Papa told Willie “you’ll ruin my homeJohnny Otis
You and that hand jive has got to go”
Willie said “papa, don’t put me down
Been doin’ that hand jive all over town
WE are only one week into Fall and the two NYC pro football teams are a combined 0-6. Thus I have already made my easy-to-get fine dining reservation during Superbowl. While the rest of the nation gobbles and guzzles chicken wings, cheesesteaks and beer in front of 100″ screens, I will be ingesting and digesting salty sea creatures nestled in rice and seaweed and washing them down with a fermented rice drink called sake, all within the soothing confines of a wood-paneled chamber replete with trickling zen fountain where nary more than a whisper will be heard.
This is the tranquil setting I expect to find at Temakase on the big day, which just opened it’s second location in the Jacx & Co. Eateries at 28-17 Jackson Avenue in what I believe was slated to be an outlet of a sushi place called Kissake prior to the pandemic. Temakase, which bills itself as ‘Handroll Heaven,’ is a handroll bar committed to serving the freshest fish, crisp seaweed, and their very own warm rice. Their first location in the East Village opened a year ago, and while both locations offer delivery, they believe that eating handrolls within 30 seconds after the Chef hands it to you is the best way to enjoy them. Mm-mm sublime.
Or I could pick up a ticket and book a suite at the Chateau Marmont, right up the road from where the Superbowl is scheduled to be played this year and where the local teams are a combined 6-0. That shouldn’t be a hard reservation to get should it, maybe they’ll even let me do the hand jive at half time?
Temakase – doin’ the handroll
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