Maxrider's ?4D? theater safely jets participants off into fantastical, four-dimensional worlds bursting with stunning imagery and sound and wind effects. During each four- to five-minute adventure, a 12.5-foot screen projects jaw-dropping locales into the eyes of up to six riders, who bounce, rattle, and shake from within the simulator's oscillating cart. Riders will have the opportunity to choose from up to 33 different experiences in four categories?Intense, Scary, Rollercoasters, and Family Fun?that include a frightening stroll through an abandoned school and an adrenaline-pumping plunge into a treasure cave. Participants can also adjust the ride with an intensity controller, which makes the effects of the ride stronger or gentler.
Boost Mobile touts a simple philosophy: be heard. As an independent store owner, Azam Khan holds that principle dear in all his business dealings. Whether his clients want to set up a cellular plan or find the perfect mobile device, he's there to field questions and ensure satisfaction. His store also offers a diverse array of phone accessories for popular brands such as Verizon and Samsung.
Estheticians at Green Garden Asian Spa specialize in Qigong massage techniques, an ancient Chinese healing method that focuses on preventative health and meditative balance within the body and mind. In addition to signature massages that can incorporate hot stones, four hands, or lavender essential oils, the spa also offers rejuvenating facial and body treatments and waxing.
Diners at Legends on Pearl dig into a menu of juicy burgers and fried appetizers as sports coverage buzzes on several large flat-screen TVs. After patrons go to bat with the golden spears of fried pickle ($6), oven-baked bread slices and fearless foam fingers can take a swan dive into the gooey salsa queso of a fondue bowl ($8). The ranch-seasoned cowboy burger ($10) stacks a juicy, half-pound patty with bubbling pepper jack and crispy onion rings, and the Draft Pick cheese panini ($7) gives grilled cheese a facelift with a choice of fillings such as mozzarella and crumbled blue.
R Bar's menu delights burgerphiles with 16 burger varietals. All 14 burgers eligible for this deal begin with a 10-ounce helping of never-frozen chuck gently coaxed into patty form and are accompanied by a side of fries or a small house salad. Use your tongue to lasso a Rodeo burger smothered in chipotle sauce ($9.50), nosh on the zesty Cajun burger ($9.25), or sloppily devour the bruschetta burger along with its associated basil, garlic, tomatoes, and mozzarella ($8.75). The grilled-cheese burger enfolds a juicy, tomato-garnished patty in the embrace of two grilled-cheese sandwiches ($9.25), successfully joining two favorite fares without the mess the prototypical soup burger entailed. During pauses in the eating process, customers can distract themselves with R Bar's dartboards, games, jukebox, and HDTVs.
In the mid-18th century, distillers at Albany's first distillery, the Quackenbush Still House, crafted rum from Caribbean molasses, Hudson River water, and wild yeast. Instead of Quackenbush's large wooden fermenting vessels, The Albany Distilling Company's distilling duo, Matt Jager and John Curtin, rely on sleek, modern equipment to create their Quackenbush Still House rum. Updated gear, yeast, and water aside, Matt and John stick to Quackenbush's original recipe to yield the rum's smooth, butterscotch-flavored finish.
Their other small-batch spirits likewise pay homage to recipes of old, from the slowly processed Coal Yard New Make whiskey to Ironweed, a Prohibition-style whiskey aged in oak. Available throughout New York state, The Albany Distilling Company's libations are also served twice weekly at the distillery's very own tasting room.