Eliminating the time wasted in line waiting for a car wash, ProntoWash Eco AutoSpa resuscitates sullied vehicles while they're parked in designated lots, freeing the drivers up to get other things done. ProntoWash's consideration for the customer's time is mirrored by its commitment to the environment–cleaners wash vehicles with less than a pint of water on average, using a Washing Kart which creates a low-pressure spray made from water and no-foam detergent.
Citrus Park Billiards' expansive showroom encapsulates 5,000 square feet of hand-finished bar stools, sturdy billiards tables, and other game-room furniture. Deck out rec rooms with a Heritage corner cue rack, equipped with cup holders and space for cues and two ball racks and coated in a rich wood finish to fool nearby houseplants ($149). Guests can swivel in a classic backless bar stool—hand-rubbed with wood finish and lined with black faux leather ($239)—or convert Thanksgiving dinner tables into full-contact competitions with a table-tennis top and game kit ($299). Game gurus can also apply the value of this Groupon toward pool tables or shuffleboard sets, which can be used for friendly sport or to weigh down large pieces of paper such as the Magna Carta ($1,599+). Decorate and equip existing game rooms with a full range of accessories, including cue racks, billiard lights , and complete equipment sets.
Oldsmar and Upper Tampa Bay’s version of this 200-year-old German tradition is both the largest and the longest-running Oktoberfest in West Central Florida, attracting more than 25,000 people each year to the Tampa Bay Downs Racetrack. Set for the weekend of October 28-30. Free Parking
John Pappas didn’t know much English when he first arrived on American soil, but he did know the secrets of cooking excellent Greek cuisine. The native Greek passed on his recipes and expert techniques to his son Nicholas, who would go on to open his own Mediterranean restaurant—Greek City Cafe.
Deep in his restaurant’s kitchen, Nicholas and his chefs fold juicy meats and fresh vegetables into a variety of Greek-inspired paninis, wraps, and salads. They layer pitas with juicy slices of shaved lamb and beef before adding dollops of flavorful tzatziki and creamy greek dressing. To craft specialty pizzas, the chefs shower soft pita shells in mixed cheeses, diced tomatoes, and grilled chicken. When discussing these dishes with a reporter from Westchase Patch, Nicholas explained, “We take a mainstream item and put a Greek twist to it. I make them feel comfortable, but when they taste it they realize they've never experienced that flavor.”
In the casual dining room, where sunlight streams onto soft blue and green walls, guests can linger over their last bites of these inventive eats before ordering desserts such as baklava. Countertop seating surrounds a lush olive tree in the center of the room, which was imported from Greece and lives off of sunlight and Greek wine.
Health is more than the absence of disease; it's the overall well being of the physical, psychological, and emotional biospheres. Today's Groupon can heal you through and through: $30 for a full head-to-toe analysis, consultation, and acupuncture treatment at East West Acupuncture and Wellness Center, Inc. (a $75 value). The whole thing takes about 90 minutes and can be used to treat clients of any age, even manboys. Call ahead to make your appointment.