Alpha Global Sushi Bar

January 22, 2015

April 26th, 2013. Alpha Global Sushi Bar

alpha global sushi bar

alpha global sushi bar

 

In Vancouver you definitely have to have sushi!  It’s a must. Like, really. I mean it!

To kick off our spring break I took us to Alpha Global Sushi Bar. Yelp and other food reviews have almost always steered me in the right direction and I’d been hearing about this place for a while. While it’s at a higher price point than many the promise of unique twists and good quality just outside the Yaletown neighborhood had me anticipating a good meal 🙂

alpha global sushi bar

alpha global sushi bar

 

 


The space is small, with very limited seating, typical of your more traditional Japanese style joints. It’s cozy.  The interesting thing about Alpha is that you also get a hefty book on Japanese history along with your table and menu. Intellectual!

 

alpha global sushi bar

alpha global sushi bar

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mojitos are a must on sunny days and when reuniting with a friend! Refreshing, minty, subtly sweet and crisp!  My favorite cocktail 🙂

 

alpha global sushi bar

alpha global sushi bar

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Ebi Fry seemed to be a fan favorite, so we ordered it. Light, crispy, and super hot on the inside! The cool tartar sauce helped cool down our tongues and added a tangy punch!

alpha global sushi bar

alpha global sushi bar

 

 

 

We ordered the Spicy Tuna Sashimi with sliced onion, seaweed, green onion with a spicy ginger sauce.  Fresh tuna has a clean, sweet flavor and your teeth sink in the surface and then you get a slightly bouncy give towards the middle.  The spicy ginger sauce was refreshing and paired in a lovely way with the tuna!

 

alpha global sushi bar

alpha global sushi bar


The famous and namesake Alpha Roll has mango, tobiko, mayo crab, wrapped in albacore tuna, and avocado with a plum wine mustard mayo sauce.  You know me, I love sauce!  This roll was again, quite clean tasting and the sweet and rich sauces just added a decadence to it.  I am usually not a fan of mango, but this roll was nice 🙂

alpha global sushi bar

alpha global sushi bar

 

 

For our second roll I went with the Philly Roll.  Sure, it’s one of those “been there, done that” items, but I can’t help my love for cream cheese and smoked salmon 😉  While not being exactly exciting I was happy that they didn’t skimp on the smoked salmon as many places do.

alpha global sushi bar

alpha global sushi bar

 

 

Mind blowing moment: The Mentaiko Udon. Like, MIND. BLOWN. It was essentially udon noodles in a spicy cod roe sauce…..but what made it so amazing was that it was tossed in BUTTER! Like, WHAT???!!! How could something so simple, make something SO AMAZING!! Oh, right, IT’S BUTTER!  Okay, maybe I’m just a little crazy, but this was so so so so awesome. I loved it!!

Despite the fact that it seemed like a solid meal I couldn’t help feeling at the end that I wasn’t quite satisfied. Like, even though we were both full it still left me feeling like I was wanting something more. Hmmmmmm………

April 20th, 2013. Chilled Minty Sesame Soba Noodles with Soy-Wasbi Dressing

minty sesasme soba noodles

minty sesasme soba noodles

Don was having a potluck and karaoke birthday get-together at his place and of course my immediate thought was “what can I bring on a budget?!”  I also had to factor in the fact that I’d be working all day and would have very limited time to actually cook anything if I wanted to get to his place on time.

I looked in my fridge and staring back at me was this almost whole bunch of mint that I seriously didn’t want to waste. “Ding! Ding! Ding! Ding!”, I thought, cold soba!  I’d been having a craving for something like this anyways and Don’s birthday potluck was a perfect excuse to try my hand at something new 🙂
minty sesasme soba noodles

minty sesasme soba noodles


Although I did end up going out and buying most of my ingredients for this dish it was actually very affordable to procure all I needed.  So I went out and got some grated lemongrass, cucumber, asian white radish, tobiko and wasabi and started developing the dish.

