Dive into the flavor ocean with LaVecchia's extensive menu. Surf-and-turf appetizer options include the tips and grits (grilled tenderloin with gorgonzola, caramelized onion, and red-wine shallot gravy, $8) with a half-dozen fresh blue point oysters ($12). Then set your sails for the house specialties, such as a Carolina Crabcake dinner (two cakes with seasonal vegetables and buttermilk whipped potatoes, $26), the stuffed jumbo shrimp, loaded with lump crab and boursin cheese, along with vegetables and buttermilk whipped potatoes, bacon, tomato, basil, and lobster beurre blanc ($24), or the USDA-prime 20-ounce bone-in ribeye, seared to marbley perfection and served on a bed of pure joy ($37).
As one of the largest distributors of teeth-whitening products in the United States, Smile Splendor hosts a staff of smile-savvy experts who help imbue grins with beautiful radiance. Send grass-stained teeth off in style with a one-hour, in-office whitening treatment, where one of Smile Splendor's teeth technicians massages chompers with a whitening gel, activated by a gentle blue light for 20 minutes, while distracting senses with television, music, or the in-house dancing bear (a $299.95 value). Pearly-white professionals repeat the process up to two more times, aiding the removal of coffee stains and discoloration. Clients each walk away with a take-home whitening pen for touch-ups, including enough hydrogen-peroxide gel for 30 or more do-it-yourself applications (a $24.99 value).
CharlotteVibe Photography's trio of Charlotte Chamber of Commerce and PPA-member photographers capture memories at weddings, sporting events, and in-studio sittings through their cameras' high-quality lenses. Every step along matrimonial journeys, from the engagement to the newlyweds' departure in a "Just Married"–emblazoned time machine, finds tasteful immortalization through the staffers' photographic savvy. Headshots and corporate photos can take place in their studio or at a favorite area locale. Photographers also stand on the sidelines of sporting events, big or small, to capture action-packed shots of young champions scoring points or professional athletes trading their own baseball cards.
Cell Phone Repair’s team of technicians operates an emergency room for electronics – repairing or replacing broken phone components for walk-in customers. The in-house team at each location draws on a vast inventory of parts to quickly fix broken screens, repair water damage, or recycle un-fixable phones while customers wait.
At City Dog, canines romp and play with cohorts under the cover of a 3,500-square-foot indoor play area or amid the fresh breezes of a 5,000-square-foot outdoor space. During doggie daycare, the watchful eyes of caregivers certified in CPR and first aid track pups as they scurry up stairs and scoot down slides like buttered toddlers. Pooches foster rapports with new four-legged friends and share toys before winding down for quiet time with soothing melodies. For an additional fee, City Dog's Canine Cab picks up and drops off furry friends each day.
Doggie daycare proves an integral part of overnight boarding, where dogs can wind down after a long day in a 5'x5' run with comfy bedding, a nighttime treat, and classical music. Pups rise for breakfast and individual playtime, followed by bonding with peers through games or support groups for coping with electric fences.