Calling all sushi lovers and competitive eaters! RA Sushi Bar Restaurant invites everyone from novice to professional food eaters to enter its Sushi Showdown sushi eating contest on Sunday, April 7 from 3-6 p.m. This college basketball championship-inspired competition is the ultimate contest between man and sushi.
In true college basketball championship fashion, the sushi face-off will be organized like a bracket system. Sushi Showdown competitors will race against the clock and one another to the final round. The first round will include two heats of 12 competitors. Contestants will compete against the others in their heat to try and consume the most uncut RA Sushi signature Tootsy Makis (kani kama crab mix, shrimp and cucumber rolled and topped with crunchy tempura bits) rolls in three minutes. The top three competitors from each heat advance to the Championship Round.
Six competitors will compete in the Championship Sushi Showdown, during which they will eat as many Tootsy Makis as they can in five minutes.
The grand prize eater will win “RA Sushi for a year” (in the form of 12 $50 RA Sushi Gift Certificates - $600 value) as well as bragging rights as the Sushi Showdown champion. Second place will win a $100 RA Gift Certificate, third place will receive a $50 RA Gift Certificate and fourth, a $25 RA Gift Certificate. Fifth and sixth place will walk out with their heads down knowing they need to train harder for next year’s competition. All participants will receive a complimentary appetizer or lunch card for use at another time and a RA Sushi sweatband.
Sushi Showdown is limited to the first 24 entries. Applications are available at RA Sushi in Harbor East (1390 Lancaster Street). Deadline to register is April 4. All eaters must be at least 18 years old to participate.
All ages are welcome to attend the event to enjoy the competition and entertainment as well as food and drink specials including the Tokyo Tussle Roll, cucumber and shrimp wrapped in rice and seaweed, topped with spicy shrimp ($7); the Throwdown Roll, cucumber and spicy tuna wrapped in rice and seaweed, topped with red tempura bits ($6); Free Throw Bombs, Kirin and Kirin Light ($5) plus sake ($1); Half Court Bombs, Red Bull with a shot of cherry, grape or mango vodka or Jägermeister ($6); the Rim “RA”cker, a Skyy Vodka Red Bull cocktail ($7).
RA Sushi Baltimore is located at 1390 Lancaster Street in Harbor East’s The Eden. Lunch is served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and dinner is served until 11 p.m. daily. The bar is open until 1 a.m. or later. Happy Hour food and beverage specials are offered Monday through Saturday, 3 to 7 p.m.