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December 12, 2012
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Three new businesses in Eagle

The Yummy Cafe opened last week at 313 Chambers Ave. in Eagle where the Smiling Moose Deli and Dietrich's used to be.One immediate difference from the previous restaurants is that the Yummy Cafe is a sit-down establishment, where a waiter takes your order. Prices are still comparable, however, with sandwiches running between $8 and $10.Mikhail (pronounced “Michael”) Zaharouski is the owner. At 27 years old, he set out on his own after working at various restaurants in Vail, Avon and Beaver Creek the last five years. He most recently worked at Rocks Modern Grill in the Beaver Creek Lodge and he took a chef — Rocky Herrera — with him to open the Yummy Cafe. Their resort restaurant backgrounds are evident in the presentation of the food and atmosphere. Sandwiches are displayed just so on a plate, the color scheme of the dining room and uniforms is precise, and even the water glasses have a distinct character.“My vision was to make something different from the places around here,” Zaharouski said. “I always wanted to make crepes and paninis, but I was sure to add regular American food like chicken sandwiches and burgers as well.”The Yummy serves breakfast and lunch seven days a week, from 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Breakfast is served until 11 a.m.Besides the classic breakfast sandwich fare that's made with eggs and bacon, Yummy also serves Caprese eggs for $7.75 and salmon frittata for $9.95. Caprese eggs are two scrambled eggs with sliced tomato, marinated fresh mozzarella and basil pesto with choice of bread. The salmon frittata is two scrambled eggs with smoked salmon, spinach, cream cheese, capers, pickled red onions and cherry tomatoes served with bread. The Everything Crepe is $7.95 and is made with two scrambled eggs, bacon, ham, sausage, tomato, green onions, spinach, mushrooms, bell peppers, grilled onions and cheddar, swiss, jack or habanero cheese. The restaurant also has pancakes, waffles and French toast for about $5.Crepes are made in several varieties and some are served all day. The All Day Long Crepes include a Veggie Lovers, Turkey Spinach Bacon, Curry, Portobello Chicken and the Atlantic Echo, which has smoked salmon, cream cheese spread, spinach and capers for $8.95.For lunch, there are soups and salads that range from $3.95 to $11.95. The Yummy Salad includes seasoned steak, spinach, caramelized red onions, walnuts, blue cheese and berries with a red wine vinaigrette.A Yummy Angus Burger is $8.95, the same price of the chicken pesto sandwich. Fish tacos are made with battered cod and cost $9.95. The Yummy Sandwich is fried breaded veal, Creole mustard with mixed greens and tomato on focaccia bread, and costs $10.95.To see a full menu complete with photos, visit The restaurant may be reached at 970-328-6060.

My Sister Nails & Spa recently opened at 65 Market St. in Eagle. It's located next to Magpie's, which is another new business that opened in the last year.“My sister opened this for us to run together,” said Sonny Nguyen, who manages the salon. He used to work at Chippen Nails in Edwards.The salon has already earned at least one repeat customer.“They're good!” said Gery Fair, a Gypsum resident who discovered My Sister Nails & Spa when she was looking for another business in the area a while back.Nguyen touted the value of the combo package, which includes a pedicure and manicure for $35.“I use a sea salt and cooling gel mask that most other places charge an extra $15 for,” Nguyen said. “This is also the only place around here I've seen since I've been here a year and a half that has color tip powders (for nails).”My Sister Nails & Spa is open from 9:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Walk-ins are welcome. The business may be reached at 970-328-8555 and also has a Facebook page.

Axis Sports Medicine opened seven clinics around the county on Nov. 1 — including one at 1143 Capitol St. in Eagle Ranch and one at 620 Red Table Drive in Gypsum — but the veteran clinicians are already well-known to many people.Axis is owned by 17 physical therapists who worked for Howard Head Sports Medicine at Vail Valley Medical Center. The Howard Head clinics were operated by a service contract VVMC had with a company called Proaxis Vail. VVMC let the contract expire Oct. 31 and took over operations of the Howard Head clinic. That's when about 40 percent of the veteran Howard Head clinicians decided to strike out on their own.“I worked at Howard Head the last 13 years,” said Brady Baker, the Axis clinic director of the Eagle Ranch location. “An advantage of working independently from the hospital is that we don't have the large overhead costs. Our rates are a third to half of what VVMC charges. Another advantage for us is that we can be more flexible with our treatment hours, especially with patients who have multiple diagnoses.”The other clinicians in the Eagle Ranch office include Ted Weber and Robyn Ritsch. The clinic director of the Gypsum branch is Jen Sewall, who works alone there.“Among all 17 co-owners, we have more than 200 years of experience,” Weber said. “Howard Head is actually now more like the new kid on the block, since it is hiring new people and we're the ones that have been here the whole time.”Baker said all 17 clinicians have specialties.“In Eagle, we offer aquatic therapy at the Eagle Lodge, dry needling, orthotic fabrication, kinesiotaping and injury prevention,” Baker said.Sewall said she specializes in sports performance and injury prevention.“I'm also working toward a specialty in pediatrics,” she said.“We treat the whole gamut — elderly people to children, from bull riders and race car drivers to accident victims,” Baker said. “People come from Glenwood Springs and Carbondale to see us.”Visits are made by appointments. The Eagle Ranch office may be reached at 970-328-4566. The Gypsum office number is 970-328-1889. More information is also available at Approximate clinic hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.“Those can change a bit since we coordinate with patients, especially for me, since I'm the only one in Gypsum,” Sewall said. “I work three 10-hour days and two five-hour days.”

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