Mmm, the McEel! | New Times Broward-Palm Beach

Mmm, the McEel!

There was a time when Sushi was a foreign word – whenever it was spoken you would almost immediately hear someone reel back and yelp, “Ew, raw fish?!?” But now Sushi has become so popular it’s arguably more of an American cuisine than Japanese. Even our supermarkets employ Sushi chefs, who diligently slice our spicy tuna rolls while we pick through tomatoes in the produce section. Probably the most telling determinant is our children, who can be seen popping pieces of barbequed eel into their mouths like they were honey-coated McNuggets. @body:Aside from the terrible strains this is putting on the International fishing community, this is a fantastic development – any parents worth their salt would rather have their kids craving California rolls than Big Macs. Some folks over at family sports bar Grumpy Dick’s (801 S. University Dr., Plantation) have taken notice of this and started up a Family Sushi Class to meet the demand. Today at 3 p.m., Sushi Chef Mark Lee will take your little ones under his wing as he shows them how to prepare Sushi pizza, California and veggie rolls, and – oh, hell yeah – tempura ice cream. The kids will have a blast since they’ll be learning how to craft their new favorite food. You’ll have fun too, because Dick’s will dish out sake and beer to any paying parent. $30 scores admission for one child plus one adult – Chef Lee will even send you home with a pair of chopsticks and a rolling mat to call your own. But reserve your space fast: Call 954-452-1952.
Sat., March 29, 2008