Ask me about dry fruit wines: apple, apricot, blackberry, chokecherry, cranberry, peach, plum, raspberry, wild cherry, and all sorts of interesting blends with and without grape wines.
Jovita's comments on The Girl Who Played With Fire movie are bizarre. Anyone who has read one or all three of Stieg Larsson's novels knows how talented a writer he was. The plot is never simple, the endings cannot be predicted, and the loose ends take all three novels to be tied up. The violence is typical for crime/detective novels, far less than the wars and crimes on the evening news, and far less than slasher/splatter films. Be that as it may be, no one reads Larsson's books or sees the movies "...because they think it's cool to be reading a Swedish author..." and fancy themselves to be an intellectual. The novels are realistically intelligent. The characters are complex, intelligent and multi-dimensional. Lisbeth Salander, "The Girl..." in the stories, is possibly the most interesting crime novel character ever invented. She is a bit twisted, yes, but rightfully so. She is more intelligent than most, fiercely independent and can take care of herself better than any person I've ever read about. She's not perfect, but, wow, what a character! Journalist Blomkvist draws her out in a totally believable sequence of events, against her will, but ultimately by establishing trust. The multiple story lines in each novel are well thought out, well researched, and well told. Are you kidding, Jovita? This is superb writing, well worth any fiction reader's time. Movies are movies; you missed out by not reading at least one of the actual stories.
All publicity is good, I imagine, since Sushi Hana has experienced an increase in business after Marren Tarro's review. However, I decided to check it out for myself, and lo! and behold! it was good, damn good. The miso soup had far more tofu than a single cube. The yellowtail was superb: extremely fresh, tender and delicate in flavor, as good fish is supposed to be. I also tried a Hawaiian roll, and the salmon and avocado and other ingredients complemented themselves perfectly; tasted fresh and flavorful - it was well worth eating. Additionally, the sushi chef when I was there was attentive, friendly, and offered to make me something special, since I expressed a fondness for eel. The Millennium roll had a delicate flaky texture reminiscent of a french pastry, but surrounded by rice and tasty eel. I had him leave out the cream cheese, which I despise, so I had a roll exactly to my liking. The wait staff is a bit on the inexperienced side, but, hey, the place just opened. My experience was actually fabulous. I'm going back.