Though he later walked back that sentiment, he brought the idea of ingredient freshness and restaurant delivery schedules into the wider public consciousness. These days, most good restaurants receive ingredient deliveries on an almost daily basis, often from local producers — but they usually aren't sharing their delivery schedules with diners. At Hopstix, in Chamblee, they do the opposite, serving a special Tuna Thursday menu, simply because their tuna is delivered on Thursdays.
While the entire Tuna Thursday menu looks worthwhile, one standout item is tuna marrow diamonds. For a dish that’s visually striking and uniquely flavored, the preparation is simple: a section of tuna spine is sawed in half lengthwise, then roasted until the bone is blackened and the marrow turns to liquid.