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Diamonds in the Rough: Koto Japanese Restaurant Sushi & Bar

we all know that Houston has a plethora of sushi places. I love sushi too, and I also love a great deal. With those two things in mind, a good friend of mine suggested we check out one of her favorite diamonds in the rough, Koto Japanese Restaurant Sushi & Bar, so we headed over there last week. Located in a strip center on Westheimer Road just past Beltway 8, Koto might not look like much form the outside but the interior is actually on the nicer side—there is even a pond with some fish...

Pat Neshek trade a clear win for the Rockies

The Colorado Rockies went and scooped up the best right-handed reliever on the market, and did so for a relatively cheap package of prospects.Phillies All-Star Pat Neshek is coming to Colorado in exchange for three minor leaguers, shortstop Jose Gomez and pitchers J.D. Hammer and Alejandro Requena, none of whom were above High-A at the time of the deal.While Neshek is a rental, he is a very good one. His All-Star appearance wasn’t simply a case of him being the token All-Star from the NL’s...

In Defense of "Eclipse Glasses" Price Gougers

As solar eclipse mania wanes this afternoon, consumers who diligently shielded their eyes can refocus on a stark lesson in economics. Top vendors of solar eclipse safety glasses had been selling ten-packs for as little as $4 a month ago, but today commanded as much as $150 for the identical product. Inevitably, grumblingaccusations of “price gouging” arise from the economically uninitiated, who claim vendors are extorting unreasonably high payments by exploiting unusual market...