Okinawa Japanese

Last night Zach and I went out to celebrate my end of an era with a special mid week date night {I’m so lucky}.

We started our evening at WestEnd for a happy hour drink

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Zach and I have been to West End many times are always love it.  They’ve got great drinks, great food, and an awesome outdoor area to lounge and enjoy an evening.  The only weird thing I will say about their outdoor patio, and maybe this is just me, but they do allow smoking in one section, so it is kind of smokey.

Were I enjoyed my first Moscow Mule.  I gotta say I love ginger so this isn’t too surprising, but YUM.   The bartender was a little heavy handed {he said he forgets to count to four} and even used gluten free vodka for me!  WIN.

Once our appetites were wetted, we headed to the main event of the evening: Okinawa Japenese also in the Tennyson neighborhood.


We walked in and were immediately taken to our seats.  Within a few minutes, a waitress came to let us know that their happy hour special was two for one wine, beer and sake.  SCORE

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Obviously Zach was excited about the news!

We wanted to enjoy the evening (and now knew we both had two drinks to enjoy) so we staged our dinner.

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Our first two rolls were a philly and a mango roll.  Both light and fresh, even though the shrimp was fried (not gluten friendly, I know).

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Our second rolls were a sweet potato and a fourth roll that I can’t remember but was spicy and delicious!

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By the end of the evening, and my third drink, I was feeling a little foggy but VERY happy.  We walked out from dinner to rain and had a good walk ahead of us, but I didn’t mind.

Somewhere between dinner and the walk home, I decided I needed Dairy Queen.  Not my best decision.  Let’s just say I woke up at around 1230 and did not get back to bed until after 4.  No more crappy food for this girl.

This Morning

Thankfully, I was able to sleep in, and around 830 got up and slowly enjoyed some coffee.   I knew my body needed to chill today but could also use some serious detox after the booze and ice cream, so I hit a 930 Hot Power Fusion yoga class at Core Power.

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Just what the doctor ordered.  And now I am dominating a SoBe water and getting ready to make a huge brunch.  I think eggs are on the menu today…

What’s your cure when you have too much fun these days?