Restaurant notes: Eye on sushi; Garces battle


The spot at Seventh and Bainbridge Streets in Bella Vista that was briefly Ro-Zu will become a sushi spot called Big Eyes Sushi. Chef/owner Sugi Wijaya emigrated from North Carolina and hopes to open in the April 5-10 window, after inspections and such.

Jose Garces has an Iron Chef America battle at 10 p.m. April 17 on Food Network. His opponent will be Vitaly Paley of Paley’s Place in Portland, Ore.

From the "aw, shucks -- wish I'd thought of that" department: Greg Cohen of Southern Wine & Spirits and programmer Simeon Greene have come up with the iPod/iPhone app OysterGuru, which they bill as the most comprehensive guide for identifying East and West Coast oysters from the United States and Canada. They will host a launch party, fittingly enough, at Oyster House at 1516 Sansom St. from 5 to 7 p.m. April 4. Details are here. And, no -- wise guy -- it was programmed in Xcode, not in Perl.