For nearly 30 years, the stain-ousters at Quality Dry Cleaning have relinquished apparel and linens of grime and fabric-marring spots. During cleanings, delicate items such as blouses and scarves receive careful attention, and two-piece suits and neckties regain their fresh, presentable appeal after business-meeting coffee fights. An Ugg boot cleaning spruces up footwear weathered from stomping through snow, slush, and salted sidewalks, and a comforter cleaning expunges regular or down bedding of spills from late-night snacking or the ever-clumsy Sandman.
Beef ‘O’Brady’s menu boasts a beefy bounty of classic American fare prepared hot, steaming, and packed with enough beefy flavors to stampede even the most ravenous appetite. Start out with a Buffalo Half and Half appetizer ($7.49), finding an edible equilibrium with three buffalo chicken tenders and a quarter-pound of buffalo shrimp, or dive into the beef end with the restaurant’s signature ‘O’Brady Burger ($7.99), seasoned in a slumber bag of herbs and spices and topped with melted provolone cheese. Burgers come with a choice of potato salad, pineapple coleslaw, chips, fries, broccoli, or mashed potatoes with Guinness gravy. Other eats include a full rack of baby back ribs ($10.99), available in traditional, honey, or bayou barbecue sauce, and Beef ‘O’Brady’s sandwich staple, the Dubliner ($8.99), containing thinly sliced roast beef, sautéed mushrooms, and swiss cheese. Fallen angels can attempt to reclaim the power of flight through consumption of a dozen boneless chicken wings ($8.99), available in one of a dozen flavorful sauces.
Tropical Smoothie Café cools down overheated inner-beings with its all-natural smoothies—forged from real fruit and bursting at its sippable seams with energy. Plunge into a 24-ounce, low-fat fruit smoothie ($4.29), sweetened with your choice of turbinado sugar or Splenda. Flavors include the strawberry/banana/pineapple blend of Paradise Point, the blueberry/strawberry/banana oasis of Blue Lagoon, and the delicious dawnbreak of Sunny Day, which is packed with mango, banana, orange, and kiwi. If teeth start to grumble about having nothing to do, guests can chomp a satisfyingly solid slab of sustenance with one of Tropical Smoothie Café's sandwiches, wraps, or salads. Tear into a bistro sandwich ($6.49) such as the turkey guacamole, or gnaw on a grilled flatbread ($3.99) such as the Caribbean Luau, which is bedecked in chicken, mozzarella, pineapple, romaine, and Jamaican jerk sauce. Make amends with your mouth for last summer's exhausting gum-chewing marathon with the Paradise Combo ($9.99)—which throws down the gauntlet of appetizing with a smoothie of your choice and any toasted wrap, bistro sandwich, or gourmet salad plus chips or fruit. Menus and prices may vary slightly at different locations.
Amelia's Bistro calls its particular bend of Old World and modern American recipes "rustic comfort food." That label might sound a little less flashy than Amelia's can be, however?as anyone knows who's ordered the brie flamb?, its bourbon glaze set aflame tableside to caramelize its brown-sugar, walnut, and cranberry toppings. Entrees such as seared scallops atop a bed of creamy pumpkin risotto attest that comfort can coexist quite easily with creativity. But if you're in the mood for a true supper-club feel, chefs also grill hearty steaks and top them with boozy sauces such as whiskey butter. Meanwhile, vegetarians are welcomed with fruit- and cheese-packed salads and breaded or curried eggplant.
For dessert, cheesecake is practically mandatory?a sweet way to extend the evening if you want to linger and listen to the occasional live music. Inside is all soft lighting and graceful wrought iron, while outdoors a patio beckons during the warmer months and on the one day in January when the sun passes in front of the solar system's massive magnifying glass.
In the spring of 2014, restaurateur Kevin Luong opened Saigon Asian Bistro in a building tucked away on Neverland Drive. Ever since, he and head chef Vi Lang have been serving up fresh, flavorful Vietnamese cuisine and Chinese-American classics. "Pho noodle soups, made from slow-cooked homemade stock, are the focus of the menu," wrote one ThisWeek contributor. Chef Lang simmers those soups with meats such as rare beef or shredded chicken, deepening their flavors with fresh basil and other garnishes. Diners can also chow down on Chinese stir-fries, Vietnamese rice dishes, and summer rolls stuffed with prawns and tropical sunshine. Classics like general tso, sweet and sour chicken, and egg drop soup are also featured here, and can be enjoyed in a room full of shiny wood floors and potted plants.
T-Willy's Yogurt doesn't just want its patrons to savor its decadent, health-conscious treats?it encourages them to tap into their artistic side. The self-serve frozen yogurt joint lets guests mix and match 15 ever-rotating flavors of sweet and tart yogurt or sorbet, then adorn them with toppings, such as caramel, coconut, or chocolate-covered pretzels. The inevitable deliciousness of each creation belies its healthy nature; each 4-ounce serving contains as little as 100 calories, and all of the frozen-yogurt varieties comply with the National Yogurt Association's Live and Active Culture Program and feature high counts of live and active cultures.