Kampai Alley: I’ve really enjoyed the sushi here. Fresh, good selection of nigiri and sashimi, with plenty of inventive rolls to draw out the non-purists. The sukiyaki broth boasted little of the salty, sweet and sour flavors that normally mark this Japanese hotpot, however. Still, the interior is one of Columbia’s nicest as well and they now have Anchor Steam on tap as well. A nice addition.
Broadway Brewery: Mmm, the Rooster. This may be my favorite pizza there. Chicken, artichokes, creamy garlic sauce. Very nice. They’re also putting out some great soups, though they’ve yet to repeat any (leek and kale, please?). Bonus points for not dumbing down the kids menu. And for the Blonde Cream, which is refreshing and escapes the problems they’ve had with carbonation in other beers.
Der Essen Platz: The fried oysters utterly failed to impress, though the grilled sardines were nice. And I still can’t get into German beer. My the parents had great luck with entrees. I need to give them a full visit.