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  • Lobster rolls at eight San Diego sushi restaurants lacked a key ingredient: lobster

    12/12/2015 10:37:35 AM PST · by EveningStar · 81 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | December 8, 2015 | Dana Littlefield
    An investigation by the city attorney's office has led to misdemeanor convictions against eight sushi restaurants whose "lobster rolls" apparently lacked a key ingredient. Investigators bought the rolls at a sampling of restaurants and then sent them to a laboratory for DNA testing. The results revealed that less-expensive seafood, including crawfish or pollock, had been substituted for lobster.
  • Two Rotting Whales in Pacifica Torn Apart, Buried After Neighbors Complain of Stench

    05/19/2015 10:22:25 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | May 19, 2014 | Lisa Fernandez and Stephanie Chuang
    After some haggling over which jurisdiction was responsible for two dead whales washed up in Pacifica, crews on Tuesday began ripping up mammal flesh and burying the weighty beasts after neighbors complained of their rotting stench. An excavator dug into the whale flesh, tearing skin and muscle, before getting ready to sink the pieces of blubber and bone deep into the sand. Pacifica's Interim Chief of Police Dan Steidle said that after more than a month of discussion, it's been determined that the area where the whales washed up on April 14 and May 5 belong to the San Francisco...
  • Missouri Republicans are trying to ban food stamp recipients from buying steak and seafood

    04/03/2015 11:04:07 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 194 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 04/03/2015 | By Roberto A. Ferdman
    In 2013, Fox News proudly broadcast an interview with a young food stamp recipient who claimed to be using the government benefit to purchase lobster and sushi."This is the way I want to live and I don’t really see anything changing," Greenslate explained to Fox. “It’s free food; it’s awesome."That story fit a longtime conservative suspicion that poor people use food stamps to purchase luxury items. Now, a Republican state lawmaker in Missouri is pushing for legislation that would stop people like Greenslate and severely limit what food stamp recipients can buy. The bill being proposed would ban the purchase with food stamps...
  • (Video Link) Automated Conveyor Belt Sushi, Or, Why $15 Minimum Wage Will Doom Fast Food Workers

    09/11/2014 7:28:31 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 33 replies
    Chonday ^ | Peter Barakan
    Conveyor Belt Sushi, Japan A dining concept that lets you pick from a wide range of one of Japan's best-known foods. NOTE: Click on the referenced link to watch the video. P.S. This technology will doom the SEIU/$15.00 minimum wage movement.
  • Sushi's Secret: Why We Get Hooked On Raw Fish

    05/24/2014 5:10:03 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 92 replies
    NPR ^ | May 23, 2014 | MICHAELEEN DOUCLEFF
    Raw fish is sizzling hot right now. Los Angeles has brand new bars devoted to an Italian style of raw fish, called crudo. President Obama kicked off his visit to Asia last month noshing nigiri at Jiro's famous sushi bar. And back in December, The New York Times named Sushi Nakawaza as its top restaurant of the year. But why do so many of us find utter bliss in eating raw sea creatures but aren't so inclined to chow down on uncooked birds, cows or pigs? A big part of it is gravity or the effective lack of it...
  • Obama 'ate only half' the sushi course

    04/25/2014 6:38:36 AM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 42 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | April 24th | N/A
    Tokyo (AFP) - Barack Obama may have enthused publicly about the sushi he was served at an exclusive Michelin-starred restaurant, but he stopped eating half way through the meal, reports said Thursday.
  • Obama Lands Table at World's Most Exclusive Sushi Restaurant in Tokyo

    04/23/2014 7:41:13 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 30 replies
    NBC News ^ | 4/23/14 | Alexander Smith
    President Barack Obama grabbed dinner at one of the world's most exclusive restaurants while visiting Tokyo on Wednesday. Sukiyabashi Jiro has no set menu and meals typically last 15 to 20 minutes - but 20 pieces of sushi will set you back 30,000 Japanese yen (about $300). And that's if you're lucky enough to land one of only ten seats in the cozy basement venue.
  • Sushi reference guide helps identify sushi with animated gifs

