Sutakku, a small stack of rice on the bottom, a flourish of cucumber, fish, crunchies and smelt roe in a small tower on top. That’s the new gorgeous presentation of our addiction to raw fish and rice, at the downtown Bonsai, on Jefferson Street.
If I have one complaint about sushi rolls, it’s that you have too much, with eight pieces, of the same thing. I’m an eater who loves variety and the sutakku at Bonsai shaves a roll down to four bites, with an equally diminished price. That means diners can explore more combinations for the same down payment.
There’s also a handful of new dishes at Bonsai that range from really rare beef to a fish tartar nacho, if you don’t mind mixing food metaphors. The new menu is dubbed Tapas, another rambla into foodie Esperanza. What this means is everything comes on the same size square plate, four bites mostly, and the highest price for any one plate is $7. Bonsai has also reopened for lunch Monday-Friday, and dinner Monday-Saturday. Call 232-8333 or check our their website.
There will soon be a whole lot of shakin’ going on at Benny’s Sportshack Supplement Depot, a new concept by Opelousas native Benny Nele. Located at 2002 Johnston St., the supplement shop, smoothie bar and café, featuring hot off the press paninis and wraps, plans to open in late May.
Philip deMahy Sr., a once respected New Iberia ad exec, was sentenced May 2 to spend the next two years (he faced up to 100 years) in a state penitentiary after state and federal investigators found dozens of images depicting children engaged in lewd sexual acts on his personal computer.