Almost two weeks ago I was invited by Big City Events to attend the Epic Sushi Battle of Tampa!! Several local sushi restaurants all bringing their signature rolls and sushi treats to earn our vote! Everyone got a golden chopstick to utilize as their vote in the bucket beside their favorite restaurant!
Here are a few of the creations!
They also had a sumo wrestling mat where folks could sign up and duke it out!
After enjoying enough sushi to cast a vote (Tsumani from Sarasota was my choice!), I ventured to the same tasting area. The sake tasting was a perk of the VIP ticket (which I highly recommend!!).
This was my favorite sake – a sake wine! Sold at major grocery stores in the area. I saw it at Publix last week!
Once the general admission folks were let in, the place got pretty crowded. The sea of people snaking all over the room stuffing their faces with delicious sushi!
A taiko drum group entertained the room of sushi lovers! http://youtu.be/XZJeDNJg6gs
Last stop of the night was the complimentary sake bomb – my first ever!
I took my sole sister and running buddy Yvonne with me to the event and she had never been to Ybor city. She loved night lite streets and said they reminded her of Miami!
A great night overall! Can’t wait for the next great sushi battle of Tampa!