I actually made my own pickeld vegetables! And even bought a mandoline slicer just for this occassion!  I hoped the dish would be a hit just on this fact alone.  Hey, I went out and bought a kitchen appliance just to make this dish. You better all like it!  I made a pickling liquid out of vinegar, salt, sugar and grated lemongrass.  Then I dunked the julienned radish and cucumber and left it in the fridge overnight tasting every few hours to see how much the veg had soaked up the juices.  I wanted it to be crisp, but packing lots of flavor.
minty sesasme soba noodles

minty sesasme soba noodles


After cooking the noodles and putting them in an ice bath I drained them and then coated them with a little sesame oil, salt and pepper.  I then mixed in the pickled veg and mint and even used some of the pickling liquid to keep the noodles nice and moist.

I rolled the noodles into “balls of yarn” slightly smaller than the size of my fist and sprinkled with tobiko for that “POP” and then dusted it with ground sesame seeds.
minty sesasme soba noodles

minty sesasme soba noodles


The dressing I made with soy, wasabi, grated lemongrass and some sugar and took it on the side so guests could add to their preference level of spiciness.

You know what? I impressed myself!  The dish was simply aromatic with a juxtaposition of sweet, savory, minty and tart.  It even had umami making me crave more after my first taste!  Mmmmmm~~~ this was a success in my books and I think everyone at the party enjoyed it as well!  Yay, me!!!!

March 16th, 2013. Miura Waffle Milk Bar

miura waffle + milk bar

miura waffle + milk bar

 

Reunion brunch with Joyce! Since leaving Sylvan I haven’t seen Joyce, but we’ve been able to keep in touch through Facebook and judging by each others’ posts we both love food! What better way to reconnect than over Vancouver’s newest fad….Waffle sandwiches!

miura waffle + milk bar

miura waffle + milk bar

 

 

 

 

Miura Waffle Milk Bar is a Japanese waffle joint that’s small but clean. Already gaining acclaim by being featured on hit foodie show “You Gotta Eat Here” it’s one of those places considered a hidden gem.

miura waffle + milk bar

miura waffle + milk bar

 

 

 

 

We couldn’t just choose between savory or sweet so we went for 1 of each and split them: First the Hoisin Sando! Sweet and savory hoisin ground pork sausage sandwiched in with bright and aromatic cilantro, refreshing and clear cucumber and a mildly tangy carrot and radish pickle. Reminiscent of a bahn mi but slightly milder. I found that the waffle was appropriately crispy and soft at the same time although bordering on that very thin line of being slightly more dense than I prefer. Delicious? Yes!

miura waffle + milk bar

miura waffle + milk bar

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oh, And I also got a Maple Yoggy Milk. Because….I love maple and I what goes better with waffles than milkshake! Not overly sweet with a hint of maple. I would have liked a stronger maple flavor, but it was certainly refreshing and creamy!

miura waffle + milk bar

miura waffle + milk bar

 

 

 

Next we had the Fruits and Cream Sando! Served between the same waffle with the season’s fresh fruit and cream, today’s fruit was strawberries! Okay, what’s more fitting than tart, sweet, juicy strawberries with a rich and creamy whipped cream against delicious waffle! The hoisin sando had filled us, but the fruits and cream sando put us over the edge 😉

Busy stuffing our mouths I’m surprised we got so much talking done in between! It was wonderful to reconnect and to see how much had happened in our lives since we worked together 🙂 Thanks for suggesting such a fun place, Joyce!

Kishimoto on Commercial Drive

December 24, 2013

March 8th, 2013. Kishimoto on Commercial Drive

kishimoto japanese kitchen

kishimoto japanese kitchen

 

 

So, my lunch date suggested that we meet up at Kishimoto on Commercial Drive for lunch.  He claimed that it’s the most solid sushi joint he’s discovered since moving to Vancouver and that he’s becoming a regular there.

kishimoto japanese kitchen

kishimoto japanese kitchen

 

 

 

He also warned me that it’s small and is always extremely full, so it was a good thing I arrived a little early to get us a table!  True to prediction it was packed when I got there and I was actually feeling lucky when I got sat about 15 minutes in!

kishimoto japanese kitchen

kishimoto japanese kitchen

 

 

 

 

 

When I saw Chawan Mushi on the menu I got super excited!!  There is nothing more exceptional than a perfect chawan mushi!!  Super silky, soft egg custard steamed so that there’s almost this umami-like broth or consomme, this one had bits of chicken, prawn, mushroom, gingko nuts, and fish cake.

kishimoto japanese kitchen

kishimoto japanese kitchen

 

