|Ribbon cutting for the Pearl's opening last year.|
Regardless, the food was very good-- the sushi was nice and fresh and the Hibachi Chicken I got was really good even if I suspect it's not very different from the Teriyaki Chicken as it should be.
The biggest thing that shocked me was the clientelle. I wasn't sure if I was in a nice restaurant or if I'd stumbled into the filming of the latest episode of Hillbilly Hoe-down.
The large table beside us was filled with long beards, jeans and t-shirts. I'm betting they were some of their nicest T-shirts because the graphics were bright and lively. Behind us a pregnant woman with two kids who looked to be about 19 was eating with another woman and a man who was rocking his wife beater t-shirt and sideways baseball cap.
On the other side of us was a group of older hillbillies whose dress T-shirts were likely underneath their dress sweatshirts.
I don't think this is a reflection on Webster-- I used to work there and did business with a lot of locals all of whom seemed hard working and well educated. I did have an assistant who lived there for years and he once called it "The town that chews with it's mouth open."
And last weekend I got to see that first hand.
But give the Pearl a chance-- it's solid asian food and reasonably priced.