This place, absolutely deserves it’s awesome rating. I convinced my brother to catch a quick dinner with me tonight, because I’ve heard a few good things about this place. It holds itself out as Japanese fast food, and it is…. and it’s amazing.
I got the Chili Garlic Chicken Special and my brother got the Combo Bowl. Oh my goodness. This place is delicious. The amount of food you get for 8.00 is out of this world. It’s definitely enough for two meals, even my brother couldn’t finish his!
I only got a picture of my meal, unfortunately, because my brother’s was quite tasty. I recommend this place (1) because the food is great and (2) because the owner is one of the nicest people! He greeted us, chatted us up, made a point of asking us a little about ourselves and asking us to come back.
My only recommendation for making this place better?
Origami: Tuna Sushi and Yellowtail Sushi
Origami: Gustar Roll
Origami: Tuna Sushi and Yellow Tail Sushi
I know I’ve reviewed this restaurant before, but every time we go here the food is amazing! B LOVES this place, and it’s definitely growing on me.
We started with the Panzanella salad, which was amazing. The croutons were obviously house made, buttered and grilled to perfection. The vegetables were warm and perfectly cooked. B and I were surprised by just how flavorful and delicious this salad was. I’m not very familiar with hot salad like this, but they did everything right. I’d get it again.
I got the Mixed Grill as my entree and B got the Cuban Calzone. Their house made sausages are ridiculous, and I fawn over their pickles. Don’t miss the Mixed Grill, though if you get it as an appetizer you may not make it to your meal. I tasted B’s Calzone and was soo jealous, it was phenomenal. The pulled pork is savory and the ham is a little spicy and the load it full of those amazing pickles.
We didn’t have it for dessert tonight, but definitely don’t pass it up if you go here; the Bourbon Pecan Pie is to dieee for. Seriously, don’t forget it….
I mean it.
By the way, the picture above was taken by B. He’s becoming a food photographer as well!
Crescent City Pie and Sausage Company: Cuban Calzone
Crescent City Pie and Sausage Company: Mixed Plate
(Pictured: Little Smokies, Smoked Pork Shoulder, House-Made Pickles)
Dat Dog: Traditional German Pork Wiener -Dressed the Chef’s way, with blueberry preserves
B and I were craving sushi after having watch Jiro Dreams of Sushi on Netflix . Thinking back, this was probably a terrible idea. We spent a whole hour watching the winner of three Michelin Stars serve sushi in his restaurant which only seated ten.
Anyway, we decided to go to Origami, it was honestly a draw between it, Sushi Brothers, and Mikimoto. We have become fans of all three of them. Origami is somewhat low-lit and mixes trendiness with traditional Japanese textures. The restaurant is great for date nighters like ourselves, its peppered with little origami figurines. I wish that they would go all out and hang origami creatures from the ceiling, but their décor is rather perfect. We decided to sit at the sushi bar for a bit of a show. We were lucky enough to sit in front of co-owner Masa Tsukikawa. Speaking of the staff, everyone was super friendly and genuinely excited about how awesome their restaurant is.
After watching Jiro create these sushi master pieces with such simple ingredients we had to start with sushi. At first we ordered Tuna Sushi and Yellowtail sushi, both were excellent, beautiful looking cuts of fish. I have never had yellowtail before, so I cannot comment on how it is supposed to be, but it was so flavorful and delicious, it offered an amazing, sturdy texture. It is definitely a new favorite.
We also started with the Gustar Roll, because I was interested in trying the chili sauce AND because I love Mango. The Gustar roll has shrimp tempura, cream cheese, and spicy tuna inside and is topped with mango, salmon and mango and sweet chili sauce. It was quite tasty. After this I was so full, I could barely eat another bite. B insisted we get just one more piece of sushi. So, we finally got the Salmon Sushi. The chef that fixed this for us, prefaced his presentation with a little anatomy of the Salmon. He mentioned that the cut that he gave us came from around the Salmon’s stomach and would taste almost buttery. He was sooo right. I regrettably had to cut a piece in half, because I couldn’t eat a whole one. This Salmon was melt-in-your-mouth good.
We of course washed this down with a large hot sake. I don’t know what it is about their sake, it is so tasty.
We finished our meal with Mango and Green Tea Mochi. They don’t make it in house, so I suppose it is not crucial to comment on it, but the Mango was amazing! Next time I’ll either be trying their Tempura Ice Cream or their homemade apple pie.
Our only complaint was that we could not eat enough. Next time, we will bring our friends so that we can try more things!
Origami: Green Tea and Mango Mochi
Origami: Salmon Sushi
So, on a small break from law school classes I had lunch with my brother at Dat Dog. This surprised me, because the first time we went there he liked it but was not crazy about the sweetly flavored hot dog buns. I suppose he was craving something delicious though and off we went to Dat Dog. He helped himself to not one, but TWO hot dogs. Damn. Hence why I got so many great pictures and he even agreed to move booths so I could get better lighting on our delicious dogs.
This place offers a wide variety of weiners, bratwursts and sausages from all over the world and a spectacular topping list. They have crawfish sausage, duck sausage, and even a veggie sausage, just so I can get your mouth watering…
I got a traditional pork wiener and had it dressed “the chef’s way” but I specified that I would also like the blueberry preserves that they snuck on my hot dog the last time I was there. I typically like a little fruit or fruit-sweetness with whatever I am eating (especially pizza), if you’re the same way…. demand the blueberry preserves. It’s not on the menu, but you can ask for it. You won’t regret it.
My brother got  a smoked bratwurst topped with sauerkraut and creole mustard (their sauerkraut is phenomenal it’s subtle and not too harsh on the palate) and  a turducken sausage with pepperoncinis, dill relish and andouille sauce. Out of the two, the second was definitely my favorite. It was a combination of excellent quality ingredients and savory goodness. After trying this second hot dog, I must admit I can understand where my brother is coming from regarding the hotdog buns. My bun fit in perfectly with the sweet and savory combination I was going for; however, it almost clashed with my brother’s second combination. It might be worth while for Dat Dog to offer two types of buns: their current option and something on the wheat/plain side.
I will still be regularly frequenting this place though, regardless of their bun options.
Crescent City Pie and Sausage Company: Cornbread Pudding topped with Rootbeer Ice Cream
Crescent City Pie and Sausage Company: Mixed Plate (everything is made in-house)
(Boudin, Cajun Chorizo, Little Smokies, Pickles, Pork Shoulder,Creole Mustard)
DatDog: Turducken Sausage with Dill Relish, Pepperoncinis and Andouille Sauce