Two possibilities for sake tastings this weekend: at Project by Project's 7th annual tasting benefit Plate by Plate, in addition to numerous restaurants, Japanese beer, wine and cognac, there will be three sake brewers to sample: two domestic, Gekkeikan and Ozeki as well as Hakutsuru from Japan. Try all three to compare U.S. to Japanese sake styles. Sampling different types of sake is the first step to discerning your own preferences.
Also on Saturday, Ty-Ku (makers of sake in the U.S. and Japan as well as Shoju) are sponsoring The Drums Inside Your Chest v. III spoken word event at the Los Angeles Theater Center. Sake + poets = speaking in tongues.