 

 

 

 

Amazing mouth feel as you take a spoonful, it was as delicate as a cloud and mind-blowingly simple in taste but complex in the intricacy.  Every singly component was perfectly cooked and was singing in harmony.  LOVE!!

kishimoto japanese kitchen

kishimoto japanese kitchen

 

 

 

Give it up for presentation!  When the rolls came out the plate was decked out with a coconut bowl of dry ice, crispy edible adornments and and edamame and daikon decorations!  Hahaha, whimsical and delightful!

kishimoto japanese kitchen

kishimoto japanese kitchen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On the plate: A simple Spicy Salmon Maki.  Fresh, uncomplicated and straight forward.

kishimoto japanese kitchen

kishimoto japanese kitchen

 

 

 

 

 

 

Also, the Spicy Cactus Roll. To the naked eye it may just look like a California Roll rolled around in sesame seeds, but it’s actually spicy crab, tempura bits and avocado THEN rolled around in sesame seeds and topped with tobiko 😉  Yum!!

kishimoto japanese kitchen

kishimoto japanese kitchen

 

 

 

Mmmmm~ I love a good Tuna Tataki!  Perfectly seared tuna just melting in your mouth with the freshness and kick of the green onions, rustic flavor of garlic chips and the sweet and salty of the ponzu sauce.  So delicious!

kishimoto japanese kitchen

kishimoto japanese kitchen

 

 

 

I also just really enjoy the fatty richness of Salmon Kama.  Simply a baked salmon cheek with garlic chips and ponzu sauce, it can be very tender, succulent and has loads of flavor!  One of my personal favorites wherever I go 🙂

kishimoto japanese kitchen

kishimoto japanese kitchen

 

 

 

 

To round off the lunch I couldn’t resist this gorgeous Yuzu Sorbet.  The perfect palate cleanser, it was refreshing, light, and a great way to end the meal on a pleasing note 🙂

kishimoto japanese kitchen

kishimoto japanese kitchen

 

 

 

I feel like the constant thread throughout the lunch was simplicity done at such a level of excellence that it transcended into intricacy.  I loved it and would come back again and recommend it to everyone!!

Chicco Coffee & Dessert Bar

December 14, 2013

March 2nd, 2013. Chicco Coffee & Dessert Bar

 

chicco coffee & dessert bar

chicco coffee & dessert bar

 

 

 After our delightful izakaya dinner we were in a bit of a daze…but ever determined to make the most of the night I steered us to Chicco Coffee & Dessert Bar just a few blocks up on Robson for some dessert!  May as well go full on and make it a Japa-night!

 

chicco coffee & dessert bar

chicco coffee & dessert bar

 

 

 

 

My favorite little dessert place on Robson with exquisite treats!  Even though this place has been here for so long because it’s understated and so tiny I find it goes overlooked, which is why it’s so fun bringing people here!  Despite the tiny space and almost NO seating when you are lucky enough to snag one of the handful of wooden benches available you are good to go 😉

 

chicco coffee & dessert bar

chicco coffee & dessert bar

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Always excruciating trying to decide on what to have because everything looks so good!

 

 

 

chicco coffee & dessert bar

chicco coffee & dessert bar

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We ordered a couple of Lattes and went with the tried and true Green Tea Truffles as well as the Green Tea Parfait!

chicco coffee & dessert bar

chicco coffee & dessert bar

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The parfait is this gorgeous layering of soft, delicate sponge cake, cornflakes, green tea jelly, and whipped cream topped off with a scoop of green tea ice cream, sweet red bean, rice cakes, green tea marshmallow and a green tea “biscotti”.  Decadent, crunchy, creamy, chewy: a textural symphony!  

chicco coffee & dessert bar

chicco coffee & dessert bar

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Don’t let this pretty thing fool you, though, it’s a hefty portion and can require 2 to finish it off!  Richard and I made a valiant effort to polish it off and do it justice!

chicco coffee & dessert bar

chicco coffee & dessert bar

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We just couldn’t resist an extra bit of decadence and what goes better with coffee than velvety smooth melt-in-your-mouth truffles dusted with matcha!  A wonderful accompaniment 🙂

chicco coffee & dessert bar

chicco coffee & dessert bar

 

 

 

 

