The Little Gym fosters the healthy growth of children by allowing them to progress at their own pace in a nonthreatening, nurturing environment. As wee ones from 4 months to 12 years-old tackle challenges, overcome fears, and learn to confidently express their opinions about Platonic theory, The Little Gym's original music graces their ears and supports their lessons. The month includes four classes that let tots develop through weekly, age-specific curriculum, with programs including pre-school/kindergarten gymnastics, dance, sports-skills development, and karate.
With an extensive menu of island-inspired eats, the eatery blissfully deserts feasters on an island of inspired cuisine. Start with an order of Spam musubi and enjoy the canned delicacy swaddled in a nori wrap with egg and rice ($4.95) or go for an order of Shanghai-style lumpia, a Pac Island family recipe of pork, shrimp, and vegetables in an eggroll-esque package ($5.50). Dinner at the eatery offers an abundant bounty of nourishment, with everything from noodles, rice, and burgers to their 13 barbecue combination platters. The loli chicken and Kalua pork, whose delectable pairing of barbecue chicken and slow-smoked pulled pork sautéed with cabbage ($10.49) was crowned best entree in the 2007 Taste of Tacoma festival, while the teriyaki-marinated kalbi short ribs ($10.95) was top entree in 2006. Most platters are served with two scoops of rice and either macaroni salad or island slaw. Salute sweet teeth with a tropical-fruit smoothie ($4.50), slice of pineapple upside-down cake ($3.75), or slice of molten-chocolate "luv-a-lava" cake ($5.95).
With a vast selection of chair covers and specialty linens, Platinum Designs makes it easy to decorate a venue for any event. The company, which garnered a WeddingWire Bride's Choice award in 2013, rents out covers for folding chairs, round-top chairs, and other designs, as well as festive chair sashes in a variety of colors and fabrics. Event hosts can work with a design consultant to customize tabletops with elegant tablecloths, charger plates, and linen napkins in 30 hues.
Little David's Sub Shop recreates the homey, nostalgic feel of a Brooklyn or Philly delicatessen with handmade subs inspired by classic American street fare. Reuben sandwiches come loaded with sauerkraut and hot pastrami, and cold subs feature dry Italian salami, ham, and provolone. Regional options include specialty eats such as the Chicago combo with Italian beef and giardiniera, and the Philly sub with roast beef and peppers. A '50s-style theme sends visitors back in time, with vintage record sleeves and magazines covering the walls, and a soundtrack of early rock 'n' roll, doo-wop, and civil defense sirens piped over the speakers.
Fresh squid. Deep-fried scallops. Szechwan spicy prawns. Live fish. These are just a sampling of the many seafood dishes that help Imperial Garden Seafood Restaurant live up to its name. Here, the menu brims with dried, fried, and fresh seafood offerings next to an abundance of classic Chinese dishes such as Peking duck, sweet and sour pork, and beef chow fun. The eatery also whips up an array of dim sum including prawn with Chinese parsley dumplings, fried taro, and satay beef honeycomp tripe.
With more than 20 years of experience in the inflatable entertainment industry, Merry Makers provides hours of jumpable delight to energetic juveniles and the parents who want to tire them out before beer-thirty. Proportioned for standard toy-humans ages 12 and younger, and weighing less than 150 pounds, the Jumparoo Bounce House (a value of $179 for up to seven-hour rental) requires a 20'x20'x13'–20' space in which to nestle, and one electrical outlet within 70 feet to power the inflation station. These bright, colorful bastions of bounceability are available in more than 50 themes, such as castle, princess castle, and the castle formerly known as Prince castle. Treat your tot to a big top bouncer for a lively, circus-themed bash, or rent a pneumatic starship on July 20 to celebrate the 41-year anniversary of the Apollo moon landing or the 90-year pre-versary of humanity's first contact with Vulcans. Most bounce houses come with a roof to shield gravity challengers from sun and rain, allowing free-floating friends to jump their way to bedtime come rain, shine, or plague of fun-devouring locust.