June 2016

June 30, 2016 – Roka Akor San Francisco: Thursday Ten: Smitten Opens Saturday in the Marina by Peter Kane, SF Weekly. Roka Bar’s new “Cocktail Omakase” was included in a “things to do” column.

June 30, 2016 – Roka Akor Scottsdale: This Weekend in Metro Phoenix by Teresa Traverse, Phoenix New Times.  Roka Akor’s Huss Brewing was featured in an “Things to Do” roundup

June 30, 2016 – Roka Akor Houston: Nobu latest global high-end Asian restaurant to target Houston by Emily Wilkinson, Houston Business Journal. Roka Akor’s Houston opening was mentioned in a piece on “Four global upscale Asian eateries planned for Houston”

June 21, 2016 – Roka Akor ChicagoThese 10 Deliciously Fiery Drinks Are Spicing Up Our Cocktail Game: Here’s How to Make One  by Marcy de Luna, BravoTV. Featured Roka Akor’s gōsutochiri in a story about spicy cocktails across the U.S.

June 17, 2016 – Roka Akor San Francisco: International Sushi Day: 4 Quality Sushi Spots for the Occasion by Flora Tsavopsky, SF Station. Dined at Roka Akor for lunch; Flora included Roka Akor in her piece on “International Sushi Day: Four Quality Spots for the Occasion”

June 17, 2016 – Roka Akor Scottsdale: Well Done: The Best Steakhouse Sides You Need to Try by Carly, OpenTable. Roka Akor’s Sweet Corn with Butter and Soy in Carly’s piece on “Well Done Steakhouse Sides You Need to Try”; the corn and quotes by Chef Ce Bian were included

June 16, 2016 – Roka Akor San Francisco “Dine and Dish”  with Vicki Liviakis, KRON4.  Segment highlighting Corporate Chef Ce Bian and Roka Akor as a place for where you can go and eat quality sushi on International Sushi Day

June 15, 2016 – Roka Akor San Francisco: Celebrate Father’s Day with some Bites and Sips  by Joel Bachar, Bites n Sips. Roka Akor’s Father’s Day menu was highlighted in a Bay Area dining guide.

June 13, 2016 – Roka Akor Scottsdale: Taste Tidbits by Melissa Larsen, Arizona Foothills Magazine. Roka Akor’s sushi rolling class was featured in the Taste Tidbits column.

June 13, 2016 – Roka Akor Scottsdale: How to Roll Your Own Sushi – Class by Pamela Hamilton, Edible Phoenix, Roka Akor’s sushi rolling class was featured in an upcoming events guide.

June 12, 2016 – Roka Akor Scottsdale: 2016 Father’s Day in Scottsdale by Taryn Jeffries, Phoenix Bites. Roka Akor’s Father’s Day dinner was included in a local dining guide

June 10, 2016  – Roka Akor Chicago: The Best Private Dining Rooms by Anne Spiselman, Crain’s Chicago Business. Featured Roka Akor’s Akai Room in a roundup of the best private dining rooms in Chicago.

June 8, 2016 – Roka Akor Chicago: Chicago’s Best Ethnic Steakhouses by Matt Kirouac, Dining Chicago. Featured Roka Akor in a story about Chicago’s Best Ethnic Steakhouses

June 7, 2016 – Roka Akor San Francisco: Best Savory & Sweet in San Francisco by Emma Stack, Young Hollywood’s “Food Feed.” Coordinated a video shoot on February 8 with Chef Roman Petry; Roka Akor was featured in a five- minute segment on the second season of “Food Feed” in an episode, titled “Best Sweet and Savory in San Francisco”

June 2016 – Roka Akor Scottsdale: Scottsdale Staycation by Hayley Mitchell,  Arizona Foothills Magazine. Roka Akor’s shochu lounge was featured in Arizona Foothills Magazine as the place to go and enjoy drinks for a “Scottsdale Staycation”.

May 2016

May 19, 2016 – Roka Akor Scottsdale: Roka Akor Restaurant Week by Diana Brandt, AZ Foodie. Planned an Arizona Restaurant Week dinner with Diana and her media contacts; Diana recommended Roka Akor as the place to try during Restaurant Week

May 18, 2016 – Roka Akor Scottsdale: Restaurant Week: Grilling fish at Roka Akor by Jill Galus, AZ Family (Channel 3). Chef Jason was featured in a broadcast segment for Arizona Restaurant Week and grilling tips

May 18, 2016 – Roka Akor Chicago: Rolling Sushi with Chef Ce Bian by Melissa Perez, WCIU “You & Me This Morning.” Featured a sushi demo by Chef Ce Bian to help promote his appearance at the NRA Show’s Foodamental Studios

May 18, 2016 – Roka Akor San Francisco: Most Expensive Sushi in the US (That’s Actually Worth It) by Marian Bull, Food & Wine. Roka Akor was named among the “Most Expensive Sushi Restaurants in the U.S. (That’s Actually Worth It)”

May 17, 2016 – Roka Akor San Francisco: Restaurant Review: Roka Akor by Editorial Staff, Panther Gazette. Roka Akor was featured in a restaurant review

May 16, 2016 – Roka Akor San Francisco: Build a Better: Matcha Cocktail by Gail Bellamy, Restaurant Hospitality. Bartender Alex Riddle’s Bait & Switch cocktail was featured on a trend piece on matcha cocktails

May 9, 2016 – Roka Akor Chicago: Cognac Classics Week in Chicago: Roka Akor, 14 of 21 by Online Editors, Featured Roka Akor’s La Grande Dame for the website’s promotion of Cognac Classics Week

May 6, 2016 – Roka Akor Chicago: 25 Restaurants Still Offering Last-Minute Mother’s Day Reservations by Shannon Blum, NBC Chicago. Featured Roka Akor’s Mother’s Day brunch in a story about restaurants that still have reservations available in the city

May 5, 2016 – Roka Akor San Francisco: The Last-Minute Mother’s Day Brunch Reservation Guide for San Francisco by Stefanie Tuder, Eater (SF). Featured Roka Akor’s reservations in a “Last-Minute Reservations Guide for Mother’s Day Dining”

May 2, 2016 – Roka Akor San Francisco: Mother’s Day Dining in The San Francisco Bay Area by Emily Martin, JetSetting Fashionista. Roka Akor was included in a Mother’s Day dining guide for the Bay Area

May 1, 2016 – Roka Akor Old Orchard: Best of 2016 by Anna Carlson & Julie Chernoff, Make It Better. Nominated Roka Akor for the “Best Sushi” category in the magazine’s annual Best of Awards issue