Speaking of sushi...
So you've probably already read John Kiesewetter's story about red snapper being misidentified as the (much cheaper) tilapia at local sushi restaurants. The full story will air Monday on "Inside Edition." Of course, mislabeling fish isn't anything new by suppliers. The U.S. catfish industry took notice when Vietnamese marketed basa fish (another mighty bottom dweller) under the name "catfish." The Chicago Tribune reported mislabeling of red snapper back in 2004. It really goes back to knowing your suppliers, and I'd like to believe that our local sushi spots aren't intentionally duping anyone - just passing along what they are provided from suppliers. Call me naive.
Anyway - are you a red snapper aficionado? Can you tell the difference between snapper and tilapia?
And tell us - what are you favorite sushi restaurants in the area? In a pinch, I always enjoy Asiana on Edwards Road (though they do great Thai food as well, which I'd rather be eating). But I need to get back to Matsuya in Florence. Even moreso than the newer, upscale Miyoshi in Florence (sorry, I don't need squid entrails) and longstanding Jo An Japanese in Erlanger (which is always solid), Matsuya is down-to-earth, no fuss, no muss - and very reasonably priced.
Where do you go for your maguro?