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Celebrate Fat Tuesday at RA Sushi with “Mardi RA”
RA Sushi Bringing Taste of the Big Easy to Plano

PLANO, Texas (Feb. 7, 2012) – Don’t travel all the way to New Orleans to enjoy Mardi Gras! Instead, head over to RA Sushi in The Shops at Legacy on Tuesday, February 21 from 7 p.m. to close to celebrate their version of Fat Tuesday with “Mardi RA.” During the event, enjoy food and drink specials, festive décor and entertainment. 

Get in the spirit by dressing in Mardi Gras attire and throwing on some colorful beads. A special guest D.J. will keep the crowd going all night long.

Take a bite out of the Big Easy with a variety of spicy food specials made just for the occasion. Mardi RA dishes include the Spicy Chicken and Shishito Green Necklace, a noodle dish tossed with chicken, green and red bell peppers, onion, garlic, chili sesame sauce, and shishito peppers, garnished with Sriracha and black sesame seeds ($7).  The Chili Shrimp Roll is an amped up Viva Las Vegas Roll topped with spicy crab mix, crispy spicy shrimp, cilantro, jalapeno, and Sriracha ($8). Enjoy the Spicy Kalbi Beef, grilled beef short ribs marinated in a spicy black pepper soy sauce, served over grilled red and green bell peppers and onions ($9).

Tame the heat from these spicy dishes with two special cocktails that give a nod to New Orleans. Sip on a Southern Julep, made with Southern Comfort, Makers Mark, simple syrup and mint ($8), or cool down with a HurRAcane, featuring Southern Comfort, fresh fruit juices, lemon lime soda, simple syrup and grenadine ($8).
Stop in to RA at The Shops at Legacy for Mardi RA and enjoy one of these Southern spirits with a special twist, or mix one up at home for your own celebration.
Southern Julep:

.75 ounces Southern Comfort
.75 ounces Makers Mark
.05 ounce simple syrup
6 mint leaves

Muddle mint and simple syrup in a tin. Add liquor and a half a scoop of ice and shake vigorously. Pour drink into tall glass. Top with ice and splash of soda. Garnish with sprig of mint.

HurRAcane:

1.5 ounces Southern Comfort
1 ounce pineapple juice
1 ounce orange juice
1 ounce lemon lime soda
.05 ounce simple syrup
.25 ounces grenadine
Orange slice and cherry for garnish

Combine all ingredients in a tall glass with ice. Garnish with an orange and cherry flag.

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, lively environment. The result is a place that is both unpretentious and fashionable.

RA in Plano is open for lunch seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dinner is served from 3 to 11 p.m. Monday through Wednesday and 3 p.m. to midnight Thursday through Sunday. The bar remains open until 1 a.m. or later daily. Happy Hour food and beverage specials are offered Monday through Saturday from 3 to 7 p.m. On Sunday nights, RA-goers visiting the Flying Fish Lounge will find food specials available from 8 to 11 p.m. with drink specials from 8 p.m. to midnight.

RA has 25 locations across the country. Enjoy RA Sushi in Arizona (Ahwatukee, Mesa, North Scottsdale, South Scottsdale, Tempe and Tucson); California (Chino Hills, Corona, Huntington Beach, San Diego, Torrance and Tustin); Florida (Palm Beach Gardens, Pembroke Pines and South Miami); Georgia (Atlanta); Illinois (Chicago, Glenview and Lombard); Kansas (Leawood); Maryland (Baltimore); Nevada (Las Vegas); and Texas (two Houston locations and Plano). Look for RA on Facebook, MySpace and Twitter, and check in at RA Sushi on Foursquare. For more information visit RA online at http://www.RAsushi.com.

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