It goes without saying that auto journos enjoy eating and most of us enjoy some cold beer. Automotive media types also a bit of a reputation for taking advantage of their hosts while on press trips. Fortunately, there are some of us who are more than happy to stray from the group and find our own beer joints. Sure, I love free beer as much as the next guy, but finding a local watering hole like Kushiya in Tokyo’s Shinbashi neighbourhood is so much more rewarding. My buddy and fellow scribe Brian Makse and I found this great spot, owned by a super cool guy, that serves deep fried veggies and other stuff alongside big frosty mugs of Ashahi. Heaven on Earth!