    03/06/2014 9:36:58 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 32 replies
    upi ^ | March. 5, 2014 | Aileen Graef
    LOS ANGELES, Los Angeles artist Hans Tseng, a.k.a. Slimu, created a Sushi Reference Guide with animated gifs to help people identify different types of sushi.
  • No More Bare-Handed Food Handling in California. Even You, Sushi Chefs

    01/12/2014 3:25:45 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    LA Weekly ^ | Thu, Jan 9, 2014 | Besha Rodell
    A great sushi chef in another state once complained to me about a health code violation he'd received for making sushi without gloves. "Making sushi with gloves is like making love with a condom," he said. "It just isn't the same." Well, as of Jan. 1, California's law has changed so that there can no longer be any bare-handed contact with foods that won't be cooked. That means baked goods, salads - and yes, even sushi. According to Nation's Restaurant News, the new law will undergo a "soft rollout" over the next six months, meaning restaurants will receive warnings rather...
  • Snowden Survival Tip-O-The-Day: Four Good Reasons To Not Eat Sushi

    06/13/2013 9:24:52 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 3 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 6-13-2013 | MOTUS
    Today we find out that Edward Snowden has released the shocking fact that our top spy agency isspying! Can you believe it? On the Peoples Republic of China!?! Whod a thunk? "Curiouser and curiouser!" Cried Alice (she was so much surprised, that for the moment she quite forgot how to speak good English). Lewis Carroll Now that the majority of Americans view Snowden as a hero, that may well be indicative of the fact that that he is, in fact, not. I guess we should have been a little more cautious when we discovered that his girlfriend was not...
  • William Shatner Says J.J. Abrams Is Being A Pig [VIDEO]

    02/11/2013 6:24:43 PM PST · by EveningStar · 18 replies
    Trek News ^ | February 11, 2013 | Brian Wilkins
    William Shatner is a man who has never been shy about expressing his opinion of Star Trek Into Darkness (and future Star Wars: Episode VII) director J.J. Abrams. During a recent press junket to promote Escape From Planet Earth, the original Captain Kirk had a few words for Abrams. During the interview, Shatner discussed Abrams along with his thoughts regarding the possible homogenization of the science-fiction film genre.
  • President Obama, First Lady Dine At Nobu Waikiki With Friends

    01/06/2013 2:27:50 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    Obama Foodorama ^ | January 5, 2013 | Eddie Gehman Kohan
    Threepeat: President visits same restaurants on this year's vacation as last year's... After a day of golf, President Obama on Friday night had a long, late dinner in Waikiki, spending more than 3 1/2 hours at Nobu restaurant. Joined by First Lady Obama and an unidentified group of friends, the President arrived at the "perennially hip" Waikiki Parc Hotel at 8:35 PM, home to Nobu, which bills itself as "yet another canvas for Chef Nobu Matsuhisa to display his legendary dishes." The closed-off streets around the hotel filled with excited crowds as word of the President's presence spread through Waikiki....
  • No Sushi for You: Japan Airlines to Serve KFC

    11/28/2012 12:42:30 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies
    Yahoo! Finance ^ | 11/28/12 | Darren Booth | CNBC
    Flying Japan Airlines in the near future? Colonel Sanders will be joining you as the airline rolls out Kentucky Fried Chicken meals onboard flights from Tokyo to the U.S. and Europe. Japan Airlines and Kentucky Fried Chicken Japan are collaborating for the seventh installment of the airline's Air Series in-flight meal program - temporary restaurant promotions for in-flight catering. Past featured meals have included traditional Japanese fare from Taimeiken and Yoshinoya. The fast-food meals, which will include a drumstick, boneless chicken breast, coleslaw, lettuce leaves and bread, will be served on flights from December 1 to Feb. 28, 2013. KFC's...
  • Famed rescue penguin 'Happy Feet' released back into wild may have been eaten, scientists fear

