|Rudy's roll raises funds for charity|
Rudy Niswanger, the 27-year-old center for the Kansas City Chiefs, can add a new achievement to his resume: sushi developer. That's right, the local publicist for the Leawood branch of the Arizona-based RA Sushi
restaurant chain announced yesterday that Niswanger -- a native of Monroe, Louisiana -- had "developed" a new sushi roll for the restaurant: the Red Hot Arrowhead Roll.
Developed? What does that mean, exactly? "Rudy didn't actually create the recipe," says publicist Ashley Cleveland. "He told the sushi chefs at RA what he liked and they went ahead put those ideas into the roll."
Rudy's hot red roll features imitation crab meat -- they artfully call it "kani kama crab mix" at RA Sushi -- and shrimp, cucumber, and bits of fresh mango crusted with "crunchy red tempura bits and garnished with spicy sriracha sauce."
It's all for a good cause: a portion of the sale of each Niswanger roll -- $3 from every $9 roll sold -- will be donated to the Children's Center for the Visually Impaired in Kansas City, Missouri. The Red Hot Arrowhead Roll will be featured at the RA Sushi restaurant through October 31.