I love having weekend-like nights during the work week. For some reason, they just make the occasion that much more special. It’s almost like going out and having fun on a school night. Well, I guess it was a school night for Mal.
Tonight, Mal and I enjoyed a lovely evening out on the town, which started with a sushi dinner at Ma Soba in Beacon Hill.
As an appetizer, we ordered the pork gyoza to share.
I ate two of the gyoza and Mal ate four.
And then we ordered three maki rolls to share between us.
Shrimp Tempura, Tobiko, Special Sauce
I LOVED this roll! It was definitely my favorite of the night. I have no idea what was in the “special sauce,” but it was delicious. Luckily, Mal let me have a couple extra pieces of this one.
Mango, Shrimp, Cucumber, Avocado
This roll was great, too. The shrimp + cucumber was cool and refreshing while the mango + avocado added a unique and interesting flavor combination. My taste-buds loved it!
SPICY TUNA TEMPURA
Tobiko, Spicy Sauce, Spicy Tuna Tempura
Unfortunately, this roll wasn’t nearly as amazing as the others. The tuna was ground up and mushy– sort of like cat food. Ick. Why do sushi places do that? Oh well. Mal and I loved 2 out of 3!
Mal and I are HUGE fans of Improper Bostonian columnist, Ezra Dyer. We both think he’s hilarious and never miss his column. In fact, we immediately flip to it as soon as we get a hold of the next issue of the Improper. Basically, we’re sort of obsessed with him.
Before Ezra spoke, guests gathered in the lobby of the BCAE for a bake sale to support the scholarship fund.
Everything at the bake sale looked so delicious!
After checking out the bake sale, Mal and I stopped by the bar for a cocktail. He enjoyed a Sam Adams while I sipped some rum-spiked eggnog. Tis the season!
Mal and I sported Ezra stickers on our shirts.
The event also included a drop-in gingerbread house decorating with James Nye, who is a baking instructor at the BCAE.
Mal and I did a little gingerbread house decorating, but we mostly just watched other people’s design skills.
After about an hour of mingling, it was time for the main event. Ezra shared his witty observations on the absurdities of everyday life from his upcoming, soon-to-be-published memoir. He read two hilarious stories: one about being arrested and the other about Cabbage Patch Kids. Ezra also read a few of his old Improper Bostonian columns.
What a fantastic Wednesday night! One of the best I’ve had in awhile!