Tatsu Aikawa is co-chef/owner at Ramen Tatsu-Ya in Austin, TX.
What was the food highlight of your year?
My food hightlight of the year was creating Texas chili cheese mazemen. It was a cultural mash up on so many levels but worked out great! I feel like it is a contribution to American regional ramen.
What was the music highlight of your year?
Me and my DJ crew, Table Manners, got to open for DJ Premier. It was an honor to share the stage with Premo. He’s one of the artists that inspired me to start DJing.
Was there a moment when food and music came together in a memorable way?
When we had our first anniversary at the shop, we busted out the decks and had a great party. It was a cool and intimate thing to serve our food and play jams together.