New: Fuku Sushi
Sushi has landed at Main Gate Square at 940 E. University Blvd., where Café 940 and Bakerzin both failed. Andrew Adey, who has owned the Pita Pit for the past five years, and Cami Quist are the owners. The name, pronounced foo-koo, means "uniform" in Japanese. Other than sushi, Fuku also serves soup, salads, noodle dishes and teppanyaki. Oct. 2 is the anticipated date for the full-bar liquor license. Fuku is open daily from 11 a.m. to midnight; 798-3858.
New: Total Wine and More
Total Wine opened Sept. 18, at 4370 N. Oracle Road (at Wetmore Road), on one of the busiest retail corners in town. The store is 21,580 square feet with approximately 8,000 wines, 2,000 spirits and 1,000 varieties of beer. From Sept. 26-28, stop by for an ongoing wine-tasting starting 11 a.m.; 887-0174. The chain operates 56 wine superstores in 10 states.
Silver Lining Café (2545 E. Broadway Blvd.), Olive R. Twist Café (4915 E. Speedway Blvd.) and Long Wong's (2500 E. Sixth St.) have all closed.
Sixth Annual Feed the World Day
Feed the World Day is based on a simple principle: For one day, the world should experience a wholesome, vegetarian diet, paving the way for a peaceful and hunger-free world. Govinda's Natural Foods will open its doors for a free six-course feast on Monday, Sept. 29, from 4 to 8 p.m. There will also be continuous live music at 711 E. Blacklidge Drive; 792-0630.
Crash a Wedding!
Now there's an invitation you don't see every day. This is a clever idea from Dasha Ross, catering manager at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort. The wedding ceremony begins at noon, and the reception, with live music from Katy and Co., immediately follows. Event highlights include cake-tasting, checking out bridal gowns, white-dove releases and rides in a wedding carriage. It all happens on Sunday, Sept. 28, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 7000 N. Resort Road. For more info, call 529-7912. There is a $5 admission charge which benefits modestneeds.org