 

 

What a great night out eating with a great friend!  As always, such honest and real conversation, delicious eats and so much joy!  Thank you, Richard 😀

 

 

March 2nd, 2013. Yum Time @ Zakkushi!!

zakkushi on denman

zakkushi on denman

 

 

 

 

After a bit of a social dry spell I was more than excited about an evening of eats with Richard to explore a place we’d heard so much about… Zakkushi on Denman!

zakkushi on denman

zakkushi on denman

 

 

Zakkushi is a Japanese Izakaya bar space that focuses on one main thing….grilling anything on a stick!  What’s not to love about that?  I love everything about it!  In true Vancouver style the main food station is right in the open with the delicious aromas of grilled meats wafting and filling up the small and cozy space.  With the house packed full Richard and I got seats right at the bar to start off the night.

zakkushi on denman

zakkushi on denman

 

 

 

After drooling all over the menu we finally put up a mass order and waited for the skewered barrage to start flowing in!  And the food kept coming ;D

zakkushi on denamn

zakkushi on denamn

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alright, so the first trio of skewers to show up were the Kurobuta Pork, Wasa Beef and Uzura Maki.

zakkushi on denamn

zakkushi on denamn

 

 

 

The Uzura Maki really was a no-brainer for us since it was what I had used as my bait to get Richard interested in coming here! Uh, bacon wrapped quail eggs topped off with a sweet and creamy mayo and seaweed shreds?  Yes, yes and YES!  The epitome of everything I enjoy including the fact that it comes on a stick!

zakkushi on denamn

zakkushi on denamn

 

 

Usually I associate Kurobuta Pork with Japadog and their Kurobuta hotdogs.  This was a different application and just as super tasty!  The char flavor coming through on that juicy pork with the sweet marinade was really the clincher here.

zakkushi on denamn

zakkushi on denamn

 

 

 

The Wasa Beef is AAA grade slices of beef topped off with fresh wasabi and those seaweed ribbons.  Simple, clean, flavorful and that wasabi is just the right kinda kick!  Another winner 🙂

zakkushi on denamn

zakkushi on denamn

 

 

 

 

 

As indicators of the rest of the meal to come these first 3 were having us chomping at the bit and wanting more!!

zakkushi on denamn

zakkushi on denamn

 

 

 

 

We also wanted to order some special items and the Charcoal Grilled Yellowtail with Oroshi (grated radish) and Ponzu Sauce sounded like just the thing!  Tender, light and melt-in-your-mouth fish with that light and refreshing touch with the ponzu and oroshi!

zakkushi on denamn

zakkushi on denamn

 

 

The special of the day was also an Octopus Carpaccio with Spicy Sauce, which was actually kind of like a Korean Gochujang sauce.  The sweet Korean chili paste goes GREAT with fresh octopus and really highlights the natural sweetness and meatiness you get from octopus.

zakkushi on denamn

zakkushi on denamn

 

 

Back onto beef, we had the Oropon Beef, which was again AAA grade beef, this one topped with the grated daikon and ponzu.  Great for flavor and cutting the richness to add an underlying layer of sweetness and acidity and brightness.

zakkushi on denamn

zakkushi on denamn

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Side dishes?  Yes, why not go for a trio of them!  Gomae, Chilled Tofu and some Pickled Veg!

zakkushi on denamn

zakkushi on denamn

 

 

 

 

 

I told Richard he MUST try some tongue so I also went ahead and ordered the Negi Tongue.  Now, when you go to Asian supermarkets and see these gigantic frozen cow tongues studded with tastebuds you just kinda wanna keep walking…and walking…and walking.. until you are far far away!  But when done well they are actually super tender and yummy!  Japanese izakaya places seem to get it consistently right and I always like to order a portion!  This one with the almost caramelized onion sauce was no exception and even had Richard lapping it up!

zakkushi on denamn

zakkushi on denamn

 

 

Who doesn’t love duck?  Fatty, rich, and full of amazing flavor!  We definitely had to order the Duck Breast with Yuzu Citrus Chili Sauce.  Rendered down just right with the signature duck texture and unctuousness.  Just gorgeous 😀

zakkushi on denamn

zakkushi on denamn

 

 

 

 

Mmmmm~~ P-Toro!  Just pure, simple crunchy, juicy pork served up with a slice of lemon.  So simple, but nothing comforts your palate like delicious pork belly!  Drool worthy, for sure 😀

zakkushi on denamn

zakkushi on denamn

 

 

 

And yes, I had to do it… Takoyaki!!  Delicious fried balls of light Japanese batter filled with bits of octopus and topped off with light and salty bonito flakes and that yummy yummy sauce!  I can’t help myself, I love this especially when it’s hot & fresh!

zakkushi on denamn

zakkushi on denamn

 

 

How happy were we with this meal?  So much that we were both on the verge of major food coma and delirious from the many many foodgasms!

