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October 13, 2009

Next Sunday's review: Umi Sake



I'm afraid I've been a little slow with this post -- about two days slow -- but I have an excuse.

The photo for the review isn't going to be shot until later today, so when I ate at Umi Sake in Cockeysville I took a few pictures with my phone camera  to go with this preview. ...

Unfortunately, I couldn't get my phone to send them to my computer until I had a long talk with Verizon customer service.

I don't want to bore you with my latest phone woes; I just want to tell you about the most amazing thing the woman I spoke to said to me. When I finally wailed in desperation (you know I'm not good in these conversations), "What would you do if you were me in this situation," she said, "I don't know. Verizon isn't my service provider."

I was so astounded I forgot to ask her who is.

Alas, my photos were terrible, so I ended up taking one from the restaurant's Web site.

Anyway, next Sunday I'll be telling you about Cockeysville's newest sushi restaurant. It's actually much more than that, in case you're wondering why that area -- so near to Towson -- needs any more sushi.

(Photo courtesy of Umi Sake)

Posted by Elizabeth Large at 10:40 AM | | Comments (7)
Categories: Review Preview


That photo convinced me that I don't want to eat at the bar there. Those stools look horribly uncomfortable.

Oh, that is classic.

Those chairs look like the same ones at 13.5%, which are indeed horribly uncomfortable (and not very stable).

EL - I email my photos to myself via text message, just typing in my full email address instead of a phone number. I think your phone takes better pictures, tho.

Yes, but if you tell them to block internet access because you are getting data charges you didn't make, it also blocks the ability to send photos, even though I'm supposed to get that free. EL

Elizabeth, I think all the cell phone providers have it in for you.

Then again, I'm fairly sure they have it in for all of us. I remember service being better when there were more of them.

I drive by it all the time, so it'll be interesting to see how the food really is.

We ate at this place 4 or 5 times and like it more and more. They are a lot more then your regular sushi restaurant - the menu is very extensive. Their prices are very reasonable for the size and quality of meals.

Hey Mike - I just left a question over at the Monday Morning quarterback post wondering if anyone can compare Umi to Edo Sushi in Cockeysville. Have you been to both? From the pictures, Umi looks a bit more upscale, just wondering if the quality and expense is comparable.

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Richard Gorelick was appointed The Baltimore Sun's restaurant critic in September 2010. Before joining the paper staff fulltime, he contributed freelance criticism and features articles about food to area and regional publications. Along the way, he dispatched for short-distance trucking companies, shilled for cultural non-profits, and assisted in cognitive neurology research – never the subject, always the control.

He takes restaurants seriously but not himself, and his favorite restaurant is the one you love, too.

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