High Dollar Celebration

September 5, 2009

Ordinarily, Rob and I love to eat at hole-in-the-wall restaurants. Whenever we have an occasion to celebrate, we usually head to one of our faves. This year for Rob’s birthday we decided to venture outside our bubble and into the not-so-new Americana at Brand shopping center in Glendale. It’s new to us.

For dinner, Rob selected


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The interiors were modern with a sophisticated sense of humor. Then again, what would you expect from Philip Starke?

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The birthday boy relaxes at the sushi bar.

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Rob’s beer

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My delicious cocktail – Katsuya Fresh
An inspirited apéritif of hand crushed English cucumber kissed
w/ vodka, sake & freshly squeezed lime juice

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Special Katsuya Roll

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Spider Roll

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A Katsuya Specialty – Crispy Rice with Spicy Tuna

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Hamachi Collar

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Spanish Mackerel Sashimi

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Hamachi Sashimi

This was only part of what we ordered. Some of the items just didn’t photograph well.

Instead of cupcakes, we got

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Creampuffs and Eclairs

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Who says you can’t put candles in creampuffs and eclairs?

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