SUMO STEW Brooklyn 071817



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SUMO STEW Brooklyn 071817

Tuesday, July 18 from 8:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m.

The Brooklyn Brewery – 79 N. 11th Street, Brooklyn

Admission: $55

SUMO STEW is back in Brooklyn for its 15th round! Inspired by a trip to Japan, photographer Michael Harlan Turkell returned to New York City with aspirations of importing this ancient sport and teamed up with Harry C Rosenblum, owner of The Brooklyn Kitchen, a wonderfully multi-faceted cooking store and center for culinary education. The two created a series based around plentiful bowls of chankonabe, the “sumo stew” wrestlers prepare and eat before matches. The hearty broth is loaded with fortifying protein and vegetables. This, paired with the live-streamed bimonthly grand tournaments, makes for a lively event, bringing hungry first-time and long-standing sumo fans ringside.

This round of SUMO STEW will feature Lamb Chankonabe made by Brooklyn’s MoMo Sushi Shack.

Every guest will also get a special bento box, composed of Japanese-inspired dishes from top local chefs.




  • The Brooklyn Brewery will have on tap a selection of draft beers, from their year-round offerings, seasonal pours, and limited availability brews, including Sorachi Ace, an unfiltered golden farmhouse ale named after the Sorachi region of Hokkaido, Japan, and made with a Japanese hop varietal developed in the 1970s, and only recently revived in Washington state.
  • Nikka Whisky USANikka Whisky USA, the outstanding distillery that set off the Japanese whisky movement when founded by Masataka Taketsuru in 1934, will provide bottles of Nikka Coffey Grain to be served in a “Sesame Old Fashioned” cocktail by Chris Buono of Karasu Restaurant & Cocktail Bar.
  • Also pouring will be Mizu Shochu 美鶴乃舞, a producer of Japanese shochu in Arita, Japan. Made from fermented barley and black koji, the refreshingly smooth 70-proof spirit will be offered neat or on ice with a slice of cucumber.
  • There will be plenty of sake from Vine Connections. Their portfolio spans top breweries from 16 different Japanese prefectures, importing 36 premium sakes representing 15 rice varieties. Guests will taste Kizakura Brewery from Kyoto, the birthplace of sake, and their new “Bushido” can, named after the ancient Japanese samurai code.
  • ITO EN, global leaders in green tea and innovative beverages, will be showcasing their award-winning matcha LOVE.



  • Bokksu, Premium Japanese Snack Subscription Box.
  • And if all that’s not enough, they’ll end with a special dessert from Mr. Mochi!
  • It wouldn’t be a sumo party without tenugui, traditional hand-dyed Japanese cotton towels from Ruri Kippenbrock of Wuhao newyork Inc, who’s made an exclusive pattern just for SUMO STEW!
  • Kaede NYC, a unique fashion consultancy that specializes in Japanese kimono rental, styling and sales, will be providing discount yukata rentals for those wishing to attend SUMO STEW in style, as well as yukata sets and kimono jackets available for purchase at the event.

The $55 ticket grants each participant a bento box, bowl of chankonabe, a beer token, and two drink tickets to be used for a taste of sake, shochu, or whisky – and round after round of sumo. Additional drinks will be available for purchase. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Japan Society.

For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit Sumo Stew’s Eventbrite page.