Where sushi blends old world and new on South Beach

The bar and sushi lounge at the St. Regis Bal Harbour is a happy hour haven (Handout)

Linda Bladholm blogs at lindasfoodadventures.com at simplesite.com on what she cooks, where she eats and who she meets along the way.

The Place: A mural called “Eyes of the Stars” by Santiago Rubino is the focal point of the room in a style that blends street-style graffiti with Art Deco charm rendered in graphite, charcoal and oil pencil in multiple panels depicting winged eyes and femme fatales frolicking with peacocks.

The Food: Happy hour sushi features plates of spicy tuna tacos with minced tuna mixed with sriracha, avocado and spicy mayo folded in mini flour tortillas skewered with bamboo toothpicks; king salmon smoked salmon “pizza” on rounds of focaccia; shiitake mushroom and asparagus roll with nori inside and a panko-crusted exterior; and deep fried rice balls topped with big eye tuna or hamachi, all good with a lychee martini made with Belvedere pink grapefruit vodka.

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