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Last Thursday was a beautiful, sundress weather day. My friends and I made it just in time for happy hour. It was the last day to buy a Rescue Roll to go towards the American Red Cross for Japan disaster relief and so a perfect day to go.
Spicy Scallop Hand Roll – $3. Amazing! There were chunks of scallops all the way to the bottom.
Spicy Tuna Roll $5
Fair Oaks & No. 8 Rolls. Unagi and shrimp tempura goodness. Both $5
Rescue Roll $5
Lauren, Todd & I ready to get our grub on – AggieTV fo lyfe. Lovely place to eat quality sushi on a budget. I’ll never go to Oshio’s for a $5 roll again. We were so full at the end we sadly had to skip dessert. What is your favorite thing to order at Mikuni’s?
Yesterday, I met up with friends at Raja’s for their lunch buffet.
My friends Sam and Claire love this place and it was Nicole‘s and my first time. Boy, was it a treat! We couldn’t believe it’s took us this long to eat here especially since it’s just off campus. Right as I entered, Taranbir, the owner greeted me as I spotted my party and welcomed me to grab a plate and get my feast on.
Everything smelled so good and my mouth was watering as I filled my plate.
The berry colored sheers dressing the window made the place feel very homey. I felt like I was treated like family, Taranbir always checking if we had enough naan and bringing us delicious chai tea. Eating with real dining ware was a nice change compared to eating at the CoHo every day. The Bollywood films playing were also very amusing to watch.
Me and Sam. UComm buddies fo lyfe.
My first plate. Mmm. I really liked the fried potato slices.
Claire & Nicole with Taranbir.
Great company & food – what more could I ask for? What’s your favorite thing to eat at Raja’s?
Yesterday, I met up with my friend Jennifer who you may know as the foodie writing for The Aggie last quarter. We actually met in a journalism class with Gary Goodman, where we both discovered the joys of writing and decided to minor in it. I chose Cloud Forest Cafe for lunch because my friend Saher and roommate Melanie both recommended the cafe’s panini’s to me. I love any opportunity to use a coupon from my Campus Special booklet. It’s located in downtown on 222 D St. between 2nd and 3rd.
Nice outdoor area to eat and observe the passersby.
I ordered The Cloud Forest Panini, #1 on the menu.
I’m not much of a coffee person so I love they offer fresh juice and smoothies. I heard their orange juice is the best so I’ll probably get the Davis Sunshine next time.
Also, I love Italian sodas! But only with half and half. The first time I ever had an Italian soda it came with half and half and every time afterwards I’d be very confused when it didn’t. You must try it if you haven’t.
The space is very open and looks like a prime study spot.
I always appreciate when places showcase local artists work – especially photography.
They have free wi-fi but I wonder how they regulate the 2 hour limit. I imagine they let it slide if there are empty tables. This would be the only reason I would not come to study.
They roast their own beans which you can purchase.
There’s also pastries to go with your coffee from Village Bakery.
Jennifer ordered The Villager with potato salad.
The sandwich was so delicious I lost my concentration listening to Jennifer and had to pause our conversation just to focus on eating. I swear avocado makes the world go round. Avocado and garlic pesto. Not to mention focaccia bread is my favorite. That and ciabatta bread which both are the only options for sandwiches. Focaccia bread absorbs the spreads much better which makes each bite flavorful. Definitely going back again! Have you been here? What’s your favorite thing to order?
One of my goals before I graduate is to eat at every restaurant in Davis. I say the best way to a city’s heart is through your stomach. First stop:
The Dumpling House, formerly known as London’s Fish & Chips, still has all the the deep fried goodness you’d expect plus asian comfort food. Didn’t know about the take over until AggieTV featured it. I love coming here because it’s like visiting an old friend who always puts you in a good mood. Whether coming here to share a plate of dumplings with a friend or enjoying an unagi bowl to myself I am never disappointed.
After having their freshly made dumplings you’ll never bother to buy that bag of Ling Ling’s from Costco again. But I definitely only order them with a friend or two because they give so much – 12 for $6.50. According to Daviswiki you can buy a frozen pack of 50 for $18.75.
It always feels so cozy inside with the warm yellow walls.
These are some of the best fish tacos I’ve had and all for $5.50. Next time, deep fried Snickers bar – I’m coming for you.