The carefully rolled nature of sushi makes it ideal for starting snowballs, which is why it's commonly known as "snowman heart." Eat to the center of snow with today's Groupon: for $12, you get $25 worth of Japanese fare and drinks at Shirasoni Japanese Restaurant, redeemable in Stockton or Brentwood. Shirasoni abates hunger pangs with authentic Japanese teppanyaki dishes and fresh sushi in a modern, family-oriented atmosphere at two area locations. Both the Brentwood and Stockton menus boast flavorful teppanyaki entrees, including chicken teriyaki ($13.95–$15.50), New York steak ($18.95–$20.95), and hibachi shrimp ($17.95–$19.95) prepared right in front of slavering guests on hibachi–style tables. Landlocked palates can sprout their sea wings with an array of raw, cooked, and tempura-battered sushi rolls at Shirasoni’s sleek sushi bar, accented with delicate lanterns and the benevolent spirit of a grizzled, tale-telling angler.
Prices vary by location.