Rainbow Roll from Simon at Palms Place, Las Vegas
Tuna sashimi at Sapporo Sushi
[Previously: Yellowtail sashimi, Salmon/Avocado roll]
Simon’s pictures are some of the best on Tumblr. Highly suggest giving his site a look.
Dinner tonight: Braised beef shortrib topped with gremolata.
Israeli couscous and rock shrimp in a three-cheese sauce. An easier and cheaper play on Lobster Mac N Cheese. (All sourced from the re-opened West Side Market)
Smoked Salmon Caesar Salad
Replicating this at home tonight.
Dynamite Roll at Sushi 86 in downtown Cleveland
Spicy Tuna and Salmon with Avocado and spicy (siracha-like) sauce.
Paella Valenciana at Mallorca in Cleveland, Ohio
Saffron rice, all sorts of shellfish (including heaps of shrimp and a lobster tail), roasted red peppers, sausage slices, and peas.
Didn’t have the soccarat (explained here by the “Paella Professor”) that Paella is supposed to have; but it was still amazing. And when they said they have “generous portions”, they meant it.
[Previously: The view from outside]
Mallorca in the Warehouse District of downtown Cleveland
The best Spanish restaurant in the city - and a staple of the neighborhood since the mid-90’s; when the Warehouse District began over-taking the Flats as “the place to go” in Cleveland.
L-R: Spicy Yellowtail Roll, Alaska Roll (Fresh Salmon, Avocado, and Cucumber), and Salmon Roll at Samurai Sushi and Hibachi in Strongsville, Ohio.
On nice days; I like to call in my order, pick it up after work, and head immediately to the Metroparks. The $11 lunch combination (three rolls; also includes soup and salad) is always a win.
[Previously: Alaska Roll & Volcano Roll]
Alaska Roll (Fresh Salmon, Avocado, and Cucumber) and Volcano Roll (Spicy Yellowtail and Salmon topped with Red Tobiko) at Samurai Sushi and Hibachi in Strongsville, Ohio.
This place is relatively new in town, so I had to try it out. They currently run a half-price sushi special on Tuesdays and Thursdays during lunch. These two rolls and a bowl of Miso Soup came in at less than $10.
Seafood Cioppino at Eddie’s Pizzeria Cerino in Seven Hills, Ohio
I’ve already posted about this place, and I try not to double-post; but I’ve been wanting to do a Cioppino post forever.
Whenever I see this tomato-y bowl of seafood and pasta on the menu, I have to get it. I ordered it during my last trip to Vegas, but the picture was so dark I didn’t end up posting it. So here you go. This was on special, though, and I’m not sure how long they’re going to have it as a featured item.
If you’re a seafood person like me, you just have to get this. So good.
Pastrami Smoked Salmon Platter at Boulevard Woodgrill in Clarendon, Virginia
Spiced Smoked Salmon served with a toasted Bagel, Cream Cheese, Capers, Red Onion, Tomato, a Hard Boiled Egg and topped with a Dill Crème Fraîche
I’ve always lived in a neighborhood with a low Jewish population, and an even lower deli population (one, I think, and it’s just over a year old). So all of the old classics like Pastrami, Corned Beef, and Smoked Salmon are relatively new to me. That said, I’m catching on quickly.
I’ve already dubbed Pastrami Hash as my favorite brunch dish. Well as it turns out, this may have even been better. The smoked Salmon melted in my mouth. Cream Cheese and Bagels - an amazing combo; Capers and (raw) Onions - a briney and sharpness (respectively) that complemented the fish perfectly. So so good, and I wasn’t even hungover - as is normally the case on Sunday mornings in DC.
Now I’m just looking for a place closer to my home base in Ohio that can bring me this exact plate. Then they win. I’d be there every weekend.
A lot of time has passed since the only person who indulged in sushi was your unbelievably sophisticated globetrotting uncle.
Yes, America has become a nation of sushi eaters. But do you really know how to eat sushi in a manner that would make an itamae proud?
So you think you know? We’ll see about that — How to Eat Sushi
Haven’t had sushi in a few weeks, and that’s way too long. Some of the pictures in this slideshow are pretty cool; and hey, you might learn a thing or two.