Behind the Swinging Doors: A Look Inside the Kitchen at Blue Ribbon Sushi Izakaya

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What goes on behind the kitchen doors at Blue Ribbon Sushi Izakaya?
Jane Bruce

On the left is the what's left of the kitchen's family meal, and on the right is a list of different varieties of fish with items crossed off that they're out of.

Family Meal and Sushi Bar Checklist

Jane Bruce

On the left is the what's left of the kitchen's family meal, and on the right is a list of different varieties of fish with items crossed off that they're out of.

Slicing the Salmon

Jane Bruce

A sushi chef preps fish for an event that evening.

A Note on the Fridge

Jane Bruce

A note is written on the door to a refrigerator that reads, "No chicken, mochi's OK!"

Menu

Jane Bruce

A menu for the upcoming event hangs next to the sushi bar. In addition to sushi, they would also be serving fried chicken and guacamole. Guests that night had four of the restaurant's signature cocktails to choose from: a yuzu margarita, The Stanton (bourbon, campari, Carpano Antica, and bitters), a green tea martini, and their Gold Coast Punch (rum, pineapple juice, lime, and Chinese five-spice syrup).

Slicing the Buns

Jane Bruce

A prep cook cuts buns for mini-burgers.