With its bounteous menu, outdoor seating, and modern, Asian-influenced ambience, GuoSu Asian Bistro is a prime satiation destination for kung-pao kings and fortune-cookie fiends. Begin your palate-pleasing session with fried prawns ($6.95) or veggie-friendly lettuce wraps ($6.95) before moving on to the signature beef, chicken, or shrimp lo-mein ($7.95). An order of sautéed lemon scallops with fresh vegetables keeps meals light and airy ($11.95), while the spicy vegetarian ma po tofu packs a taste kick for herbivores and herbivoyeurs alike ($7.95). Dinner diners can slather gooey gravy syrup over four meaty pancakes of mu shu pork while discussing the finer points of dice-loading ($8.95), and midday munchers can take advantage of lunch specials such as mongolian beef ($5.75) or spicy kung pao shrimp ($6.50). Or enter the culinary Thunderdome with the Go Su for Two, a four-course, seven-dish meal that will vanquish a pair of vapid appetites with a chokehold of choice meats, soups, appetizers, and desserts ($26.95).
Dr. Justin Holt, who studied optometry at the Inter American University of Puerto Rico, conducts appointments in either English or Spanish at West Point Eye Center. There, after offering patients bottled water, he examines eyes, fits them for contact lenses, co-manages LASIK surgeries, and treats a range of ocular issues, focusing particularly on astigmatism.
When a client comes in searching for the perfect pair of frames, they browse through selections from Guess, Oakley, and Banana Republic. The frames are then sent off to the lab for a lens fitting and laser installation. When the frames arrive back at West Point Eye Center, Dr. Holt personally checks the prescription of the glasses before handing them off to the client, who takes them home along with a bottle of lens-cleaning solution, a microfiber cleaning cloth, a mini screwdriver, and a Ghirardelli chocolate. All frames and lenses come with a two-year warranty instead of the industry-standard one-year warranty, which never seems valid after you’ve set them on fire just to see what happens.
At Yogurt Stop, over 70 flavors of frozen yogurt come together with over 50 toppings to make delicious, customized treats. Each day, customers will find a rotation of ten flavors, such as strawberry, chocolate, cupcake, and pineapple. Then, they can coat the low-fat and non-fat treats with fruits and other toppings, or select a fruit smoothie or bubble tea.
While the walls’ crimson mosaic tiles glitter in the sunlight that filters in through large windows, CherryBerry’s guests pump out rotating flavors of frozen yogurt and lounge on puffy, mod-style furniture. With each creamy bite, it becomes more evident that the yogurt was made from all-natural ingredients: the strawberry contains tiny chunks of fruit, and the chocolate’s rich flavor could never have come from a powdered mix.
With more than 50 fruit, nut, and candy options overflowing from its bins and canisters, the topping bar plays home to fresh berries and healthful granola as well as candy-coated chocolates and sprinkles. Like a tag-team dance-off at the U.N., the yogurt itself features four types of live and active cultures, all of which aid in digestion. Low-fat, fat-free, and gluten-free flavors abound, as do sorbet options with no dairy and Splenda-sweetened yogurts with no added sugar.
The dessert devotees at Big Scoops Creamery titillate taste buds with an extensive selection of gourmet house-made ice cream, made-from-scratch waffle cones, and ice-cream cakes and pies. The sweet shop’s 40+ ice-cream flavors—including peanut butter banana, brownie batter, and orange cream—are crafted fresh daily from high-quality ingredients, and, like a boring salad, can easily be coated with Swedish Fish, Junior Mints, or apple-pie filling. Big Scoops also caters events via its mobile sundae bar, adding sweetness to birthday parties, anniversary parties, or flash-mob reunions.
5 Buck Pizza’s family of cooks doesn’t believe in limiting a pizza’s potential, which is why they sprinkle each freshly baked pie with an unlimited number of free toppings. Since 1987, the chain has assembled a menu of specialty pizzas from wholesome ingredients—including lean meats, fresh veggies, and a three-cheese blend—and gluten-free or regular crust, kneaded from scratch on the premises. The eatery also crafts dessert pies and delivers hot and melty pizza grams to celebrate memorable occasions such as birthdays, anniversaries, or the completion of a 50,000-piece puzzle.