Gazing out his window at Veni Vici Pizza, owner Gustavo Arriola watches pods of dolphins splash through the cresting waves. The diners take in the same scene at the waterfront tables, sipping glasses of wine and splitting deep-dish pizzas. Formerly in the banking business, Arriola decided that he wanted to take charge of his future by making his own way into the restaurant industry. He naturally gravitated toward opening a pizzeria because he "loves everything about pizza," especially the limitless topping combinations that you can invent yourself or select according to the pizza almanac. From his kitchen, he can decorate dough with everything from fresh green peppers to italian beef and spicy giardiniera. As an alternative to typical thin- and pan-crust pies, Arriola also spotlights Chicago-style deep-dish and stuffed-crust pies on his menu with their special sauce and thick, buttery crusts.
When Brian McInerney reflects on the humble beginnings of Wheel Fun Rentals, he points to his childhood passion for bikes. "As far back as I can remember, I had a real love affair with bicycles," he recalls. During a trip to Italy in 1987, Brian's affinity for cycling blossomed into a full-fledged obsession when he spotted locals' transporter of choice, the surrey. Inspired, he began importing the Italian four-wheelers to a rental business in the U.S. that eventually expanded into Wheel Fun Rentals, now a nationwide web of shops that also loans out bikes, electric cars and mopeds, and man-powered watercraft. Adventuresome athletes can also compete in activities such as surrey scavenger hunts and blindfold obstacle courses navigated via shouted instructions from a seeing teammate or exceptionally long rounds of trial and error.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular offering: Fish Tacos & Pressed Chicken Wraps
Pro Tip: We have picnic tables on side of building for outdoor eating experience.
Good for Kids: Yes
Walk-ins Welcome: Yes
There are no preservatives in the wraps and salads at Eatin' Fresh. Instead, fruits and veggies from local growers, as well as freshly caught local fish, take the spotlight in such exotic eats as Bahamian ceviche, loaded fish tacos, and the restaurant's signature stone-claw taco (available seasonally). In addition to serving up fish dishes, Eatin' Fresh doles out wraps stuffed with chicken grilled in a signature rub, New Orleans?style gumbo, and fruit smoothies.
Merle Norman owner Kelly Machbitz is a local fashionista and beauty guru, and she has made a host of appearances offering advice on local shows. Though her website is light on service details, rest assured that Merle Norman can help remedy even the most unsavory complexions. This Groupon allows clients to see what it's like to live adult life with a baby's face, just like Prad Bitt in The Noteworthy Notion of Willoughby Waistcoat. Your skin will be re-softened to horse-nose levels, while imperfections will be harshly instructed to take a hike off a one-way cliff. Like a monogrammed beach tote or all-knowing mood ring, the state-of-the-art treatment is completely personalized to your pores and uses only products designed for your skin.
During the past three years, Florida Center for Creative Photography has held more than 2,000 activities for the members of its Meetup Group. Each month, there are more than 125 events for all levels of photographers?including classes, workshops, photo walks, and more. It's all led by Jeff Donald, who has worked in the photography business since the mid 1970s. He and his team of assistant organizers keep busy arranging everything from free live webinar series to daylong digital-photography boot camps. In addition, they cover techniques ranging from DSLR camerawork to using smartphones for better snapshots of presidents as they walk by. They also demonstrate their commitment to customers by offering students the opportunity to repeat classes free of charge until they grasp the material.