oscar winner Departures.
A Japanese festival sees off the dead
Forget about the cut of the kimono. The art is in the kimono´s lining.
Capsule reviews of current area art exhibitions.
How come Mexico can't keep up with Asia?
Dragon Quest VIII is the biggest thing from Japan since Godzilla.
Golden Black (Narnack)
Beatwave Presents Japan (Sonic360)
C'mon, get happi
Drum roll, please
Origami at Morikami
The Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens
The Oshogatsu Japanese New Year celebration
For members of Soka Gakkai, the path to enlightenment (and maybe a new car) is through chanting