It's June 30th. Know what that means? I've made it half-way through the year! Technically, there are more days in the second half of the year than the first half of the year, but six months are down and only six months to go!
Getting down to business....
(If you're a facebook friend, you've seen this picture already. It's that exciting!)
Ah, sushi. Our Friday nights in Kodiak generally consisted of getting take-out sushi from the Old Powerhouse restaurant and eating it while watching a Netflix movie. Since we left Kodiak, we've had a horrendous time trying to find decent sushi around here. We just haven't been happy with the options. Either the rice is too sweet, the sauces are weird, or the selection just isn't what we want.
Again, while in Kodiak, though, everyone would make mention of Tom-San's (the owner/sushi chef at Powerhouse) other restaurant, "somewhere in Alabama or Mississippi." Everyone thought they knew it existed, but no one knew where it was. Thanks to a friend who was in Kodiak a few weeks back for a visit, I finally got the scoop on the other restaurant... Little Tokyo in Jackson, MS. Tom-San's wife runs Little Tokyo, which was their first restaurant in the US.
Enter a student pilot needing to do a "cross country" flight... and a smart husband who thought Jackson, MS would be a good place to go. Thanks to a cooler of ice used to bring boxed lunches up with them and a crew car to use while they were there, the crew made the trip from the airport to Little Tokyo for lunch, and that smart husband was able to bring back the goodness.
The rolls themselves weren't exactly the same, but they were REALLY good. BUT, the sauce was the same and that's what makes these rolls even more amazing. Good thing I went to Zumba tonight... I needed the extra points for all this yummy goodness!!!
The funny thing was that we've been talking about how we were going to get up there just for sushi, but hadn't made it up yet. Today was Tom-San's wife's last day at the restaurant; she's moving to Kodiak after all these years! Jason told her about how he'd been to Powerhouse MANY times and she was so thrilled that someone came to Little Tokyo after being there - usually people try to go to Powerhouse after going to Little Tokyo!
So much for the crockpot meal that simmered away all day. I had sushi for dinner!!!!!!!!