Union Sushi + Barbeque Bar is the result of years of traveling and research and dreaming and eating around the world have led to the creation of a neighborhood restaurant concept that unites Japanese culinary tradition with a distinctly American persona. Embracing American warmth and character with classic cultural touch points such as graffiti art while juxtaposing them with the high art and ritual of Japanese cuisine, reveals a restaurant that is warm, stylish and a unique culinary adventure. A true riff on what is expected or traditional – East or West. Follow our journey and see where it all began at mikeandchaochow.com
Gary and the crew venture to Chicago to speak with Mike and Chao, who opened "Union Street Sushi + Barbeque Bar," where patron dine on Japanese-influences cuisine with an East-meets-West flair. Then they travel to Cleveland, to meet with Mike and Bryan, the founders of "e-funeral," a site that's transforming the way funeral arrangements are made. And last, they head over to Indianapolis, to visit with Michael, who started "Promise Monsters," a toy company that's spreading kindness with every monster that leave their shop.