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Friday, November 23, 2012

Black Friday: Where to Eat Black Food Today

Posted By on Fri, Nov 23, 2012 at 11:00 AM

click to enlarge Blowfish, Sushi To Die For's black Beauty Roll. - TAMARA PALMER
  • Tamara Palmer
  • Blowfish, Sushi To Die For's black Beauty Roll.

Since Black Friday has come to symbolize a dark day of consumerism wherein people are willing to camp out overnight in the cold for a cheap television set, we're taking the meaning back: Today is a perfect day to enjoy black food.

While we're not sure if it's safe to eat the locally-made Red Vines' Black Licorice again just yet, our favorite black food that won't poison you has to be the gorgeous Beauty Roll from Blowfish, Sushi To Die For. It's a maki that's filled with scallop tempura and crab and surrounded by sushi rice that's been colored black with squid ink.

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- Red Vines Black Licorice Recall Expanded, More Lead Found

Squid ink, of course, is the slightly salty and briny secret ingredient for making a lot of food go noir. It's most often seen in pasta, as in the squid ink cavatelli with house-cured tuna heart at A16 or the inked-up spaghettina with Monterey squid, local shrimp, garlic tomato compote, and Japanese red curry that's served at Skool. It's also a frequent collaborator with risotto, like the squid ink with calamari risotto from Beretta, and even shows up in related dishes like arancini; SPQR often does a version of squid ink arancini served with sea urchin.

For dessert, no Black Friday would be proper without a portion of black sesame ice cream, available in pre-packed gallons at Polly Ann Ice Cream. It's certainly much more rewarding than getting trampled to death at a Wal-Mart.

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