Grape and Grain tours bestow imbibers with a whirlwind six hours to sip and savor a kaleidoscope of diverse beverages. A chauffeur from Prime Transportation begins the day by whisking patrons to a brewery, distillery, and winery, each of which grants samples of their unique brews and vintages while instilling educational tidbits about their creation. At the Mediterranean-style Potomac Point Winery, patrons explore the wine cave and tour the cellar, dining on a bistro lunch and stopping at the olive oil bar to tend jaws creaky from chewing. At Blue and Gray Brewing Company, samples of seasonal beers emerge straight from the tanks to wash down a complimentary dessert, and the tour of family-owned A. Smith Bowman Distillery—a Fredericksburg mainstay since 1934—imparts tricks of the brewing trade that toe the line between tradition and innovation. Discounts on return visits and gift-shop merchandise urge tours to return, and patrons depart with souvenir glasses from each venue that will always remind them not to drink out of the brewer's tank.
Rejuvalase MedSpa, as its name suggests, is dedicated to the noninvasive advantages that lasers can provide?in fact, the med spa is so committed to the technology that it offers its own in-house laser-aesthetics training program. But despite Rejuvalase's love of the laser's touchless efficiency, it also proves its allegiance to luxury with an entire department devoted to head-to-toe day-spa treatments and salon services. As one side of the spa bustles with technicians administering laser hair removal and cellulite-reduction treatments, the other side exudes tranquility as clients slip on robes and slippers to receive facials and massages. A relaxation area?dubbed the Peacock Room for its avian-inspired decor and inability to outrun a tiger?allows clients a space to retreat in comfy recliners with a magazine and complimentary beverage in hand.
In 2001, Dr. Robert Samit had a vision, which was a pretty appropriate phenomenon, considering that he's an optometrist. He saw in the future a network of eye doctors, united under the banner of a single company that provides trusted community doctors and a huge selection of value-priced and designer eyewear frames.
Together with company president Sue Downes, they equip this army of eye examiners with the latest technology. When a doctor determines that a corrective lens is called for, he or she prescribes them and MyEyeDr.'s team of eyecare consultants helps patients choose from a huge array of frames from such brands as Gucci, Coach, Oakley, and Ray Ban RX.
Plush red booths and brick walls anchor Zibibbo 73's dining room and bar. Bartenders pour draft brews and wines from a variety of grapes, including the one for which the restaurant is named?the zibibbo, one of Italy's oldest varietals. Inside the kitchen, chefs hand-craft pastas and prepare naturally raised meats and fish, including shrimp and freshly shucked oysters, transposing old-world Italian recipes to a modern setting.
US Tae Kwon Do classes are taught by martial-arts experts and help students achieve peace of mind, personal confidence, better understanding of physical capabilities, self-defense techniques applicable to the real world, and the ability to knock a jar of pickles off the top shelf with a roundhouse kick. With class schedules modeled on the ancient art of busy lifestyles, those with busy lifestyles will be able to easily squeeze in a kicking-and-punching jam session that can breathe new life into a stale exercise regimen. Class offerings and times vary at each location—call ahead to begin your membership and schedule your first foray into one of the world's most practiced martial arts.
Salad Creations chops and tosses more than 20 fresh salads drizzled with a choice of 23 dressings. Instead of licking a pulley or nibbling an inclined plane, guests sprinkle blue cheese, candied pecans, and bacon bits over the wedge salad ($5.99/junior size; $6.99/full size), exactly replicating the savory rains that fell on Ancient Greece. Waves of spinach and feta envelop wild Alaskan salmon ($7.99/junior size; $8.99/full size), and grilled derby chicken cobbs ($7.99/junior size; $8.99/full size) race toward mouths in frilly hats of hard-boiled eggs. Diners can also design their own salads, adorning leaves of romaine or spring mix with more than 40 toss-ins, including sweet mandarin oranges, salty sunflower seeds, spicy jalapeños, or crunchy moon rocks ($7.49 for base plus $2.50 for meat toss-ins). Salad Creations also appeals to your sandwich side in six hearty paninis, including a chicken italiano with fresh basil and mozzarella ($6.99). Each salad can also be rolled into a wrap or folded into an origami giraffe.