The licensed, insured, Detail King–certified carriage scrubbers at Top 2 Bottom Auto Spa restore rides from growling cycles to massive SUVs back to showroom-style shininess. Skilled cleaners remove dirt, bugs, and eye gunk from tired headlights with hand washes, spruce up vehicular footwear, and buff waxed cars to a vitreous shine. Spot-free window cleanings provide unadulterated peeks at car interiors manicured with vacuumed floors, stain-treated upholstery, and a carefully wiped-down dash and console. While engines expose their bare cylinders to a sultry steam bath, owners can hop on the garage’s complimentary drop-off shuttle to run errands or pick up their car’s Christmas present. If rain besmirches a detailing job the day of or day after each appointment, Top 2 Bottom invites cars to return for a complimentary wash to remove the offending splotches.
Explorers Club's cozy, 100-year-old brick exterior lends a deceptively comfortable face to the restaurant's constantly experimenting kitchen. Owner Tracy Studer and Chef Dan Varga—both veterans of the late Harold Smith's Gloria Café—root their eatery's fare in playfully updated Latin American food such as chorizo sliders and plantain-topped burgers. Yet, Varga constantly flexes his culinary muscles with unusual menu additions such as his chili-citrus-flavored vegetable lo mein. Monthly menus jet around the globe—614 Magazine notes that after deciding on "a country or cuisine, [Varga] spends months researching the ingredients, history, and flavor profiles, and then experimenting in the kitchen," turning out tributes to Germany, Spain, and his ancestral Hungary. An impressive range of vegan and vegetarian options makes use of soy-based tempeh and tofu, catering to animal-loving humans and self-hating venus flytraps.
If Drs. Ajay Syam and Scott Cohen were superheroes, their utility belts would be filled with some impressive gadgets: ultrasound tools, x-ray machines, and physical therapy implements to name a few. But, seeing as how all that gear couldn't possibly fit on a belt, instead they house it in their two offices. There, they aim to alleviate pain in their clients, treating everything from carpal tunnel syndrome to sports-related injuries.
Unsurprisingly, the chiropractic duo tends to focus on the spine. They examine vertebrae for subluxations, or misalignments, and administer adjustments accordingly. Their methods can reduce pain in the back, neck, and shoulders, and could be supplemented by massages performed by other staff members. They also treat recurring symptoms caused by arthritis and fibromyalgia, as well as work injuries caused by sumo-wrestling a finicky photocopier.
Pizza Pan appeases appetites with an assortment of carefully crafted pies and a wide-ranging menu of casual palate-pleasers. The restaurant’s pizza dough is fashioned fresh daily before being slung into disk form by expert pizzatologists and slathered in delectable sauce made the same morning. The squad of pie producers blends real mozzarella and provolone cheese, melting it on top of each savory circle to create a toothsome dairy shield that protects the priceless tomatoes underneath. Top-quality Hormel meats and fresh-cut vegetables mingle merrily atop the flavor frisbees, which come in sizes ranging from the six-slice small ($10.99, $1.75 per topping) to the gargantuan, 16-slice half-sheet pizza ($22.99, $3.75 per toping). Eaters can sate their need to chew on things other than pizza with ribs ($28.99 per slab), hoagies ($4.99), and chicken wings ($6.99 for 10) slathered in one of eight sauces.
Licensed acupuncturist Sarah Kay Roell is passionate about learning. After graduating magna cum laude from the American Institute of Alternative Medicine with her Masters in acupuncture, she went on to complete a yearlong clinic internship before she went to China to study the ancient art for four weeks. Sarah was drawn to the 5,000 year-old form of treatment after acupuncture helped her overcome carpal tunnel syndrome and headaches. Since then, she has been dedicated to learning as much as she can about holistic healing and the lifestyle needed to live past 5,000 years old.
At her wellness clinic, Sarah crafts custom treatment plans that address each client's specific ailments. In addition to acupuncture, alternative treatments can include Fire Cupping, which uses heat to encourage the body's energy flow, and moxibustion, a treatment that achieves similar results but through the application of heated herbs.
At their five offices across Columbus, Inner Health Chiropractic's doctors take a preventive approach to wellness, eschewing conventional methods that only tackle problems after they've developed. Instead, the practitioners focus on developing a comprehensive wellness plan for each client with the goal of preventing, not merely treating, illness and pain. Encompassing lifestyle, nutrition, and exercise, treatments run the gamut from spinal adjustment and physiotherapy to food counseling and personalized pinky-toe massage.