Mmmmm~~~ Such yum and much happiness!!

 

Genji Sushi – North York

February 27, 2013

May 17th, 2012. Last Day in Toronto

genji sushi - north york (toronto)

genji sushi – north york (toronto)

 

 

Final day in Toronto…the meetings don’t stop, but with the support of our head office colleagues we power through the last of the meetings.  After a very amiable meeting with some potetial sponsors we were invited to have lunch with them at Genji Sushi nearby.  Eating?  Sure, why not!

genji sushi - north york (toronto)

genji sushi – north york (toronto)

 

 

 

 

 

We ordered our own meals but also added on some sharing items.  I was really pleased with portion size, cleanliness of presentation and freshness.

genji sushi - north york (toronto)

genji sushi – north york (toronto)

 

 

 

 

The Kani Salad turned outt o be a very generous portion of sweet crab and refreshing cucumber dressed in a mayo and tobiko dressing with crushed sesame seeds and topped with some black sesame seeds as well.  Simple yet delicious 🙂

genji sushi - north york (toronto)

genji sushi – north york (toronto)

 

 

 

 

 

The Tempura was evenly battered, excellently crispy nice and hot 😉  Had nothing bad to say about it as tempura goes.

genji sushi - north york (toronto)

genji sushi – north york (toronto)

 

 

 

 

 

I opted for this Assorted Sashimi Lunch Special.  WoW.  Salmon, tuna, kani, tamago, ika and more!  All served with a nice portion of rice.  I have to say…everything tasted fresh
which made it delicious, this was a superb deal for lunch and I was very impressed!

April 18th, 2012. Vegas Business Trip Day 5

the buffet @ the aria

the buffet @ the aria

 

 

Our final dinner in Vegas?  The Buffet at The Aria.  Can I just say this?  AWESOME BUFFET!!  Not only is it beautiful inside but the quality of food is pretty great and the variety…the variety!!  Full BBQ/grill bar, amazing seafood bar, Indian food, Asian food and a HUGE selection of desserts!

the buffet @ the aria

the buffet @ the aria

 

 

 

 

 

 

I went straight for the crab legs 😉  Big, meaty, fresh and so good!  The shrimp cocktail was good too!

the buffet @ the aria

the buffet @ the aria

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Did I mention the vast selection of desserts?  Oh, they put a smile on my face 😀

the buffet @ the aria

the buffet @ the aria

 

 

 

 

 

 

Everything from comfort foods like pies, crumbles, whoopie pies and big chcolate chip cookies to more refined things like tiramisu and creme brulee.

the buffet @ the aria

the buffet @ the aria

 

 

 

 

 

 

They really make dessert fun by adding little twists like deconstructed s’mores, mint chocolate meringue and precious little cakes with gold! 

the buffet @ the aria

the buffet @ the aria

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My sweet tooth was well satisfied ;D

the buffet @ the aria

the buffet @ the aria

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I would DEFINITELY recommend The Buffet at Aria and would TOTALLY come back for more if I came back to Vegas!

Shibuya MGM Grand (Las Vegas)

February 11, 2013

April 15th, 2012. Vegas Business Trip Day 2

 

shibuya - mgm grand

shibuya – mgm grand

 

 

 

 

I was super stoked that we had dinner booked at Shibuya at the MGM Grand!  After walking by it several times already I could see that it would be right up my alley 😉

shibuya - mgm grand

shibuya – mgm grand

 

 

 

 

 

Seeing as it’s Vegas it’s no surprise that they have an open seafood bar where you can watch you sushi being assembled right before your very eyes!

shibuya - mgm grand

shibuya – mgm grand

 

 

 

 

 

The decor was modern, the tableware clean, and the almost-rustic wooden table was a nice touch.  It was both great and a little bit of pressure that I got appointed to work out the menu and do the ordering…but I was determined to put my skills to use and order us some great food!  The waiter suggested we do a set menu type deal where they charge each customer a set rate and then give us a number of food choices according to our price point.  I believe we ended up going for $65 a head and then ordered a few more dishes on top of that to beef up the meal.

