Seven-Herb Rice Soup "Nanakusa gayu" 七草粥 - A traditional simple soup with seven different varieties of herbs, each chosen for their unique health promoting properties, is prepared on the 7th day of January. The soup is meant to let the "overworked" stomach and digestive system rest and bring longevity and health in the new year and can also bring protection from illnesses, and keep away evil spirits in Japan.
The cart-bound juice pros at SE Hawthorne's Kure Juice Bar have expanding the reach of their blenders. Fans of the cart's superfood smoothie and bowl menu can now get their fix at Kure's new downtown brick-and-mortar location. 518 SW Taylor