Happy Friday! I couldn’t find a foodie to feature in time for my Friday post, so I bring you a restaurant review instead. Remember, if you want to be featured, just email me at traveleatlove (@) gmail.com. I am lining em up for fall already! Any fun weekend plans? My hubby is working, so I am hoping to get some good workouts in, along with some cleaning, volunteering, and finally the first Boston Food Truck Festival at the SOWA markets. If you are going, let me know; I would love to meet you there!
I also have 2 fun giveaways coming up with a few more being planned for the coming weeks. . . lots going on!
I often walk through Boston’s South End on my way home from work, and along the way I pass tons of great restaurants and shops. I have eaten at many of them multiple times, Coppa, Toro, Petit Robert Bistro, The Beehive, Pops, Stephi’s, B & G Oyster, Anchovies, the list goes on and on. And then there are those restaurants that I pass by, wonder about, but never actually get to.
Last night I was feeling like I hadn’t a drop of energy left. I have been putting a lot into work, blogging, writing for other websites, and felt a little bummed that I am missing BlogHer and all of the opportunities that come with it. We decided we needed to go out to dinner, and we adventurously tried Seiyo Sushi and Wine, a restaurant that, though beautiful, never seems as full as many of the other South End spots.
To that I say, more room for us!
Seiyo has a gorgeous interior, but we decided to take advantage of the thunderstorm-cooled summer evening to sit on the patio.
Seiyo, being a sushi and wine bar, has a great wine list and a completely off the hook beer menu.
We decided to share the Biera Corsa ‘Pietra’ Chestnut Amber Ale from Corsica. It was beautifully nutty, toasty, and delicious.
We ordered the shrimp shumai, avocado salad, Seiyo California roll, and a spicy tuna roll.
Everything was perfect. The California roll was made with chunks of real Jonah crab meat, and the spicy tuna was some of the freshest I have ever eaten. The shumai were pillowy little bites of shrimp and dough, blissfully dipped into a slightly salty sauce. The avocado salad was the most heavenly, though. It had a creamy dressing, and I am sure it was full of fat, but it was so yummy. Crunchy strips of seaweed, soft avocado, and crisp cucumbers, all mixed together, an exciting mix of textures and flavors.
The service at Seiyo was extremely friendly. We felt so welcome, and every need was anticipated. I haven’t been to a sushi restaurant with such a developed beer and wine list and unique dishes in awhile, and Seiyo was exciting and refreshing. I can’t believe we haven’t gone sooner!
Random Friday fun question: do you have any tattoos or piercings?
I had my nose and belly button pierced but I took them out when I graduated college to look more employable