Garrett is the co-founder and editor of Trans-Pacific Radio and Tsubamegun, where he writes on politics, news, and baseball, among other things. His interests include politics, history, literature, baseball, travel, and, of course, food and drink – either in connection with his other interests or on their own. He has lived on the West side of Tokyo for pretty much his entire adult life, where he is a regular at more bars and restaurants than he’d have thought could be regularly visited.
In a former life, Marcus directed theatre in his hometown of Melbourne, Australia. After travelling the world in search of obscure avant-garde productions and working in such diverse organizations as The National Trust for Scotland and a London-based stockbrokers, Marcus settled in Tokyo. His interests include photography, videography and Vsevolod Meyerhold.
Christopher Pellegrini is an actor, certified Shochu Sommelier (SSI and FBO), and Vermontonian. Host of Japan Booze Blind and Ishokudougen, he has performed on stage since elementary school with his most recent theater credit coming in the form of Black Stripe Theater’s Glengarry Glen Ross. Since then Christopher has been seen on the small screen as Michael Shorter in TBS’s serial drama, Hanchou, and on the big screen as Jim Brown in the critically-acclaimed Hagetaka and Michael in the award-winning The Tale of Iya. His career in the alcohol industry goes back to when he started home brewing at the age of 16, and later parlayed that experience into an apprenticeship at his local microbrewery, the outstanding Otter Creek Brewing in Middlebury, Vermont. Since arriving in Tokyo in the fall of 2002, Christopher has dedicated countless hours to the discovery and perusal of Japan’s myriad alcoholic offerings. His home bar currently boasts everything from Amanoto (nihonshu) to Zuisen (awamori), and he counts brewery excursions as one of his favorite pastimes. He is the author of “The Shochu Handbook” (July, 2014), and is the primary editor of shochu.pro.
Longtime Tokyo resident Ken Worsley spends his work time doing web consulting and much of his free time exploring new ideas for recipes and finding new restaurants on the west side of Tokyo. He particularly enjoys Indian, Italian and Japanese cuisine, and is always in search of good Mexican food in Tokyo.