Goung Zhou Asian Bistro
It had been far too long since our last visit to our favorite East Texas sushi spot, and we found it as good as ever. Four of us sampled an assortment of treats, from spicy tuna rolls and beef tenderloin skewers to crab cakes and pot stickers, all accompanied by a bottle of crisp Well of Wisdom sake. Having not imbibed sufficient wisdom to call it an evening, we moved on to main courses of seared ahi—delightful, with a garlicky, peppery spice rub—and a twelve-ounce aged prime rib with garlic mashed potatoes and grilled veggies. The pleasant, not-too-casual setting, along with unobtrusive but steady service, proved just right for a reunion of longtime friends. Reservations are a must on the weekend.
Drinks: Beer, wine & sake