Curt is Chicago native - but don't hold that against him. After stops in Madison and California, he moved to Waukesha in 2004 to open a downtown business.
Ladies and Gentlemen, I have been told that admitting you have a problem is one of the first steps toward recovery.
So today, here on this very blog, I am going to admit that I have a problem- in hopes that by telling all of you, I will find the courage, strength, and support necessary to overcome my issue.
It all started when I decided to change things up a bit one lazy Saturday afternoon. I walked into the new downtown Waukesha Sushi place, Sakura, to place my usual order.
But as I approached the counter, a “special” caught my eye. This “special” included something called a “Crunchy California Roll”.
So, for something different, I went out on a limb and tried it. It was delicious, and my life has not been the same since.
Now, when I wake in the morning, I have Crunchy California Rolls on my mind and I yearn for the approaching lunch hour so as to satisfy my craving. If I am unable to make lunch, I will catch myself daydreaming of the roll while I teach class, or drifting off while reading the paper, or half listening to a conversation while I savor dreamlike thoughts of the crispy delicacy.
And as the dinner hour approaches, I begin to desire the tasty treat to the point of obsession.
My class ends at 7:30PM and I am at the sushi counter by 7:45 (7:35 if I didn't have to let the dog out before dinner.)
So, at this point, you may be asking yourself what a Crispy California Roll is and why it has such a grip on my life.
Well let me tell you, it is only the best thing ever created by the hands of angels and sent to earth with love like a gift from the heavens for the simple enjoyment of all of mankind right here in Waukesha!
(Alright, maybe I went a little too far with that.)
But it’s really good.You see, your average California roll is a kind of sushi that contains cucumber, crab meat or imitation crab stick, and avocado. Sometimes the outer layer of rice is sprinkled with toasted sesame seeds or tobiko (fish eggs). But these rolls go a step further. On the outer layer, there is some sort of very fine, sweet tasting, breading. And it is this breading that takes the ordinary California Roll and catapults it to a whole new caliber of taste sensation.
And here it is, 11:00 AM. Sakura is open and I am going there right now for a roll. The blog can wait…
Please help me. My name is Curt Otto, and I am a Crispy California Roll addict.