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RA Sushi rolls out seasonal menu

The start of a new year is the perfect time to get adventurous and try something new! For the winter months, RA Sushi Bar Restaurant has unveiled a seasonal menu featuring creative appetizers, sushi rolls, entrees, and cocktails, plus new sake. All five Valley RA Sushi locations are serving these new menu items from now through the end of April.

chili garlic shrimpA crave worthy shareable starter, the Chili Garlic Shrimp is spicy shrimp lightly tempura battered and tossed in a flavorful chili ponzu sauce, served on sautéed garlic and bok choy, then topped with scallions, crunchy garlic chips and crispy ramen noodles. This winter, fall in love with the Red Heart Roll. Crab mix, fresh avocado and cucumber are rolled and topped with crispy spicy tuna, spicy mayo and Sriracha. The new Crunchy Yami Roll is a delicious non-traditional sushi option featuring tempura sweet potato, cucumber and avocado, rolled and topped with crunchy shredded sweet potato and spinach tempura bits and served with sweet eel sauce.

The King Crab Salad is tossed with mixed greens, large, tender chunks of king crab, ripe avocado, crunchy cucumber slices, and grape tomatoes, tossed in a Suehiro vinaigrette. For a decadent dish, try the Seared Ahi Tuna seasoned with togarashi and black pepper and served atop grilled asparagus, with a shiitake mushroom cream sauce.

Pair these new seasonal items with a creative cocktail. The Blue Ginger Martini is perfect for the blue ginger martini 2blueberry fan. A light and refreshing drink with a zing, featuring blueberry and ginger lemonade, blueberry vodka, and muddled blueberries and fresh ginger. For an exotic cocktail, try the Lychee Margarita, which perfectly combines sweet and tart with lychee juice and fresh lime. A tropical cocktail meant for sharing, the Passion Punch Bowl is a fruity and refreshing drink featuring Amaretto Di Saronno, pineapple vodka, aged rum, passion fruit, pineapple and citrus juices, and coconut water, served in a giant fish bowl. For a single size serving, try the Baby Passion Punch.

RA Sushi is offering some seasonal additions to its extensive menu of sake offerings. The TY KU Coconut Sake is a premium Nigori sake imported from Nara, Japan, the birthplace of sake. This unfiltered sake has a silky texture and the sweet taste of coconut and hints of vanilla. Enjoy a sake sampling adventure with a Seasonal Sake Flight featuring three, two-ounce tastings. The MIO Sparkling Sake is a refreshing, fruity sake. TY KU Silver Sake features a refined taste, with subtle pear notes. A perfect dessert sake, the unfiltered Sho Chiku Bai Nigori “Crème de Sake” is the sweetest variety.

The new food and drinks items are available at all five Valley locations:
– Ahwatukee: 4921 E. Ray Rd., Phoenix, Ariz., 85044. Call 480-940-1111.
– Kierland Commons: 7012 E. Greenway Pkwy., Scottsdale, Ariz., 85254. Call 480-951-5888.
– Tempe: 411 S. Mill Ave., Tempe, Ariz., 85281. Call 480-303-9800.
– Dana Park: 1652 S. Val Vista Dr., Mesa, Ariz., 85204. Call 480-632-9500.
– Old Town Scottsdale: 3815 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, Ariz., 85251. Call 480-990-9256.

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Z’Tejas Opens Fifth Location in Central Phoenix

On the heels of celebrating its 20th anniversary in Arizona, Scottsdale-based Z’Tejas Southwestern Grill is announcing the opening of their fifth Valley location in central Phoenix located at 16th Street and Bethany Home Road, opening to the public April 22, 2013. This Z’Tejas location was one of the first “ground-up” construction projects in the neighborhood, with the restaurant modeled after famed architect, Ralph Haver, to blend in with the surrounding homes.

“This location is a sign of perseverance and support from the neighborhood,” says Z’Tejas CEO Steven Micheletti. “We are excited to open our doors in the heart of central Phoenix.”

The new location features five uniquely designed dining rooms each with a different feel, side panels that open to the outside, a greenhouse room with a retractable roof and “living wall” inset with live plants and greenery. The restaurant will seat roughly 290 guests and conveys a light, airy design.

The first Arizona Z’Tejas restaurant opened December 1991 in Scottsdale Fashion Square and continues to thrive in the community. The concept then continued to grow with three other locations at Shea & Tatum in Phoenix (1996) Tempe (2000) and Chandler in (2001).

Z’Tejas is at the forefront of unique Southwestern fare with seasonal menu items and specialty cocktails, including their award-winning Chambord margarita. Visit www.ztejas.com for more information and follow them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ztejassouthwesterngrill and Twitter @ZTejas.