RA Sushi Bar Restaurant
2905 E. Skyline Drive, 615-3970, rasushi.com
To know sake is to appreciate sake. Good sake should be chilled or served at room temperature. Heating sake makes for an astringent brew. RA educates sake drinkers about the nuances of sake-pairing. Sake is a neutral beverage neither notably sweet nor too dry; it can be filtered or not. Like a sommelier who enhances your enjoyment of wine, the friendly, competent wait staff at RA is trained to elevate your appreciation of sake. Sake can also be mixed with juices and other spirits as a key ingredient in some refreshing cocktails, and because sake is free of sulfites, there's less of a hangover.