Customizing a massage requires blending various modalities. When certified massage therapist Amaris Amezquita incorporates another modality into the mix, the shift occurs so seamlessly, many clients never notice the change. As her hands deliver long, rolling Swedish strokes, they may chance upon knotted muscles and petrified tendons, which require the firm cross-grained strokes of deep-tissue techniques. Rather than breaking the spell by starting over or pausing for an intermission, Amaris smoothly transitions to the new modality. Amaris makes massages easy not only with smooth delivery and transitions. She also saves clients the trouble of commuting by traveling to their homes.
In Japan, the cuisine is as colorful as it is flavorful. At Asian Grill, the chefs pay homage to Japan with their own eye-catching renditions of sushi, teriyaki, ramen noodles, and other Japanese classics. They wrap a paper-thin layer of bright-green avocado around the mini caterpillar roll, and radish sprouts add height and a pop of color to the Salmon Dreams roll. Beyond sushi, their menu also spotlights hot dishes, including pan-fried noodles and barbecue short ribs.
Teriyaki Don’s setup is simple, with tables, chairs, and a menu that is expansive, if not eclectic. The food seizes center stage from inside the unassuming space, enabling diners to focus fully on the large bowls of steak teriyaki, or lineup of sushi, that sits before them. Visitors can also feast on a fragment of home by ordering any number of quarter-pound burgers, washing back bites with sips of beer, sake, or soda.
In a chic, minimalist atmosphere, ROE's executive chef whips up creative flavors for experimenting mouth-hutches. The panko-encrusted calamari starters are kissed with fire sauce ($10), while the thinly sliced pan-roasted pork mojito entree luxuriates on a chaise longue of creamy corn polenta, paired with mojito aioli, pickled red onions, and chipotle vinaigrette ($18). ROE's sushi menu lists a ravishing roster of rolls, several of which grace the chef's platters of assorted sushi ($20) and sashimi ($22). Specialty rolls induce mouth purring, and include the fruit roll-up, a melding of Fuji apple, cream cheese, and crab roll, with a dapper topper of smoked salmon, tuna, avocado, pine nuts, and white balsamic sauce ($13). A variety of sakes and infused drinks complement the extensive wine list and slay fire-breathing palates.