    09/13/2011 8:31:44 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 30 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 9-13-11 | Lukas I. Alpert
    The heart-warming story of a wayward emperor penguin that was rescued in New Zealand may not have a happy ending. Scientists who released the penguin back into the ocean say the signal from a tracking device has stopped and they fear the bird has been eaten. But they still are holding out hope that the device just fell off the penguin who has been dubbed "Happy Feet."
  • Dancing Zombie Squid Sushi Dish

    08/09/2011 1:17:13 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 25 replies ^ | 08-09-2011 | Staff
    Yummy! A seafood bowl in Hokkaido, Japan contains salmon roe, seaweed, some other things, AND A DANCING SQUID! The creature isn't hoping his perforce is so moving you'll show him mercy. This dancer is dead! When you pour soy sauce on the dead squid, the muscles contract in response to signals from neurons, which transmit signals around the body by means of a series of sequential influxes of sodium across the cell membrane into the neuron. Doesn't that sound delish?
  • 800 tons of farm fish found dead in mass die-off

    06/05/2011 7:06:34 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 27 replies ^ | 6/4/2011 | Jonathan Benson
    More mysterious animal deaths have surfaced, this time in a volcanic lake in the Philippines. Reports say that 800 tons, or 1.6 million pounds, of fish have turned up dead in a lake near the Taal volcano, which is located south of the capital city of Manila. Officials say the deaths may have been a result of sudden temperature change in the water.
  • Grab Your Chopsticks and Geiger Counters

    04/12/2011 7:39:53 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 11 replies
    WSJ ^ | 04/08/11
    April 8, 2011, 2:53 PM HKT Grab Your Chopsticks and Geiger Counters At Gyotaku, a Japanese restaurant in Hong Kong, business is bad and money is tight. But that didnt stop owner John Liang from splurging on a new tool last week: a Geiger counter, for 10,000 Hong Kong dollars (about US$1,300). Since the March 11 earthquake and tsunami set off Japans nuclear crisis, many diners in Hong Kong have steered clear of sushi restaurants for fear of radiation poisoning from food, particularly fish, thats come from Japan. As business spirals down, some Hong Kong eateries have chosen to stay...
  • Diabetic's discrimination lawsuit against restaurant is hard to swallow

    02/24/2011 6:42:38 PM PST · by Ronin · 62 replies · 1+ views
    The Los Angeles Times (via Drudge) ^ | February 17, 2011 | David Lazarus
    David Martin was in the mood for raw fish, and he liked the deal offered by a Studio City sushi restaurant: all you can eat for $28. He took a seat at the counter and started ordering. But it turned out that Martin didn't really want sushi, which includes rice; he wanted all-you-can-eat sashimi, which is just fish. He began picking the seafood off the top and leaving the rice. Restaurant owner Jay Oh told Martin that if he wanted the all-you-can-eat price, he'd have to eat the rice too and not just fill up on fish. Martin replied that...
  • 'Sushi-chef rapist' of South Beach sentenced to 40 years

    11/02/2010 7:31:55 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 12 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | November 2, 2010 | David Ovalle
    MIAMI Arturo Ortiz-Soto, the sushi-chef rapist who terrorized South Beach women for two years, is going to prison for 40 years. The 31-year-old former chef pleaded guilty Monday to raping two women and attempting to rape two others. He will be deported to his native Guatemala when he is released from prison. ``You have irreparably changed the lives of your victims by your behavior,'' Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Ellen Sue Venzer told him. ``I do believe this sentence will sufficiently guarantee you do no more harm to our citizens.''
  • Whale served at sushi restaurant

    03/20/2010 1:42:52 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 17 replies · 1,108+ views
    upi ^ | March. 20, 2010
    SANTA MONICA, Calif.- A Santa Monica, Calif., sushi restaurant says it is closing its doors voluntarily after serving endangered whale meat. But The Hump restaurant at the Santa Monica Airport also faces federal charges, The Los Angeles Times reported. On its Web site, the restaurant said, "The Hump hopes that by closing its doors, it will help bring awareness to the detrimental effect that illegal whaling has on the preservation of our ocean ecosystems and species." The newspaper report said the restaurant took responsibility once charges were lodged, the charges themselves came only after an undercover sting operation by animal...
  • Japan sighs relief as bluefin tuna ban fails

