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texas-sized sushi rolls for the win.

 

Howdy partners!  Happy Humpday!  Also, it’s October.  How in the…..?

So, Day 2 of the cleanse has come and gone and I’m still peeing like the wind!  (<– that’s not right, is it?)  I’ll spare you any more details.  For today.

This past weekend we had one of our dear friends visiting us, all the way from the land of cacti.  We met Tony in Arizona when he and Casey were in the same grad school program together.  His goofiness (and appetite) has no limits so the weekend was spent giggling and indulging in all kinds of goodies.

Tony’s food rating scale is always a topic of debate between us three and it typically correlates with how much things cost.  Let me break it down for you.  If something is pretty good AND expensive, then it’s just ok.  If something is pretty good and cheap, then it’s the best thing he’s ever had.  You feel me?  He and Casey get in some heated conversations about the value of food versus its worth and it sort of makes me laugh and want to punch myself in the face all at the same time.

Anyways we brought Tony to our favorite hole in wall sushi joint on Friday that serves Texas-sized sushi rolls.  I’m not kidding.  The first time Casey and I went there we saw people leaving with leftovers and we were totally thinking that we were surrounded by a bunch of amateurs.  Who takes leftover sushi home?  Who HAS leftover sushi?  Pshhhhhh.  However you should see this stuff.  Spicy tuna rolls the size of a newborn.  Nothing wrong with that though, am I right?   And it’s the same price (if not cheaper) than normal-sized sushi places.  So!  In a nutshell, it was probably Tony’s favorite stop on the whole trip.  Averagely good sushi + a decent deal + jumbo-sized?  Total win in his book.

We also took him to one of our favorite brunch spots, Gravy.  If you’ve been here to visit us and we haven’t taken you there yet, then we must not like you very much.  Or we must not think you can handle the inevitable 1+ hour wait.  It’s definitely one or the other.

What else?  Enso wine bar!  I found my mecca.  So many times we’ve gone on brewery tours and to beer fests beer tastings and only twice have we been to wine country.  But we found the most adorable little wine bar that is sure to being seeing my face again.  And might I add that Tony was more obsessed with the cheese plate than the wine?  I mean, he has a point.  It was good.

Good gawd I miss cheese!!

AND on Saturday night we went to this restaurant that specializes in fancy mac and CHEESE!  I can’t even talk about it without salivating on my keyboard.

We also hit up a comedy club on Saturday to see a show that Casey had been looking forward to for ages.  The comedian (Joey Diaz) was someone he’d been introduced to when listening to his beloved Joe Rogan podcast.   Sigh… I fear that love affair may never end.  Anyways, the show itself was mmmmmaybe a 6 out of 10.  I’ve definitely seen funnier.  But Casey was pretty smitten, especially when we got a (very dark and blurry) picture with Joey outside the club later.  Casey claims that he said something like, “good show” but I didn’t hear it.  I think someone got a little star-struck.

Without further ado!  A few photos from the weekend.

IMG_0382 IMG_0391 [ This “side” of biscuits and gravy was just good, but only $3.  In other words, it was fantastic.  Are you following along? ]IMG_0392IMG_0395 IMG_0413   IMG_0406 IMG_0419 IMG_0411diaz[ Notice my hand on Joey’s belly.  It was so big and round and just begging to be patted. ]IMG_0404IMG_4627phontimes[ Last but not least, Sunday Pho-nday! ]

Until next time my little Asian friend…