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GATEWAY stores will be closed Sunday for Easter, but many of the restaurants will be open. Applebee's is open 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; California Pizza Kitchen, noon-9 p.m.; European Connection 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Fleming's Steakhouse, 5 p.m.-10 p.m.; Happy Sumo, noon-9 p.m.; McGrath's Fish House, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Samba Grill, noon-9 p.m.; SkyBox, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Thaifoon, noon-6 p.m.; and Z'Tejas, noon-5 p.m.

MARKET STREET GRILL and the OYSTER BAR are hosting Easter brunches in both Cottonwood and downtown locations Sunday. The Market Street brunches are 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; the Oyster Bar brunches are 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

HEALTH AUTHOR UDO ERASMUS is giving a series of free lectures called "What the Heck Is in That Low-Carb Chocolate Bar?" Tuesday, 3 p.m., at Fairweather Natural Foods, 1270 Iron Horse Drive, Park City; Tuesday, 6:30 p.m., at the Provo Marriott Hotel, 101 W. 100 North, Provo; April 14, 3 p.m., at Down to Earth, 5418 S. 1900 West, Roy; April 14, 6:30 p.m., at Crystal Inn, 818 E. Winchester, Murray; April 15, 3 p.m., at The Herb Shop, 160 S. State, Orem; April 15, 6:30 p.m., Comfort Suites, 2250 S. 1200 West, Ogden; April 16, 10:30 a.m., at Good Health, 713 N. Main, Layton. Erasmus holds a doctorate in nutrition and wrote the books "Fats That Heal, Fats That Kill" and "Choosing the Right Fats."

SUBWAY RESTAURANTS is adding four new salads to its menu: The Garden Fresh Salad (2 grams of fat per serving); the Mediterranean Chicken Salad, the Classic Club Salad (9 grams of net carbs); the Grilled Chicken and Baby Spinach Salad (6 grams of net carbs). To promote the salads, Subway is offering an "American Idol Meal," which includes one of the new salads and a beverage served in a special 32-ounce American Idol cup.

THE LION HOUSE, 63 E. South Temple, has expanded its hours to 11 a.m.- 8 p.m., Monday-Saturday. The cafeteria-style restaurant offers five new "meal deals" starting at $6.25 (363-5466).

Submit table talk announcements to Valerie Phillips, Food Editor, Deseret Morning News, 30 E. 100 South, P.O. Box 1257, Salt Lake City, UT 84110; by fax to 801-237-2550; or by e-mail to vphillips@desnews.com.