Photo by Tim Dachtera
Just got home from another Lazy Lightning meetup. This time Kim and I hooked up with 15 other readers for an evening of sushi and Thai at Ronin Sushi Cafe in Lakeville. I have been planning this event for over a month and am using it, again, as a test for future outings like the one I have set for June 7th at King’s Place in Miesville.
I want to first thank Ronin’s excellent staff, especially Nona and Natalie, for welcoming us into their restaurant with open arms. Ronin’s team went out of their way and above and beyond to handle the planning with me and make sure that seating was pre-set and ready to go. The table was prepped with plenty of menus, water, and they were preparing food in the back and had plenty of staff on hand to make sure our experience was a great one. I have planned several events for large groups in the past for various other organizations and I have never had it this easy. Excellent service and I highly recommend Ronin for your next group event after we experienced tonight.
The food tonight, while not as spicy as it usually is, was excellent. Nona later let me know that it was a challenge to have that many people order off the menu because it’s all made from scratch on eight burners in the back and even with that limitation, it was came out quickly for a group of 17. I only split a California Roll with Kim and thought it was fine but I’ll let the sushi experts share what they had to say about their experiences with some of the more involved items on the menu. Overall everyone seemed to love their food and several people said that they would be back again after what they had tonight.
Aside from finally getting to meet many people who I only know through their names they post as here, the best part of the evening were the four Cherry Bombs that were served for dessert. Five brave souls went for the four huge desserts (deep fried, rum glazed, bacon-wrapped, huge ass habaneros stuffed with cream cheese) that were absolutely delectable. You want to know what a unique, interesting, exciting, and absolutely incredible menu item is? Ronin’s Cherry Bombs. If those things don’t become world fucking famous, I haven’t done my job. Listen to me people, if you like spicy shit (or even if you don’t, at least two people were habanero virgins) these things are to die for. Go to Ronin Sushi Cafe today and tell them you want one. Seriously, you will not be disappointed. This is one thing you should not pass up.
I’d like to thank everyone who came. We all had a great time and I really hope that you all did too. If you want to meet up with other people from the website and have a great time, please think about joining us in June for the Burgers, Beer, and Baseball Event at King’s Place in Miesville. I promise you that you’ll enjoy King’s burgers and Mudhens’ baseball.
For those of you that were there tonight, what did you think? Good time? Good food? If you have any photos, video, etc, go ahead and comment on and let us know where they are and make sure you get people to join us next time in Miesville!