Sushi Summer Snooz -- I mean *News*

Sushi News: 

It's been a slow summer for sushi, but, of course, we have at least one new sushi venue.......

Banzai Sushi and Grill opened on August 12th, across the street from Central Market on N. Lamar. The remodeled Kentucky Fried Chicken looks quite a bit spiffier (it has no sushi bar -- table service only).

The rumour mill is abuzz that Maiko Japanese Restaurant is taking over the old spot of Demi Epicurious at 311 W. 6th Street, though we've noticed any construction activity at the site yet.

Uchi has a new web site:

In case you haven't noticed, Oishi Sushi House, that giant sushi buffet up near Highland Mall, has been replaced by a the more generic Golden Harbor Buffet.

Central Market's Cooking School will be serving up monthly classes of "Hands-On Sushi 101" featuring Tim Thomas of Origami this Fall. The next class is Thursday, September 23rd, 6:30pm-9:30pm. Menu includes: Miso Soup, Spicy Baked Mussels, Soft-Shell Crab Roll with Teriyaki Sauce, Albacore Tuna Nigri with Ponzu Sauce, Origami Roll, and Tekka Roll. Cost: $55

Banzai Sushi And Grill
3914 N. Lamar Blvd
Austin, Texas
(512) 323-2151

Maiko Sushi
311 W. 6th Street
Austin, Texas 78701
(512) ???-????