Friday night, we got fortified with fun, fresh and relatively inexpensive food at Sushi Ting like...

... these popping green Veggie Gyoza...

...and the crunchy-fied tuna tower called Mt Fuji...plus the irresistible and sauce-tastic...

Sweet potato Dynamite and the newish...

...Red and White Roll with jalapeno, a lot of good-eatin' fish and an unusual last minute torch-scorching (hint: all sushi here can be made with ostensibly healthy "black rice"--I recommend it!)

Afterward, is was off to a swingin' Ace of Cups (which now has the best tap beer in the area: three dee-licious Barley's, the insanely great Founders Porter, the refreshing, rare and real-deal Czech pilsner called Krusovice, plus several more) and a high energy and wildly fun Psandwich record release show (also dug the wacky punk-party Washington Beach Bums opening act).

Waking-up to the first cold and dank day of the season--as well as some undesirable after-effects of overindulgence the night before--we headed off to Ying's for restorative bowls of Spicy Pork Noodle and Chicken Lemongrass soups. Then it was off to the ugliest sporting event I've witnessed in the 'Shoe in a very, very, very long time (I'll spare you--and me!-- any repellent details or photos)