Spooky Drinking: Pumpkin Beers 2013

I went to QFC tonight to pick up some pumpkin beer, and there was only one kind on the shelf. One. Normally I”m not overly concerned with Christmas decorations coming out before Halloween, but how am I supposed to celebrate the spooky season with no pumpkin beer? EDIT: I raided the local QFC a week…

Malga Gelato

Malga Gelato (マルガジェラート) Locations (3): Noto-cho, Nonoichi, Kanazawa Now that summer’s on its way to Ishikawa, I wanted to share some of my favorite places to get ice cream (gelato and soft serve) in Ishikawa. Malga is, hands down, my favorite gelateria in Ishikawa.

Halloween Taste-Testing: Starbucks Japan Autumn Menu 2012

Starbucks Crunchy Caramel Latte and Pumpkin Muffin One thing I love about living in Japan is trying the seasonal sweets and drinks in cafes, conbini, and grocery stores. “Seasonal food” is partially the function of the availability of the harvest, such as a café’s changing the menu from summer blueberry cake to fall fig tarts…