Not Jimmy John’s!?!?

Whenever Ryan meets me downtown for lunch we go to Jimmy John’s.

I love it. Ryan loves it. It works.

Today, however, I just wasn’t feeling The John’s.

I met Ryan in the lobby of my office building and informed him of my odd change in cravings.

Shock set in.

Then Ryan said he was also craving something other than a Jimmy John’s sub, and randomly brought a gift card for a sushi restaurant with him.

Anytime someone suggests sushi, I’m game!

We headed to Bento, a quick, casual Asian and sushi restaurant, to grab some tasty rolls.

We ended up ordering two sushi rolls and a teriyaki chicken bowl that came with chicken, egg noodles, green beans and asparagus, and split everything between us.

Chicken + Noodles + Veggies

Sushi

All of our food was fresh and flavorful.

I really like how Bento offers a handful of sushi rolls without rice.

I was a little skeptical about the riceless rolls until I tried a piece that one of my coworkers ordered. I was amazed at how I didn’t even miss the rice! I’ve asked about riceless sushi rolls at other restaurants before and chefs will often try to accommodate my requests, which is great.

Of course I still like rice in my rolls, but ordering a roll sans rice is a great option for me when I’m ordering other things and want to enjoy a lighter sushi roll as well.

Dessert

Once we were finished eating, we headed next door to Mochi for frozen yogurt.

We enjoyed the combination we created the last time we visited Mochi so much that we decided to replicate it this afternoon.

Fro Yo Melts My Heart

Peanut butter frozen yogurt + Butterfinger pieces… and we added some chocolate-covered toffee pieced and cheesecake bits for good measure.

I loved having a little lunch date to break up the monotony of the work day. What a nice lil’ treat!

I am actually feeling quite sleepy (food coma, maybe?), and am looking forward to curling up on the couch and watching a movie when I get off work today.

Later tonight I have plans to meet up with some bloggers you may recognize (Woo!) and I can’t wait!

See ya later, alligators.

35 Responses

  1. I am obsessed with Jimmy Johns, so glad they have it here in Orlando! And rice-less sushi – we usually ask for brown rice, but no rice is a genius idea! Definitely going to try this, thanks!!

    http://www.JsEverydayFashion.com

  2. Mmmmm your lunch looked delish!

  3. that fro-yo is making me crave for one right now! πŸ™‚ i just love reading your blog! would you remember a recipe you had before that had chicken baked with cornflakes or something? i remember seeing it here before but it isn’t in your “recipes” page. i tried back reading too but couldn’t find it. if you have time i hope you could share it again. thanks a lot! πŸ˜€

  4. Bento has become our go to place for Sushi and I love that Menchi’s right there for after!

  5. WHAT?! no jimmy john’s?! i don’t even know what to do with myself πŸ™‚

  6. Yum! Your lunch looks delicious! Glad you two had a great time. I hope you checked out my fall post I tagged you in! πŸ™‚

  7. Sushi looks amazing! I just posted about the delivery sushi had last night! πŸ™‚

  8. its crazy how i crave froyo when the months start getting cooler! i’ll probably eat it more when its snowing which is really strange.

    SUSHI!!! love sushi dinners ❀ ❀

  9. Sushi and frozen yogurt would have to be my ideal meal!

  10. I didn’t even know you could get riceless sushi rolls. Good to know. I wonder if most sushi restaurants make them…

    Mmmmm…froyo! Gotta love the pb theme going on there. πŸ™‚

  11. I wish my hubby and I worked close enough to go to lunch together!

  12. You have just made me REALLY want sushi this weekend πŸ˜‰

  13. I’m a really big fan of sushi as well. I like eel and salmon the best, not so much the rolls. What is your favorite type of sushi?

    Your dessert looks amazing as well. πŸ™‚

  14. lunch looks good! i love rice-less sushi! yum! but sometimes you just gotta have the rice too ;p

    mmm…frozen yogurt…i could eat it everyday!

  15. ah I wish there was a mochi where I live! looks great:)

  16. that froyo looks so gooood! πŸ˜€

  17. Looks like a good choice! mixing it up is always good!

  18. I am sooo obsessed with fro-yo haha. Usually I try to be healthy and get the tart flavor with fruit, but the place I most often go to has a peanut butter flavor that’s amaaaazing. Now ya got me craving it πŸ™‚ Riceless sushi, how interesting! I’ll have to keep my eyes peeled for that.

  19. I’ve been craving those egg noodles lately. Headed to sushi tonight with hubby and friends. Yeah!

  20. That’s so nice that you can go to lunch with him during the week. My hubs and I go every once in a while too, and it such a nice reprieve to see his wonderful face in the middle of a stressful day!

  21. Yum! Totally jealous of your lunch today!

  22. Sushi sounds delish–good choice! My sister likes to come home at work (she works about 5 minutes away). She says it makes her workday much more manageable.

  23. I had sushi for lunch yesterday and it was delicious! I was craving it so badly. I wish they served a dish with asparagus at the restaurant in my town though.

  24. I LOVE sushi! Any Asian cuisine is absolutely delicious πŸ˜€ I’ve tried riceless rolls before, and loved em’ but I usually stick with rice anyways πŸ™‚ Your lunch looks amazing and has me craving froyo too πŸ˜‰

    Enjoy your day!

  25. I’m soooooooooooo sad that I can’t be there tonight 😦 (hope you got my email) I hope you all have so much fun though! & I hope we can do a meet up again soon!

  26. That sounds like a fun lunch! I love sushi and I’m always game too whenever anyone requests it. That lunch looks great, especially the bowl of chicken, noodles and vegetables. Looks surprisingly healthy!
    The fro yo looks really good as well. Great flavor combinations mixed up in there!

  27. I seriously want sushi soooo badly. That looks like a perfect date meal to me. πŸ™‚

  28. That fro-yo looks FANTASTIC! But I just found something even better and I think you’ll appreciate it given your recent mention (or 2) of Jessie Spano πŸ™‚

    Check it out http://lolslater.tumblr.com/

  29. i’ve never had sushi before, and honestly have never really wanted to try it but this sushi looks good!

  30. I like sushi, but I LOVE Jimmy John’s. We ate it while we were home and it tasted SO good after not having it for over a year.

    Not sure I could turn down JJ or their great chips.

  31. I love Sushi……my husband doesn’t so I don’t get to eat it as often as I’d like. But when I do….I go all out. πŸ™‚

  32. That sushi looks delicious!!! I have a policy to never say no to sushi πŸ™‚

  33. that chicken looks kinda suspect, hate it when I order a chicken dish and the chicken isn’t white meat!

  34. I think you created the ultimate fro yo bowl. πŸ™‚

  35. […] for dinner…I really had no idea what we were going to do. I was thinking of channeling my ‘inner-Julie’ and grabbing Jimmy Johns for the two of us. But, then the cooking bug bit me as I was driving back […]

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