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Won't you be my neighbor?

Like a high school football player who never left his hometown, Cheyenne Mountain Resort (3225 Broadmoor Valley Road) employees can forever brag about "that time we won state." The resort was chosen over every other food-service entity in Colorado by the National Restaurant Association to receive the 2007 Restaurant Neighbor Award. This award honors companies "that have gone above and beyond in giving back to their local area through an outstanding community service program." Translation: employee volunteering, in-kind donations and community outreach activities. The resort now faces other state winners in national competition; money will be donated to the winner's charity of choice. Call 538-4000 to say "Huzzah!"

Be a good sport

Sportsters Bar & Grill (817 W. Colorado Ave.) reopened under new ownership in the former Fanz location on Colorado Avenue earlier this month. To help celebrate, ESPN reps swung in last week to promote the bar's sports package. Sportsters serves burgers and sports-bar fare, plus daily specials. Call 475-7148 for more.

Aloha

Hawaiian barbecue is headed to Colorado Springs in the form of L&L Hawaiian Barbecue, opening next month at 5850 Barnes Road. The chain has 200-plus locations across 10 states. Dishes include Kalua pork, short ribs, Mahi Mahi, Saimin noodles and barbecue chicken. Visit hawaiianbarbecue.com for more.

Donde esta Jamba?

In case you missed it, the Jamba Juice at 15 E. Bijou St. closed recently. But, as with all franchises, expect another location to pop up in its stead, somewhere else in town eventually. Check your favorite coffee shop downtown, such as Pikes Perk or Coffee & Tea Zone, for other smoothie options.

Cinque Terra

Experience Wine presents a class on Italian wines at The Warehouse Restaurant (25 W. Cimarron St.) from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Aug. 23. This class will explore Italy's five main wine regions: Veneto, Piedmont, Tuscany, Trentino and Southern Italy. The course includes appetizers, handouts and discount offers from local vendors. The cost is $45 per person, including tax and gratuity. For more, call 282-8688 or visit experiencewine.net.

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