Wallingford on 45th St. NE, in close proximity to the Guild theater.
(7.5/10 on my bangin' scale.)
It's Saturday night, and, like every couple in Wallingford, you somehow find yourself going to see the latest critically-acclaimed film at the Guild. You're hungry, and want to make a full date night of it.
One fun choice is Issian, one of the many Wallingford Japanese restaurants. This one specializes in small dishes. Japanese bar food. Noms.
Here's a tip: choose the 7pm showing of the movie, because then you can partake in Issian's happy hour. Every. day. of. the. week. 4.30 - 6.30. Small house sake $2.80, $1 chicken skewers (Yakitori and Yakiton), and $3 fried gyoza, among other options. If you happen to be with a group that wants sushi, you're in luck. They serve that, too.
|Fried shumai and fried gyoza. FRIED > not fried.|
|Many a meat skewer at Issian. Rightmost: Bacon-wrapped asparagus.|