Now & Zen now open
Now & Zen, the little Asian/sushi place on 2nd Street in front of the McGuffey Art Center, opened quietly for lunch Monday, February 28, at 11:30am.
We stopped by to catch up with owner Toshi Sato, a former chef at Tokyo Rose back in the day, as well as a Japanese wedding planner at Keswick Hall, and it's a truly remarkable use of a very small space. There's a small counter and some seating with natural light in back.
That's fine with Sato, who says he didn't want to open a big restaurant. He was pretty busy cooking, getting ready to open in about an hour, so head down and check it out. Yes, there'll be sushi and miso soup and such, but Sato says it won't strictly be a sushi place.
"I'll be creating a lot of different things," he says.