Blue Ribbon Sushi

by Ada on July 18, 2011

Saturday morning began bright and early with an intense swim workout. I met my friend uptown at the pool and our practice consisted of:

Warm Up:

400 free

300 pull

200 kick

100 IM

Main Set:

3×400 IM

3×200 IM

3×100 IM

100 warm down

8×150 free-stroke-free pull

7×100 kick

100 warm down

Total: 5200 meters

The pool is olympic distance (50 meters), which has been super nice. There is also an adjunct outdoor pool, which is awesome since you can do an intense workout and then head outside for your warmdown.

I then headed to the hospital where I worked and took a few practice GRE exams. I am SO not feeling ready for my Wednesday test date:( Originally I had hoped to take the exam in August, but the format switches to a new design, forcing me to take it early.

I returned home from the ED ravenous and immediately ordered in some takeout from Tenzan. My order came with a complimentary salad

veggie teriyaki

and a spicy yellowtail crunch roll

The remainder of my Saturday night was spent babysitting two adorable boys. I also grabbed this cup of 16 Handles en route to the job.

This morning I completed another great long course swim practice and then headed to the hospital. Unfortunately, all the elevators were locked, preventing me from getting to my office. I checked up on some things in the ED (and received a short story from one of the nurse practitioners that I can’t wait to read!) and then headed back home.

With the visitor from Germany staying over, my house isn’t the ideal place to study, but I still managed to crank out a few practice exams.

In the early evening I took a study break and headed downtown to meet the lovely Gabriela at Blue Ribbon, a sushi place I’ve been eager to try for ages. The restaurant is located in an unmarked building in the West Village, causing me to wander by lost a few times.

For my order I selected the Kyuri Special Roll (eel, crab, and avocado)

along with the mixed vegetable roll.

Both rolls were outstanding and the eel was noticebly fresh. My only qualm is that they were both WAY overpriced. The quality was comparable to Tenzan’s, though at a significantly higher cost.

Gabriela selected the sashimi platter, a gorgeous medley of assorted fish.

The fish looked perfectly fresh, though the portion appeared slightly paltry for the price.

Here is a pic of Gabriela and I together, which I totally pilfered off her blog;) I am probably the least photogenic person in the world, but Gabriela looks great!

Per usual, I had such a great time catching up with her and I wish her the best on her culinary school adventure:)

En route to the subway I grabbed a cone of vanilla soft serve

When I returned home I threw on my running clothes and pounded out seven miles in Central Park. I had been inside studying all day, so it felt nice to get some fresh air.

Alrighty, it’s back to memorizing such vital words as Blunderbuss (an ancient weapon) and Peccadillo (a minor sin). Obvious essentials to everyone’s lexicon;)

I hope you all had a nice weekend!

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