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Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Are you mad about sushi - can't get your fill?

If you love sushi, can’t get enough sushi, can consume triple your weight in sushi then I have a contest for you! Yes, you! Ra Sushi is having a sushi eating contest on Sunday, March 22nd in honor of March Madness. For the guy or gal who eats the most sushi the prize, FREE sushi for a year.

Here are the details as I received them:

Calling all competitive eaters! RA Sushi is hosting a sushi-eating contest in honor of March Madness on Sunday, March 22, 2009 from 12-5pm. The grand prize eater will receive free sushi for a year, as well as bragging rights as the first RA Sushi MAKI MADNESS champion.

Organized like a bracket system, this sushi-eating contest will take place in rounds and heats. MAKI MADNESS eaters will be gaming against their opponents and a lot of sushi rolls. During the first three rounds, the competitors who demolish two uncut RA Sushi signature Tootsy Maki (crab mix, shrimp and cucumber topped with tempura bits) in the fastest amount of time during their heat advance to the next round.

MAKI MADNESS is limited to the first 40 entries, so make sure you register now! Applications are available at RA Baltimore, 1390 Lancaster Street. Deadline to register is Sunday, March 15 and all eaters must be at least 18 years old to participate. Registration to compete includes a $10 fee, which will be donated to The Tyanna Barre O’Brien Breast Cancer Foundation along with donations from guests at the door.

All ages are welcome to attend the event and watch the second round of March Madness. RA Sushi will also offer guests Tootsy Maki rolls for $5.00 and drink specials throughout the event including the Double Dribbler ($3.00), “RA”ckin’ Rebounder($3.00), Metromix Madness ($4.00) and the Elite 8 ($8.00), a drink for two.

RA Sushi Baltimore’s Inaugural Sushi-Eating Contest

WHEN: Sunday, March 22, 2009 from 12-5pm
12:00pm Check-In
12:30pm Round 1
2:00pm Round 2
3:30pm Round 3
4:30pm Championship Sushi Showdown

WHERE: RA Sushi Baltimore
1390 Lancaster Street
Baltimore, MD 21230

REGISTRATION: Deadline to register is Sunday, March 15.
Contest is limited to the first 40 entries. All participants must be at least 18 years old. Applications are available at the restaurant.There is a $10 entry fee, which will be donated to TheTyanna Barre O’Brien Breast Cancer Foundation

PRIZES: First place wins sushi for a year ($600 value)
Second place wins $50 gift certificate
Third place wins $25 gift certificate
All other participants receive RA Penny Drink Cards
All participants receive a RA Sushi sweatband

FOR MORE INFO: Call 410-522-3200.
RA Sushi is pleased to partner with, b free daily, and the Baltimore Sport and Social Club (BSSC) for MAKI MADNESS.

RA Sushi is located at 1390 Lancaster Street in Harbor East’s The Eden. Open seven days a week beginning at 11 a.m., the sushi bar and kitchen close at 11 p.m. andthe bar is open until 1 a.m. or later every night. Happy Hour food and beverage specials are offered Monday through Saturday from 3 to 7 p.m. and The Flying FishLounge, a reverse Happy Hour held on Sundays, has food specials from 8 to 11 p.m.and drink specials 8 p.m. to midnight. For more information, visit RA Sushi online at or call (410) 522-3200.

photograph courtesy of Ra Sushi - Ra Sushi's Mango Lobster Roll

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