The annual RA Sushi Chicago news anchor sushi battle, this year entitled “Wake Up Little Sushi,” took place Wednesday, October 19 and was a great success! This year’s participants were four morning news anchors; Jeanne Sparrow and Melissa Forman of WCIU, Linda Yu of ABC and Ji Suk Yi of Windy City Live who filled in for Val Warner.

Despite the horrible weather, about 75 people came out to the event, including Carly Boers of Chicago magazine and Ernest Wilkins of the RedEye who served as guest judges. It was a very close race between the WCIU team and Linda Yu, but Linda pulled out the win. Linda’s Butterfly Roll will be featured on the RA menu between November 1 - 15, and a charitable donation will go to the Chinese American Service League in her honor.

Thank you to all who braved the rain and came out for the event. Make sure to stop by RA before November 15 to try the winning roll!