Thursday, September 12, 2013

I’d just like to mention a few things …

First, I would like to thank you for reading A Picky Eater’s Guide to Sendai Grub.  This has been a labor of love for almost two years now, and I knew when creating this blog that my target audience of English speakers interested in Sendai eateries would be quite limited.
So imagine my surprise last week when I realized that I broke through the 20,000 hit barrier, with almost half of those from Japan.
Thank you so much!
Please continue reading and sending me your restaurant recommendations.  I truly appreciate it!

Now on to the foodie part …
I would like to give a special shout-out to La Pousa Restaurant on the top of the SS30 Building in downtown Sendai.  We organized a surprise birthday party for one of my best friends, Yvonne, last weekend and I was really happy that the restaurant provided a cake free of charge for the occasion.  That was a very nice touch!

I’m happy to report that this coming weekend, Friday, September 13th to Sunday, September 15th, my favorite Happy Happy Melon Pan Truck  will be offering its baked buns of heaven in its regular spot in front of Daiei Department Store.  

And if you still have a sweet tooth, Baskin-Robbins 31 Ice Cream Double Scoop 31% discount campaign runs from September 13th till the 23rd.

The bigger, better, brasher Oktoberfest is making a return engagement to Nishikichō koen from Friday, September 13th till Monday, September 23rd.  Sure you had a preview of what Japanese beer guzzling is like when the smaller, tamer beerfest came in June, but the September event is usually larger and livelier.
I tried the following link and clicked on the upper right-hand corner to download coupons for this event, but it wouldn't let me login, even with a password.  Maybe you might have better luck.

However, if you’re really in the mood for German food and drink at a cheaper price, just walk on down Jozen-ji dori to one of my favorites:  Brunenheim!

Again, thank you for reading!


collegeadvising said...

We are absolutely thrilled to find your blog. We are in Sendai visiting the university for 5 days and trying to find food with limited Japanese, some food restrictions (no park) and a picky eater husband. Any suggestions for two visitors seeking good food not too far from the train station? We like Japanese, but have limits. Can I also ask you to consider reviewing on tripadvisor? Not a single English language review for all of Sendai.

Picky in Sendai said...

Dear Collegeadvising, thank you for reading! And welcome to Sendai!

On the third floor of Sendai JR Station where the bullet train area is, there’s Gyutan Row, which is a row of gyutan (beef tongue) restaurants. Gyutan is a Sendai specialty. If you’ve never tried this, don’t let the name throw you off. Sendai beef tongue is quite tasty! My friend has also recommended Date no Gyutan, which you can find on TripAdvisor.

The best restaurant I can think of downtown is Bistro Boeuf d’Or, which is a bit of a trek from Sendai Station, but a short walk from the Kotodai-koen Subway Station. Look on my Favorites list for the restaurant link.

I hope you enjoy your stay in our beautiful city!

Anonymous said...

Oh nooo I missed the Melon Pan truck :( Thanks for the updates though, I'll be sure to check your blog keenly for the next date. I had them earlier this year (thanks to this blog) and it was divine. Also congrats on your 2yr anniversary and keep up the good work! Very useful info for picky eaters such as myself.

Picky in Sendai said...

Dear Anonymous,
Thank you for reading!
Comments like yours make me want to continue this blog.

As for the Melon Pan truck, they usually come every three or four months, but if I'm not mistaken, they will be back at the end of October, again in mid-November, and yet again in mid-December.
Here's hoping I'm not mistaken.