A Sushi Chef and Pie Maker Walk In To Some Bars

Recently, Al Ruiz of Sushi & Seoul On The Roll (and The Sh-Booms) invited me to get together with him as he showed around Andy Bates of Food Network’s Street Feasts. Two great cooks, a boatload of beer, and as much sushi as I could eat.


We started off at The Courtesy for some old fashioneds, Sailor Mules, and whiskey.

The Woods

Then we moved across the street to The Woods for some stout beers and shots of fernet.

Sam Rivers Orchestra

We swung by Will’s Pub to check out a set from the recently reunited Sam Rivers Orchestra.

Wills Pub

Coors & Dale’s at Will’s.


At Bart, we put down some pork belly donuts, steamed pork buns, spicy tuna rolls, and some pork belly donuts.



At The Matador after a shot and a brew and G&Ts on tap, we put away some Florida rolls, tuna tataki, & the rock and sake (rock shrimp tempura, white tuna, wasabi, thai basil, and spicy mayo).


The night ended rather abruptly, but all involved still had a great time.