The political scene has been at the forefront for Chicagoans the past 18 months. My personal friend and Illinois Senator Barack Obama has taken the world by storm with his charisma and inspiring speeches that have won over hundreds of millions of people. John McCain is experienced, but is trying to change his perception of being old and out of touch with typical Americans. With the help of the media, You Tube and cyberspace nothing has been off limits when comparing and contrasting the Presidential candidates on policy, style, age, family, wealth, and now…um…sushi?
Yes folks, it’s true. Now Obama and McCain will go “maki-to-maki” in a taste test at RA Sushi for the best maki roll. You will have a chance to vote for either the Obama roll or the McCain roll as the best political roll conceived by the RA Sushi chef.
The “Blue” Barack Attack Roll is layered with smoked salmon, cream cheese, cucumber and artichoke rolled in rice and seaweed and topped with crunchy blue tempura bits, finished with a sweet eel sauce and wasabi mayo.
The “Red” McCain Terrain Roll consists of spicy tuna, crab mix and cucumber rolled in rice and seaweed and topped with crunchy red tempura bits, finished with a sweet eel sauce and spicy mayo.
In a non-biased taste test, I personally liked the McCain roll better, although I think that they could have come up with something better for Barack who represents more flavor than the roll that represents him. Nonetheless it was an interesting and enjoyable taste test.
During both the Democratic and Republican National Conventions starting today thru Sept 5th, you can taste and vote for your favorite Presidential roll on the Campaign Platter at RA Sushi for $10. A portion of the proceeds, $3 from every sale of the Campaign Platter, will benefit Rock The Vote. The winning candidates roll will be inaugurated onto the menu at all three Illinois RA Sushi restaurants starting on Friday, September 12 through Friday, Oct 3. Also diners will be able to register to vote at RA Sushi Chicago on Monday, Oct 6, as part of a Rock The Vote event that will be held there.
Check out RA Sushi at www.RAsushi.com for more information.