It's Kerry here with your summer birthday gift guide for those hot people in your life born in June, July, and August. You may know someone with a birthday coming up, don't worry – I'm here to help.
They enjoy a good meal and seek out great restaurants, love to visit new areas for regional delicacies and guess ingredients while they sip their soup.
Take them to lunch or dinner.
Take them for sushi. Sushi is fun because you share. Do not take a person who is not familiar with sharing. I've seen fights breakout over who gets the last Burning Man Roll. People will stab you with a chopstick for a good roll, people.
Pictured is the Kazoku Roll the hubs and I had at Kazoku in Mandeville over the weekend. It was absolutely divine. Salmon, tempura shrimp, avocado, topped with crab and crunchy. I almost stabbed him with a chopstick for the last one. I kid, I kid. But I did have the last one. He knows I take my sushi seriously.
We ordered four rolls, but our waiter only brought three. I started to think he delivered our Playboy Roll to the table across from us. The table of three across from us kept getting roll after roll after roll. I counted seven in all. Seven rolls is a hella lot of sushi. They also had soup and tempura. When the waiter brought the Playboy Roll, they said "we got the Hawaii and the Playboy?" They knew they didn't order the Playboy. I know from a previous visit that the Hawaii is basically the Playboy with a little mango thrown in. I am not a mango person. I told the hubs I believed the other table ate our roll. I gave them looks. I'm pretty sure he thought I was going to stab them with my chopsticks.
Here are the sushi scavengers.
Here is the thing: there is sushi etiquette.
You do not eat directly from the platter.
You do not pour soy sauce on piece of sushi.
You do not cut your sushi like a steak.
And you sure as heck don't act like you ordered the Playboy Roll and eat it.