In case you haven't noticed, Sioux Falls has apparently gone absolutely ape over raw fish. There was a time when you could only get it at Sushi Masa. Now you can get it at the Empire Mall. A breakfast/lunch joint (Whisk & Chop) closes and a sushi joint opens in its place. I was driving down a stretch of W. 41st Street yesterday and noticed yet another sushi and hibachi joint opening in a strip mall. Seriously, what the hell is going on and how much of this can this town support?
I was wondering exactly that when I went to lunch today. Yes, a Monday. As much as I don't believe in ever eating sushi on a Monday, the Secret Soup Spoon had a real sushi jones going. So, we hit the 57th and Louise branch of Tokyo right at noon. Normally there is a sign on one of the two doors at most Tokyo restaurants advising diners to "Use Another Door." No sign today and you couldn't use any door. Hmmmmm.
Like I said the SSS was craving sushi, so off to Fuji at 41st and Kiwanis. Noon. Hardly anyone in the place. Either the SSS and I are among the half dozen idiots, or so, who eat sushi on a Monday or this town has hit the saturation point.