Part One — Kaze
Seeing that the wait at The Eagle OTR is always pretty excessive (nearly three hours this particular Saturday—at 5pm no less!), Date, his two friends, and I opted for Kaze instead. An outstanding decision, considering Kaze is marginally better for my diet. Fortunately for us, the sushi rolls were also ½ price for Anniversary Week. My biggest complaint about our previous tryst with Kaze was its price, so that particular detail was especially wonderful.
To start, Date and I got Pork Belly Buns (because duh, they’re the best thing on the menu) and Salmon Skewers (because yes! diet friendly), and followed with the OTR and Dragon Rolls. We’d had the OTR before, so it was obviously good, but the Dragon Roll was standout delicious. Couple the food with the ambiance (and, well, my company, too), and I had a pretty outstanding experience during my second rendezvous with Kaze.
Part Two — Holtman’s Donuts
The most important part of this date night was our trip to Holtman’s Donuts.
I’d had a Holtman donut one time previously (at Yelp’s Boos & Brews), and it was—of course—pretty delicious. It wasn’t until this post-Kaze evening that I got to go to the store and choose from its multitude of flavorful options. I decided on a Cake with Chocolate Icing “nony” (it’s a family word for “donut”), and every bite exceeded the deliciousness of the previous one. The only thing I was missing was a half gallon of milk to accompany it. Alas, my diet doesn’t allow for many treats (donuts included), so the nony itself was as much as I could do. And boy was it more than worth it.
Since my illustrious visit to Holtman’s, I’ve dreamt about it, if you’re wondering how much I love its donuts. If you can master the basics, you’re doing good.