Of all the restaurants in the vast Tom Douglas culinary empire, TanakaSan is currently my favorite. This is where Southeast Asian street food meets American comfort food in a casual, pop-in environment. The result is crazy-big, bold and unexpected flavors. Just the way I like ’em. And to accompany all that flavorful food, TanakaSan offers a very nice selection of craft beer on tap. Now, I have one more reason to adore TanakaSan: they’re hosting a sour beer and food pairing event.
TanakaSan’s Sour Hour takes place on March 31st. It’s not really a beer dinner, it more like beer and bites. Chef Brian Walczyk will provide snacks to accompany a lovely selection of funky brews. Below, you will find more information about the event.
TanakaSan is located in Assembly Hall, at the corner of 6th and Lenora in Seattle – the heart of Douglasville (half a dozen Tom Douglas restaurants within a few blocks). TanakaSan is on the ground floor of the Via 6 Apartments, right next to Home Remedy, which is a store, deli and growler-filling station that you should check out while you’re there.
TanakaSan Sour Hour
TIME: 6-8 pm
Because there aren’t enough happy hours in the day!
Pucker up for a Sour Beer Tasting and Pairing at TanakaSan.
For this mingling “happy hour,” beverage manager Nick Jarvis has selected some funky Sour Beers with perfectly paired bites by Chef Brian Walczyk.
Anchorage/Crooked Stave- Between the Stave: American wild ale fermented with three strains of brett and aged for 11 months in cognac barrels. Alaska & Colorado collaboration
Smoked Beef Tongue, Salsa Verde, Horse Radish
The Bruery Sour in the Rye: Sour and spicy oak-aged ale from Orange County’s finest experimental brewery
Teleme Cheese, Cornichon, on Caraway Toast
Epic Brewing Brainless on Peaches: Belgian-style ale with peach puree aged in French Chardonnay casks in Salt Lake City.
Chicken Liver Terrine, Peach Mostarda
De Proef Brouwerji Zoetzuur: A sweet and sour flanders red ale brewed with cherry juice from everyone’s favorite Flemish brewing engineer
Smoked Salmon, Concord Grape Vinegar
Epic Ales Huckleberry Sour: A complex solara-style sour aged in oak barrels by SODO’s resident mad scientist of brewing
Lemon Curd Tart