At Ariyana Dental, multilingual dentist Dr. Arthur Abdiyev uses technology like Panorex imaging, which gives a 360-degree view of infections or structural issues in teeth, sinuses, and bones. He also wields dental cosmetics technology such as thin porcelain lumineers and a safe whitening gel by BriteSmile that activates under low-intensity light. To detect tooth and gum issues, Dr. Abdiyev relies on an intraoral camera, which facilitates views of the mouth that mirrors or open-mouth screams cannot, as well as digital x-rays, which reveal invisible structures for examination on a computer. He also fights decay with pediatric sealants, and extracts wisdom teeth, grafts bones, and performs surgery on gums. Upon spotting flaws in individual teeth, he springs to action with the CEREC machine, which rapidly sculpts or restores compressed porcelain crowns and inlays during one visit.
Armed with green, nontoxic cleaning products, Bravo Maids’ fleet of cleaning experts sweep through homes, apartments, and offices to restore premises to a pristine shine. Each job is customized, and customers are encouraged to leave a list of requests for the crew, such as to please sanitize the bathroom or please ignore the possum carcasses stuffed in the freezer. The team can clean almost anything, including, but not limited to, ceiling fans, windowsills, and appliances. They also spruce up sites postconstruction, and offer less frequently needed services, such as carpet shampooing and floor polishing. When not scrubbing surfaces clean of blueberry jam, the Bravo Maids keep busy organizing garages and closets, or helping homeowners rid their space of unwanted clutter.
Under the twinkle of a dramatic chandelier, alcohol alchemists blend top-shelf liquors into cocktails that chase bites of authentic Caribbean cuisine. Groups flirt unabashedly with their own reflections in the mirror-like sheen of the solid-oak bar while bartenders pour potables such as the whiskey-drenched three wise men, a generous blend of Jack Daniels, Jim Beam, and Old Grand-Dad. A shaken french martini with vodka, Chambord, and pineapple juice sways within its elegant stemware, whereas the mint from a classic mojito leaves mouths with a cool sensation reminiscent of reciting beat poetry. Sink into oven-roasted chicken wings dressed in spicy-jerk outerwear as they flip and dive through cool ponds of coconut-and-herb-cream sauce. The chef may also grace tables with a generous portion of jerked or fried jumbo marinated shrimp alongside bell peppers and onion with fried plantain fritters. Al fresco sippers gaze at the stars or draw new constellations that resemble beloved pet scorpions from the brick-enclosed patio dotted with contemporary metallic dining tables. Call ahead to reserve a table.
Built in 2011, Park Circle Storage’s state-of-the-art facility safely stores clients’ belongings under the watchful eyes of 24-hour video surveillance. The various-sized storage units—including a designated room for bikes—are all located on the ground level, saving clients the hassle of having to haul boxes up stairs or down chimneys. A security code gains clients access to the building seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. For added convenience, the facility sells packing materials and moving supplies, and offers two ways to pay monthly bills: online or at the onsite kiosk.
Since its creation in 1965, Buzz-A-Rama has hummed with the zooming melody of miniature slot cars, 1/24-scale replicas that race around turns and down straightaways at speeds ranging from 20 to 100 miles per hour. Eight at a time, these mini-racers whip around five different tracks that range from 80 to 100 feet in length, some featuring steep banks and sharp turns for an extra challenge. Owner Buzz Perri likes to say that his fast-paced racing menagerie—open on the weekends for general racing, weekdays for parties—is recommended for ages 5–95. Nothing proves his point better than the fact that past generations of racers now bring in their children and grandchildren to teach them a thing or two about leaving their blinkers on.