January 6th, 2003


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jimbojones
08:23 pm - Colombia, Columbia... same diff
From a conversation on AIM a few minutes ago:

jimbojones: I always have my posts as conversations
jimbojones: I need a bigger ego or something if I'm going to be any good at this "make posts for the world at large on a regular basis" thing
herbaliser: hahahahahahahah
herbaliser: "damn, my ego's not big enough"

This, of course, serves well to drive home the point that the other option is simply to not have so many online friends.

Anyway, after she was done mocking me, she mentioned that I should post about the restaurant I took Laura to this weekend. Naturally, in addition to a Lord of the Rings all-day dorkathon (watching the DVD for FotR at home followed by seeing The Two Towers in the theater), I had Go Eat Sushi With Someone Else Who Actually Enjoys It pretty high up on my "things to do while Laura's here" list, and - this being a special occasion - I took her to the place with the best sushi. (Thai Lotus on St. Andrews Rd, for you fellow Columbia people out there.)

Actually, that's neither so easy nor so "natural" a decision as I made it out to be... the place is quirky. It serves both Thai and Japanese cuisine, and - in spite of being exclusively owned and operated by Thai people - the Thai food there absolutely SUCKS, while the sushi is far and away the best in town. Another oddity is that although it's by far both the largest (bigger even than Yamato's chain restaurants, which are always freaking huge) and the most expensively furnished of the oriental places in town, the place is always almost empty... probably because the service is, I kid you not, the worst I have ever had in any restaurant anywhere, up to and including "ghetto Wendy's." If you want a menu - or god help you, you expect to have your order actually taken, or to receive your check - it's highly suggested that you bring a fucking lasso, because the waitresses sure as hell aren't going to volunteer to get involved... but, again, it's far and away the best sushi in town.

So we have a place that's got to be expensive as hell to operate, the prices aren't particularly high, and the place is almost always at 10% capacity or less because the service is so terrible... and it's been running this way for years.

I'm thinking "money-laundering venture that just acquired incredible sushi chefs by pure fucking accident."
 
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[User Picture] From: hotcrab
Date: January 6th, 2003 - 06:06 pm
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i would never have sushi at a thai restaurant
but i am a horrible snob


 
[User Picture] From: jimbojones
Date: January 6th, 2003 - 06:22 pm
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Actually, I wouldn't either - I'm CONSTANTLY bitching about Vietnamese-owned restaurants that serve (mediocre and misguided) faux Mandarin cuisine, amongst other atrocities uniquely southern. (Most of us Suth'nuhs ain't partic'ly advent'rous, when it comes to food, y'all.)

I only found out about how good the sushi at this place was because I met a business contact there once, at his suggestion.


 
[User Picture] From: hotcrab
Date: January 6th, 2003 - 06:27 pm
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Re:

we'll have to do sushi when you come out here next
of course, laural eats nothing, so we'll have to leave her home


 
[User Picture] From: herbaliser
Date: January 6th, 2003 - 06:34 pm
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sure, you guys have fun
talking about cock piercing


 
[User Picture] From: jimbojones
Date: January 6th, 2003 - 06:38 pm
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actually we were thinking of getting you drunk
and putting that Ronco Home Clit-Piercing Kit to good use

and then posting LJ comments about it
in blank verse


 
[User Picture] From: herbaliser
Date: January 6th, 2003 - 06:42 pm
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at the sushi restaurant?

Damn.


 
[User Picture] From: jimbojones
Date: January 6th, 2003 - 06:47 pm
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Maybe we should go to a hibachi bar instead, and try to outdo the chef in the arena of "stainless-steel-wielding crowd-entertaining craziness."

... we should probably skip the bit where we make a smiley-face in peanut oil and light it on fire, though.


 
[User Picture] From: hotcrab
Date: January 6th, 2003 - 06:49 pm
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Re:

oh yeah
sushi and piercing whoo hoo


 
[User Picture] From: sanguine37
Date: January 6th, 2003 - 09:20 pm
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Dude, just in case you haven't noticed, your skin -- it's indigo.


 
[User Picture] From: jimbojones
Date: January 7th, 2003 - 05:58 am
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One word: "Drow."


 
[User Picture] From: ravenword
Date: January 10th, 2003 - 11:19 am
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whoa...

Man, if I didn't check my referral stats so obsessively, I would've forgetten this LJ even existed.

Anyway, I agree that the sushi was really good (and free of Laura-poison, aka shellfish) and the service was... good lord. If we hadn't been sitting at the sushi bar, and thus able to just say to the sushi chef, "hey, can we just tell you what we want?" we probably wouldn't have EVER gotten food.


 
[User Picture] From: jimbojones
Date: January 10th, 2003 - 02:50 pm
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Re: whoa...

You grossly underestimate my capacity for, when needed, chasing waitstaff relentlessly down like a lion cornering a wounded gazelle. =)


 
[User Picture] From: gwynraven
Date: February 15th, 2003 - 12:33 pm
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my friends and I go to the Thai Lotus all the time for their sushi. And as for the service, we figure it takes so long because every time you order something someone has to get on the phone in the back to grandmama over in Thailand to ask her how to make it. And I have no idea how they stay in business but I like the money laundering idea.


 
[User Picture] From: jimbojones
Date: February 15th, 2003 - 03:05 pm
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The really messed up part is, grandmama over in Thailand really shouldn't necessarily have any clue about sushi - sushi's Japanese! Oh well.


 
[User Picture] From: gwynraven
Date: February 15th, 2003 - 06:42 pm
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oh, I know. I meant for the Thai stuff. Maybe for the sushi they call Grandda over in Kyoto *g*


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