Dennis A. Amith

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The One about Kobe Motomachi Doria

Throughout Japan, Kobe Motomachi Doria is seen as a restaurant with a fascinating concept. At the restaurant, their food is presented on an iron plate, but to keep the food warm, a flame is underneath to keep the iron dish sizzling hot. While visiting the Futakotamagawa RISE shopping center, I ate at the Kobe Motomachi Doria in Setagaya, Tamagawa. Kobe Motomachi Doria is a restaurant owned by Saintmarc Holdings Co., Ltd. (who also own Saint […]

The One about Pancontomate Pasta House in Shimokitazawa

In several cities in Tokyo, one can find a Pancontomate Pasta House restaurant. A chain of Italian-inspired restaurants which opened in Japan back in 1981 and known for their 2.5mm noodles.  But the name “Pan Con Tomate” is actually a simple Spanish snack which is a Spanish-style toast with olive oil, garlic on bread with ripe grated tomatoes and a sprinkle of sea salt. Popular for their Italian dishes, one of the things I wanted […]

The One about Ikinari! Steak

“This is the Very Steak, the Big Cut of Steak!” This is the slogan of the restaurant “Ikinari! Steak” (which translates to “Sudden! Steak”), which was founded by Kunio Ichinose. The first restaurant opened in 2013 in Ginza and by 2015, there were 64 restaurants that have been opened and with a plan of 100 stores were planned by the end of the summer of 2016. The concept is similar to some of the ramen […]

The One about Going to BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse Late at Night in Cupertino

It was back in 1978 when two men would create Chicago Deep Dish Pizza with a Southern California flair. The two would open their first BJ’s restaurant in Santa Ana and the popularity of the deep dish pizza would lead to several more restaurants in Southern California. And as BJ would open a BJ’s brewery introducing their fine handcrafted beer at their new restaurant in Brea, California. The popularity would lead to 178 BJ’s Restaurant […]

The One about Pacific Catch Fresh Fish Grill in San Francisco, California

In San Francisco and throughout the Bay Area, one can find a Pacific Catch Fresh Fish Grill restaurant. The Westcoast Fish House is best known for serving poke and for 13 years, they are best known for their poke bowls. We had our Uber driver take us to the Chestnut area near Lombard St., a location with many delicious restaurants nearby. But for this day, my mind was set on Pacific Catch Fresh Fish Grill […]