Posts Tagged ‘Sushi’

Here’s One Restaurant Opening The Real Mayor Gray Might Actually Attend

The guys at Taylor Gourmet pulled-off a bit of a fast one on Tuesday with an advertised "mayoral ribbon cutting" at their new shop on 14th Street NW. D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray didn't actually attend. Instead, services were conducted by some "mayors" of Foursquare. Whatever the hell that means. “We got a good laugh," co-owner […]

Sushi, Ramen & Hanger Steak Poutine: Things to Expect at The Hamilton, Opening Dec. 18

"Wouldn't this be a cool place to grab a burger at lunchtime?" asks Tom Meyer, president of Clyde's Restaurant Group. He's leaning against a long wooden counter running the length of a massive window overlooking bustling 14th Street NW in downtown D.C. We're hanging out in the main bar area of The Hamilton, the Clyde's […]

No Babysitter? No Problem: LivingSocial Will Bring Kushi To You

D.C.-based LivingSocial is launching a new concept this week called "Room Service," which brings upscale dining to your front door—"complete with real dishes, candles and cloth napkins." Dow Jones' All Things Digital blog has the scoop. Beginning Thursday, Kushi in Mt. Vernon Square will serve as the guinea pig of the new delivery service, offering […]

Looking for Wee-Hour Sushi? Head to The Hamilton

Zentan sushi chef Jason Zheng will be dishing out the sashimi and such at The Hamilton, the behemoth, four-bar, four-dining room live music venue in downtown D.C. that Clyde's Restaurant Group aims to open in mid-December. Zheng previously worked at Blue Ribbon in New York—a favorite of Tom Meyer, president of Clyde's. "They were kind […]

Hikari Sushi & Sake Bar Coming to H Street

Sticky Rice may soon have company in the sashimi-slinging department along D.C.'s burgeoning H Street corridor. Hikari Sushi & Sake Bar is planning to open in a long-shuttered tax shop at 644 H Street NE, just a few doors down from fellow newcomer Inspire BBQ. Neighborhood blog H Street Great Street has the scoop. Photo […]

Enter the Chipotle of Sushi: Kaz Okochi’s Oh Fish! Is Now Open

Restaurateur Kaz Okochi's fast casual-style sushi joint Oh Fish! opened on Wednesday at 1103 19th St. NW. Its gimmick: Diners can build their own maki rolls the same way they would customize their burrito bowls at Chipotle. Washingtonian previously had the scoop on the place. On Thursday, WaPo's Justin Rude takes us down the ordering […]

Why Have Eastern Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Stocks Plummeted?

According to an investigation by the D.C.-based International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, much of the blame lies with the black market, widespread fraud, and a lack of official oversight. You can read more of ICIJ's Looting the Seas investigation here. There is also a companion documentary, recently aired on BBC World News, which you can […]

Trevor Corson on How to Properly Eat Sushi

A couple of years ago, Y&H had the pleasure of sitting down over sushi with Trevor Corson, author of The Story of Sushi. He taught me all about the fine art of nikiri sauces. In this short vid, he'll teach you how not to look like a tourist when visiting a sushi house. Take a […]

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 […]

Vox Populi: Restaurant Rater FallsChurchResident on Maneki Neko

Maneki Neko sounds like a sushi lover's sushi joint. The owner/chef Futoshi "Tao" Takazato says on his history page that it "took me six months of practicing and learning before I was able to make sushi for my first customer. It took nearly five years before I would feel comfortable and confident in my art. […]