Celebrate Fat Tuesday With A Twist

SCOTTSDALE – Valley residents don’t need travel all the way to New Orleans to enjoy Mardi Gras. Instead, head over to any Valley RA Sushi location on Tuesday, February 21 from 7pm to close to celebrate Fat Tuesday with a twist – “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). Or, 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 any one of RA’s five Valley locations 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.



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.

Scottsdale locations include Kierland Commons (7012 East Greenway Parkway; 480.951.5888) and Old Town Scottsdale (3815 North Scottsdale Road; 480.990.9256). For more information, visit www.rasushi.com.

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