    03/19/2010 11:52:31 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 10 replies · 672+ views
    csmonitor ^ | March 19, 2010 | Gavin Blair
    Rejection Thursday of a bluefin tuna ban at the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) drew sighs of relief from sushi chefs and fishermen across Japan. Japan consumes about three-quarters of the globe's bluefin tuna.
  • Sushi chef, restaurant charged with serving endangered whale

    03/11/2010 12:32:47 PM PST · by mojito · 39 replies · 838+ views
    Reuters ^ | 3/11/2010 | Unattributed
    A California sushi chef and the restaurant in which he worked have been charged with illegally serving meat from an endangered Sei whale, the Justice Department said on Thursday. Kiyoshiro Yamamoto, 45, and the parent company of the popular restaurant The Hump in Santa Monica were charged late on Wednesday with violating the Marine Mammal Protection Act which makes it illegal to sell any kind of whale meat. The case stemmed from informants who ordered whale meat at the restaurant in October 2009 and evolved into a sting operation by U.S. wildlife and customs officials who observed whale meat being...
  • Cal Students to Craft World's Largest Sushi Roll

    11/02/2009 2:33:53 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 13 replies · 851+ views
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Mon, Nov 2, 2009 | JESSICA GREENE
    The recipe calls for 536 sheets of edible seaweed, 100+ pounds of rice, 167 pounds of surimi, 67 pounds of cukes and an equal amount of avocados. The finished product? A 330-foot long California sushi roll to best the world record one made in Maui in 2001. That beast of traditional cuisine was 300-feet long. More than 350 UC Berkeley students on 58 teams will build the ginormous roll on Sunday. The teams, with names like Smashin' Sushi, AvoCALdoes and Roll Me California Style, are made up of students from sororities, fraternities and other campus groups. After a learning lesson...
  • Eat Raw Fish ... Get a 9-Foot Tapeworm

    06/16/2009 9:59:48 AM PDT · by Signalman · 40 replies · 2,133+ views
    abc news ^ | 6/16/2009 | Lauren Cox
    One summer day in August 2006, Anthony Franz went to a Chicago area hospital carrying a 9-foot worm. He did not find it in his garden. Anthony Franz case is one of a growing few in urban cities across the world and in the United States discovering (or rediscovering) that some of the most popular fish can host tape worms. Franz is one of the few, but growing number of tapeworm victims in cities across the world who are discovering (or rediscovering) that some of the most popular fish can host parasites. Although still rare, a study this June showed...
  • Waiters stab armed robber to death in Paris restaurant

    01/13/2009 9:42:28 AM PST · by LuxMaker · 54 replies · 1,712+ views ^ | 13 Jan 2009
    Two men carrying a knife and an electronic stun gun stormed the Planet Sushi restaurant in the city's Latin Quarter on Sunday night, demanding money from the till. But the team of Japanese staff turned on the men, stabbing one to death with a fish knife used for preparing sushi dishes, while the other was pinned to the ground outside the restaurant.
  • Ancient Japanese 'Naked Sushi' Tradition Catches On in Florida

    06/29/2008 3:33:22 AM PDT · by Caipirabob · 26 replies · 3,694+ views
    Saint Petersburg Times via FOX News ^ | Saturday, June 28, 2008 | Atoyia Deans
    The "naked sushi" trend you know, the one "Sex and the City" Samantha latched onto in the hit movie as a way of tantalizing her boyfriend has been bait for geisha partygoers in Japan for centuries. Now, it's catching on in Florida, according to The St. Petersburg Times. A club in Clearwater has attracted open-mouthed patrons after adopting the tradition, which involves serving raw fish delicacies straight off the body of a barely clothed woman.
  • Oldest Embryo Fossil Found

