Epicures catch exclusive glimpses and tastes of the brand-new Pearl Dive Oyster Palace restaurant at Black Restaurant Group's pre-opening party, for which all proceeds go to the Washington Nationals’ Diabetes Care Complex at Children's National Medical Center to support the fight against juvenile diabetes. Patrons sample complimentary dishes from Pearl Dive Oyster Palace and Black Jack as they mingle under stylish lighting and explore the restaurant's glittering new space. A cash bar balances palates with a range of beverages, including original cocktails from the Wilder Brothers, and games of bocce ball provide a classier combination of sports and cuisine than truffle-oil wrestling. To up the ante, a $40 raffle drawing lavishes one lucky winner with a vacation to Napa Valley. Although there is no formal dress code, the hosts encourage sharp ensembles and ask that all capes be floor length.
The stylists at Release know that an indulgent salon experience is about more than just a good haircut. In addition to ten different styles—each one appropriately named after a goddess—the blowout bar has a food menu. Decadent fare such as deli sliders, cake pops, wine, and assorted teas silence rumbling stomachs and keep clients from having to squeeze entire pizzas into their handbags. Music spins from the hands of a female house DJ on Friday nights, when women come to get a blowout and sip a signature cocktail from 5 until 8 p.m. Release The Blowdry Bar can also serve as the backdrop for any number of special events, such as birthdays, bachelorette parties, or mother-daughter get-togethers. On any day of the week, guests can also enjoy regular salon services from the senior artistic team, from cuts to color and keratin smoothing treatments.
The experts at Smile Center Dental Group spread their dexterous dental services through the states of Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Georgia. Resident dentists at each location stay abreast of the latest developments and technologies as they offer a full flight of cosmetic and structural services. Smile Center Dental Group also breaks down the traditional barriers of the office through their mobile dentistry clinics that can travel and service underserved school districts and neighborhoods.
Whether its lower-back aches, chronic headaches, or carpal-tunnel syndrome, pain often stems from the spine. That’s where Doctor of Chiropractic Dominick Mirando steps in. After a consultation, he may draw upon any number of chiropractic techniques to relieve pain, including applied kinesiology, precise Gonstead adjustments, or the computerized Pierce Results System, which analyzes spinal motion to detect pain, instead of covering the entire body in Snoopy band-aids. If an adjustment is unnecessary, Dr. Mirando may refer clients to one of his two massage therapists, who can dissipate tension and stress with deep-tissue and Swedish massages or active-release therapy.