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Inspired by the 80s: AJ Michalka Celebrates The Goldbergs Roll at Katsuya

September 12, 2016
Written by: Yasha Wallin

When the ABC series The Goldbergs premieres on September 21st, Katsuya Brentwood will be celebrating with the exclusive “Murray Goldberg Roll,” inspired by the hit show in collaboration with its creator Adam F. Goldberg. Think high-quality entertainment and mouthwatering sushi rolled into one. That means for lunch and dinner from September 12th – 25th, you can indulge in shrimp, snow crab, avocado, and cucumber topped with lobster tempura, micro greens, eel sauce and spicy mayo.


To learn more about the comedy, set in the 1980s, we caught up with series regular Amanda Joy “AJ” Michalka, aka “AJ.” As a singer, songwriter, and Lainey Lewis on The Goldbergs, AJ is a multi-tasking force to be reckoned with.

What three people would you invite to a sushi dinner, living or dead?
I would invite Janis Joplin, my Mom (Carrie) and my Grandpa (Jack).

What do you love most about working on The Goldbergs?
I honestly love the people the most. We’re truly like a family, on and off the set. From the crew to the cast, we have grown really close.

The Goldbergs is based in the 1980s, what’s one thing you wish we could bring back from that era?
The original Glo Worm.

When approaching a new role, how do you get into character?
I’ll usually start by reading the script multiple times while pairing it with music that I feel appropriately fits the role. Music is a huge part of how I prepare for a new role.

What’s it like to make music with your sister?
It’s one of the greatest gifts I’ve been given. To be able to write and create with your best friend is so unique and rewarding. I hope to pass it on to my future children.

Visit us at Katsuya Brentwood to try it for yourself!