What with all the white rice and white people constantly eating it, wouldn't it be fun to finally pair sushi with a drink a bit browner? Well, now you basically have to, at whiskey-only Boxer Sushi, new from the culinary superheroes behind Yakuza and Little Big Burger.
The paper-lantern-lit SE eatery makes no bones about its drink of choice (though it hopes to make quite a few off its drink of choice): the bar behind the centerpiece sushi-prep stage (lorded over by a gigantic tuna-vs-octopus graffiti mural) is stocked with dozens of brown bottles, served straight-up only and ranging from Japanese specialties, to Basil Hayden's, to the whole spectrum of Johnnie Walker. The spirits augment a traditional fish selection that's kept intentionally limited (no fake crab meat here), with tuna, octopi, and scallops making appearances on a menu-anchoring lineup initially kept to five rolls, including the Rainbow Roll, which Jesse Jackson will feast on so aggressively, it'll leave him unable to deliver any speech at all. There're millions of fish in the sea, and many of them are edible and delicious, so expect to see fatty Toro Tartare and others in the near future, too.
And if you absolutely refuse to get brown, the staff begrudgingly also stocks a couple of bottles of vodka, though at this point, their preference should, ironically, be clear.