Instead of doing the usual and saying, “I’ll check it out next time,” I turned around and pulled in the parking lot. I wasn’t hungry, but I decided to check out the offerings at Caryn’s Okazu-ya on Young Street.
It’s been around for more than 20 years, now on its third owner. And the menu looked good: shrimp tempura, mochiko chicken, teriyaki hot dog, Okinawan shoyu pork.
I’m glad I stopped.
This is going to be my New Year’s resolution of sorts, to stop and try and not wait until later.
Think of all the restaurants and shops and places you always say you’ll check out — and years go by and you’ve still never seen or done it.
Trust me, you won’t regret it. Because even if it turns out not as great as you had expected, at least now you know.