Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Sushi + Beach = :)

Don't worry, folks. I haven't forgotten about you! Just keeping busy as usual. I want to say there was some sort of event I was going to post about, but I can't remember what it was at the moment. That being said, I thought I'd just do a little filler post to share a recent Milwaukee adventure I had with L. He was down here unexpectedly, and not for very long, but I'd like to think we made the most of our time together! :) Step one was trying a new restaurant. Not just any restaurant, but one that serves sushi. I have tried sushi on a few different occasions, and I never really found anything I loved. However, it's one of those things that I feel like I should love, so I keep giving it a shot. L is incredibly good at knowing what I'd like, what I'd hate, etc. He was convinced that if we went for sushi, he could pick out some things I'd enjoy. Well, he was right! We went to a restaurant called Thai-namite (this link takes you to the menu with sushi on it), and it was really cool! So glad we chose it. In case you're interested, we went with a roll of each of the following: 
  • Spicy Scallop: scallop, cucumber, spicy masago mayo, wasabi tobiko
  • Salmon Skin: Salmon skin, cucumber, avocado, spicy mayo
  • Crunchy: shrimp tempura, cream cheese, asparagus, tempura crumbs, unagi sauce
  • Oreo: super white tuna, shiitake, black tobiko
  • Asparagus: tempura Asparagus tempura, mayo, unagi sauce
My favorite was the spicy scallop, and my least favorite was the oreo. I am happy to report that ALL were edible, though. Ha. My biggest problem was trying to fit the whole damn piece in my mouth at once. Thank God this wasn't a first date for us or something because I was less than attractive. No joke, I had sauce on my face and sushi in my hair at one point. H.O.T. Thankfully L likes me for me, ha! I also struggled with the fact that I could feel little fish eggs in my mouth as I chewed, but when I didn't allow myself to think about it too much, it was actually very good! :)

After the food, we stopped at a little bar called the Roman Coin for a local beer and then headed out. I asked him on the way to the restaurant if we could stop at the beach on our way back. Every day when I drive to work, I drive past a long, beautiful stretch of beaches along Lake Michigan, and I always want to stop and walk around, but I've never done it. Thankfully, L obliged and despite it being quite windy and chilly, it was a beautiful day to check out the scenery. Overall, a really great day exploring Milwaukee a little bit more, and you can see some photos of our adventures below!
All the sushi. Yum!!!
One view from the beach!
Me and L on the beach! I like this one. :)
Is it just me, or does he look pretty badass up on those rocks?! ;)
Another beach shot! Kinda fun. :)
Me. Yeah, it was windy and COLD.
Right before heading back to my place!
Last view before heading out!
No real purpose for this pic other than the fact that I love that shirt on him and I wanted a picture with him in it, ha. 
Yeah... Are you sick of us yet? ;)


rlzimmerman said...

Love all your pictures! The beach looks beautiful! And I'm not a big fan of sushi but this sounds pretty good!

Renee said...

Thanks Laurie! I really enjoyed the beach. Had it been nice, I probably would've taken even more photos. Oh well, I have all summer, right?! As for the sushi, I've tried it several times and I've never been super crazy about it. I wasn't ready to give up yet thoughQ While I don't think I'll ever CRAVE it, it was nice to uncover some kinds I could actually eat and enjoy! :)

Courtney said...

LOVE the sushi! and now I *am* going to crave it until I can have some ... probably for my birthday in AUGUST... man, so long away! looks like a wonderful day :)

Christina Ann said...

I love reading your blog posts, Renee! I had no idea (until reading your blog, of course) that you and LV were together! That's awesome! I met him because we lived in the same res hall (I think that's how I met him, anyway). The sushi looks fantastic! The crunch roll is one of my favorites. Also, spicy tuna and spider rolls! Yum! P.S. We still have YET to hang out! You've only been here how many years now?! My school schedule at the moment is super busy, but soon, it will be over and I PROMISE, we will get together one of these days!

Renee said...

Thanks Christina! You're sweet! I'm glad I can provide some entertainment with my blog. :) Yeah, LV and I are just doing our thing. No pressure, but we have a great time spending time together! The sushi was very delicious. Still not sure I'll rush out to eat it every day, but I did really like it. I'm expanding my horizons! And yes, we NEED to get together. I mean it! Let me know when school settles down! It'd be so great to see you! :)