Smart Mouth Newsletter: Roasting Cocktail Weiners on the Hibachi

2024-05-20T22:39:21-08:00May 16th, 2024|

by Katherine Spiers "Continuing the hibachi/teppanyaki journey from last week! This profile of the founder of Benihana, Rocky Aoki, is interesting, and it features my favorite restaurant critic (and total, unabashed shill), Clementine Paddleford."  Read the article here: Roasting Cocktail Weiners on the Hibachi iTunes • [...]

Smart Mouth Newsletter: Hibachi and Teppanyaki in Old Newspaper Ads

2024-05-20T22:32:11-08:00May 10th, 2024|

by Katherine Spiers "I recently noticed that people often use “hibachi” and “teppanyaki” interchangeably, especially when talking about Benihana-style restaurants where diners sit at the griddle and the cook puts on a show with onion towers and flying ingredients. Technically, that is teppanyaki."  Read the article here: Hibachi [...]

Smart Mouth Newsletter: Cultivated Chicken; Japanese 7-11

2024-04-25T15:28:32-08:00April 25th, 2024|

by Katherine Spiers "After all that hubbub, David Chang has announced he will no longer be pursuing trademark protection for “chili crunch.” It’s so wild that Momofuku thought its cease and desists would be received differently than they were."  Read the article here: Cultivated Chicken; Japanese 7-11 [...]

Smart Mouth Newsletter: No Need for Tinfoil, the Conspiracies Are Correct

2024-04-25T15:38:50-08:00April 21st, 2024|

by Katherine Spiers "In January of last year PBS NewsHour ran a segment that got me so worked up. The topic was the rising price of eggs, but that’s old news; what made me mad was the angle that NewsHour took. Because it was wrong, you see. And [...]

Thrilling Tales of Old Video Games: Princess Peach Can’t Get a Break

2024-04-03T13:01:43-08:00March 29th, 2024|

tags: Nintendo | Princess Peach " The release of Princess Peach: Showtime! has me bummed, I’m sad to say, because this new game makes me think Nintendo didn’t learn the right lesson from the last time they tried to give this character her own solo adventure. The [...]


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