Friday, November 30, 2007

Maki Sushi, Park Ridge, IL

Tarah and I had dinner at Maki Sushi in Park Ridge on Wednesday night. We were seated at a cute table near the window and began to browse the menu. Tarah declared what she liked "California and spicy tuna rolls"... BORING! ;-) I started naming things on the menu and describing the sauces so Tarah was open to trying some new things.

We started off with Gyu-Negi Ma- thinly sliced beef rolled with asparagus and green onions served with sweet garlic soy sauce and french fries. I love beef and asparagus rolls and these did not disappoint and the french fries were tasty too; they came stacked like a box in the middle of the plate.

Of course we ordered a cali roll, spicy tuna roll, and 2 pieces of salmon (or sake) nigiri. The adventurous sushi for Tarah was a Hot Volcano Roll- shrimp tempura, crabstick, avocado, coated with tempura and deep fried and then topped with spicy mayo & Maam's Choice- spicy tuna, cream cheese, lightly battered in tempura and deep fried served with ponzu sauce. We also got a japanese pumpkin roll which was similar to a sweet potato tempura roll.

The appetizer was delicious and the rolls were tasty! My favorite was the hot volcano roll. I also enjoyed a pear martini with my meal and it was unbelievable. I don't think I've ever had a pear martini before so this was a treat. I decided to save room for dessert but was sad to learn that the Tres Leche cake was 86d so I decided on the Berry Bread. I asked the server if it was like bread pudding and she said yes. It was actually more like a little cake soaked in raspberry syrup and topped with more syrup, whipped cream and fresh blueberries, strawberries and raspberries. I can probably call this one of the best desserts I have ever had to top off one of the best meals I've had in a long time.

It was so nice to find a sushi restaurant close to home. The variety of sushi was great and the decor was a nice change of pace. This isn't your typical sushi restaurant- the decor is modern and the music is light rock. I can't wait to return and try some other rolls as well as one of their fruity smoothies. If you live in the area, you have to check out Maki Sushi for a delicious meal from beginning to end.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Pushing Daisies

So last week, whatever show I was watching on ABC ended and some Seussical looking show started. At first, I thought it was a movie because I had never heard of this show. I watched the episode and found it kinda hard to follow but the premise seemed cute. It's so colorful and the costumes are adorable. Oh and the best part, is that has episodes online and they're player works soooooooo great!