at Akebono: Bacon-wrapped
asparagus; and Apara Niku Maki with rib
eye-wrapped asparagus, glazed in soy mirin. Tidy appetizers for
body and spirit.
namesake edamame in butter, garlic, soy sauce. I like an
appetizer that involves squeezing and sucking. Also, deep-fried
pork dumplings are top rate! So crisp and flavorful.
The art of
deep-frying: The Kara-Age Bacon, with togarashi
mayo, has more crisp and flavor in the breading than the bacon
it surrounds, while in contrast, the tofu fries are quite good!
excel at Akebono: The Colorado Bulldog features
Stoli vodka, Brown Jug bourbon and St. Brendan's Irish cream
liqueurs, with a splash of cola; A standard Old Fashioned
made with Maker's Mark bourbon, a dash of bitters, a pinch of
sugar, plus cherry and orange for garnish.