I am so excited to announce not one but two new joints in town that have received rave reviews in the mere hours they’ve been open:
1) “Are you tired of American style Sushi?” asks Kamitori Sushi’s website. I am, indeed. They promise Japanese-style sushi and noodles — simple preparations, hardly any gimmicky toppings. Real bonito-and-kelp dashi broth for the noodles. Mackerel pressed sushi — I don’t think I’ve ever seen this on a menu in America. No mayonnaise crap with fifty kinds of fish deep fried and soused in teriyaki sauce. Eugene, this is big, big news. In fact, it might be the best restaurant news I’ve heard in years. 10th & Willamette.
2) Green gumbo, potted chicken, kale chips and more at Party Cart, the newest food cart in town. Three people in the food industry gushed about it this morning after its opening last night. Run by a baker and a cook: a food cart marriage made in heaven. I don’t think they have a website yet, so here’s the Facebook. 28th & Friendly, in the Healthy Pet lot.