I can recall when sushi started becoming popular; it was around 15 years ago. People couldn’t get enough of the stuff. It’s unique texture, preparation, and taste intrigued foodies all over the world. I was sure that this “new food” was just a fad- I mean, its labor-intensive preparation, and expensive ingredients (bluefin and yellowfin tuna) would surely make it cost-prohibitive, and stifle its loyal following.
If you’re on Ellsworth Avenue keep a look out for a small red neon sign that reads “umi.” The sign is unassuming , but I assure you, in no way does it represent the awesomeness that awaits you inside.