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Old 04-04-2012, 04:46 AM
 
Location: Duluth, Minnesota, USA
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Up until 2006, there was only one place to get sushi in the Duluth - Superior area, and it was an obscure bar on the Superior nightlife strip. The first sushi restaurant opened in a space that formerly held a burger joint and drive-through gyro place, adjoined to a gas station.

Now in 2012, the original sushi restaurant has expanded its operations to a downtown "shopping mall" and two additional restaurants have since opened, at least one targeting the "cool" element in town. Sushi is also served at a trendy "lounge", along with "flatbread".

So sushi seems to be the reserve of the "in crowd" in Duluth, or the sophisticated people. Many, especially those above 30 years of age or so, still think of it as bait or express repugnance at its very mention.

However, I have heard that there are places in this country where it is just another food, and it is long passe as far as "food trends" go. One area where this seems to be true is the L.A. area.

Is eating sushi still considered "cool" or "sophisticated" where you live?
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Old 04-04-2012, 05:09 AM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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The first time I had sushi was about 20 years ago in Vancouver, B.C. (Canada). My father took me to dinner and convinced me that it was good. He was right. I never turned back -- I became a sushi lover that day.

While I still LOVE sushi, it's no big deal now -- you can get sushi rolls in grocery stores now. It used to be harder to find a sushi restaurant, but that hasn't been the case in the last decade or more. There are many sushi restaurants everywhere that I've lived (Montreal, Canada; West Hartford, CT; Worcester, MA) and it hasn't been a trend for many, many years, anywhere that I've lived.

I believe you, though, that that are many places in the country (and in the world, obviously), where sushi is either snubbed or is hard to find. Anywhere that I've lived, though, it's become part of mainstream eating, even for a quick lunch while running errands.
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Old 04-04-2012, 05:24 AM
 
Location: New York City
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Nah, it's just a much-loved food choice for many people, especially the rolls.
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Old 04-04-2012, 07:22 AM
 
Location: Islip,NY
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No way there are at least 5 sushi joints in my area. I have only been to one of them, Though I don't eat it my husband does and I usually get something else like teryaki chicken or shrimp.
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Old 04-04-2012, 08:20 AM
 
Location: Heading to the NW, 4 sure.
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Well, ahhum...I love Sushi and although there are many Sushi restaurants inAbq. It is a BIG DEAL for us since we have to drive 3 hours one way for it. We only go there when we have other business in Abq. which is about every 2-3 months.
If it was a close to us as when we lived in the NW, then we would go broke as we would probably go every other day or so..

Uni for me..
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Old 04-04-2012, 08:25 AM
 
Location: NJ
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its definitely popular here. i even enjoy it and im not a trendy type of person. i would say its common to the point of not really being trendy anymore. there is a japanese buffet i love with tons of sushi along with cooked japanese dishes. i load up on the sushi and the raw fish. when its not wrapped in rice, its basically pure meat which is great for me.
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Old 04-04-2012, 10:55 AM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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Where have you been?

If the grocery store deli case is "trendy," then yeah.
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Old 04-04-2012, 01:47 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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No there are quite a few places where I live that serve sushi. Sushi is one of my favorites foods. I had this tempura suishi with bbq sauce and it was so delicioso. It was $10 just for the roll but it was worth it.
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Old 04-04-2012, 01:53 PM
 
Location: NJ
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the first time i had sush was at a housewarming party my parents had when we moved to our house in 1991 i believe. so i was 11. i didnt like it then. its only the past few years that ive grown to appreciate it as a simple and light meal. i also appreciate that i can just eat pure raw meat with nothing else.
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Old 04-04-2012, 01:56 PM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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Where have you been?

If the grocery store deli case is "trendy," then yeah.
The OP's been in Minnesota.
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