This week’s head-spinning moments: What’s wrong with this picture?
We can’t blame the heavens for the weirdness in the restaurant industry this week, from a surge in hot dog sales to drive-thrus appearing in fast casual and Jared getting fat.
As sushi continues its conquest of the mainstream, it’s becoming more and more clear that raw fish was only the first wave of a Japanese culinary invasion. Over the past two to three years, one Japanese concept after another has hit our shores with only a passing glance toward sushi—if there’s any recognition at all. They are authentic, specialized and high concept.