White Tuna @ Oshi Asian Kitchen, Brass Door open for lunch and more Monday news

Yesterday I stopped by Oshi Asian Kitchen for some sushi. I have gotten to know Minh, the sushi chef there, and he made me a salad.

White tuna with butter, garlic, and Ponzu sauce. Sometimes the best meals are not the complicated ones. I appreciate Minh’s suggestion, as salads are not normally menu items I would think to try there.

As for sushi, I got the Autumn Roll and the Blue Crab roll.

The Blue Crab Roll is becoming one of my favorites at Oshi. Like the salad, it is simple and delicious. It’s also inexpensive.

The people at Oshi are all SO NICE. They all know me by name, even though I’ve only been in there a handful of times. They asked what I thought about about some weekly events and special events to get people in the place. Good things are coming soon. Minh told me he will be on WREG Live at 9 next Monday along with Deni Reilly of the Majestic Grille to talk about Downtown Dining Week.

The folks at Oshi gave me one more piece of good news – they have PBR now. They know how to get me in there more often, by carrying the Cadillac of beers!

Here’s some more good news:

What a treat it was to see Dillon Brooks in the Grizzlies’ starting lineup last night. The Grizzlies finally scored a hit with a draft pick. Good to see. This will be a rare week in the fall/winter when FedExForum will not be hosting any basketball. The Grizzlies are on a road trip and the Tigers haven’t got into full swing yet.

A new restaurant has arrived Downtown: Regina’s Cajun Kitchen. It’s listed at 60 N. Main, which would be the Lincoln-American Tower I believe.

Downtown Memphis officials plan to conduct a parking study to determine if we have enough parking spaces and if they are in the right places to accommodate Downtown growth.

As part of the Indie Memphis film festival, a set of short films will be shown at the Halloran Centre tonight (6 PM start time) highlighting the Grizzlies female fan experience. Following the films there will be a discussion with women who love the Grizzlies and defy stereotypes.

The November Downtowners’ bike to lunch happens tomorrow. Bikers can meet up at the Cossitt Library at 11:50 AM and then there will be a 15-minute ride to this month’s destination: Central BBQ. This is a Revolutions sponsored ride so helmets are required, and of course you’ll want to bring a lock too. Free to participate, although obviously you pay for your lunch.

That’ll do it for now. Back tomorrow with more news.