I was at Tinseltown, having watched Midnight in Paris, a light hearted and romantic movie, before heading over to SEA MONSTR SUSHI for dinner. Also one of Mark Brand’s babies, see Save On Meats.
It was a lazy Thursday night, and a couple other tables were filled up, with one person sitting at the bar. I always love sitting by the bar, and will usually take this seating option if available. Being able to watch the chefs prepare your food is highly underrated.
A couple options were available for drinks, but I already knew what I wanted. A beer. Well, I usually want beer, but even more so here because they’re the only ones in town that have this unique beer dispensing system. BottomsUP beer is a dispensing unit that reduces foam, waiting times, and takes up a smaller area than a regular tap. It works by pushing a seal at the bottom allowing the beer to flow out. When the cup is removed, a magnet keeps the bottom closed, keeping your beer nice and safe.
Sapporo Bottoms Up Beer $4.40
The only problem is, the cups are plastic and therefore not reusable. Well, you could keep using your own cup if you were having more than one, but at the end of the day the restaurant will just throw them out anyways.
As far as I know, there aren’t many sushi restaurants in Gastown. MoMo Sushi seems to be the only I can think of.
Menus are available on their site, and prices are good. All rice bowls come with a miso soup.
Chirashi Don $12.50
Scallop, tuna, salmon, tako, saba (or mackerel) and plenty of tobico adorned my bowl of sushi rice. Finely chopped tamago and cucumbers also added some colour. For $12.50 this is sort of pricey, sort of not. For Gastown, I say it’s okay and expected.
When you’re done your drink .. you can even take out the little magnet at the bottom of the beer. Great little advertising technique.
Apologies if my posts haven’t been the regular self.