500BestSquareBye-Bye Katrina Roll @ Sushi Brothers

This is one of a number of sushi rolls created by the city’s Japanese restaurants in the months after the hurricane. Rolls making fun of FEMA, the levees, and the like were on every sushi bar’s list. This one was (and still is) better than most. The core is barbecued eel, shrimp, avocado, and tobiko caviar. Then there’s the rice, and around that is snow crab and eel sauce. It’s all held together with rice paper. Sells for $12, and is rather filling. It always comes to my mind when the weather reports make heavy use of the word “severe.”

Sushi Brothers. Lee Circle Area: 1612 St Charles Ave. 504-581-4449.

This is among the 500 best dishes in New Orleans area restaurants. Click here for a list of the other 499.

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