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Aug 28, 2013 04:55 AM

"An Open Letter to Bigot Diners"

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  1. Hahahahaha........ I find that letter to be very interesting. While I have absolutely no dog in this fight......I find it interesting that the restaurant want's to take the moral high road, however their domain name is Sushi"whore", a term which could be found offensive by many people.

    Additionally in the body of the letter they call someone else a "Son of a bitch", not sure if this is the owner or a manager or who it is.

    I find it ironic that people want to cry foul (not saying they are not justified in their feelings) however while trying to prove their point, can and will, say things that can offend any number of other people.

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    1. re: jrvedivici

      I disagree, jrvedivici. Her complaint is not with people saying rude things, but with the bigotry that causes people to dismiss the restaurant's offerings simply because their sushi chef is a caucasian woman. There is no contradiction here that undermines her argument, although I can understand why you might be put off by her language choices.

    2. From one of the comments:

      "Lol…reminds me of Tora Sushi in Seaside, OR…Mexican sushi chefs who make some damn good stuff, with a lil’ tongue in cheek humor inquiring if i’d like flour or corn for my “tako” "


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      1. re: seamunky

        I'd never eat Sushi in Seaside OR. That would be my first mistake. While I'm a proud native Oregonian and the Oregon coast is stunning, I wouldn't be caught dead eating sushi in Seaside. For that matter, I wouldn't be caught dead in Seaside. Kinda our little piece of Jersey Shore. And not in a good way. :p

        1. re: Leonardo

          You've obviously never been to the Jersey Shore. Seaside may not be nirvana to a tree-hugger from Portlandia, but having been to both many times, I can tell you Seaside is way, way better than anything Jersey has to offer.

          And why wouldn't you eat Sushi there or anywhere else along the NW coast? The big cities don't have a monopoly on culinary talent, as the Firehouse Grill in Seaside has proven.