We usually save date nights for the weekend but we decided to change it up a bit this week and have dinner and drinks out at a local favorite, The Cowfish, on a Monday. Located on Six Forks Rd. in Raleigh, The Cowfish is the first sushi burger restaurant or Burgushi® spot! Yep, it’s “sandwiches made with sushi stuff and burgers made with sushi stuff”. I was excited by the concept and we jumped at the chance to attend a hosted influencer dinner for a night out on the town.
We always like to kick off date night with great cocktails. I opted for the Cucumber Mint-ini, (Hendrick’s Gin, cucumber, mint, freshly squeezed lime) and he chose the Skinny Gonzales, a handcrafted cocktail that’s a skinny twist on a margarita. (Espolon Tequila Blanco, Grand Marnier Raspberry Peach, freshly squeezed lime, & POM juice). It was a great way to unwind after a long Manic Monday.
Our rockstar servers started us off with some customer favorites for appetizers, Crab Rangoon Dip, Edamame with Sea Salt, and Blackened Tuna Nachos (Wonton chips with Crab Rangoon Dip, avocado salsa, tomatoes, seared rare blackened yellowfin tuna and microgreens).
Everything was delicious but the Crab Rangoon Dip? Goodness, me oh my. It’s a good thing there were people around or I might have eaten it with a spoon. The creamy crab rangoon dip had a parmesan panko crust, wonton crisps, Thai sweet chili sauce and chives. SO good! It might have been life changing.
We filled up on appetizers and then ordered our entrees-a Fusion Specialty Bento Box for me, which included the featured mini-burger of the week, sweet potato fries, Thai cucumbers, edamame and a Mark’s Roll. (Fresh tuna, jalapeño, cream cheese, kani, scallions inside, coated with panko and flash fried…..then topped with Japanese mayo and sriracha.)
My hubby was in a burger mood so he opted for the super fun All American Bacon Double Cheeseburgooshi- Seasoned all natural beef, yellow cheddar cheese, white cheddar cheese, applewood bacon, and red onion, wrapped in soy paper and potato strings, then flash fried. Oh, and topped with ketchup, mustard, dill pickle and Roma tomato.
Needless to say, we had leftovers for lunch the next day. We really loved the casual atmosphere, the fantastic service (I mean when your server says “shazam” as he puts down each plate, how can you have a bad time?) and the unique options on the menu.
Check out The Cowfish in North Raleigh for your next casual date night or gathering with friends. Oh, and as for Monday night date nights? I can’t think of a better way to start the week. We might just have to make this a habit.
Thanks for hosting us, Cowfish Raleigh!