Restaurant Review – Friday Fictioneers

Written for the Friday Fictioneers. A story about a restaurant review begins after the image. Great pic, Ted!

Genre: Urban Fantasy/Humor

Copyright: Ted Strutz

Restaurant Review

“This is it?” grimaced Gunter. ” ‘Astounding decor?’ This is all for $300 per plate?”

“And the freshest sashimi in the world, Monsieur,” smiled the waiter.

Gunter sat down scowling. “I’ll have the sashimi, I guess!”

Several minutes later a fish, resting on a clamshell plate, rose from water beside him. It was held aloft by a stunning blue-tinted woman, swimming easily in the water. She winked alluringly and dove, her fish tail flipping flirtatiously as she swam away.

Gunter finished his meal in a stunned stupor, and began to take notes for his review.

Astounding decor!
Freshest sashimi in the city!

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Each week, Rochelle Wisoff-Fields takes us all on a merry chase through our own imagination, and stories 100 words or less, from an image prompt. This club isn’t private and that means YOU can have all this fun too! Here’s this week’s prompt: http://rochellewisofffields.wordpress.com/2013/11/27/29-november-2013/

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About EagleAye

I like looking at the serious subjects in the news and seeking the lighter side of the issue. I love satire and spoofs. I see the ridiculous side of things all the time, and my goal is to share that light-hearted view.
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39 Responses to Restaurant Review – Friday Fictioneers

  1. Jan Brown says:

    Love your story. That is some fresh sashimi!

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  2. hugmamma says:

    A gourmand’s fantasy delight. I’d love it if it were a reality show.

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  3. tedstrutz says:

    I don’t know about that decor… but the view is nice. Now I have a hankering for wasabi. Good One!

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    • EagleAye says:

      Me too. I think I want some sushi now. Put a beautiful mermaid in any plain room and she’ll make the whole thing sparkle. Problem is, they’re hard to come by. πŸ˜‰
      Thanks much for stopping in, and kudos for a great picture!

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  4. List of X says:

    Great story – only I think this is a picture of a ferry boat. I rode a ferry just like this one a few months ago. πŸ™‚

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    • EagleAye says:

      I agree, I think it is a ferry, but I’ve also seen old boats turned into floating restaurants. I saw this and thought immediately that it would make for a great restaurant. I just ran with that idea. Thanks so much for your thoughts! πŸ™‚

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  5. Indira says:

    Freshest sashimi indeed, you are right, it can’t get any better. Mermaid in the room, what about the fish smell ?

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  6. pattisj says:

    It sure beats pizza delivery!

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  7. claireful says:

    That’s certainly one way to get your food delivered. But I wonder whether any of the female diners will get as excited as your reviewer?

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  8. Sandra says:

    A fresh look at the prompt – I could just see her. Well done for originality.

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  9. kz says:

    well, that place sounds awesome! πŸ™‚

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  10. Lol…it doesn’t get much fresher than THAT!

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  11. Dear E. A.

    Freshest sashimi indeed. I suppose the waitress, in this case, is a bit, shall we say, out of the ordinary. πŸ˜‰ Really love this one. You’ve outdone yourself in fishing for story.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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  12. dmmacilroy says:

    Dear EagleAye,

    I just pulled a muscle laughing at your story. The one eighty you put that poor writer through and the (only) response is fantastic. What else could he do? Perfect and lunatic and I loved it.

    Aloha,

    Doug

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    • EagleAye says:

      A pulled muscle? I’ll have to put another notch on my keyboard. πŸ˜‰ I’ll send you bandages in the mail. Thanks so much for the encouraging comments. I’m glad you had fun with this one.

      Cheers!

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  13. mike olley says:

    Great story, EagleAye. I bet the desserts get a bit messy though.

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  14. Mermaid waitress – yeah that would catch a great review πŸ™‚

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  15. Steve Lakey says:

    I guess whale-watching is so last year! πŸ˜‰

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  16. elmowrites says:

    Never mind the sashimi, did you see the serving staff?!

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  17. atrm61 says:

    Don’t know about Sashami(I never tasted any)but loved the mermaid waitress;-)A cool story EA:-)

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    • EagleAye says:

      Sashimi is awesome if you ever get the chance. Try yellowfin tuna. It’s amazing. Thanks so much for your thoughts!

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      • atrm61 says:

        Oh-we do eat a lot of fish in our community but mostly river fish & very cooked-sashami if I am not wrong is kind of raw?Just guessing though-maybe someday I will get to taste it-will keep it in mind-thk u EA:-)

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      • EagleAye says:

        Yes, Sashimi is simply raw fish. I usually have Sushi, which is raw fish on a tiny bed of rice. The fish is usually Salmon, Halibut, Mackerel, and assorted kinds of Tuna. Best consumed with Asahi beer and shots of Sake (rice wine). Mmm mmm!

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      • atrm61 says:

        Ha!ha!In India,most of us are not used to eating anything raw and salmon is quite expensive-don’t think we get Halibut -maybe mackarel:-)Yes I have heard of that beer(tho i do not drink alcohol) from a foodie friend as well as Sake:-)Will definitely tell him about this sp dish-he keeps going abroad ,so he can have it:-)

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