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Benihana Lends A Hand.

Posted in Benihana, New York City, Restaurant with tags , , , , , , , , on April 19, 2011 by mattyfresh697400


If the New York Yankees are my favorite sports team of all time and The Dave Matthews Band is my favorite band of all time then it is certainly safe to say that Benihana is my favorite restaurant in the world. After some loose calculations, I figure I hit up the NYC Benihana location 15 to 20 times a year. That is serious dedication!

So when a restaurant that you love does something great for the public in general, it makes you feel good to be associated and even better to simply love the place.

And that is exactly what Benihana is doing with its “ARIGATO” campaign! In response to the devastating earthquakes and Tsunami in Japan, The Benihana chain is galvanizing the support of its diners in an effort to help the citizens of Japan. Now of course Benihana is first and foremost a Japanese restaurant, but when Rocky Aoki founded Benihana in 1964 he did so in NYC , but the connection with Japan has always remained.

So it is in the spirit of basic humanity that Benihana is supporting the Red Cross in this desperate time of need. When you dine at any of the 80 worldwide Benihana locations, you can add any dollar amount you choose to your bill and in turn Benihana will match that dollar figure and all of it will go to those who need it most right now.

Normally its simply the amazing shrimp and garlic butter that makes me love Benihana, but the fact that MY RESTAURANT is helping people, well that just makes me love the place even more.

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CONVERSE One Star Colosole OX Made In Japan…

Posted in Fashion, Sneakers with tags , , , , , on April 1, 2010 by mattyfresh697400

What can I say, I am a sucker for clean lines and simplicity in my sneakers, sure every now and again I will go buckwild on my colorways. But for the most part a crispy clean white low top is great for me.

I was pleasantly surprised to stumble across this new limited edition Converse One Star Colosole OX. Its a great looking shoe. Simple and Plain.

I have not copped a pair on Converse in some time but I am feeling this one, another low perfect for the spring time.

The Converse One Star was a competitive basketball sneaker that featured smooth leather during late 60’s to mid 70’s yet its premium quality leather became rather hard to find and had to stop production for a short time. In the mid 80’s it came back as Made in Japan model that featured glass coating on its upper to give it extra shine.

This One Star Colosole OX Made in Japan is a remake of that classic with white uppers atop navy side tape and outsoles. Inner lining is highlighted by the use of matte red leather. White shoe laces and white One Star on the side along with white side tape emphasize its classic beauty. These are only available at limited select store and mita sneakers is one of the stores providing pre-orders which will deliver around mid May.