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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Look Good in Skinny Jeans this Holiday Season with RA Sushi’s New Skinny Cocktails

Between office goodies, holiday parties and family feasts, it’s easy to overindulge during the holiday season. For the person who’s trying to maintain willpower or for those who need a little help with their New Year’s resolutions, RA Sushi is offering low-calorie “skinny” cocktails for a limited time.

Three classic cocktails, the Cosmopolitan, Mojito and Cucumber Margarita have been slenderized to feature less than 200 calories each. The Cosmo-teeny, Thin Mint Mojito, and Cucumber Slenderita feature TY KU Soju, TY KU Liqueur and sugar-free sweetener. The skinny cocktails will be available for $7 each, from Dec. 15, 2010 to Jan. 31, 2011 at both Orange County RA Sushi locations.

Tustin: 2401 Park Ave.; 714-566-1700
Huntington Beach: 155 5th St.; 714-536-6390

2 oz TY KU Soju
.5 oz Monin Sugar Free Triple Sec Syrup
Juice of ½ a lime
Splash of cranberry juice
Garnish with a lemon twist

Pour all ingredients into a metal mixing tin. Shake vigorously and strain into chilled martini glass garnished with a lemon twist.

Thin Mint Mojito
1 oz TY KU Soju
1 oz TY KU Liqueur
.25 Monin Sugar Free Triple Sec Syrup
6 mint leaves
Juice of half a lime
Top with soda

Muddle mint with lime juice. Add ice and build cocktail. Top with soda water and garnish with a lime slice and a sprig of mint.

Cucumber Slenderita
1 oz TY KU Soju
1 oz TY KU Liqueur
.5 oz Monin Sugar Free Triple Sec Syrup
Squeeze 3 lime slices
Squeeze 3 lemon slices
Splash of orange juice
Splash of soda
2 cucumber slices

Muddle one slice of cucumber. Add ice and build cocktail in a mixing tin. Shake and transfer into a tall glass. Garnish with a cucumber and lime slice.

About RA Sushi
RA Sushi Bar Restaurant, an upbeat, unconventional sushi bar, opened its first location in Scottsdale, Ariz. 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 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 p.m. to 7 p.m.

RA has 25 locations across the country. 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 (two Houston locations and Plano). Look for RA on Facebook, MySpace and Twitter, and check in at RA Sushi on Foursquare. For more information visit RA online at>

Tuesday, December 7, 2010


Those looking for a “haven” in which to make their New Year’s resolutions, may select from one of three seatings – 6 p.m., 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. – on Friday, December 31st at Haven Gastropub (190 South Glassell Street in Old Towne Orange). Executive Chef/Partner, Greg Daniels, will feature the restaurant’s full menu offerings. As always, all menu items can be paired with one of 14 beers always present on draft or one of more than 100 bottled craft beers, as well as Haven’s full bar selection of unique spirits and worldly wine list, with nearly 50 wines by the glass. Those in the 10 p.m. seating will be able to partake in a complimentary Champagne toast.

New Year’s Eve reservations for parties of up to 14 guests may be made by calling 714.221.0680. All 10 p.m. reservations will require a credit card and cancellations may be made up to 72 hours in advance. A fee of $25 per guest will be charged for late cancellations or no-shows.

Haven Gastropub menus can be found online at