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Restaurant offers sushi-making classes

For those who love sushi, it’s an extreme love. There doesn’t seem to be any middle ground – it’s either a favorite food, or you would rather be forced to sit in the front row of a Gallagher show than eat raw fish.

For those in the “love it” group, Sushiya-US is holding two sushi classes next month to show you how to make your own. Family & Friends Night will be 8 p.m. April 1, and Couples Night is 8 p.m. April 29.

The restaurant had been having some private sushi-making parties, and some patrons requested a public event when they found out about them, restaurant supervisor Lynette Parmley says.

Participants will learn to make cucumber rolls, California rolls (crab, cucumber and avocado) and shrimp tempura rolls (shrimp tempura, avocado and cucumber). Classes will be taught by a sushi chef and an assistant. During appetizers – vegetarian spring rolls and gyoza, a beef dumpling – employees will work one-on-one with anyone who needs to learn how to use chopsticks.

Cost is $25 each, or $15 for children 12 and younger. The price includes Japanese ice cream for dessert, non-alcoholic drinks for everyone and sake samples for adults.

To reserve your spot, call 444-4263 or email sushiyaus@gmail.com with preferred date of class, name, number of people in your party and phone number.

Cruise ship dining on land

Lighted Gardens Banquet and Reception Center, 10794 N. Indiana 1 in Ossian, is having a cruise ship dining dinner – without the cruise ship. “Boarding” begins at 6 p.m. Saturday, and the dinner includes a cocktail/appetizer hour, a buffet dinner, live entertainment and a dessert buffet.

Tickets are $16.95 for adults, $15.95 for people 60 and older and $8.95 for children 3 to 10.

Reservations are required; call 622-4023 or email ltgrdns@aol.com.

Closed

It appears as though The Peace Frog Coffeehouse has closed. Its Facebook page has been removed, and the building, at 1522 W. Main St., appears abandoned with no signage.

Fundraiser

Pizza Hut locations in Fort Wayne and surrounding areas are donating a portion of their buffet sales today to Turnstone, which provides programming for people with disabilities.

The fundraiser lasts from 5 to 8 p.m. and is taking place at Pizza Huts in Columbia City, Auburn, Angola, Bluffton, Columbia City, Fort Wayne, Decatur, Huntington, Kendallville, New Haven, North Manchester, Wabash and Van Wert, Ohio.

The Dish features restaurant news and food events and appears Wednesdays. Fax news items to 461-8893, email jyouhana@jg.net or call 461-8462. For more restaurant news, go to The Dish blog at www.journalgazette.net/thedish.

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