Shiki Sushi celebrates 10-year mark
Shiki Sushi 10-year anniversary: To celebrate 10 years in business, Shiki Sushi Asian Bistro and Bar in Durham will be holding a celebration with live music and entertainment Saturday, Oct. 19.
The food festival will be from noon to 4 p.m. outside the Durham restaurant, which is in the Homestead Market Shopping Center on N.C. 54.
There will be free food and live music. Guests will be able to sample some of the new menu items from Shiki chefs on small plates.
The restaurant is unveiling some of its “global fusion” food by chef John Akhil.
Keith Bishop, chief operating officer for Shiki, said there will also be outdoor play tents for children and some magic shows.
“The celebration is in recognition of the Durham restaurant’s 10 years of doing business successfully in Durham,” Bishop said in an email.
The restaurant will be operating normally that day.
Frontier opens Northgate store: Frontier Communications is opening a retail store at Northgate Mall.
Frontier is a provider of broadband Internet, telephone and satellite TV services. The company serves customers in North Carolina in Durham, Monroe and western North Carolina. Across the nation, the company serves customers in 27 states.
In 2010, Frontier acquired Verizon telephone and broadband Internet business in markets in 14 states, including in North Carolina, for an all-stock deal valued at $8.6 billion.
The company will have a grand opening at the new site at 10 a.m. Wednesday.
Coffee workshop: Counter Culture Coffee is offering a Brewing Basics workshop on Saturday, Oct. 19, for the cost of $75.
The workshop is part of the coffee roasting company’s “Counter Culture’s Counter Intelligence Program,” which offers industry professionals and consumers information on the origins and history of coffee and on best brewing practices.
In the two-hour lab, participants will develop a coffee-brewing recipe, learn about grind sizes as well as about the brewing times.
The lab will be held from 10 a.m. to noon at the Counter Culture Training Center at 4911 S. Alston Ave.
Check out these wine dinners: Watts Grocery and the Four Leaf Farm & Bluebird Meadow are hosting a “Farm-to-Fork Wine Dinner” on Oct. 23.
Tickets are $55 for the five-course meal that comes with paired wines selected by a the Hope Valley Bottle Shop. That price doesn’t include tax and gratuity.
There will also be a wine dinner at Rue Cler on Nov. 12 with wine pairings from the downtown wine shop Cave Taureau.
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