 

shibuya - mgm grand

shibuya – mgm grand

 

 

Tuna Sashimi with Sweet Soy Reduction Sauce with Greens, Parmesan Shavings and Crispy Rice Balls.  Thin sheets of raw tuna supported by the sweet reduction, pungent cheese and how can you not love the crispy crunch of little rice balls?  Loved this dish!

shibuya - mgm grand

shibuya – mgm grand

 

 

 

Next we were brought a plate of Uni and Yellowfin Nigiri and the Dragon Roll, which consisted of rock shrimp with spicy aioli.  The uni was fresh with that slight seafood sweetness, the tuna had good elasticity while still being tender and the rolls were flavorful!

 

 

shibuya - mgm grand

shibuya – mgm grand

We definitely needed some meat, so we also got an order of the Angus Beef with Mushrooms and Truffle Ponzu for dipping.  Super tender beef, earthy yet light mushrooms, and that ponzu sauce…..ahhhh~(the lighting was dark and I didn’t have a lot of time to take pictures of the food…hence the shakiness of some of the pics)

shibuya - mgm grand

shibuya – mgm grand

 

 

 

This delicious dish?  The Seared Albacore Tuna with Crispy Red Onions topped with a little Red Jalapeno and Edible Flowers and a Kimchi Ponzu Sauce.  I loved the slightly spicy kick from the pepper and sauce and the crispy onions were a nice texture contrast.

 

shibuya - mgm grand

shibuya – mgm grand

 

The Sashimi Salad had beautiful salmon on organic greens topped with pickled shoestring radish and nori and again the crispy rice balls dressed in a Sesame Miso Vinaigrette.  Nice and light with a plethora of flavors.  The vibrantly colored baby tomatos lent brightness and pop to the dish as well.

shibuya - mgm grand

shibuya – mgm grand

 

 

 

 

The Assorted Tempura consisted of a variety of organic vegetables and rock shrimp served with that deliciously sweet and subtle tempura sauce!  Deliciously crispy and perfectly yum!

 

 

 

The men in our group were perplexed that this high end sushi place served dainty-looking small plates of food one plate at a time…..they are more used to generous portions and a heavy table.  But Ms. Vivian and I were perfectly happy cats at all the delicate flavors, foods and presentation.  All the pretty food made us feel special!

Nagano Sushi (Coquitlam)

January 26, 2013

April 9th, 2012.  Nagano Sushi

 

nagano sushi

nagano sushi

 

 

 

 

Another meal at Nagano Sushi?  Sure, why not   Decent quality, interesting rolls, almost always delicious.

nagano sushi

nagano sushi

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Upon seeing the sushi on the bar I thought today I’d order some nigiri.

 

nagano sushi

nagano sushi

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  2 Tuna, 1 Amaebi, 1 Ebi and 1 Tamago.  Nothing crazy, mostly safe stuff.  Mmmm…Amaebi…so good!

nagano sushi

nagano sushi

 

 

 

I got the Moody Fever Roll which is a prawn tempura roll with smoked seared tuna on top of smoked salmon.  Some of my favorite stuff!!  It’s a substantial roll, I tell ya.  Anyways, a pretty awesome roll.  The prawn tempura had good crunch, they were not stingy with the smoked salmon and the seared tuna and the sauce gave a great flavor profile to the whole thing.  Yum!!

nagano sushi

nagano sushi

 

 

 

 

 

 

One more maki?  Alien Maki!  Chicken, crab and smelt roe roll inside another roll.  It’s quite a mouthful!  Thoughts?  It’s not the best, but it’s alright.  It kinda feels like a dynamite roll.  Again…it’s a mouthful!

 

 

 

 

One thing I will mention is that I remember it being better…and the prices are definitely climbing…..not sure if the price change is being refelcted in quality, service and inventiveness of the menu/restaurant, though.