Liz recounts a sorry lunch at Osushi in Copley Place:
This place is only surviving on Groupon deals and unaware conference attendees. Don’t go to Osushi (it's difficult to find in the mall, so maybe if you tried to go, you gave up and went somewhere else, anyway). There are plenty of less expensive sushi places in Boston that have fresh fish and good service.
Create a Cook is a cooking school for kids and adults in Newton Highlands... and on Jan 28th, this Saturday, we are hosting an Open House with WBOS radio. It's free, and it will be a lot of fun for all, we promise. We will have a make your own pasta room with all kinds of great toppings. Sushi, Pad Thai and Dumpling demos (and you get to eat them). Natalie from Atlas Liquors will be on hand talking about food and wine pairing. Our resident Cake Boss, Linda Brudz, will be on hand demonstrating cake decorating techniques, fondant, frosting, piping and all kinds of skill. WBOS will have lift and concert ticket giveaways. The kitchens are really easy to find, near the Newton Center T-stop. If you plan on coming (and we hope you do) we are looking for RSVPs so we can plan on food purchases. Visit our website and click "special events" to RSVP. Or call us at 617-795-2223.
The owners of the Ginger Exchange in Inman Square go before the Boston Licensing Board on Wednesday for permission to buy the Savant Project's beer and wine license from the bank that now owns it and turn the 1625 Tremont St. location into a sushi joint that promises to "inject a not-so-subtle element of fun and interest in the pure enjoyment of good food."
The Boston Licensing Board today approved plans by Snappy Sushi to move into larger quarters and buy the beer and wine license owned by Sorento's, an Italian restaurant burned out of Peterborough Street last year.
Snappy Sushi is moving from its current location at 144 Newbury St. to the former Tealuxe at 108 Newbury St. at Clarendon, where it will have 44 indoor seats and 32 seats in a seasonal patio.
The Neighborhood Association of the Back Bay supported the liquor-license transfer.
Sure, you can get good sushi if you have a lot of money and, sure, Pittsburgh is inland, but Dave Copeland makes the case that day in, day out, you'll get better sushi there:
The reason Pittsburgh excelled is because it didn’t have the glut of mid-level and hole-in-the-wall sushi places that Boston suffers from. Those places in Boston don’t attract crowds because there are so many to choose from. They do a decent business, but not a brisk business. That means fish seems to sit longer and seems to taste less fresh than it did in Pittsburgh, which is four hours inland.
Tammy explains her growing discontent with Village Sushi and Grill in Roslindale Square.
Tammy reviews Oishii in the South End:
... EVERYTHING is delicious. EVERYTHING is exotic. EVERYTHING is mouth-watering. And, EVERYTHING is ridiculously expensive! ...
Andrew Teman notes with disgust the arrival in Allston of a frou-frou sushi bar and a salon that promises "Metropolitan Grooming For The Metropolitan Man:"
... I'd prefer Allston keep its Allston feel, and that the chic-Back-Bay joints stay over in the Back Bay, which isn't that far away.
Beantown Bloggery is distinctly unimpressed with the new sushi joint where Dick's Last Resort used to be in the Prudential Center.
Oga's on Rte. 9 in Natick? Beantown Bloggery has it on good authority - from a sushi-chef friend:
... How often does Daisuke eat there? I was told once a week. How often does his wife eat there? Once or twice a week. Daisuke's a pretty busy guy, so often times it's just his wife and a few of her friends. ...
The Roslindale Rambler is relieved to report that, despite some disquieting reports, Village Seafood and Sushi still serves up great sushi:
... Our beloved neighborhood sushi restaurant is much the same and perhaps even in some ways improved. As the temperatures start to turn cool, the better half and I look forward to trying anew some of stir fry and noodle dishes.
Kosher Blog relays the news that Shalom Beijing is closing as a kosher restaurant on July 25:
... While I would not recommend that Bostonâ€™s next kosher venture be another pan-Asian restaurant, I think a nice kosher sushi joint would be a welcome addition.