Uptown Life

Make Time for Maki

According to a recent USA Today article, only a third of American who work say they take a lunch break and 65% of workers eat at their desks or don’t take a break at all. With so many great restaurants around, there is no excuse not to take a moment to recharge with a tasty treat in the middle of the day. It is easy to get stuck in the same pattern; skipping lunch, thinking a granola bar will suffice until 6PM.

As my week came to a close, I decided to schedule a much needed lunch date at a wonderful Uptown Cincinnati restaurant, Maki Express. Now if you haven’t been down W. McMillan it is likely that you have no idea where this is. Actually, even if you go down it everyday it is still possible you are clueless as to where I am referring. Maki is just a small 4-table hole-the-wall restaurant that many people consider a great carry-out secret.

If you blink, you might miss it!

The service is so fast it took us next to three seconds to order our favorites: the sweet potato roll, the Boston roll, and the chicken katsu don (the last one is great if sushi isn’t your thing). It was AMAZING and it took less than ten minutes to arrive on our table.

Not only was the food phenomenal, but making time for lunch with a friend was “the wasabi on my sushi”! So try not to sit in your office, cube, or (insert your work environment here) all day starving for good food and conversation. Just call a friend or a special someone and head out to find one of the great places to dine in Uptown. Hopefully Make Express will be on your list.

Maki Express – 206 W. McMillan St

This entry was published on July 23, 2012 at 6:26 pm and is filed under Food & Drinks. Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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