Thursday, July 31, 2008


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Friday, July 18, 2008

If you love sushi, like I love sushi

I just ate at Sakura on the west side last night. Man, that place is good.

I always get the special rolls, then order more... and usually end up eating much more than I should, and spending more than I should.

The Tokyo roll was great, with cooked snapper, shrimp tempura and other stuff.

I got a call yesterday from a woman who'd had a terrible experience at another local sushi place. I don't want to say which one because I don't want to get sued. The sushi was fine, she said, but it took over 90 minutes to get her food, there was some problems with the orders and the bill, and the owner ended up getting downright hostile and chased her out of the restaurant. That's her version, anyway.

It's often hard to figure whose version of events is accurate, but, in any case, I hate to hear about what should be a pleasant night out turn into a nightmare.

Can't imagine that happening at Sakura.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Jimmy John's -- is this the best sandwich in town?

I love the new Jimmy John's sandwich shops, but I have an issue.

I think it has to do with the construction of the sandwiches or maybe the heavy use of condiments. But by the time I'm almost done with the sandwich, the meat begins to slide out every time I take a bite. In one case, I was driving... and wearing cream-colored pants! (Yes, I've talked to my attorney about this.)

Has anybody else had this problem?