Stephanie Caughell forged her career without compromise. Growing up, she wanted to be both an artist and a chef, so she followed her passions to pastry school, then to the kitchens of renowned dessert masters. Incorporating tips from celebrity chefs such as Anthony Bourdain and Mario Batali, Stephanie creates eye-catching cakes and cupcakes from scratch for her shop, Gimme Some Sugar.
Stephanie preps sweet treats for any occasion—whether it's a walk-in cupcake craving or a large wedding. Her versatility is reflected in each cake's presentation: some are elegant towers with petals or ivy winding down the sides, whereas others are carved into fairytale castles, designer handbags, or even Homer Simpson. They come in flavors such as cinnamon swirl and confetti, and hide cream fillings within their decadent tiers and hidden sub-frosting crawlspaces.
Family owned and operated since 1971, Caesar's Italian Delicatessen boasts a menu of classic sandwiches and sides and is famous for its pickled tongue, available by the pound ($11.49/lb) or in a handheld version ($5.95) bookended by bread and topped with lettuce and mild peppers. Enjoy namesake nourishment with the Caesar's Special ($5.75), pairing two kinds of salami with ham, mortadella, pepper cheese, lettuce, mild peppers, and sauce until it is fit for a ruler or any eater with a century-bridging hairstyle. For the strong-armed, the Deep-Pit Beef ($5.95) carries beef crowned with barbecue sauce or salsa, while the veggie sandwich ($5.50) combines avocado, tomato, lettuce, peppers, mayo, mustard, and provolone into a palate-pleasing product. Sides of marinated navy beans ($2.09/lb), a baked potato ($2.59/lb), and orzo pasta salad ($4.99/lb) play nice with main dishes despite secret ambitions of stardom. Feed a party of five or another television cast with a party platter ($15 for five servings) encompassing a tour of four meats and four cheeses with pit stops for olives, pickles, peppers, and bread.
Healthy eating isn't bland or boring when Grace & Jewel's is involved. That's because the company keeps customers' kitchens stocked with plump berries, creamy avocados, savory beets, and other fresh treats that grow from the earth. The company seeks out crisp, flavorful produce both in and out out of season, fulfilling orders year-round. Organic produce and produce intended for juicing are also available.
For John Thompson, it all began with the desire to help people of all sizes and fitness levels live a healthier lifestyle. As a nationally certified personal trainer and fitness coach, John used his know-how to devise the high-intensity Ultimate 30-Minute Workout Experience, an effective, time-efficient workout that targets the whole body. Held 13 times a week, each boot-camp-like session combines cardio, weights, and abdominal exercises to boost sluggish metabolisms, tone muscles, and evict stress from tense bodies. To bolster the workout regimen, John and his fit-savvy crew craft custom nutrition programs, providing an easy-to-follow eating blueprint that helps clients establish healthy noshing habits and fit back into their high-school swim goggles.
Before Heidi's Brooklyn Deli grew to more than 35 locations spanning several states, it was called "Heidi's Bagels and Ice Cream," and there were only a few different kinds of sandwiches. The shop's founders, Steve and Heidi Naples, had moved to Colorado from Brooklyn and opened the shop after finding few spots serving the authentic New York-style deli sandwiches they had grown to love. When Steve decided to quit his steady day job and devote his full time to the new Heidi's Brooklyn Deli, the shop grew to offer 35 deli sandwiches alongside 32 flavors of ice cream. Today, Heidi's menu ranges from sandwiches with Nova Scotia salmon or chicken salad to genoa salami and prosciutto. Start your day with one of nine fruit-infused smoothies, or try one of Heidi's breakfast entrees, including a veggie sandwich or a bagel.