Tambien's special tasting menu changes weekly but always includes the restaurant's signature creative flavors and authentic tastes. The highly acclaimed eatery provides a modern twist on the standard Mexican restaurant. A sample menu starts with sopes con chorizo (tasty masa cups overflowing with chorizo, spinach, and queso Oaxaca) and moves on to crispy crab tostaditos stuffed with jicama, black beans, and red-onion salsa. For a main course, diners are treated to grilled pork chop with achiote and sided with frijoles charros, wild mushroom tamal, and chiltomate salsa. The meal ends on a sweet note with chocolate tamal crested with cajeta ice cream and served with a Gran Centenario–infused raspberry sauce. The feast is enhanced with Cazadores tequila selections. View additional sample menus, posted at the beginning of each week, on Tambien's site.
Most Popular Service: Massage
Brands Used: Sanitas
Minimum Age Requirement: 21
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Parking: Metered street parking
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Andrea, the director at Serenity On St. Paul Day Spa, enjoys making people feel good by helping them look their best. She leads a team of aestheticians and therapists who offer facials, massages, waxing, and nail care. She often has them combine their services into spa packages, which invite guests to spend a few hours within the spa's luxurious confines as they enjoy skin treatments and massages with a side of decadent treats, such as champagne, chocolate truffles, or air that was once breathed by a Broncos player.
Beginning in Columbus and now painting the town red in various cities throughout the county, Colors & Bottles scratches the creative itch of the public with its themed art classes that leave no blank canvas unvarnished. The mobile painting service, which The Ellen DeGeneres Show tagged as a "hip, new, and fresh" activity, stages its events at local bars, wineries, restaurants, and art galleries, helping boost neighborhood economies while creating a hard-to-follow trail for begrudging pottery wheels. During three-hour classes, an artist plucked from the local art community leads students through the creation of a themed painting, such as a city skyline or something more abstract. For an extra splash of inspiration, some venues allow students to bring their own drinks, while others have refreshments available to purchase.
In 1959 German dancer Lotte Berk turned a back injury into the beginnings of a fitness phenomenon. Whether it was clairvoyant foresight, a prophesy spelled out in alphabet soup, or just plain stubbornness to dance her way through an injury no one knows, but her combination of ballet training and rehabilitative therapy formed the foundation of The Lotte Berk Method exercise studio. In 2001, after decades of running her own Lotte Berk studio, journalist and entrepreneur Burr Leonard teamed with a physical therapist to refine the movements of this workout to target specific muscles while reducing the impact on joints. The result became known as the Bar Method. Since the opening of Burr’s first studio, The Bar Method franchise has grown to 65 locations in 18 states across the United States and British Columbia, Canada. More than 80,000 students take these classes per month including celebrities Drew Barrymore, Ricki Lake and Anna Paquin.
Founder and CEO Allison Beardsley's passion for Pilates sparked after struggling to find exercise that would not aggravate her basketball-related ailments. The discovery that the efficient resistance moves helped her to develop a strong core without subjecting her joints to pain inspired her to spread the word of Pilates's benefits to others, which she does from 23 clean and sunny Club Pilates?studio locations. A team of certified instructors teaches the group classes, which are designed to strengthen, tighten, and tone the entire body. The staff leads students through controlled movements and breathing techniques performed on specialized Pilates machines, such as the Reformer, a Pilates ballet barre, and retired kitchen chairs. To ensure each patron can craft a well-rounded workout regimen that suits his or her needs, the studios offer stretching and sculpting classes that touch upon a variety of fitness modalities.
Lisa Bartley's unbridled sense of creativity is what most informs her hair design, but it's balanced out by her focus on technique and her emphasis on the finer points of style. Working out of Soco Salon & Spa, where abstract artworks provide her with all the inspiration she needs, Lisa can transform nearly any look into a head-turner. With that said, she specializes in curly hair and color application, crafting looks that flatter each client's eyes, face shape, and deep-rooted political beliefs.