Sushi, Thai and comfort food make great carryout options

Sky Asian Cuisine’s snowflake roll ($16) dressed with grilled sea bass, spicy lobster and avocado wrapped in soy bean or and served with an orange mayo and eel sauce is a decadent, creamy option that is as rich and savory as it sounds. ALEXIS LARSEN/CONTRIBUTED

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Sky Asian Cuisine’s snowflake roll ($16) dressed with grilled sea bass, spicy lobster and avocado wrapped in soy bean or and served with an orange mayo and eel sauce is a decadent, creamy option that is as rich and savory as it sounds. ALEXIS LARSEN/CONTRIBUTED

We all need nice things right now and a date night fits the bill.

For the next several weeks we will be detailing different restaurants with information on how they are currently operating and taking orders as well as some menu items you might consider for a fun evening of takeout.

Theme it up, get creative and be sure to order a dessert or two, because … nice things.

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Sky Asian Cuisine’s Pacific Roll, with yellowtail, lobster salad and fresh jalapeno pepper wrapped with soybean nori and topped with tuna, salmon, black tobiko, drizzled with a creamy, spicy sauce. MARK FISHER/STAFF

Sky Asian Cuisine’s Pacific Roll, with yellowtail, lobster salad and fresh jalapeno pepper wrapped with soybean nori and topped with tuna, salmon, black tobiko, drizzled with a creamy, spicy sauce. MARK FISHER/STAFF

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Sky Asian Cuisine’s Pacific Roll, with yellowtail, lobster salad and fresh jalapeno pepper wrapped with soybean nori and topped with tuna, salmon, black tobiko, drizzled with a creamy, spicy sauce. MARK FISHER/STAFF

Sky Asian Cuisine

4090 Wilmington Pike, Kettering | 937-949-9883 | www.skyasiancuisine.com

Details: Sky Asian's full menu and online order are available at Skyasiancuisine.com or you can call to place your order. Curbside pickup and delivery is available Monday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. The full sushi menu is available in case you want to have a tasty dish that is also healthy.

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Order up: The Mango Madness signature roll ($15) is a favorite made with salmon and avocado wrapped with soybean nori topped with fresh lobster, mango, shrimp and tuna and served with a chili mango sauce. The snowflake roll ($16) made with grilled sea bass, spicy lobster and avocado served with orange mayo and eel sauce is also delicious, but so are all of their other rolls. For hot dishes, consider a flavorful curry that delivers a savory punch or a specialty dish like Beef Negimaki ($18) made with thin sliced beef wrapped with crab meat, scallion, mushroom and asparagus served with a mango sweet chili sauce. Whatever your order, consider adding their lemongrass seafood soup ($5.5) or coconut seafood chowder ($6). Both are delicious and are great compliments to any meal you go with. A very nice wine and sake menu are also available to pair with you meal.

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Singapore Noodles from Thai 9. Photo by Alexis Larsen

Singapore Noodles from Thai 9. Photo by Alexis Larsen

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Singapore Noodles from Thai 9. Photo by Alexis Larsen

Thai 9

11 Brown St., Dayton | 937-222-3227 | thai9restaurant.com

Details: Thai 9 is open during their normal business hours Monday through Friday for lunch from 11:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m., Sunday through Thursday dinner from 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. They are in the process of adding more lines and a call-waiting feature. If you get a busy signal, try giving them a call at 937-430-8253. Check out the full menu, which is available to order, online.

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Order up: For $4.50 you can order up one of the best soups in town — Tom Kha Kai, a coconut milk soup make with chicken or tofu depending on your mood or diet. The savory, sweet coconut milk is simmered with cherry tomatoes, mushrooms, lemon grass, galangal and lime juice and the results are heavenly. If you haven't tried this before, now is the time. It's been one of my favorites for more than a decade. Thai 9's menu is expansive with sushi, salads, noodle dishes, specialty dishes. Lately I've been in the mood for curry and they have it in spades. Their Massaman Curry ($15.95) is a dependable favorite, but their red curry (Gang Lohng, $13.95), yellow curry (Gang Lohng, $14.95), green curry (Gang Keo Wan, $14.95), mango curry ($13.95) and Panaeng curry ($15.95) are all delicious and can be made with the addition of chicken, pork, tofu or vegetables, beef or seafood. Their Duck curry (Gang Ped Bhed Yaang, $24.95) is also quite good. Whatever you go with you can be sure it will be flavorful and will keep you on your toes.

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Watermark’s popular (Great) Miami Burger is a half pound of prime Angus reserve beef is grilled pink or not pink and served on a brioche bun and topped with a choice of blue or Ohio cheddar cheese and house pickles and pickled red onion. CONTRIBUTED

Watermark’s popular (Great) Miami Burger is a half pound of prime Angus reserve beef is grilled pink or not pink and served on a brioche bun and topped with a choice of blue or Ohio cheddar cheese and house pickles and pickled red onion. CONTRIBUTED

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Watermark’s popular (Great) Miami Burger is a half pound of prime Angus reserve beef is grilled pink or not pink and served on a brioche bun and topped with a choice of blue or Ohio cheddar cheese and house pickles and pickled red onion. CONTRIBUTED

Watermark

20 S. First St., Miamisburg | 937-802-0891 | eatdrinkwatermark.com

Details: Watermark's curbside menu is available for order and pickup from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Orders must be picked up at the front entrance where they will come to your vehicle and collect payment. Cash is encouraged and credit cards are accepted. Orders can be made by calling their number or emailing carryout@eatdrinkwatermark.com.

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Order up: Each week, owner and chef Maria Walusis is putting out a special curbside menu. For the April 14-18 menu they had smoked duck wings for $10. Most of the menu features the same comfort dishes that transport well from week to week, including homestyle mac and cheese ($8), fried green tomatoes ($9), crispy chicken tenders ($10), the (Great) Miami burger ($12) made with bacon jam, pickles and cheese, a chicken club ($12) and a meatloaf Wellington ($18). Bottled wines are available for purchase or pair your meal with a cocktail. Watermark's curbside cocktails include a house margarita ($6), rum punch ($8), Cosmo ($8) or "The Recipe" made with Elijah Craig Bourbon, Tom's Foolery Applejack, Appleton Estate Rum and orange Curacao ($12).

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