Tonight we're honoring the coolest kids in town, Didac, Delia, and Gaia Piazza. Didac is moving to attend a school in Nagano, and his sisters are returning to Sicily, we're celebrating their awesomeness at a farewell party later tonight. レナータの子供達の送別会. Tono won't be the same without them!
All The Americans In Tono Are Celebrating Independence Day At Michael’s Cafe American!
We're celebrating Independence Day! We're gathering all the Americans in Tono to watch "Captain America" movies, and enjoy milk and chocolate chip cookies.
The Week That Was Golden
Golden Week brought many new faces, and lots of good food and celebration. We're still new (only about ten weeks!) so this was our first test serving Tono during a busy holiday. Cold beer and iced coffee, now available, and free WiFi, too. There's lots more pictures from last week in the Cafe Gallery. We survived, … Continue reading The Week That Was Golden
[PHOTOS] The Espresso Tasters
Michael and Shun-Shun, tasting espresso made with delicious fresh-roasted Ethiopian Yirgacheffee, during #GoldenWeek2018
Golden Week is Here!
Happy Constitution Memorial Day! Many Japanese workers get about a week off around the end of April and beginning of May. This is because there is cluster of national holidays during this time. The week starts on April 29, a national holiday that used to be celebrated as the birthday of Emperor Showa ...
Craft Beer News: 遠野醸造 Tono Brewing Company Debuts!
Congratulations to the best new addition to the neighborhood, 遠野醸造 Tono Brewing Company, opening May 3, 2018! We attended an event celebrating the opening, enjoyed great food and great beer, and got lots of snapshots.
How To Eat a Really Large Hamburger
How to eat a large -- make that really large -- hamburger? Easy! Share it with friends. Our upcoming Kikori Burger is big enough to feed a woodsman, logger, farmer, sumo wrestler, or hungry teenage track & field competitor.
Outdoor Seating Begins!
The weather is warm, Golden Week is almost here, and the beer is cold! We also have cold beverages like iced tea, ginger ale, Kappa Cola, iced lattes, and more. Invite some friends, and pull up a chair!
Michael’s Cafe for Work or Play on a Spring Day
Mid-April at the Cafe: Photos from Last Week
Charolette is from Dallas, Texas, now an English teacher in nearby Kamaishi. She came to confirm that it really is an American Cafe. It really is! Quesadillas AND pancakes! Always bring an appetite to Michael's Cafe. Chizuko's kitchen, where the magic happens, with fresh baked treats every day. More hometown boys! We had some guests … Continue reading Mid-April at the Cafe: Photos from Last Week
How To Order a Vanilla Creme Soda
It's easy, just point to it on the menu! Hmmm. There's two children here, but one is hidden. Where did she go? She must be somewhere. I saw her just a moment ago. Is she hiding? Oh, there she is.
The Four Stages of Muffin
Oops! I ate one. Important to test what's coming out of the oven, right? Banana, pecan, and a hint of ginger. Now all it needs is decoration and presentation. I think home-made chocolate syrup would be a nice touch. So I decorated them.
Chizuko’s Kitchen: Banana-Pecan Bread with an Orange-Zest Twist
Chizuko's banana bread just got better. Today's fresh-baked treat is banana bread with candied spiced pecans, and orange zest, made with oranges grown right here in Tono!* It's moist and delicious. Get some while it lasts! *disclaimer: oranges don't grow in Tono. That was a joke. 🙂