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Kid Drop Zone in Gainesville, Virginia

9 Dec

With as many kids that live in Gainesville, Virginia, I have no idea why no one else thought of this sooner. Seriously!

Kid Drop Zone lets you drop your kids off by the hour. So if you want to go on date night, catch up on errands, etc. you can drop the kids off ($7.50/hr). Or if you prefer, you can stay with them ($5/hr) so they can play with other kids. Best of all, it’s in Gainesville. I don’t know anyone who has tried it. But it’s nice to know there’s a place like this nearby. Just wanted to share.

Get details on Kid Drop Zone here.

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Osaka Japanese Steak & Seafood Restaurant in Gainesville, Virginia

8 Dec

At Osaka in Gainesville (near Target and Giant), the filet mignon is so tender, it’s like pillow-soft. The lobster is juicy and cooked to perfection. The chicken is marinated in delicious sauce. The vegetables (zucchini, onions, carrots, and broccoli) are so good in that light orange side sauce. I could drink that dip it’s so good. And the fried rice is terrific. Everything Osaka serves up on their flame-throwing hibachi grills is awesome.

When you live out in western Prince William County (Gainesville, Haymarket, Bristow), there aren’t too many choices to eat out. Although, new restaurants are popping up every month. I’ve lived in Gainesville, VA for nearly 8 years. Crazy, I know. And Osaka has been there forever. Their hibachi is really good considering the location. Being Asian, I love asian food–especially Japanese. So I’m really glad they’re nearby and excited about the other Asian restaurants now in the Gainesville area (i.e. Pei Wei, Saigon Crepes, Anothai, etc.)

And their sushi, while not the best in the world–we’re not exactly near water–is really good and creative. Osaka created some new sushi based on our geography. Like the Linton Hall roll and Rt. 29. It’s sushi that is lightly deep-fried. It might sound a little unusual, but the combination is excellent. I have also tried their sashimi and it’s good, too. They have even have other unique sushi like lasagna sushi that’s a little strange, but I appreciate their creativity and it’s pretty good.

So if you’re looking for some tasty hibachi food and sushi and you live in Gainesville, Virginia, I’d give it a try. You won’t be disappointed–unless of course when they try to make you catch the shrimp in your mouth and you miss. It’s always fun watching the kids try this.

Here’s the link to Osaka Japanese Restaurant in Gainesville.