Walking through the front doors and taking in Pilate's Aligned's soaring ceilings, graceful curves, and exposed brick walls, clients feel rejuvenated. The sight of light spilling onto hardwood floors and Pilates Reformer equipment says everything: this is a place to reshape your body. At this traditional Pilates studio, certified instructors lead members of all skill levels through mat and reformer classes, helping them to sculpt long, lean muscles, build core strength, and move with the fluid grace of a roller blading gazelle.
Besides building a fitter body, Pilates classes can play a significant role in injury rehabilitation. No one knows this better than Pilates Aligned founder Cara Resser. The former NYU dance student first came to Pilates while recovering from a broken back. Over the course of two years, Cara practiced Pilates under the guidance of Kathy Standford Grant, a former disciple of Joseph Pilates who was once an injured dancer herself. It was through Kathy's gentle guidance that Cara regained the lost core strength and alignment she needed to continue her dance career, and ultimately inspired her to teach Pilates in addition to her work teaching dance and movement studies at Naropa University.
The comestible craftspeople at Las Palmitas enlist homemade tortillas to sculpt authentic Mexican enchiladas and tacos, which grace a lengthy menu alongside flame-kissed seafood and sizzling fajitas. For dinner, a volcanic vat of molcagete, a Mexican–style stew ($11.95), showcases strips of tender chicken and beef, vegetables, and monterey jack cheese, all frolicking in a sauce fiery enough to make the sun beg for a glass of milk. A trifecta of chicken, beef, and shrimp invades watering maws with cacophonous sizzles in the fajitas dinner ($16.95 for one; $27.95 for two), and a school of jumbo shrimp pocket bacon-wrapped jalapeños in the camarones Las Palmitas ($13.50). Alternatively, noontime nibblers can chew on a duo of chicken- or beef-packed enchiladas rancheras ($5.95) that, like the moon, land on plates covered in cheese and Neil Armstrong’s footprints.
Masala Xpress's cooks forge popular Indian dishes by using regional cooking techniques and the cuisine's signature combinations of herbs and spices. In addition to the vegetarian and vegan options, chefs can blend chicken, lamb, or shrimp into their fragrant sauces, crafting fiery vindaloos as well as creamy tomato-herb masalas. A traditional clay tandoor oven roasts savory kebabs of chicken and lamb until they are tender and evenly seared.
Located on the lower level of the Aurora Mall, the restaurant allows diners to fit a hearty south Asian meal into a busy day of shopping and scrounging for Drummer Boy quarters in the wishing fountain.
Chefs at Little India's four locations infuse authentic Indian dishes with fresh and exotic ingredients, earning Top of the Town awards from 5280 magazine for "a decade running." The culinary creatives concoct a taste-bud-tempting lot of specialty dishes, from the butter chicken to the super-hot lamb madras, which makes taste buds sweat with scantily clad seasonings. Vegetarians can spoon a kaleidoscope of meat-free dishes, including the dahl makhani, lentils cooked with tomato and savory spices. Guests sip mood-enhancing beverages from the bar, and the friendly wait staff places plated Indian delicacies and unplated charades suggestions at their fingertips.:m]]
The Organic Dish provides carefully crafted frozen meal kits to help its clients eat healthily and happily with a minimal investment of time. Every ingredient in the company’s fastidious feasts is scrutinized and taken through a multi-stage interview process to ensure complete independence from the dietary scourges of artificial preservatives, sweeteners, flavors, colors, and hydrogenated fats. Put your palate in the dexterous hands of The Organic Dish’s chef, who will pick a delectable duo of dinners—containing two to three servings each—from a rotating menu. Recent meals have included gnocchi with basil pesto, rosemary chicken with fresh grape glaze, grilled salmon with chili-corn salsa, and peach tomato tofu. Using a blend of mysterious psychic powers and the information supplied on the online order form, the chef can sense and accommodate gluten-free, dairy-free, or vegan diets.