by Eve R. on
Outstanding sushi restaurant on Colorado near 2nd. So too close to my office for comfort, in other words. I was relieved when a new place took over from Yu Sushi Izagaya, the last tenant, which I did not care for at all. It's hard to describe what's different, other than almost everything. The atmosphere is much improved, it's friendly and accessible, the menu includes lunch specials and happy hour specials, and the food looks, tastes and smells great. And the staff was incredibly friendly and welcoming. I went with a lunch companion, and I had the sushi/sashimi combo and he had the sushi combo. We also got the edamame which was crisp and fresh. I loved my combo, and his looked very good as well - colorful and fresh-looking. The sashimi were huge, flavorful chunks, and the nigiri was huge and delicious. The tuna roll was just a tuna roll, but still fine. The salmon especially was tender and delicious. The manager (or maybe the owner? I couldn't tell) came by to chat with us, and when he found out I worked nearby he gave us a "neighbor's discount," which I thought was very neighborly. I can't wait to go back and try other menu items. This will be a GREAT place for happy hour. And lunch. I'd gripe that I'll go broke eating there, but . . . I won't. It's a perfectly affordable sushi lunch place. And really good! Everybody go eat there, I want to make sure this place survives! Such a welcome respite from the pretentious, overpriced sushi options that blanket downtown.
by Faith Mathieu on
This isn't a huge store, but it's well-organized, and has some good values, especially if you are interested in vinyl. Some of the records in their "classic rock" section were overpriced for their condition -- a beat-up copy of "Help!" for $30, a scratched, later Dylan album for $15 -- but most were reasonable. The staff members I encountered were friendly, and the neighborhood includes some funky restaurants and thrift stores that make visiting all the more worthwhile.
by Mimi T. on
I went to a GenArt event there last night and was pretty impressed with what they had done with the old DV8 space. The club is over 20,000 sqft with 6 bars and various lounge rooms. Lots of comfy chairs to hang out if you are not feeling the dance groove. The food catered by the kitchen was pretty decent and the music was good. I am not much into the club scene but it'd be a cool place to check out assuming they have a good line up of DJ's on a regular basis.