The benefits of writing this column became clear to me the other night as I sat at the Lobby Lounge at the Four Seasons eating sushi and drinking wine. Normally, I don’t lounge around the luxury hotel. Not because I wouldn’t love to, but because I consider it a splurge. The longer I live in Jackson, the more I realize those pricey NYC cocktails I threw years worth of hard-earned money at were a bit nonsensical, and that’s what I tend to equate with the hotel bar and restaurant scene. Well, the good news is that until October 20th, the Lobby Lounge is offering their famously awesome 2 for $22 local’s special.
This special lets you choose two Maki rolls off of a list of about eight options, plus two glasses of wine or two draft beers. All this for only $22. Snacking on sushi and drinks on the Lobby Lounge’s luxurious sofas or directly up at the sushi bar—and relaxing after a long season of working hard—should be a must on all of your lists. Go. Now. Indulge yourself in the luxurious atmosphere, the service and the food … most of all, indulge yourself because it’s hardly a splurge at all!
I don’t know anyone in this town who doesn’t flip over off-season sushi specials, and this one is a nice addition to Nikai’s notorious $6 list of Maki rolls that they, too, relaunch every off-season. Located in downtown Jackson, Nikai doesn’t do a drink special that I know of, but their rolls are insanely enjoyable on their own.
In the fall off-season, almost everyone I know enjoys parking him- or herself in front of the large flat-screen TV playing preseason ski porn on loop above the sushi bar, or the surrounding high-top tables, and talking about the greatly anticipated winter season. Nikai starts offering their $6 rolls this Wednesday, October 10th, and will be closed Mondays and Tuesdays until December 3rd.
So whether you’re craving a sushi dinner and drinks in the lap of luxury served to you at the Four Seasons’ Lobby Lounge in plain view of the mountain you plan to dominate this upcoming season, or you prefer the consistently local vibe at Nikai’s sushi bar where everyone probably already knows your name, sushi options in the off-season await you and your budget-seeking wallets. Whichever you choose, I’m sure you’ll agree, Jackson has a pretty impressive sushi scene for a landlocked Western state, doesn’t it?