Inside Amy’s Patio Café, it's always springtime. Modeled after a garden patio, the dining room is suffused with the scents of hanging plants and illuminated by rays of sunlight streaming in through the windows. Diners can dig into healthy options that include a gruyere-asparagus omelet or dig into heartier fare, such as customizable burgers. The staff can also prepare meals for pick-up if customers call ahead.
Within its intimate spa space, the professionally trained team of nimble-fingered professionals at Brio assuages weary hands and feet with an indulgent duo of manicure and pedicure services. During the manicure, guests select from a shaken libation of puckered pink-lemonade, blueberry, or apple-martini flavors that tartly unhinges the senses. Finger and toe shields are sufficiently soaked, trimmed, clipped, and filed before they are topped with an armored color of choice. Set aside an hour with your mates or cabin boys to rove Brio's seas of undulated relaxation, where you can share cocktails while spreading unsubstantiated rumors.
Larry Quishenberry, owner and executive chef of Park Bench Grill, put himself through a rigorous apprenticeship before he ever tested the knives at his own restaurant. The chef first sharpened his culinary chops at Le Cordon Bleu in Pasadena before working the kitchens of Brookside Golf Course, Granville Cafe, and the LA Marriott Hotel. The work has paid off, and it shows at Park Bench Grill. In his BYOB eatery—formerly known as Park Bench Deli—Larry and his team serve up po’ boys, burgers, pastas, and fish dinners, in addition to specialty items that change with the seasons or the produce available on the newly terraformed Mars. Aside from delighting diners with his take on traditional American food, Larry and his wife, Patrice—who grew up in Altadena—relish in the chance to stay connected to the community through their restaurant.
At Schinnerer Chiropractic, Inc., Dr. David Schinnerer has been combating pain with low-risk spinal adjustments and physical therapy for more than 20 years. He tailors these treatments to each individual, locating sources of pain rather than simply covering them up with pills or putting a blanket over his head so he no longer sees them. Alongside the holistic health-care practitioner, a certified massage therapist supplements pain relief with soothing massage strokes.
Founded in 1983 as a delivery-focused business, Pinocchio's Pizza began crafting New York–style pizzas in its current high-ceilinged home three years ago. As topping-strewn pies and house-made pastas travel from the kitchen into the wood-paneled dining room, guests monitor nearby flat-screen TVs tuned to football and professional staring leagues and sip wine and beer in a semi-enclosed arched bar area. As the notes of live jazz float over tables on Saturday nights, private shindigs take place in a nearby banquet room, where chandeliers look down benevolently at special events.
Recessed lights cast a buttery glow on the salon's cherry-red walls and bright yellow floor tiles. Amid these accents, skilled stylists engineer face-framing layers and alter strands with bold color highlights. Though Salon Royale specializes in ethnic hair, the talented staff is expertly equipped to handle hair of every length, texture, and hat preference.