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 email@example.com.
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.
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 get awarded a coveted
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
At the risk of beating a drum like I’m John C. Reilly in Stepbrothers (an awesome movie by the way), New York City is – in my opinion – the best location for sushi outside of Japan. The marketplace tends to agree; Michelin isn’t the only method for judging restaurants, but the highest concentration of starred sushi restaurants outside of Japan is located in New York City. And anecdotally, the most common ask I get via firstname.lastname@example.org is for New York City sushi recommendations. So let this page serve as the illumination you need to guide your sushi craving forward
2017 was a year of unprecedented growth for our (yes, our) favorite cuisine. Omakase focused restaurants continued to open across North America at an unprecedented clip. And the continued rise of social media, a medium that is as beneficial to sushi life as any other, helped publicize those openings as quickly as ever. My travels this past year took me from Vancouver to Montreal to Montenegro, but with every step, I found a way to satisfy my insane addiction. I’ve collected some of my personal favourites below (sorry Kazu Nori, maybe next year. Then again, maybe not). Thanks for joining
In November 2016, my wife and I visited Japan as part of our honeymoon/election escape. The Japan portion was just 8 days (happy wife, happy life!), but we squeezed plenty in before visiting Thailand and South Korea. Since then, I’ve received many questions about our Japanese experience, so I thought I’d share it all in one convenient, ad-free (of course) location. I still plan to stay close to my lane and write about each sushi restaurant individually, so if trip diaries and awesome pictures aren’t your cup of tea (cha in Japanese, I’m told), check back in later. I’m sure
During 2015, I was lucky enough to visit some incredible sushi restaurants across North America. As sushi – and high end omakase joints – continue to sweep the cullinary world, there are no shortage of incredible options no matter which city – or even town – that your travels take you. I’m not sure what 2016 will bring, but I can’t wait to continue my sushi journey through this blog. 1. Sushi Inoue, New York City 2. Jewel Bako, New York City 3. Sushi Makio – Kingston, NY 4. Myumi – Miami, FL 5. Yasu – Toronto, ON