Posts Tagged ‘Darren Lee Norris’

Maki Shop Now Open on 14th Street NW

Untraditional rolls include sous vide beef short ribs with brown rice, romaine, carrot, and kimchi as well as poke tuna with black rice, papaya, and toasted rice cracker.

Kushi Will Close After This Weekend

Owner Darren Lee Norris aims to bring another Japanese concept to 14th Street NW.

Matters of Taste: To the Picky Restaurateur, Music Can Be as Important as the Menu

Erik Bruner-Yang has earned plenty of praise for his Taiwanese-style ramen since opening Toki Underground in 2011, but if you linger long enough at the bar of his hip noodle shop on H Street NE, you begin to notice how the chef relies on much more than broth to blur the senses. Foreign songs in […]

Whiskey Bar and Street Art Gallery Coming to 14th Street NW

Kushi owner Darren Lee Norris has just signed a lease at 1410 14th St. NW for a whiskey bar and street art gallery called Black Whiskey. The bar, which will occupy the second floor of the two-story space, will serve contemporary bar food. Norris says he'll showcase some molecular gastronomy techniques that he's been using […]

Your Tax Bill Is Getting Cold: Late Payments Prompted Kushi Closure

Reporting for WaPo, Y&H alum Tim Carman gets the scoop on Kushi's tax troubles, which prompted city officials to abruptly shutter the izakaya eatery over the weekend. Co-owners Darren Lee Norris and Ari Kushimoto Norris admit to sending in their monthly $10,000 checks to the D.C. government a bit later than their repayment plan allows. […]

Young & Hungry Dining Guide by the Day: Kushi

Chef/owner Darren Lee Norris of Kushi It’s a Saturday afternoon, and I’m sitting at the blond-wood sushi counter at Kushi, the expansive new Japanese restaurant in Mount Vernon Square. I’ve decided to put myself in the hands of the chef for his omakase platter. So has the stranger immediately to my left. It will be […]