One of the top 5 benefits to being back in Seattle is now I can go to all of the restaurants, bars, clubs etc... I have been reading about for years but never able to go to. During our first day in town yesterday, Kate and I went to three new places I've never been before.
For lunch, we just went up the hill to Azuma Sushi on California St. Kate went there when we were here in February and said it was the best sushi she ever had; therefore, it was our first meal in town. I am not as wild about the sushi as she is. The rolls were a bit clumsily made and were not particularly noteworthy; however, this does not apply to the Spicy Crunchy California roll. This may very well be the best sushi roll ever created. For future visits, this will be the only roll ordered by me. The miso soup was awesome as well, pretty hard to mess that up, but figured I would mention it.
For dinner, we went down to Alki Beach to a brand new Mexican restaurant called El Chupacabra. We are always searching for the perfect burrito, even more so now since we left our favorite burrito place in Norfolk, Luna Maya. El Chupacabra does not have the perfect burrito, but their burritos are just fine. We both had the veggie burrito and enjoyed them very much. Even better, they have a salsa bar with four different salsas to try (regular, verde, roja, and pineapple). You can get a dish of each and mix and match. The restaurant is way too dark, but it looks like it has a bar which becomes much more populated at night. Also, it has a patio for outside eating when the weather warms up.
For evening entertainment, we went to Norm's in Fremont for trivia night. I love this place. They are canine friendly and had a bunch of dogs hanging out with their owners at multiple tables. Their draft beer selection is above average and they even serve 40oz. PBRs in paper bags. The trivia guy runs a good game and it is quite popular since there were about 20 teams playing last night. The games goes a bit slow, but it's not overly complicated and we'll most likely make this a recurring Thursday evening event. Go Honey Nut Ichiros!...our team name.