It only happened twice every year during high school. I would wake up (forget when....) 3am, 4am and drive to my school. The air was crisp and I would carry a light jacket just in case. By the time I get to school there would already be a line of people. Talking, sitting, waiting. We had to do this because that was the only way we would get the classes (or summer classes) we wanted and the schedule we wanted. Basically a bunch of high school kids sitting and waiting till 6am (or was it 7am?) to talk to our counselors and hoping to be early enough in line to get the classes we wanted.
Do you remember Yoshinoya? There was one in Times Square but it's long gone now. It's pretty common in LA and back in high school, I would go there a lot. They make a pretty darn good beef bowl, gyudon. I remember one time, while we were all waiting in the dark at our high school, someone had the awesome idea of going to Yoshinoya and grabbing beef bowls for some of us. I think it ended up me driving but when it's chilly and it's 4am and you're hungry. Man, that beef bowl was like heaven in your stomach.
I rarely eat beef bowls nowadays, I'm more an oyakodon person but when my friend, Benson, posted a video recipe on his Facebook for a beef bowl....I decided to give it a try.
Funny how you memory works. While I was eating this, I couldn't stop thinking about that one time in high school.
You can find Benson's recipe for gyudon here.
I like to redo high school.