With one pull of a lever, patrons at Kona Beri dish their own servings of frozen yogurt. Then, they proceed to a topping buffet and embellish their treats with fresh fruit, chocolate sauce, nuggets of gold, and other delicacies. Finally, patrons set their confections on a scale and pay by the ounce.
Beneath the gaze of the numerous chimps painted on Nimbus American Bistro N' Brewery’s walls, the Tuscan-based brewery's craft beers mingle with gourmet versions of pub favorites. The kitchen crew simmers fresh seafood and meats in beer-based sauces before transforming them into burgers, pasta dishes, and steaks. Their wood-fired oven bakes artisanal pizzas, pairing with specialty cocktails or pints of Nimbus pilsners, stouts, and ales. In the expansive dining room, warm lights and vibrant brewery-inspired murals dazzle eyes from the ceiling, and rows of tables and booths scatter the hardwood floors. A patio hosts outdoor dining, welcoming patrons to bring along their dogs or goldfish disguised as dogs. The restaurant hosts special events throughout the week, including live entertainment on Saturdays.
Passionate about food ever since he was a youngster, Stephen Hurd began his culinary career in his teens, working his way up the ladder with jobs at various restaurants. So began a 25-year career at country clubs and restaurants such as Washington D.C.?s Watergate Hotel, where Richard Nixon famously declared, ?I am not a crook!? while stuffing his pockets with another table?s dinner rolls.
These days, Stephen showcases his culinary talents at his own eatery, Relish Kitchen and Wine Bar, where he crafts a global menu from scratch with locally sourced ingredients. Said global flavors range from blackened mahi served over sweet cornbread pudding to Mediterranean pasta chock-full of grilled chicken, artichokes, and cilantro pesto. On Sunday, Stephen even puts his own spin on brunch favorites such as French toast stuffed with cream cheese, sliced strawberries, and candied pecans. Open for lunch six days a week, he assembles made-to-order sandwiches, salads, and dressing made from scratch.
To complement Stephen?s feast, bartenders pour local and familiar wines by the glass, fill pints with regional beers, and mix classic cocktails. Sports games stream on the dining room?s four large flat-screen TVs, and stunning views of the Catalina Mountains await on a spacious outdoor patio.
Doc Kendrick, born in Kentucky during Abraham Lincoln's presidency, inspired his progeny to found a spice company rooted in the time-honored traditions of hunting, fishing, and grilling. Joe and Brittany Garnett, the current owners of Doc Kendrick Spice Company, stock their virtual and farmers'-market shelves with all-natural, locally made spices, rubs, and blends that complement game meat, farm meat, and space meat alike. A recipe page recommends uses for their preservative-free powders, such as Doc's apple pie, spiked with Doc Kendrick's Twice as Nice pie spice, or Doc's antelope chili, which gets its flavor from a salt blend, garlic rub, chili powder, and jalapeño granules. A selection of quick bread mixes adds speedy carbs to any meal, and the sampler spice blend makes a nice birthday or Baby's First Bank Heist gift.
The Seasoned Woman's shelves teem with unique ladylike gifts from wine glasses hand-painted with sassy slogans to soothing medicine pillows. Nightshirts emblazoned with witty cartoons envelop female forms scented with lavender, eucalyptus, and other Thymes body washes and lotions. Reiki candles promote harmony, health, and hibernation as their light dances across angel-themed baubles such as music boxes and trinket dishes. Books, jewelry, and kitchen accessories round out the shop's verdant leaf-strewn displays, which double as backdrops during special events such as aromatherapy classes.
Doctors Scott and Melody DeMent, a husband-and-wife team, each followed a different path that led them toward chiropractic care. Scott started out as a chef in New Jersey before he decided to return to Arizona and follow in the footsteps of his chiropractor father. At the same time, Melody’s struggles with headaches and asthma made her turn to the field for her own health. The two met while attending New York Chiropractic College and shortly thereafter started their business, where they specialize in spinal therapies such as decompression and cold-laser treatments.