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Shinsei Fundraiser for Injured Chef Shuji “Elvis” Sugawara

Elvis photographed by Kevin Marple.

Popular sushi chef Shuji “Elvis” Sugawara was severely injured in a motorcycle accident in late March.  He is out of the hospital and back at work. Shinsei’s co-owners Lynae Fearing and Tracy Rathbun, are hosting a benefit bash to help with Elvis’ medical bills.

Here’s the deal: “Viva La Elvis” will take place at Shinsei on May 23 from 6-9:00 PM. The cost is $50 and that includes food and booze. They are also looking for silent auction item donations. If you would like to pre-purchase tickets or have something you would like to donate, call Geri at 214-352-0005.

10 comments on “Shinsei Fundraiser for Injured Chef Shuji “Elvis” Sugawara

  1. Elvis prepared the first sushi i ever ate. for this i am eternally grateful.

    TJ’s is donating a private seafood tasting for 6 valued at $300. so please bid on it, let’s support this Dallas legend in his time of need.

  2. I just spoke with Geri and we are going to donate some chocolate gift baskets for the auction.

  3. Sevy’s Grill is in for $100 Gift Certificate. How about more restaurants jumping in? Let’s help a good man whose good for Dallas.

  4. Thanks so much for the support! Dean is donating one of his custom made pair of boots!!!

  5. Rex’s Seafood will be donating two tables for four for dinner at Rex’s Seafood !! Each table will also include a complimentary bottle of wine with dinner !! Rex’s supports Elvis’s recovery 100% !!

  6. Boots are a 10.5 d. Plus, a really cool sushi knife and package of Kent Rathbun Elements, also, dinner for 6 at Shinsei!

  7. Shuji is a friend to a lot of us here at Kenichi Dallas, and I’m glad to not have to go back to the hospital to visit him.

    Kenichi Dallas is donating a Seven-course Chef’s Tasting dinner for 8 guests, each course paired with saké. Value: $1,000.

    In addition, I will personally donate a private saké tasting for up to 6 guests, in the bid winner’s home. Value: $360. [Note: will have to be scheduled on one of my days off; thanks for your understanding]

    Event guests, please please bid generously.

    Shuji, I look forward to seeing you soon, friend.

    Thanks Amy S for leading the restaurants charge.

  8. Also, Rex’s Seafood just put in 2 dinner’s for 4! You guys are so generous! Elvis is loved by many!

  9. If it’s not too late Cane Rosso would be happy to donate a dinner for 10 at our guerrila restaurant at Preston/Forest for the fundraiser. Tracy – I just sent you an email as well ..