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Fujiyama: open wide

Fujiyama will celebrate its 10th anniversary with a grand re-opening at 22 S. Tejon St. this Saturday. Striking, with high ceilings and bamboo accents, the new location (longtime site of Seabel's Gourmet Shop) more than doubles the size of Fujiyama's previous Tejon Street home. It features two teppanyaki/hibachi grills, a flat-screen sushi-bar TV showing chefs packing and rolling, and an expanded menu.

Live music will run through Saturday's lunch (11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.) until dinner, which goes from 5 to 10:30. The full bar will be open start to finish, both Saturday and regularly. Call 630-1167 for regular hours and more.

Out with the old ...

Jack Quinn Irish Alehouse & Pub (21 S. Tejon St.) will host its 10th annual Oyster Fest from Sept. 25-28, to correspond with Galway, Ireland's International Oyster Festival. Expect a special oyster menu, with classic recipes and new creations covering several varieties, along with Irish music and dancing. After the festival, on Sept. 29, Quinn's will premiere a new menu. Traditional Irish dishes will remain, according to general manager Ivette Gallegos, but new items will include bleu cheese fondue, a vanilla champagne-marinated pork tenderloin, edamame hummus, a grilled calamari and arugula salad, seared duck breast pasta and an almond-crusted lamb loin. Visit for more.

Paravicini's Italian Bistro's Palmer Lake location (75 S. Hwy. 105) recently overhauled its dinner menu, adding new items such as Neapolitan flatbreads and baked pastas in addition to classic Italian dishes. Visit for more.

Take note

Each $50 ticket to the Business and Single Professionals Networking event Sept. 25 at the Warehouse (25 W. Cimarron St.) will help Care and Share buy 50 pounds of food. RSVP by Sept. 22 at or

It's rare to find anything of value for a dollar, which makes the $1 store-made soft-serve cone at Rizuto's Ice Cream Shop (4785 Barnes Road) quite the deal. Owner Leo Rizuto's been running the special since he opened just over three years ago, in addition to selling store-made gelato and sorbetto and hard-pack Blue Bunny and Dreyer's ice creams. Call 596-7191 while it's still warm outside.

Swirl Wine Emporium (717 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs) now offers wine-tasting classes at 6 p.m. every other Friday (two wines with apps, $10 to $15); at 4 p.m. on first Saturdays (three or four wines with apps, $20 to $50); and free 4 p.m. Tuesday tastings (one lucky bottle). Space is limited, reservations required. Visit

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