    05/28/2008 12:11:24 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 243+ views on Yahoo ^ | 5/28/08 | Jeanna Bryner
    An armored fish was about to become a mom some 380 million years ago. Though the primitive fish perished, its fossilized remains remarkably reveal an embryo and umbilical cord inside the soon-to-be mother's body. The discovery marks the oldest evidence of an animal giving live birth, pushing the known record of such reproduction back by some 200 million years. It also supports the idea that internal fertilization in vertebrates (animals with backbones) originated in a group of primitive fish. "When I first saw the embryo inside the mother fish, my jaw dropped," said researcher John Long, a paleontologist at Museum...
  • Sushi, Diet Soda Latest Health Targets

    07/23/2007 10:21:22 PM PDT · by neverdem · 105 replies · 1,799+ views
    NY Sun ^ | July 24, 2007 | BRADLEY HOPE
    Two foods once thought healthy sushi and diet soda pose grave health threats, according to two studies released yesterday. The city's Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is launching a campaign against sushi, encouraging women who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or planning to have children in the near future to stop eating raw fish and cut down on their intake of even cooked fish with high levels of mercury. The campaign was prompted by a citywide survey that showed that women of childbearing age in New York had three times the level of mercury in their blood stream as...
  • 'My feminism led to lesbianism'

    06/29/2007 12:03:50 PM PDT · by TBP · 129 replies · 4,654+ views
    The Times ^ | June 29, 2007 | Nicola Woolcock
    Sue Wilkinson, 53, a university professor, was married for 17 years before the relationship ended in divorce. She has now been with her female partner, Celia Kitzinger for the same length of time. The couple married in 2003 in Canada, where same-sex unions are legal. Last year they lost a High Court battle to have their marriage recognised in Britain. Ms Wilkinson, Professor of Feminist and Health Studies at Loughborough University, said: I was never unsure about my sexuality throughout my teens or 20s. I was a happy heterosexual and had no doubts. Then I changed, through political activity and...
  • Photo in the News: Giant Squid Captured, Filmed for First Time

    12/22/2006 5:50:07 PM PST · by jimtorr · 63 replies · 6,142+ views
    National Geographic News ^ | 22 Dec 2006 | Blake de Pastino
    December 22, 2006Like pulling a shadow from the darkness, researchers in Japan have captured and filmed a live giant squidlikely for the first timeshedding new light on the famously elusive creatures. Tsunemi Kubodera, a scientist with Japan's National Science Museum, caught the 24-foot (7-meter) animal earlier this month near the island of Chichijima, some 600 miles (960 kilometers) southeast of Tokyo (see Japan map). His team snared the animal using a line baited with small squid and shot video of the russet-colored giant as it was hauled to the surface. The squid, a young female, "put up quite a fight"...
  • Police find radiation in sushi bar

    11/24/2006 10:28:57 AM PST · by melt · 27 replies · 1,456+ views
    News Scotsman. com ^ | 11/24/06 | News Scotsman. com
    LONDON (Reuters) - Police investigating the death of a former Russian spy from suspected radiation poisoning have found levels of radiation in a London sushi bar where he ate just before he became sick, health officials said on Friday. "The police reported that they had found some radiation there (in the Sushi bar). We are assessing the level of that and the potential risk to people that might cause," Pat Troop, head of the independent Health Protection Agency, told the BBC.
  • KGB 'try to poison man' in sushi bar

    11/18/2006 7:13:01 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 25 replies · 1,044+ views
    Mail on Sunday (UK) ^ | November 18, 2006
    Excerpt - Scotland Yard is investigating the attempted murder of a top Russian defector poisoned by political enemies in London. Alexander Litvinenko, an ex-KGB colonel who fled the current Russian regime to claim asylum in Britain, is under armed police guard in hospital. Sources have confirmed that the Russian was taken suddenly and dangerously ill on November 1 while investigating the recent murder of dissident Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya. Mr Litvinenko was poisoned following a clandestine meeting with an associate at a sushi bar in London's Piccadilly. ~ snip ~
  • Japan planning crackdown on food-fakers worldwide

