Toshi Sushi – Omakase

November 20, 2009

The beauty of Toshi Sushi lies in its simplicity. The sushi counter seats 6 (maybe 8 if you take up the waiting area) and there are maybe 20 more seats in the main dining room.


But the simplicity of the restaurant belies chef Toshi-san’s artistry.
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Exiting Toshi Sushi COMPLETELY stuffed, I spied this thing across the street on the corner of 1st/Central:

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Bottega Louie – The Look

November 3, 2009

Bottega Louie, on the corner 7th and Grand, in the old, and currently under bankruptcy protection, Brockman Building, elicits a lot of reactions.

“I love the design.”

“I hate the design.”

“It’s too bare.”

“It’s beautiful.”

“All the hosts/hostesses/managers are good looking!”

“It’s loud!”

“What? I can’t hear you!?”

Bottega Louie is loud. Bottega Louie stands out. Bottega Louie screams to be noticed. And why shouldn’t it?

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