04 September 2007

A Weekend of Eats

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Yesterday, I took the day off from the store. My wife and I celebrated our 6 month anniversary by sleeping in and going to Tokyo One in Addison for lunch with some friends. (We had our anniversary dinner on Saturday night at Daddy Jack's.) The rest of the day was spent in a lazy haze. The kind of day when nothing productive gets done except for naps and video games. In short, we relaxed. I hope that everyone else had a wonderful Labor Day also.

If anyone is looking for a great sushi bar, Tokyo One is a nice option for you. While the lunch menu lacks a few options that you will find during dinner, I recommend lunch for the value. Sixteen dollars for all you can eat sushi is just a great deal when the sushi is done right, and the sushi is done right at Tokyo One. The wait can take a while during the lunch hour, but you are ready to go as soon as you get seated and order your drinks. The large variety means that if you get one peace of each type of sushi and sashimi, you will have over 20 on your plate. Moreover, they have a nice selection of salads, vegetables, tempura and other cooked items if the idea of eating raw fish makes anyone in the party a little uneasy.

Despite the wonderful time that I had gorging myself at Tokyo One, I think that the best meal of the weekend goes to Daddy Jack's. Located in the heart of Deep Ellum, you would be hard pressed to find a better restaurant for a dinner with a loved one or a small group of friends. The atmosphere is warm and inviting. The food is incredible. While the main menu only has around 12 options, there are different specials every night. We are looking forward to going back next month.

We also ate at the Rainforest Cafe on Sunday with her parents. The food was good; however, the atmosphere was lacking. If you have kids, this might be a good place to take them. If you have a party of grown adults, the food does not make up for the gorillas that grunt and shake trees above your head every 15 minutes or the loud elephant noises. It was a little too loud and busy for civilized conversation, but all the kids there seemed to have a great time.


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