    11/05/2006 5:32:31 AM PST · by A. Pole · 57 replies · 1,028+ views
    The London Free Press ^ | Sat, November 4, 2006
    TOKYO -- Are the chefs slicing the raw tuna correctly? Is the rice sticky enough? Tokyo is launching a crackdown on restaurants abroad that bill themselves as authentic Japanese, but fall short of Japanese culinary standards. A panel of food experts was appointed Thursday to discuss a certification system that would presumably certify restaurants that serve dishes served in the true Japanese tradition. The system would promote "authentic Japanese culinary culture" abroad, according to the Agriculture Ministry. "There are many restaurants overseas that call themselves Japanese, yet use culinary techniques and ingredients far removed from those of authentic Japanese food,"...
  • Fish and chips sushi: Britain's answer to the California roll

    10/26/2006 7:46:36 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 18 replies · 466+ views
    Fish and chips sushi: Britain's answer to the California roll It may sound like a culinary contradiction, but "fish and chips sushi" has just become a gastronomic reality. Composed of white fish tempura in the centre of a maki roll, the sushi is topped with a sprig of green onion and served with a tartar-style sauce. Inspired by the classic British dish of battered cod and fries, "fish and chips sushi" was created by Noriake Yasutate, chef at Perry''s restaurant in Washington D.C. It was just one of a feast of original sushi concoctions specially created for London''s Sushi Awards...
  • Man nabbed for walking naked in his garden to harass neighbor

    07/14/2006 7:09:56 AM PDT · by Millee · 25 replies · 761+ views
    Mainichi Daily News ^ | 7/14/06 | Staff
    A man who frequently walked naked in the garden of his home to harass a couple living next door has been arrested, police said. Toshio Shoji, 62, a pensioner from Kameoka, Kyoto Prefecture, is accused of violating a Kyoto prefectural ordinance that prohibits people from creating a nuisance. Shoji admitted to the allegations during questioning. "I got furious when they complained to me that I was standing naked, so I did it to harass them," he was quoted as telling investigators. Between May 18 and June 14, Shoji kept watch on a 48-year-old self-employed man and his 47-year-old wife living...
  • Search for sushi draining Mediterranean's red tuna stocks(enviro calamity induced by sushi?)

    05/31/2006 1:08:50 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 19 replies · 477+ views
    AFP ^ | 05/29/06 | Marie-Noelle Valles
    Search for sushi draining Mediterranean's red tuna stocks by Marie-Noelle Valles Mon May 29, 6:16 PM ET Too much demand for sushi from Japan may finish off stocks of red tuna running dangerously low in the Mediterranean owing to overfishing, say environmentalists from Greenpeace and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). "Japan absorbs between 90 and 95 percent of catches of red tuna and the Mediterranean version is especially appreciated," explains Jose Luis Garcia, head of the WWF oceans section. The price of a prize red tuna can top 50,000 euros (60,000 dollars) on the Japanese market. "In opening new markets,...
  • Report: Popular L.A. Sushi Isn't Safe

    03/06/2006 1:29:34 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 47 replies · 1,029+ views
    KCAL9 ^ | Mar 6, 2006 6:45 am US/Pacific
    (CBS) LOS ANGELES The safety of tuna sushi has been questioned by a public health advocacy group that performed tests on the delicacy from Los Angeles restaurants, it was reported Monday. In January, purchased sushi from five top Zagat-rated restaurants in Southern California, as well as from the Benihana Inc. chain, the Los Angeles Times reported. The organization had the fish tested at CRG Marine Laboratories in Torrance, according to the newspaper. The mercury levels in the 12 tuna samples averaged double the Food and Drug Administrations standard, and a quarter of the orders were near or above the...
  • Israeli startup extracts sushi's health potential

