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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

japanese inspirations at railroad square


Hello! Today it is hot and sunny in Santa Rosa, and I found myself seeking cool and refreshment after walking around the downtown area known as Railroad Square, where antique shops and interesting independent stores and cafes are housed in buildings from the turn of the last century. Really pleased with the bento box lunch at Sushi to Dai For, with tasty teriyaki salmon and California rolls with real crab meat--so good:




Salmon and potato is such a classic combination, as here with crispy croquettes...




Must try the blue crab miso soup next time!






 
Around the block is a beautiful emporium of Japanese antiques, Green Fish Trading:




Fell in love with this antique dresser...its iron details so unique and harmonious. As the shop owner helpfully pointed out, this  piece would work well with many styles of decoration. Hmmmm.....












See you again soon...











18 comments:

origa-me said...

So happy to see you settled in your new neighbourhood, looking forward to the photos of the house!

Bentobird said...

Hi there Carole! Thanks for coming by with these sweet comments :)

babykins said...

Hopping over from facebook! That bento mmmm, is making me hungry!! Maybe you'll see similar foods in my bento soon haha. The restaurant is so cool!
It's raining here today. Enjoy your summer!

sheri fujihara chen said...

What an exquisite neighborhood you've settled into. Seems tailor-made just for Bentobird.

Anonymous said...

Another fun little journey. Next time we two birds shall perch there together. Love you,
-Snowy Owl

Robin O said...

As you explore your new surrounds, so you share your beautiful perspective.

Blorgie said...

Another lovely post! Lovely to see things through your camera. I love these chests too. The wood is so poetic and the iron so workmanlike and reassuring. Hope it finds it's way to your house.

tatabonita (y-rahmasari) said...

The photos and the restaurant are so cool! Thank you for sharing. Hey, I want that bento box lunch at Sushi to Dai For too, looks sooo yummy ^^

Lyndsey Chapin said...

Mmm..that lunch is making me very hungry. So fun to see another beautiful outing from you. Looks like a nice way to beat the heat!

Bentobird said...

Hi Izumi! Thanks for hopping over...would actually love some rain here as a break from sunny days, but overall it has been a gorgeous summer so no complaints!

Bentobird said...

Hi Sheri! Northen California sure does feel like Bentobird native grounds...have a great Thursday :)

Bentobird said...

Hello wonderful Snowy Owl--yes, perch here we shall, love you!

Bentobird said...

Hi Robin dear! It was sizzling hot yesterday and fun to cool off ducking in various shops and (of course) a Japanese restaurant to cool off, so glad you came along for the walk with me :)

Bentobird said...

Hi Blorgie--I thought you'd like this piece, with your appreciation of traditional Japanese craftsmanship and its eloquent details...have a beautiful day!

Bentobird said...

Hi Ta, why don't you hop on over for lunch? I could easily have this bento two days in a row...

Bentobird said...

Hi dear Lynds--your comments put a smile on my face, thank you!

megan said...

those croquettes are making my mouth water... hope that's bulldog sauce on top! and the salmon looks delish too... what a lovely day it looks like!

Bentobird said...

hi megan! sometimes there is simply nothing like a crispy croquette! these had a creamy potato-corn filling and yes were topped with sweet-savory bulldog sauce! have a fantastic Thursday, friend!