The cafe was closed so T. declined my suggestion of the totally mediocre Thai place a couple blocks that way and we opted for continuing up the block and there’s a new restaurant! In the old rice restaurant! A guy at a nearby table was having the fish tacos so I modeled my choices after his because he looked like he was having a pretty great time. Turns out T. has spent time in the west and at the University of Michigan, practically feels like a member of the family.