A food aficionado in Washington, DC: Sakuramen and Locolat

I recently went to the Adams Morgan neighborhood of Washington, D.C., a culturally diverse area northwest of downtown. Sakuramen is over a year old and located in a small basement space, satisfying ramen cravings with a simple menu. About 10 minutes away is the Locolat Café. Continue reading

First documentary to look at contemporary D.C. Chinatown launches Kickstarter campaign

CHINATOWN, a half-hour vérité style documentary profiling the oldest ethnic community in Washington, D.C., has launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise finishing funds for the film. “It’s been ten days since our launch on Kickstarter and we’re very grateful for the pledges and support from the community. The confidence people have shown in the project strengthens our belief in the need to tell the story,” said filmmaker Yi Chen. Titled “CHINATOWN: A Documentary Film in Post-Production” on Kickstarter, the project has 78 backers and already reached 60% if its goal. Continue reading

Mayor Menino Presented Cherry Trees in Mattapan

The Consul General of Japan presents Mayor Thomas M. Menino and the City of Boston with cherry trees at the Taylor Elementary School in Mattapan. The May 10 planting ceremony was part of the Greater Boston-Japan Cherry Blossom Festival which marks the 100th anniversary of the gift of Japanese flowering cherry trees from Japan to the United States. The original trees, which were planted in Washington D.C., have become a symbol of the close relations between the two countries. Continue reading