Resobox: Cool Japanese Sake and Authentic Spanish Chorizo and Ham

Explore a New Sake Pairing: Cool Japanese Sake and Authentic Spanish Chorizo and Ham
Friday, June 22, 2018 7:00pm – 8:30pm
41-26 27th Street, Long Island City, NY 11101

Have you ever tried chilled sake with chorizo and ham? This delicious pairing will surprise you! When buying Japanese sake, we would all like to be able to make an informed choices. Sake is a remarkable beverage to pair with food and it is a lot more versatile than people think. Gone are the days when sake was only paired with sushi or other Japanese foods. A new wave of young, innovative risk-takers are successfully pairing it more and more with non-Japanese cuisine.

In this event, participants will get a taste of this new pairing, sake with Spanish ham and chorizo. We’ll provide three types of different sake from Kikusui Shuzo, whose taste and flavor are enhanced by cold temperature. Guests will also listen to a small lecture about these labels. Our chorizo and ham are provided by Despaña, a unique Spanish company based in NY. Come join us and explore this new and exciting taste profile!


Work rises above fence at 42-59 Crescent Street

We last stopped by 42-59 Crescent Street, future home of of a hotel, back in January when a stop work order had been lifted on site.1 When we stopped by last week, we saw that rebar is rising above the fence along with a concrete wall, as seen in the photo below. Permits filed with the Department of Buildings for a nine-story, 83 unit building with 22,080 square feet of commercial space at an FAR of 5.00.

April 30, 2019 is the anticipated delivery time of the project. Here’s more information courtesy of New York YIMBY, which was the first to spot the permit back in December:2

It will feature a slew of amenities, including laundry facilities, a business center with meeting rooms, a lounge, a bar/restaurant in the cellar, a café, and outdoor terraces on the ground and rooftop levels. Gwo-Shenq Wey’s Forest Hills-based architecture firm is the architect of record.

42-59 Crescent Street

A view of 42-59 Crescent Street

42-59 Crescent Street

Rendering for 42-59 Crescent Street