I don’t get it

Anybody remember this unfortunate creation?

It’s the ultra-PC, non-offensive mascot from the Atlanta Olympics of 1996. He/she is named Izzy, short for Whatizit, which is an ironically unhip version of the question everybody would be asking: What is it?

Just as confusing was my visit to the Flirt Sushi Lounge in Allendale, New Jersey. And just as people scratched their heads when Izzy made its debut, I am at a profound loss in understanding this place. Here are some of its random qualities:

  • It serves sushi.
  • It looks like a brothel.
  • It plays Latin pop… loudly.
  • The rolls have names like “Big Balls” and “Viagra.”
  • The clientele is majority female.

What is the heck is going on here? Am I missing something or do none of these elements relate to each other?

I guess I just don’t get it.

The rolls were interesting and delicious. But still, they were not enough to distract me from the swirling weirdness that played out around me: slick-looking waiters, impressionable teenagers, lots of red and black.

And it’s BYOB.

Can anybody tell me what’s going on with this place? I’m dying to know.

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2 responses to “I don’t get it

  1. In a way, I’m glad that you did not get it….See, Flirt is designed for and caters to the “mom’s” that need their night out. I guess if you got it….then they wouldn’t! The atmosphere, interior design, menu, “loud” Latin music…and yes, our all-male wait staff is ALL for the hot mommies that do not have any other restaurant that is meant for them. Having said that…I hope you enjoyed the sushi and that the service was good. That’s a must for anyone that walks thru our door! Maybe we’ll invite you for one of our “wife swapping” nights….oh, I forgot – that’s just another rumor about Flirt!

  2. Hey, thanks for stopping by, Mr. Flirt! As I said, the sushi was delicious and the wait staff was attentive, so your place is ahead of the game there.

    I guess I’m just not in your demographic… not that there’s anything wrong with that.

    Best of luck serving the hot moms of North Jersey!

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