The Sunday post from Jake’s Printer could not have come at a better time. The theme this week is to post your favorite spot.
Although, I have many, many favorite spots. I have one in particular that means a lot to me. It is a restaurant called Sushi Zone located in Arlington, Texas. In my three years of blogging, I have written about it twice. Once for our Friday nights with Sushi and, again years later with photos.
I wrote it about twice……because I LOVE THIS PLACE.
It is my favorite spot, not just because I discovered I loved Sushi here, but because, my husband has gone here for years, and years.
Then? I became a part of that world – like I became part of his world.
Then? It became my world too. And I brought my daughter Sydney into the fold. A well-blended Sushi family. Dining at our home away from home.
This is the place we go for meet-anniversaries, wedding anniversaries, birthdays, and holidays.
This is our special place.
And yes, you can get Sushi at a lot of restaurants in the city, but you can’t get the atmosphere of this place. You can’t make memories that last. You don’t know the chef’s name, where HE eats, and the sports teams he follows. You don’t know the waitress, how old she is, that she is a widow, and she works part-time at the IHOP down the road from us. This is a place where they don’t ask where you want to sit. They just know.
At the Sushi bar, you are greeted with the most delicious cucumber salad. It is pickled in something divine, because that is exactly how it tastes.
The first thing we order is Salmon. Always. It is my favorite fish, and that first melt-in-your-mouth piece explodes the taste buds. Boom!
We always drink sake – Japanese rice wine. We ordered a special bottle this time, an incredibly pure Sake, served chilled.
Jason then shows Sydney how to use the chopsticks….again. He is ever so patient, but she has yet to get it. Not after years of being handed them. She tries to pick up one piece, it falls, and then she just digs in with her fingers. Every time.
She would say, she knows HOW. She just CAN’T. Sorta like bike-riding..ahem.
A California Roll usually comes after our fish pieces. I love this roll….it’s called California! Yes! My favorite State. AND it is LOVELY for photos. So pretty! And colorful!
I can’t help it. I have to PHOTOGRAPH this wonderful display. It’s like fine art.
Lastly, after I have stuffed every bit of fish and rice I can hold in my stomach. They deliver the yum-a-licious orange. Cut, flavored, and sprinkled with orange-suckling goodness.
And I feel healthier for eating it.
We LOVE this place.
That is why I took so many photos on Friday night. So that we can always remember all the times we spent here, all the memories it holds, and how special it will always be.
You see, Sushi Zone closed their doors on Saturday, September 29, 2012. They served their last roll, their last order of edamame, and their last sashimi. Koji can hang his Sushi-chef hat high. What a wonderful service he has provided all these years. The outpouring of patrons visiting for the last time, like us, was truly phenomenal.
We wish he, and his crew much love, and success in the future. And really hope to see them all again.
Sushi Zone…this post was for you. ♥
You will always be my favorite spot.