Cone Sushi Debuting in the EV Today

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Colorful! Photo: Iconic Hand Rolls

The Local East Village hears that Iconic Hand Rolls, the fast-food conical sushi concept opening in the old Cotan space at 135 First Avenue, is almost ready to go. The owner is 29-year-old Stern School of Business graduate David Ravvin, and given his background and his professed admiration of Benihana founder Rocky Aoki, it's not surprising that this one looks ready to replicate. Of course, all sushi hand rolls are cone-shaped, the difference here is the creative fillings, including several variations on everyone's-favorite salmon and tuna, coconut shrimp, and skirt steak with pickled garlic chips and scallion. See the full menu over on the Local EV; hours are 6 p.m. to midnight, and there's beer and wine. [Local EV/NYT]