Whoo hoo! We're doing a Saturday afternoon sushi meetup in the heart of downtown Saratoga Springs! What a great summertime place to be and, along with that, I've heard nothing but RAVE reviews about the quality of the all-you-can-eat sushi offerings at WASABI Japanese restaurant. Wasabi is located on Putnam Street next to the "Diamond Brady Plaza" building along with a small parking lot, and is also next to Gaffney's, which is on the corner of Caroline and Putnam Streets.
[NOTE: To RSVP, you must agree to the RSVP RULE, detailed at the bottom. Do not be a "no show". Do not cancel last minute; no later than noontime, day before the meetup.]
To start things off, we will first gather in Wasabi's bar area at 2:00 p.m. for a SOCIAL HOUR over a drink or two, and if it's a nice day we'll move it outdoors onto their covered, outdoor patio! This will give us a nice chance to settle in and mix it up a bit with each other before we sit down to dine.
Our sushi feast will then begin at 3:00 p.m. and will go to about 5:00 p.m.
BUT HOLD ON A MINUTE! As if that isn't enough, perhaps some of us may want to get together before and/or after the sushi meetup, as well. If interested, let's get a discussion going on the Sushi meetup site and at the restaurant as to what we might want to do. See my suggestions, below, for taking in "The Downtown Saratoga Experience".
Cost per Person: $24.99 + tax (pay the restaurant and get a receipt).
Price also includes tea, soft drinks and icecream desert.
As usual, alcoholic drinks are extra.
We will be ordering from a two-page CHECKLIST MENU which I posted on the sushi meetup group site along with a cocktail menu:
The menu includes fresh sushi, shashimi, yakitori, delectible and innovative special rolls, hot & crispy shrimp and vegetable tempura, grilled teriyaki, tasty soups, salads, various Japanese appetizers, plus many more items... all of which will be topped off by vanilla, strawberry or Japanese green tea icecream for desert!
Order ALL you want to eat, as many times as you want, but please order only what you CAN eat. Please be mindful NOT to leave any uneaten food, or else the restaurant will charge us for it. Be assured that everyone will leave the restaurant happily satisfied!
THE DOWNTOWN SARATOGA EXPERIENCE
Sooo! While in Saratoga, why not take in the exciting downtown Saratoga experience? We'll be right around the corner from the Caroline Street action, and Broadway is right up the street from there. Stroll around to check out the interesting shops and street musicians, and even stick around to enjoy some early evening music. In particular, I'll be keeping an eye out for live, outdoor music at Gaffney's. Also, beautiful Yaddo Gardens is only a short 5 minute drive from downtown. Let's discuss!
For those of you who have never come to a sushi meetup before, or perhaps it's been a long time, please do NOT hesitate to join us. It would be really good to meet and introduce you around. We're friendly!
All that said, I hope to see many of you at Wasabi for a great socializing, dining and Saratoga experience! : - )
Michael, Assistant Organizer - The Albany Sushi Meetup Group
RSVP RULE and CANCELLATIONS
In all fairness to the restaurant, the group and to those who may be on a Waitlist:
* RSVP only if you know you can attend.
* If you RSVP, do NOT be a no show.
* If you cannot attend, change your RSVP to "Not Going" no later than noontime, day before the meetup, preferably sooner.
* If on the day of the meetup a malady prevents you from attending, you must CALL ME at (518)[masked] to explain so I can tell the restaurant.
* Avoid the last minute "something came up" reason. If you RSVP, consider it a commitment.
* Non-compliance will result in being marked as a "No Show", being restricted from RSVPing for future meetups, and/or being removed from the group. Thank you much for understanding.