Sushi always ends up as celebratory food. I don't just get sushi for lunch or eat supermarket sushi when I get the craving - I wait, and then when we have an occasion to celebrate, we go for good sushi. Sometimes we wait too long between sushi celebrations and then we over-celebrate, and when they bring the giant tray or boat covered with those lovely rolls they look at us like we've gotten in way over our heads. Once, the waitress laughed directly at us for the amount of sushi we ordered. I felt a little humiliated, but mostly excited because I was still going to eat that beautiful sushi. So there.
We used to try different sushi houses in town - we've driven out to Sakura (they have an awesome sushi train), eaten a few times at Jun (which has a devoted clientele), and just somehow settled on Matsu as our favorite. I like the atmosphere and the waitstaff and, of course, the food.
We're devotees of the Spider roll and the Philadelphia roll, and just this time tried the Tempura Yam roll, which was delicious. With an order of edamame, some seaweed salads, and a big bottle of Sapporo, nothing says "Hooray for me!" like sushi.
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