My friends and I went out to Wasabi in Clayton Saturday night. It wasn't until after we'd gotten there and picked up an RFT we realized we were eating at the #1 sushi place in St. Louis. We got a Philadelphia roll, Crazy Roll and a Shogun Roll along with a couple of other individual pieces of bluefin, eel and salmon. It was fabulous. I think any food is made better by being served on a little boat. All rolls are served with a salad and an order of Miso soup. The salad wasn't that great but the miso was nice. We also split some warm sake between us. My only two complaints were the service was a little rushed since we came in near closing. Our server came up to us twice in a 15 second period to ask if we were ready to order. Also, I was a little rusty with the chopsticks, which is really more on me than them. Excellent food. I can see why they were voted number one.
On a slightly related note. I now want to visit many of the places in the 2006 restaurant guide from the RFT. My birthday is coming up in a couple weeks. I wonder where I can convince my friends to take me. Maybe Cunetto's? Iron Barley? Pueblo Solis?
On another slightly related note. I didn't know we had an El Burrito Loco (voted #1 burrito) in St. Louis. I ate at the one in Atlanta a couple of years ago. The burritos are HUGE and they have such a great variety of burritos beyond the standeard Chicken/Steak/Ground Beef/Veggie combo most mexican places have. If they are as good as their southern counterpart, I highly recommend them.
x-posted to my own journal.