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Houston Is Yelpin’ In The Raw At Sushi Raku



Ready for a rawkin good
time?!
Houston yelpers maki-ed their way on out to Midtown's newest and
trendiest restaurant and lounge, Sushi
Raku
on Tuesday, March 30th for H-town's biggest Elite Event yet… 

Elites
and their guests savored exquisite Japanese fare prepared by
Executive Chef Taka Sekiguchi along with is talented staff: bacon-wrapped scallops, pork dumplings, tempura shrimp, edamame and crawfish,  and, of course, sushi! With sushi rolling demos and grilling tips as skewers were flamed up over the robata grill, yelpers walked away with some Japanese culinary skills of their own.

The heat also turned up as DJ SoulTower 606 spun live on the ones and twos and more than 200 party-goers took over the resto; fortunately Japanese import Asahi Beer were there to quench thirsts, along Red Dragon and Asian Lemon Drop Martinis concocted with TY-KU Sake and Tito's Handmade Vodka, there to wet our whistle. Adding more Japanese flare and excitement to the night was Artist Wong finalizing the finishing touches to his ceiling-high paintings that adorn the walls of Sushi Raku; and members and
volunteers from The
Japan Culture Society
, Sushi
Club of Houston
, and The
Japan-American Society of Houston
provided
origami instruction, travel tips and trivia (with Asian candy prizes), and Elites received a take-home keepsake with their name written in Japanese! Two winners from the drawing also walked away with a free session at Blossom Massage and a pair of tickets to Free Press Summer Fest.

Dōmo arigatō
(thank you) to all sponsors and yelpers who came out for a rawkin Yelp Elite Squad Event! Missed the festive fun? Check out what yelpers are saying about the evening and sponsors here, the photos compiled by yelpers Long T, Stephen R and David N; and chime in on the Talk action that's still buzzin'!

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さようなら,

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Farrah A
Houston Community Manager

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