Two-time WWE Hall of Famer, 16 time World Heavyweight Champ, and Charlotte’s own, Ric Flair is going to the mat for the new Nature Boy’s WOOOOO-shi BuffalOOOOO-shi Roll at The Cowfish Sushi Burger Bar. A regular at the popular restaurant, Flair inspired Master Sushi Chef Rifali Almunir to craft the roll that will surely have sushi lovers shouting Flair’s signature WOOOOO! The roll features chipotle bison, fried green tomatoes, grilled onions and feta cheese rolled in tempura flakes and topped with thinly sliced red onions and green tomatoes, drizzled with chipotle aioli and finished with thinly sliced jalapenos.
The WOOOOO-shi BuffalOOOOO-shi roll recently debuted on the The Cowfish menu. For the entire month of June, the restaurant will donate 10 percent of the proceeds to the Make-A-Wish Foundation Central and Western North Carolina.
The Cowfish co-owner Alan Springate says, “We love that Ric is in here as often as he is and wanted to do something fun for him. Teaming up with him to raise money makes it a win win for everyone.” Co-owner Marcus Hall adds, “From the moment we opened the doors it’s been a surreal experience having Ric as a friend of The Cowfish. I have been a fan since I was a kid, and to be able to work with him in any capacity is an honor. He is a one-of-a-kind legend who lights up the building when he strolls in. Always friendly, always The Man! We love having him on board for this great opportunity to help others. In addition to this being a great cause, his roll will blow you away! To borrow Ric’s line, “You can’t be the first, but you can be the next!”
Flair is the second celebrity to take part in the sushi-naming fundraiser. Last year WCNC news anchor Dion Lim helped create the Neon Dion Roll which raised $1500 for Loaves and Fishes.
About The Cowfish Sushi Burger Bar:
The Cowfish Sushi Burger Bar, owned by Louis Camire, Marcus Hall and Alan Springate, pairs fusion sushi and hamburgers, with equal attention paid to each. Its signature “Burgushi” creations — a cutting edge fusion of burger and sushi — earned the restaurant the “Best New Concept” Award from Charlotte Magazine in 2011. The bright interior features custom artwork, a 600-gallon aquarium filled with live cowfish, a sushi bar with interactive computer monitors allowing you to build your own sushi roll and a 125-seat covered patio. For additional information, visit www.thecowfish.com.
About Make-A-Wish Central and Western North Carolina:
Started in 1980, Make-A-Wish is the largest wish granting organization in the world. Our mission is to grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. In 1985, the Make-A-Wish Central and Western North Carolina chapter was formed in order to fund the wishes of kids living solely in 51 different counties throughout central and western North Carolina. In 2012, Make-A-Wish Central and Western North Carolina will grant the wishes of approximately 200 children, with the average cost of a wish being $6,000. Every dollar raised goes directly to funding wishes of children in our region. Beyond the 200 wishes we will grant this year, there are an additional 300 children waiting to have their wish granted. The need has outgrown our funding – without any government funding, we rely solely on the generosity of the community to make wishes come true.
About Ric Flair:
Ric Flair® is a celebrity and professional wrestler represented by Legacy Talent and Entertainment. Also known as the “Nature Boy®,” Flair is among the most famous and well-known wrestlers in the world, and has been one of wrestling’s biggest stars since the late 1970s. His trademark “WOOOOO!™” yell has since become a tribute to Flair, and is often shouted by the crowd whenever they see Ric or when another a wrestler performs one of Flair’s signature moves. Flair’s robe, trunks, and boots worn at Wrestlemania XXIV are permanently exhibited at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History in Washington DC and his autobiography “To Be the Man” has been a New York Times Best Seller.