Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Common Questions at TAKA right now.

1) When are you closing?
 It is March 5th Saturday Dinner.

2) Are you going back to Japan for a month?
 No, I have so many things to do before opening.

3) When are you opening a new place?
 It is between middle of April and end of the month.

4) How big is the new space?
 We have 45 seats now. And it will be 65 seats. And we have a patio and can say around 20 seats.

5) What should I do during you are closing?
 I am talking with a restaurant nearby current location. We borrow a small space to make sushi. It is limited menu but better than nothing. We let you know.

6) Are you excited?
 It is not like that. It is more nervous thing, and stress thing for me. It is same as pregnancy. A baby is growing and still inside of stomach. It doesn't come out yet. But it will come out soon.

7) Do you play golf every Sunday?
 I am not feeling well now. And I cannot focus to play golf much. My mind is with financial issue, due issue, hiring issue and more. I don't have headache now. I don't have stomachache now. And I am not losing my hair. Those are good signs, may be. I have stress everyday but it is not critical. I can get over.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Taka Update January 13, 2016

   Taka Update January 13, 2016
Fish delivery and more
Tuna is yellow fin only. I did not get any good big eye tuna after New Year.
We have uni from Peru and Maine. Maine uni season is almost over.
Live scallop is coming today.
Fresh Ikura is not available any more. You have to wait until October.
Hawaiian fish came yesterday, Kanpachi, Walu, Uku (Snapper), Albacore.
Special fish of this week? Majina, Opal eye is available.

Open St.Valentines Day
Yes, we are opened February 14th Sunday.

Closing date of current location
We finally decided the date of closing. It is March 5th Saturday. We will clean up next 2 days and move to a new location.
I want do so a special week from February 29 – March 5. “ Thank you Atlanta good bye sale”? Something like that.
But the opening date of new location is not sure. “Construction is always delayed.” This is the theory of new openings everywhere. But I still hope the first week of April.
New address is 4600 Roswell Rd. Suite E110, Sandy Springs GA 30342

Campbell's Soup for taking a step in the right direction and announcing GMO labeling.
All ingredients in Campbell's food products that contain genetically modified organisms will now be labeled. It's still unclear whether the labels will make distinctions on the kind of GMOs used, but one thing is for sure: customers are going to know which ingredients contain GMOs in general.
But do you buy Campblee Soup cans? I don’t buy them. Fresh made soups are much much better than cans.
45 million Americans now on food stamps
The number of Americans receiving food stamps exceeds 45 million – a level which has remained relatively constant for more than four years now. That figure accounts for nearly 20 percent of the population of the country.

In 1969, there were 2,800,000 Americans in the food stamp program. Since then the number has increased more than 15-fold.

In the midst of a sluggish economic "recovery" (one which many consider non-existent), there is little doubt that a large percentage of these recipients are indeed struggling to feed their families and deserving of assistance, as the gap between the rich and poor in our nation grows ever wider.

I don’t know why but Japan is getting similar as US. Many low income people, many single moms, no saving money at all. It was not like hat when I was in Japan around 1990. Rich people become richer, poor people just stay low zone, a few middle people can climb up to upper class and most of middle drop to bottom. I am still lucky that I feel. I came to US and made some money, having a good life.

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Taka Update January 11 2015

We tired to extend to stay at current location. But we only could one week.
Our last day of the business is March 5 Saturday.
And we clean up on Sunday and Monday.
We have to evacuate by 7th Monday.
And we will open the new location in April.

Not easy but we need to do it.