Every so often, I get the urge to write about a sushi topic that exists outside the boundaries of one specific restaurant, and I’ve collected those musings below. Got a topic that you want me to touch on? Drop me a line at

Omakase under $100 in NYC 2021

There’s not too much beauty in New York City. I know it has the reputation for the glitz and glamour, but I promise you that fantasy will evaporate the second you see a pack of cockroaches that have somehow developed (evolved???) the ability to fly. Really, unless rats scurrying between in, on or through subway cars is your thing, there are about 745 cities I’d recommend visiting first. But I’d be lying if I said this concrete jungle didn’t have its moments. For instance, if you happen to be on the bike path on the west side of lower Manhattan

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Making sushi during COVID-19

In massive sushi withdrawal during the first global pandemic in a century, I dusted off my sushi-making skills and worked with my wife to make nigiri, maki and chirashi at home. In this blog, I walk through lessons learned from making sushi at home during the Coronavirus.

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Michelin sushi in the United States

Updated: May 9, 2021 One of the most frequent questions I get is about the Michelin guide, or more clearly, which sushi restaurants appear in the Michelin guide. For those who are unaware, Michelin is the oldest hotel and restaurant guide in Europe. Not only has it recently gained major traction on other continents, even more incredibly, it is the same Michelin that you might know as the tire company. And despite the obvious (read: completely non-existent) synergies, Michelin has an incredible amount of prestige. Its inspectors visit and review many restaurants all over the world, but only the best

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