Back when I still lived in the Bay Area, one of my favorite pastimes was to indulge in sushi at Sushi Main Street after acupuncture with the lovely Lisa Mandelbaum. (she has since moved to the Sierra foothills and relocated her practice there)
When I eat solo, I generally sit at the bar and chat with the bartender while eating. Sushi bars make this extra easy and fun as you can see what you are about to eat and maybe even try something new.
One night the bartender shared that he was from Nepal, so I asked, “where?”