Thursday, February 19, 2009

Downtown Sunday

We typically get cabin fever Sunday afternoon. If we’re not literally snowed/iced in, we have to get out of the house. But what to do?

I forgot to take a couple steaks out of the freezer the day before, so we were trying to figure out what to have for dinner. For her birthday this past December, I enrolled her (us) in a Sushi Class. We proceeded to buy just about everything we needed the next weekend…except the actual fish because the Asian market we visited no longer carried tuna and Whole Foods was out, and we were hungry and gave up.

It was time to try again. Where to go? We made our maiden voyage to Cosentino's Downtown Market. Good LORD, it’s a fantastic grocery store. If you’ve been to the one in Brookside, you know what Cosentino’s brings to the table. This one is even more impressive. They play beautifully to their demographic (downtown residents and workers on their way home) with a huge selection of ready-to-eat meals, pizza to go, and the largest salad bar I’ve seen in Kansas City. They also have the gourmet element covered with artisan cheeses, a deceptively large wine selection, and easily the best beer selection I’ve ever seen in a grocery store. (Oak Aged Yeti? Maudite? Seriously?) We walked around with big ol’ smiles on our faces. We were highly impressed.

Anyway, we got our yellowfin tuna (among other things) and went home to see what we could do. Honestly, I’m pretty impressed with how things turned out. We done good for our first time making sushi on our own! If you’ve never made it before, give it a try. It’s rewarding, and even if you put too much rice in your roll or your nigiri “footballs” fall apart, it still tastes fantastic.


Unknown said...

I believe it's the biggest salad bar this side of Las Vegas. More salad than I'll eat in a lifetime.

JJSKCK said...

Indeed. It borders on the absurd.