Restaurant hosts sushi contest

October 17, 2011 (PRESS RELEASE)

Following last year's "Meteo-RA-logy Madness," Chicago's favorite morning news anchors have created a signature sushi roll and partnered with a non-profit organization to raise money for a good cause

Each morning anchor will create and name an original sushi roll that will be prepared by RA Sushi's expert sushi chef. The rolls will then be sampled and judged by a panel of local media personalities, as well as the crowd in attendance. Each roll will be judged on name, ingredients, presentation and most importantly, taste! Linda Yu will be wowing the crowd with her signature "Butterfly Roll".

The 2011 "Wake Up Little Sushi" contest will also feature Val Warner or Windy City Live and Jeanne Sparrow and Melissa Forman of WCIU.

Linda Yu's Butterfly Roll
Yellowtail, cucumber, avocado rolled in rice and seaweed then topped with red and green tempura bits with wasabi mayo antennas.

Linda Yu is representing the Chinese American Service League, a grass-roots organization located in Chinatown providing physical, economic, mental and social support to about 17,000 clients each year.

The contest will take place at RA Sushi's Chicago location, 1139 N. State St. , on Wednesday, October 19 from 7 to 9 p.m.

About RA Sushi

RA Sushi Bar Restaurant, an upbeat, unconventional sushi bar, opened its first location in Scottsdale, Ariz. in October 1997. RA is best known for successfully combining distinctive sushi with a trendy, hip atmosphere. Fresh sushi is served to order along with outstanding Japanese fusion cuisine in a fun, energetic atmosphere. The result is a place that is both unpretentious and fashionable.

RA Sushi has three must-visit locations in the Chicagoland area. The downtown Chicago location in the trendy Gold Coast neighborhood (1139 N. State St., 312-274-0011), the North Shore suburban location in Glenview (2601 Aviator Ln., 847-510-1100) and the third location at Yorktown Center, Lombard (310 Yorktown Ctr., 630-627-6800).

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