New Horizon MediSpa offers medically supervised weight-loss and aesthetic treatments at three Tampa-area locations staffed by friendly, bilingual employees. Weight-loss programs include evaluations from doctors and nurse-practitioners who prescribe pharmaceutical weight-loss medications or weight-loss injections that stimulate the thin-down process. Another avenue to a slimmer belt is the low-calorie meal-replacement program, which includes a regimen of foods that can help lower blood pressure and cholesterol. Technicians also pare down pounds with nonsurgical ultrasonic-cavitation treatments that use ultrasonic waves to break up fat cells and often lead to slimmer figures and less-taxed hula-hoops. A variety of aesthetic treatments are available as well, including Botox injections, microdermabrasion, and wrinkle fillers such as Radiesse.
Named for the indigenous peppers dwelling in the Mexican state of Puebla, Poblanos uses the freshest ingredients for its selection of south-of-the-border sustenance. Vaqueros exhausted from a day of roping piñatas can unwind with a libation from Poblanos' extensive bar, such as the Margarita Poblano ($9) or a pitcher of the house margarita ($16.99), as they nosh on the restaurant's complimentary chips and salsa. Come entrée time, diners have no lack of flour-tortilla'd options, as Poblanos boasts an array of burritos, tacos, quesadillas, and enchiladas. The grilled-steak Burrito Grande ($9.99) rolls meat, onions, beans, rice, queso dip, lettuce, tomato, and sour cream into a zesty zarape, while the Tacos Suprema ($8.99 for two tacos, $9.99 for three), available in both hard shell and the easier-to-talk-to soft shell, can be stuffed with ground beef, shredded chicken, or refried beans. Diners with eyes and stomachs in comparably large sizes can opt for the chimichangas ($8.99 and up), which account for the third-largest land mass in the state of Florida at any given time.
The sound of the sizzling skillet is as regular as a rooster's crow each morning at Rodie’s Restaurant & Pancake House. Before long, the wait staff is delivering skillets, omelets and crepe creations to diners eagerly clutching their forks, knifes, and maple-tree taps. As the afternoon sun perches high in the sky, the lunch crowd lingers to enjoy greek salads and triple-decker sandwiches paired with a collection of homemade soups.
The chefs at Taverna Skara never stray far from garlic, tahini, olive oil, and other quintessential Greek seasonings. Chilled dips, such as hummus, and warm appetizers, such as grilled haloumi cheese, kick off meals before waiters bring out rich entrees, such as pastitsio, which layers thick pasta, ground beef, and béchamel sauce inside a traditional clay pot. As diners sip Greek and Napa wines, they settle into blue pillow-topped banquettes beneath a mural of Greek figures draped in togas sewn from some of Zeus’s old curtains.
Setting foot through Savvy Salon's large double doors, visitors find themselves immersed in the dancing twinkle of an enormous chandelier. The space's lofty ceilings and expansive walls resonate with a warm, pearl hue, punctuated by four-sided, freestanding styling stations furnished with a mirror on each corner to let newly styled clients admire their hair on one side and an alternate dimension on the other. Coif curators diligently snip and style damp locks, flaunting a variety of tress-transforming services such as coloring, keratin applications, perms, and blowouts. Inside private rooms splashed with golden flourishes, aestheticians analyze skin before recommending and performing any of more than eight facial services, each customized to meet the needs of all skin types.
Medi-Weightloss Clinics hearten seekers of healthy lifestyles with a medically supervised weight-loss program that roves over medical history before delving into a personalized package that's quick to increase metabolism and slim figures. The program begins with a consultation administered by a team of physicians and sultry magician’s assistants who test vital signs, run EKGs, and conduct a complete physical exam. All new patients embark on a journey that blends exercise and nutritional counseling with specially formulated multivitamins and supplemental injections sent to rouse metabolism. The first follow-up appointment and 10 vitamin B1/B12 shots round out the weight-loss package. With the starter kit, hale and hearty heroes receive a month's supply of multivitamins, fat burners, keto sticks, and more.