Austin Sushi News #27  May, 2003

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1. New Sushi Bar Alerts!
2. Sushi 101
3. Love Seafood? So do we.....
4. Sushi Catering For Yer Party

1. New Sushi Bar Alerts....zzzzzzz

Yeah, yeah, yeah. More sushi bars.  

Sushi, like video games and booze,  is immune to fluctuations
in the local economy.  I'm keenly aware of this fact because
I'm still playing Team Fortress, drinking strawberry margaritas,
and eating sushi despite the local economy's rapid descent into
the toilet. 

I blame technology for my lack of motivation. Or rather, I harness
technology to encourage my sluggishness. Either way, I donšt even 
have to get out of my slouching position in front of the TV to 
write this 'cause the Austin Sushi Forums are abuzz with all the dirt on sushi in Austin......

Tanoshii is now open in Round Rock, right across from
the Dell Computer campus on Louis Henna Blvd. Check out
one visitor's review in the forums.

Uchi will be opening on Monday, May 19th, or so says the recording
on their answering machine.  Uchi partner Mike Capochiano gives us
some background info in the forums. Check it out....

Tanoshii in the forums--

Uchi in the forums-

Tanoshii Japanese Restaurant and Sushi Bar
661 Louis Henna Blvd, #300
Round Rock, Texas 78664
(512) 341-7874

801 S. Lamar Blvd.
Austin, Texas 78704
(512) 916-4808

2. Sushi 101

Central Market Cooking School is back in the sushi teaching business. They've
located a new instructor and it's none other than Tim Thomas of
Origami (one of our faves here at He teaches his
first class on July 17, and ...... it's not sold out yet. Hard to believe...

3. Love Seafood? So do we.....

The Monterey Bay Aquarium's Seafood Watch program helps
people choose seafoods that are "good for you and good
for the oceans". You can download their free seafood card that lists
regional seafoods and when to avoid them. Only their
"West Coast" regional card is currently available, but it's still
useful for Texas.

Their pitch: "Love seafood, so do we. And we like to know that it's caught or farmed in ways that support a healthy environment. Sadly, some of our favorite fish are disappearing. But other great seafoods are doing fine. Your choice CAN make a difference! Our Seafood Card can help you choose seafood that's good for you and good for the oceans."

4. Sushi Catering For Yer Party

Need sushi prepared in your home, office, church, or just-about-anywhere?
These freelance sushi caterers are ready to serveŠŠ..

Sushi By Night      principal: Terence Smith
Nat in the Kitchen  principal: Nat Sawatphadungkij 
Sushi On The Spot   principal: John Hobbs