SUMO STEW 23 @ The Brooklyn Brewery

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Brooklyn Brewery

79 North 11th Street

Brooklyn, NY 11249

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Monday, November 12th, 8-11PM @ Brooklyn Brewery (79 N 11th St, Brooklyn, NY 11249)

Inspired by a trip to Japan, photographer Michael Harlan Turkell (harlanturk.com) returned to New York City with aspirations of importing this ancient sport and teamed up with Harry Rosenblum, owner of The Brooklyn Kitchen (thebrooklynkitchen.com), a 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 a seasonal chicken chankonabe from Momo Chicken Shack, momosushishack.com

Every guest will also get a special bento box, composed of Japanese-inspired dishes from top local chefs, including (subject to change):

  • Octopus Salad with Crunchy Garlic from Teo
  • Fried Rice & Beef from Ikinari Steak, ikinaristeakusa.com
  • Whole Wheat Noodles, Dashi Sauce, Tamgo, Bean Sprouts, Radish and Shiso from honeygrow, honeygrow.com
  • Yuba with Honeynut Squash from Yasumi Project, yasumiproject.com


  • Mochi Ice Cream from Mochidoki, mochidoki.com


Nikka Whisky cocktail, nikka.com

Mizu Shochu, mizushochu.com

Sakeman sake, gosakeman.com

Senbird Tea, senbirdtea.com


Wuhao tenugui (Japanese-style multi-purpose cloths), wuhaonyc.com

Handmade Cutlery by Kikuichi, kikuichi.net

Kimono and yukata rentals and sales from Kaede, kaedenyc.com

Rakugo performance by Ken Saito

Tickets and information:


(Must be 21+ to attend)

*The $60 ticket grants each participant a bento box, bowl of chankonabe, and 1 beer token, and 2 drink tickets to be used for sake, shochu, or a whisky cocktail – and round after round of sumo. More beer and additional drink tickets will be available for purchase at the event.

**A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Japan Society, japansociety.org


Michael Harlan Turkell, michael@harlanturk.com, 646.808.4159

Harry Rosenblum, harry@thebrooklynkitchen.com, 718.389.2982


Sun Noodle, ramen, sunnoodle.com

D’Artagnan, chicken, dartagnan.com

Happy Valley Meat Co., beef, happyvalleymeat.com

Hodo, *yuba, tofu, hodofoods.com

The Japanese Pantry, artisan Japanese pantry ingredients, thejapanesepantry.com

Regalis Foods, octopus, regalisfoods.com

Kayanoya, dashi, usa.kayanoya.com

Breville, Control Freak induction burners, brevilleusa.com

*Yuba: A Kyoto delicacy, fresh yuba is rare even in Asia. Nutty, sweet and with a distinctive bite that is firm yet chewy, yuba is the thin veil that forms on the surface of heated soymilk as the cream and protein rise to the surface. Sometimes known as tofu skin, these greatly prized sheets are harvested by hand, and Hodo is the only organic, fresh yuba maker in the United States.

***SUMO logo by Taisan Tanaka, shogakaboz.jp

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