At Lifeline Acupuncture & Herbs Clinic, licensed acupuncturist Hong Joon Lee works to alleviate acute and chronic pain. He draws from years of experience, customizing a combination of acupuncture and herbal supplements for conditions ranging from sore necks and headaches to upset stomachs and fatigue.
For three decades, power-couple Lee and Claudia have been at the helm of Lee's Deli, proudly watching their operation grow from a simple mom-and-pop to a Bay Area empire of 12 deli locations and on-site catering to parties, festivals, and corporate events. Lee honed his trade as a sandwichsmith starting at age 14, laboring in his father's butcher shop on Fillmore Street as other kids that age had barely even learned to eat a sandwich. There, he learned the value of sourcing fresh meat and practicing friendly customer service.
Today, the close-knit group of families and employees that staff the counters and delivery trucks of Lee's Deli continue the family tradition by dishing out hot and cold sandwiches of salami, barbecue pork, and avocado on toasty kaiser rolls and ciabatta bread.
When Lee Pflugrath founded Yolo Berry Yogurt in his hometown of Davis, he wanted to bring a new kind of treat to the community. His frozen yogurt contains live and active cultures to regulate the digestive system and promote overall health. Supplementing its nutritious benefits, his yogurt is made using quality ingredients to ensure a smooth and creamy taste. To magnify that taste, Lee encourages customers to pile a variety of fruit and candy toppings on their dessert mountains. The shop offers a total of 101 toppings including mandarin oranges, caramel sauce, gummy bears, and gummy investment bankers.
The locally owned and operated purveyor of icy treats provides a nutritious alternative to mean-spirited ice cream. On average, its extensive roster of frozen yogurts and sorbets ($0.39 per ounce) contains about 30 calories per ounce. Other nutritive benefits of Cultivé's fro-yos include the presence of live and active cultures, which have been shown to delight digestive tracts, encourage insecure immune systems, and help fight lactose intolerance with love, acceptance, and tempting jimmies.
Outdoor Davis outfits outdoorsmen and -women in rugged apparel from brands such as Vibram, Patagonia, and prAna. Slip on a pair of glove-like Vibram Five Fingers ($85–$125) to let your feet move more naturally and freely, improving balance and posture, strengthening muscles in the lower feet, and enabling you to pick up pens off the floor without bending over. Alternatively, adorn bodies with light, loose-fitting prAna clothing ($30–$80) or durable Patagonia apparel ($20–$100). A wide variety of children’s clothing and shoes ($30–$70) also prepares younger generations for 10,000-foot ascents during recess or snack-time boulder-climbing competitions; accessories such as sleeping bags ($60–$300), water filters and stoves ($40-$120), and backpacks ($40–$300) help make campsites more comfortable.
Sudwerk Brewing Co. is passionate about its pours. The craft brewery has been making award-winning, German-style lagers for more than 21 years. To sample the brewers' spectrum of libations, visitors head to the tasting room, a simple setup right on the brewery's loading dock. Its menu of four brews rotates regularly, rewarding frequent visitors with seasonal beers. Meanwhile, tours of the whole facility teach visitors how beer is made, packaged, and distributed. After visiting the facility, patrons can fill up a growler with their favorite beer to take home, drink, and bring back to Sudwerk Brewing Co. for refills.