I intended to write this entry earlier in the week but let’s just say that this past week and the week before have been a little, well…weird. Life has come to a screeching halt for many and the rest of us are trying to trudge forward, doing our best not to touch anything and stay at least six feet away from anyone but the closest of family, and locate a supply of toilet paper. Think of a mash-up of mad Max and The Walking Dead. OK, maybe not quite that bad. Such is the world of COVID-19…but in time, this too shall pass.
Despite the coronavirus uproar, Jenna and I had decided to head up to Rome, Georgia to work on a cluster of Earthcaches and virtual caches for my The Great Georgia Earthcache Quest. OK, let’s be clear about one thing, if we thought that there would be a significant chance that we might be exposed we would not have gone. Fortunately for us, Earthcaches and virtual caches involve visiting a location which, more often than not, is not heavily trafficked so the potential for encounters with potential infected people would be quite low.
Prior to heading up to Rome, I got in touch with friend and fellow Young Harris College alum, Chris Ozment, who lives near Rome for suggestions for lunch destination, preferably sushi, Mexican food or maybe Chinese. Chris’ number one suggestion: Blue Fin Sushi & Grill.
By lunchtime we’d checked three off the seven Quest caches off our list along with a bonus traditional cache. We decided that it was time to take a break for lunch and headed to Blue Fin. Surprisingly, it was only about a mile from our third Quest cache and on the way to the fourth.
Things were a little slow for lunchtime but this wasn’t exactly unexpected all things considered. We were seated right away and perused the menu while we waited on our drinks. Both of us decided order the two-roll Lunch Special which came with miso soup and salad with ginger sauce. Jenna selected the Rocking Roll, a jumbo roll with mixed raw fish, crab, avocado and shrimp, and a Spicy Tuna Roll which consisted of spicy tuna, scallions and avocado. I ordered the Rocking Roll and a Super Crunch Roll which consisted of tempura batter and masago topped with shrimp.
As is typical, our soup and salad came out first and we were just finishing with them when our rolls arrived. We both agreed that the soup was a bit better than that we’ve had at most other sushi restaurants and that the ginger dressing for the salad was much better. Chris mentioned that he’s addicted to their ginger dressing and that one can buy it by the pint or quart. What can I say about the rolls? They were good. In fact, they were damn good.
So how did Blue Fin Sushi & Grill fare on the Thumbs Scale? Definitely 4 thumbs up out of a possible 4. Will definitely be a place to remember when we happen to be in the Rome area. Thanks for the tip Chris!