Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Rethinking Take Out for a Celebration

Table Setting, Beachy Romantic Theme
Rethinking Take Out for a Celebration - Manhattan Beach 

The husband and I celebrated our 8 year wedding anniversary last night.  Well, we technically got our celebration on last weekend at Terranea Resort in Palos Verdes, California, but last night was our actual anniversary.

Exhausted from the "celebrating" we did over the weekend, and haggard from chasing my 22 month old around and trying to work all at once, I decide that instead of cooking a nice meal for the husband, I would try and do upscale (but light) take out (light because we wayyy over indulged at Terranea).

Normally take out in Manhattan Beach feels like a dilemma because we grew accustomed to NYC and that ANYTHING could be delivered to your doorstep. 

So here, I always come up with the same old standbys, Baja Fresh, Islands, Pizza, ???  SO I called our FAVORITE local Sushi spot here in Manhattan Beach, Izakaya and asked them if I could do a freshly prepared order for TAKE OUT.  I know, sushi for take out can sound a bit randy at first, but it was NEARLY perfect.

The only flaw was that I picked it up too early so it had to sit while husband put baby to bed.  There were a couple of hot items, they were still good, but would have been better if they didn't have to sit 20 minutes.

OTHER THAN THAT, With a little effort on the preparation front, the food was fabulous and the vibe just right.  Plus, I could get as many pours of the Veuve as I wanted without paying extra :)

SO - here are some photos and my favorites from IZAKAYA!

Top Left clockwise: Yellow Tail Sashimi with Jalepeno; Yellow Sashimi, Crispy Rice with Spicy Tuna, Spicy Tuna Rolls

Again, Yellow Tail Sashimi with Jalapeno

Baked Crab Hand Roll

Requires no explanation.

Also had Creamy Rock Shrimp Tempura - but the photo wasn't good, take my word for it, it's DELISH!

Next time you want to impress your significant other or have people over, pick it up, make it pretty, and voila, you will impress!

For my local friends, highly recommend the dishes above!  

KEEP ON EATING AND DRINKING and Know I'm with you in spirit at all times :) 


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