3 Places to Get Calamari That Only Yakima Valley Locals Know About
I was one of the millions of Americans who sat down and watched Day 2 of the Democratic National Convention. The most interesting part of the evening event was the roll call, where delegates from every state and occupied United States territory recorded a video. In each unique video, delegates declared their number of state votes for either presidential nominees Vermont senator, Bernie Sanders, or former senator and USA vice-president, Joe Biden, or in most cases, both contenders.
I perked up when I saw the delegate from Washington state on the screen, State Representative My-Linh Thai. I teared up and felt a wave of sadness mixed in with feeling homesick when I saw the delegates from Tennessee.
When I saw the delegates from Rhode Island, State Representative Joseph McNamara, I was at first smitten with his accent, but then my eyes drifted over to that delectable-looking and VERY DISTRACTING plate of fried calamari that the other guy was holding up to the TV screen.
That plate of fried calamari was beckoning me like, "Hey, busta! Come get a load of THIS!"
The weird thing is, I am not even a calamari fan! I have had one calami too many (calami is the plural for calamari, right?), and let's just say, it's an acquired taste. I prefer calamari that does not TASTE like squid. I like the kind that tastes like those chicken Popper things at KFC. My kind of squid is chewy like meat, not squishy like fishy.
Where can you order some good calamari in the Yakima Valley? I could only come up with three possible places I could think of that serve it:
Ozeki's Japanese Restaurant?
Trip Advisor says there are only four (4) places in Yakima where you can grab some calamari, but I am looking for places all over the Yakima Valley.
Cowiche Canyon Kitchen & Ice Bar
Second Street Grill
WaterFire Restaurant & Bar
Let me know your recommendation!