    01/26/2006 7:31:42 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 4 replies · 324+ views
    Israel21c ^ | January 22, 2006 | Viva Press
    Over the last decade, sushi has boomed in popularity around the world. While most people focus on the delectable fish wedged between the rice, Israeli scientists are taking a more in-depth look at the seaweed wrapping which holds the rice and seafood together. The glossy purplish-black edible seaweed sheets are made up of Porphyra, or more commonly known as Nori. Health food experts the world over recognize that Nori's nutritional value is vast; especially because of its high vitamin A and protein count. While Nori farming in Asia has been around for centuries, pollution and weather irregularities consistently threaten the...
  • Store owner worries about fishy dresses

    01/12/2006 5:41:47 PM PST · by Chi-townChief · 10 replies · 717+ views
    Star Newspapers - Chicago ^ | Thursday, January 12, 2006 | Daniel Duggan,
    The owner of an Oak Lawn bridal shop doesn't want anything fishy deterring future brides and grooms from visiting his store. Rahim Hamidani, owner of Payless Bridal House, this week expressed concern to village trustees that if a sushi restaurant opens next door, food odors will hurt his business. "What bride will want to wear a dress with a food smell in it?" he said at Tuesday's village board meeting. The new restaurant, Sushi Thaime, 4959 W. 95th St., will have 27 seats and serve sushi along with Thai food. Owner So Jin Yuan said her Evergreen Park restaurant, Sesame...

    01/04/2006 1:36:28 PM PST · by JackDanielsOldNo7 · 53 replies · 2,214+ views
    ME | 1-04-06 | ME
    I have recently fallen in love with Sushi. California Roll, Salmon and Tuna. Is eating alot of Sushi bad for you? (Calorie wise, parasites, etc.) I would think it would be healthy. I watch everything I eat like a hawk. Any experts out there?
  • 'Body sushi' uses woman as buffet table

    11/04/2005 7:37:30 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 15 replies · 3,652+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 11/04/05 | JANET RAUSA FULLER
    'Body sushi' uses woman as buffet table November 4, 2005 BY JANET RAUSA FULLER Staff Reporter Advertisement The "body sushi" special at Kizoku Sushi and Lounge isn't special so much for the fish as for the platter it is served on: a semi-nude woman. The River North restaurant began offering the $500 all-you-can-eat dinner special in its private lounge about two weeks ago by word of mouth. Customers must make reservations in advance, and there is a four-person minimum. Ever since the restaurant at 358 W. Ontario sold the first special to two couples last Sunday, it has logged 19...
  • Love of sushi could help Calif. coastal ecosystem

    10/29/2005 10:46:23 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 69 replies · 815+ views
    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - America's growing appetite for exotic sushi may help preserve vanishing beds of seaweed seen as an important part of the ecosystem along the California coastline. Diners in sushi restaurants are eating ever greater amounts of sea urchin roe, known as Uni, creating a $23 million industry in California for harvesting the creatures, the California Sea Urchin Commission said this week. The spiny echinoderms, a potential peril to swimmers stepping on rocks, feast on kelp, which is dwindling along California's coastline. Divers in the state now harvest 800,000 pounds of Uni annually, the Sea Urchin Commission said,...
  • PETA Wants School To Punish Boys Who Ate Live Fish

    10/05/2005 6:09:54 AM PDT · by Millee · 40 replies · 1,334+ views
    AP ^ | October 5, 2005 | Staff
    A couple of Washington state teens are in a bit of trouble for eating seafood, of sorts. Two boys swallowed live goldfish during an assembly at Todd Beamer High School in Federal Way. A school district spokeswoman said the kids were apparently fulfilling a promise they made if one was elected a class officer. The boys got a stern talking-to and a letter to their parents. But some animal rights activists feel the boys should be in hot water for eating live fish. A spokeswoman for PETA, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, said the stunt deserves harsher punishment....
  • Aquarium Shouldn't Serve Fish, PETA Says (Nutjobs Compare Eating Fish to "Eating Poodle Burgers")

    06/28/2005 4:23:57 PM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 64 replies · 1,015+ views
    LA Times ^ | 6/28/2005 | Amanda Covarrubias
    An animal rights group wants the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach to gut its cafeteria menu of fish and seafood, arguing that "serving fish at an aquarium is like serving poodle burgers at a dog show." Like Lilo in the animated "Lilo and Stitch," who refused to make a tuna sandwich for her friend, Pudge, a fish, because it would be "an abomination," the head of the Fish Empathy Project for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals said serving fish at an aquarium just isn't right. "An institution with a mission that includes teaching people to respect...
  • Sushi driven

