Iron Sushi Chef restaurant
Iron Sushi Chef: 3d Ave. between 30th and 31st Sts., west side of the street. No, I have not been. It has *just* opened. Looks nice enough (except for the obnoxiously large and bright sign), with lots of blond wood and glass. Be forewarned: this is a neighborhood where the standard for restaurants is fairly inexpensive and thoroughly mediocre. We cherish the few exceptions. That's all I can say at this point (other than, I'm not a sushi eater, so a review is not likely to be forthcoming).
Yeah, that's where it is. I never had the cookies at the Italian place, but the little mini cheesecakes were much better than you'd have thought, and the summertime Italian-ice stand was nice (so long as you stuck with lemon or chocolate). It's too bad, because there really isn't anywhere else right around to go for dessert and coffee (well, I suppose there's Starbucks or the Borders Cafe, but, uh...).