Pignon: Bistro dining by different rules

| Sep 16, 2014

Pignon: Bistro dining by different rules

Guacamole and merguez sausages on the menu, salsa and bossa nova on the sound system and not a check tablecloth in sight: Pignon is a far cry from the average bistro. But then again, owner-chef Rimpei Yoshikawa is anything but a typical Tokyo French ...

Toriki: Yakitori made with care but no frills

| Sep 2, 2014

Toriki: Yakitori made with care but no frills

Yakitori is comfort food. No matter how high-end or low-rent the location, it’s all about the simple pleasures of chewing on grilled chicken and kicking back with a drink or a few. That’s the tried-and-true formula at Toriki. This unpretentious little place in suburban ...