At Biwa expect very special lovers specials on Valentine’s Day! There will be predictable Valentine’s Day things like oysters, kobe rib eye caps (the “spinalis”), luscious chocolate pudding, and, of course, Champagne—we have a lot of nice stuff on the list right now, most of which is quite reasonably priced (and sake too!). We’ll take reservations for parties of 2 (no more, no less), but still save plenty of seats for walk-ins.
Noraneko is where you should go if your vision of a romantic evening includes slurping up ramen noodles with your lover à la Lady and the Tramp. No reservations required!
February 16 (Noraneko) and February 29 (Biwa)
We’re participating in a fundraiser this month for: North by Northeast Community Health Center. On Tuesday, February 16, we’ll donate all proceeds at Noraneko to the center. We’ll do the same at Biwa on Monday the 29th (Leap Day!). The mission of the center is to advance health equity and improve health outcomes in a medically under-served community by offering health screening and basic medical services at no cost. Priority is given to African Americans and low-income neighborhood residents. So please come in to give your support!
Kabuki Plays at PSU: "The Revenge of the 47 Loyal Samurai"
February 25 - March 5
Professor Larry Kominz has been a fixture of Japanese Language and Literature studies at PSU for almost 30 years. (Gabe actually took 3rd year Japanese reading & writing, among other fascinating and challenging courses from him back in the day)… A specialist in Japanese theater and dance, and Kabuki in particular, Dr. Kominz is realizing a career long goal this year by staging, in English, a big full-on student presentation of “The Revenge of the 47 Loyal Samurai,” the most famous work for the Kabuki stage.
Kabuki is wildly flamboyant and colorful theater, and they are doing the full presentation with all bells and whistles… You should absolutely take advantage of this rare opportunity to attend one of the eight performances, put on by a cast of over 40 PSU students, on the big stage at Lincoln Hall (and then come to Biwa ;-)
“Family Meal” at Ex Novo Brewing Co.
Monday, February 29 | 10:30p-1a
Ex Novo Brewing Company is committed to donating 100% of their net profits to organizations that are working to effect positive social change both in Portland and around the world. To continue the efforts, they’re hosting a cooking competition of sorts called “Family Meal” on the last Monday of each month, and Gabe is one of the first participants! (Yikes!)
Each chef will have 24 hours prior to the event to create a family meal with a provided “secret” ingredient. The night of the event, the 2 participating chefs will go head-to-head, with 1 hour to create 2 dishes from 3 secret ingredients. When time is up, the dishes will be judged by a panel of distinguished folks, and a winner will be crowned… The winner will receive a super sweet prize package, not to mention bragging rights! There will be lots of great beer, food, live music and fun!