The Athletic Club aspires to reach the upper echelon of fitness facilities, leading specialty classes within upscale workout environs. Limbs lengthen and spines straighten thanks to an extensive selection of yoga classes, including Anti-Gravity Yoga, which encourages participants to spite earthly forces while in inverted positions using an anti-gravity hammock. Dance fitness classes such as Zumba and African Movement fuse cardio movements to energetic rhythms. Core-sculpting and strength classes such as Cardio Barbell tone physiques without resorting to monster-truck-tire tossing competitions. Exercise enthusiasts can access the merits of cardio and strength equipment before and after classes at each location. Class schedules span seven days a week with early morning through evening sessions, and the Amherstburg club also offers a schedule of aquatics classes. Further amenities include childcare, along with a juice bar, steam rooms, and saunas.
• For $9, you get one mezzanine ticket to The Fairy Forest on Saturday, August 20 at 2 p.m. (up to an $18 value). • For $11, you get one orchestra ticket to the "Season Encore Performance" on Saturday, August 20 at 7:30 p.m. (up to a $22 value).
The smells of hay and freshly picked apples mingle with the shouts of children on the annual Erie Shores Farm Tour. An organized event between four very different, yet equally welcoming, farm facilities, the self-guided tour encompasses fall foods and a range of harvest-themed activities. Hillcrest Orchards welcomes visitors with attractions such as hayrides, a corn maze, and pedal carts, while staff at Dostall Farms lead their guests on a guided tour of their humane meat-processing facility, where animals are fed only grass or corn. The event ends with a prize drawing at Matus Winery, where staff also give a guided tour of the wine-making facilities, including the giant barrel where the winemakers sleep every night. To ensure participants don't lose their ways, Erie Shores Farm Tour provides a complimentary map and suggested travel routes between locations.
For tasty Mexican fare, Oberlin's Agave Burrito Bar and Tequilaria is hard to top.
Dieters looking for low-fat options will be out of luck, though, as taste trumps caloric value here.
Take a peek at the drink menu here, and make sure to sample something off the list.
Agave Burrito Bar and Tequilaria is known for its happy hour, which includes food and beverages.
At Agave Burrito Bar and Tequilaria, the prime seating is on the patio. Come check out what all the buzz is about.
Live music is common at Agave Burrito Bar and Tequilaria, as is a DJ.
Patrons have the pleasure of listening to live music while they dine.
DJ fans will appreciate Agave Burrito Bar and Tequilaria's frequent live mixes.
During the restaurant's weekend rush, waiting in line is the name of the game (so avoid Friday and Saturday nights if you're looking for something quick).
The dress code is strictly casual at Agave Burrito Bar and Tequilaria, so come as you are (and as you are comfortable).
For those in a hurry, the restaurant lets you take your meal or snack to go.
Easy street parking is one option for Agave Burrito Bar and Tequilaria's diners, as well as valet service.
Agave Burrito Bar and Tequilaria's diners can store their bikes safely at the rack around the corner.
Leave your piggy bank at home! With prices under $15, you can eat at Agave Burrito Bar and Tequilaria for next to nothing.
Hungry? Get ready to lick your plate clean at Ziggy's, to Place Order in Amherst.
Low-fat options are missing from the menu, so guests can leave their diets at home.
Not a popular place for dress-up dining, most Ziggy's, to Place Order patrons come in casual attire.
Pull up curbside and find simple street parking near Ziggy's, to Place Order.
You won't get sticker shock from your bill at Ziggy's, to Place Order — prices are usually less than $15.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all available at Ziggy's, to Place Order.
Hannah and Gord Mitchell purchased their 52-acre farm more than 40 years ago, dreaming of slowly transforming the property into a winery. But their careers took them away from their homestead for a while, so it wasn't until 1991 that they first successfully established vines on their land. Yet when they did, the soil and plants got on well and the Mitchells soon found themselves with 35 acres of noble grape varieties, including chardonnay, pinot noir, and cabernet sauvignon. Both their fruit and budget ripened, and in 2003 they finally began to build their own wine-making facilities. At the top of the list? A barrel-aging cellar and a 6,700-square-foot event patio.
Today, the winery holds regular property tours and tastings for visitors who want to try Sprucewood's wines. Situated along the shores of Lake Erie, the grounds also make a stunning venue for weddings and more casual picnics on the shore, many of which are regularly hosted by the Mitchells themselves.