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Posted: Sunday, December 8, 2013 12:00 am | Updated: 12:36 am, Sun Dec 8, 2013.

An array of authentic Asian aromas are available at Asian Twist Restaurant. The new place opens today in Suite A8 of Ironwood Square at 226 W. Ironwood Drive. It's easier to find if you know the space used to be New York Bagels in the Albertson's-anchored mini-mall.

Here's a list of the foods: Tom Yum, hot-and-sour, crab tofu and miso soups, teriyaki beef, chicken and salmon, jalapeno calamari, yakisoba, Thai salads and fried rice, Teppan fried rice, red and yellow curry, vegetable delight, chicken basil, sweet and sour, pad Thai noodles and Thai drunken noodles.

Owner and manager Lily Li also has the Fu-Ki Japanese Steak House in Post Falls. Hours at the Asian Twist are 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and until 9:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Li says it's all fresh ingredients with no MSG.

With up to 10 employees, the place seats up to 48 customers. Phone 215-2155.

Huckleberry Thicket in Post Falls

A variety of gourmet foods, wildlife decor, teapots and handmade quilts and jewelry are offered at The Huckleberry Thicket. The purple 5,000-square-foot store at 3430 E. Seltice Way opens Friday.

The family business includes homemade jams, jellies, syrups, honey, chocolates, candies, many bakery items, espresso, ice cream and many huckleberry products.

Marla and Al Hedman started the business 28 years ago in Trout Creek, Mont. (just east of Sandpoint). They came to Coeur d'Alene three years ago and also have a Huckleberry Thicket store in Silver Lake Mall.

"We are still making the same key recipes that I grew up watching my mom make," Marla said. "I remember the joy she shared as she prepared, cooked and canned the fruit jams and jellies. With our Larchwood Farms business (also selling their products to other sources) we try to capture that same enjoyment."

The new Larchwood Farms portion of the Post Falls store features a 33-foot long, 10-foot tall and 7-foot wide chocolate machine.

Also offering gift boxes and trays, the new Huckleberry Thicket's winter hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Phone 762-1150. Check www.larchwoodfarms.com.

H&E Equipment Services moves

A new 12,000-square-foot facility on 3.5 acres at 3940 E. 16th Ave. in Post Falls is now the home of H&E Equipment Services. The place has a six-bay repair shop, five-ton overhead crane, 24-foot ceilings and 16-foot garage doors.

Moving from 1212 W. Appleway in Coeur d'Alene and serving the Inland Northwest, the company offers aerial lifts, telescopic forklifts and general construction and earth-moving equipment. It also provides equipment rentals and sales, in-shop and mobile service, a parts inventory, training and warranty services.

Established in 1961 and with its headquarters in Baton Rouge, La., H&E has 68 national locations. Post Falls hours are 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Phone 457-0020. Check www.he-equipment.com.

Now for the Tidbits

- Alliteration is a device that attracts readers without them noticing. Check the first sentence of today's Bits.

- The Beverage Shack at 2020 N. Fourth St. has closed.

- Watch for a new All About You Bridal & Prom store next week.

- Still no details on The Fork on Lakeside restaurant downtown.

- Here's more historic headlines: "Statistics show teen pregnancy drops after age 25," "Diana was still alive hours before she died," "Bridges help people cross rivers" and "Rangers get whiff of Colon." If you want to see some that can't be printed in a family newspaper, email me.

- Fourth Street has handy traffic circles at Kathleen and Dalton avenues. It needs another at the Prairie intersection.

- Contact Nils Rosdahl at nrosdahl@cdapress.com.

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