    05/08/2005 7:23:28 PM PDT · by snowsislander · 15 replies · 394+ views
    Never again will you have to choose between having sushi or having a USB memory drive--thanks to the USB sushi drive. These USB drives are hand-made-in-Tokyo sushi replicas. The convincing USB sushi drive comes in several flavors. Overnight shipping with dry ice pack available. Comes in 32mb or 128mb size.
  • How to Make Sushi [Dave Barry]

    04/17/2005 7:50:07 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 83 replies · 3,316+ views
    Maimi Herald ^ | Nov. 29, 1998 | DAVE BARRY
    How to make sushi BY DAVE BARRY (This classic Dave Barry column was originally published on Nov. 29, 1998.) Today's culinary topic is: How to make sushi. I happen to be an expert on this topic because I recently put in a stint as a chef at an actual sushi restaurant. (One of the first things you learn, as a sushi chef, is how to put in a stint.) Before I give you the details, I should explain, for the benefit of those of you who live in remote wilderness regions such as Iowa, what sushi is. Basically, it is...
  • Teenager Kills Teacher at Elementary School (When Sushi is Outlawed, Only Outlaws Will Have Sushi )

    02/15/2005 7:30:16 AM PST · by boris · 25 replies · 1,051+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 01-15-2005
    Teenager Kills Teacher at Elementary School From Times Wire Reports A 17-year-old boy armed with a sashimi knife stabbed a teacher to death and wounded two other adults at his former elementary school, then stood in the faculty lounge and smoked a cigarette with the bloody blade still in his hand. [snip]
  • Row over 'tasteless' tsunami food

    01/12/2005 1:25:31 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 35 replies · 1,137+ views
    BBC ^ | 12 January, 2005
    South African restaurant customers are complaining that the use of the word tsunami by local eateries leaves a bitter taste in the mouth. The Mugg and Bean chain has been selling its spicy tsunami chicken burger for over a year but will rename it in April, its managers say. Johannesburg's Tsunami Seafood Emporium opened just three weeks before the giant waves devastated parts of Asia. The Japanese sushi bar manager said he could not have predicted the disaster. "A lot of research went into the name," said Claudio Goncalves. 'Traumatised' He said that some people thought the restaurant was trying...
  • Word For The Day, Wednesday, November 24, 2004

    11/24/2004 4:49:42 AM PST · by RikaStrom · 364 replies · 2,451+ views
    The Verbivores | 11/24/01 | Teacher
    In order that we might all raise the level of discourse and expand our language abilities, here is the daily post of word for the day. Rules: Everyone must leave a post using the word of the day; in a sentence. The sentence must, in some way, relate to the news of the day. ;-) Practice makes on.... gimcrack \JIM-krak\, noun, adjective: gimcrackery; noun 1. A trivial mechanism; a device; a toy; a pretty but useless or worthless object; a gewgaw. 2. Tastelessly showy; cheap; gaudy. The pages in the campaign paper trail released thus far give details on...
  • Frozen Woolly Mammoth Arrives in Japan

    11/19/2004 7:35:37 PM PST · by satchmodog9 · 65 replies · 2,665+ views
    yahoo news ^ | 11/18/04 | some fool from AP
    TOKYO - World fairs have typically focused on the wonders of the future, highlighting new technologies from glass and steel construction in the 19th century to satellites and computers today. But next year's fair is different. The Japanese organizers of the 2005 world's fair have shipped a 18,000-year-old frozen woolly mammoth from Siberia to become the centerpiece attraction. Naoki Suzuki, the Japanese scientist overseeing the Aichi Expo exhibit, said Friday the preserved head, tusks and front leg of the mammoth have arrived in Nagoya near the fair site, about 170 miles west of Tokyo.