Austin Sushi News #13 November, 2001 Welcome to Austin Sushi News, a friendly by-product of the sushi website for Austin, Texas, www.austinsushi.com Once every month or so, we bring you the latest scoop on sushi bars and related matters in Austin, Texas. CONTENTS: 1. Mass Quantities: Austin Gets A Sushi Buffet 2. Sushi With Your Cigar And Cocktails? 3. Midori Almost Open 4. National Sushi Day -- We Missed It :-( =============================================== 1. Mass Quantities: Austin Gets A Sushi Buffet Sushi buffets are the stuff of legend -- typically vast quantities of all-you-can-eat fare for one reasonable price. But until now, Austin didn't have a sushi gorging venue. To fill this chasm, Oishi Sushi House is opening soon at the former location of the Mason Jar next to Highland Mall. In addition to sushi, the buffet will include Japanese, Thai, and various seafood dishes. The folks opening Oishi Sushi House are the same people who own the Thai Spice Restaurant on Parmer Lane and the Thai Spice Cafe on Loop 360. Expected opening date is around December 1st. Huzzah! Oishi Sushi House 6718 Middle Fiskville Road Austin, Texas 78752 (no phone number yet) 2. *Free* Sushi With Your Cigar And Cocktails? We've received various Intelligence reports about free sushi in central Austin. We have carefully confirmed these reports, and are happy to reveal that Cedar Street's happy hour on fridays has free sushi handrolls starting at 6pm and going for as long as they last. If anyone can find out who's supplying them, let us know. Cedar Street 208 W. 4th Street Austin, Texas 78701 (512) 495-9669 3. Midori Almost Open As prophesized a couple of months ago in Austin Sushi News, Midori, a new sushi bar located in Northwest Austin, will open shortly. They now have a phone number, (512) 257-1411. Expected opening date is roughly December 1st. Midori Sushi 13435 U.S. Highway 183 North, Suite 301, NE quadrant of 183 and Anderson Mill Road, next to the Albertsons. (512) 257-1411 4. National Sushi Day Tim Thomas, one of the sushi chefs at Origami sent us an email to congratulate us on austinsushi.com and remind us that November 1st was National Sushi Day in Japan. Had we not been so busy with other events, we might have been able to inform our readers. But hey, did any Austin sushi bars follow tradition and discount their sushi on that day?