OK, imagine some sun....think reeeeeeal hard. Now imagine a well worn 16 inch softball in your left hand and an aluminum bat in your right.

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Walk It Out: Maruta + Georgetown Playfield

OK, imagine some sun....think reeeeeeal hard. Now imagine a well worn 16 inch softball in your left hand and an aluminum bat in your right. The Georgetown playfield just went through a complete overhaul, and the result is a top notch ballfield-slash-soccer field.

There's ample room around the field on the grass, and plenty of free, unscheduled use of the field. (Don't be afraid of us "haggard, 30 something Georgetown types" if we're tossing around the pigskin. (to quote Mike Seely) We're very friendly.) With the train rolling and whistling by, you can pretend it's your own personal Safeco.

Get your picnic dollar's worth by stopping in at Maruta Shoten first. Maruta is the best little Japanese food market in the city. For $20, I outfitted my picnic with:

1. California roll

2. Assorted sashimi (hamachi, sake, maguro)

3. Katsu bento box

4. Crunchy nut snacks

5. Pocky!

6. Cold beverages, iced tea and beer

Actually, the total was $20.55, but I had to have my Pocky. Just add a blanket.

(** PRO-MOVE: If you wait until after work for your batting practice, all pre-made sushi goes 50% off at 5pm sharp at Maruta. But sharpen your elbows because you'll see plenty of people lurking for the clock to strike.)

Maruta Shoten (click for Google map)

1024 S. Bailey St.

Mon-Sat: 9:30a to 6:30p

Sun: 10:00a to 6:00p

Georgetown Playfield

4 blocks north at S Homer St. and Corson Avenue S.

 
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