RA Sushi and La Encantada Host the “2009 Server Olympics”

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Tucson Restaurants Rally to Raise Funds and Donations for the Community Food Bank

RA Sushi and La Encantada have partnered to present the “2009 Server Olympics,” a friendly competition to raise cash and food donations for Tucson’s own Community Food Bank. Some of Tucson’s most popular restaurants will go for the gold in four “Olympic” events: Tray Race; Corkscrew Challenge; Check Relay; and Table Clearing Competition.

A perfect way to end a day of shopping La Encantada’s summer sidewalk sales, fans can cheer on their favorite restaurant while rocking out to live music performed by Tucson band Blackwood & Co., and tunes spun by D.J. Amerial. With a small donation to enter the “Olympic Village,” guests may enjoy complimentary beer and cocktail samples (21 and older) offered by Alliance Beverage and Golden Eagle, as well as food samples provided by RA Sushi and other participating restaurants.

“Olympians” include servers from an assortment of Tucson restaurants, including Armitage Wine Lounge & Café; Bluepoint; Firebirds; NoRTH; RA Sushi; Tavolino; and more.

COST:       Event sponsors request that spectators support the Community Food Bank by bringing five cans of food, or by donating $5 as an entrance fee.

WHEN:    Sunday, Aug. 30
4 to 7 p.m.: Server Olympics
“Closing Ceremonies” and “Medal Presentation” will be held at RA Sushi following the competition, with food and drink specials offered until 11 p.m.

WHERE:    La Encantada Shopping Center
2905 E. Skyline Drive
(Event takes place in the Valet Circle on the east end of the property.

About Westcor
Founded in 1969, Phoenix-based Westcor is a wholly owned subsidiary of Macerich. The largest owner-manager of commercial properties in Arizona, Westcor’s portfolio currently consists of over 17 million square feet of retail space at 31 shopping centers, including 13 super-regional centers and 18 community and specialty centers. The company has set the industry benchmark for ground-up shopping center development, such as Chandler Fashion Center, SanTan Village and Arrowhead Towne Center. Additional information about Westcor is available online at www.westcor.com.

About RA Sushi
RA Sushi Bar Restaurant, an upbeat, unconventional sushi bar, opened its first location in Old Town Scottsdale 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. Lunch and dinner are served from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and the bar is open until 1 a.m. Happy Hour food and beverage specials are offered Monday through Saturday, 3 to 7 p.m.

RA has 25 locations across the country, with several more slated to open.  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 (Houston and Plano).
www.RAsushi.com