The owners of Big Z Cleaners, Twin City Dry Cleaners, & Squeeky's Cleaners & Laundromat wash and dry-clean garments with environmentally friendly practices and a keen eye for detail honed over a span of 40 years. After dry-cleaning silk blouses, suits, or dress shirts stained with business-related marinara sauce, specialists press collars and cuffs and preserve their shapes with a customizable dose of starch. The team also carefully executes wash, dry, and fold services that conclude with exemplary folding and placement on hangers.
Jazzercise is 60 minutes of cardio, strength training, and stretching that incorporates moves from hip-hop, yoga, Pilates, jazz dance, kickboxing, and resistance training with handheld weights. Dancing with the Stars' multiple-champion Cheryl Burke is a big fan of Jazzercise's improvisational workouts, though luckily you won't need her dance moves to get the most out of your class. If you're prone to first-class jitters, though, you can review the basic moves online before you go. Expect to burn off up to 600 calories with each go-round.
Juicy red peppers, bright green spinach- and basil-flecked pasta, and golden-brown fried fish all come together atop plates at Pisco Sour Piolyn Jr. to create eye-catching Peruvian specialities with a Chinese twist. Chifa cuisine infuses traditional Chinese dishes with the flavors of Peru, which is extremely popular in Lima. The lengthy menu delivers everything from fresh fish ceviche and churrasco-style rib-eye steak to traditional tacu tacu—a breaded and fried mixture of beans, rice, and your choice of meat or shrimp. To wash down their South American eats, customers can choose from a list of Peruvian wines or stay domestic with a beer or swig of water from the local reservoir. But for those wanting to fully embrace the Peruvian dining experience, a pisco sour is the only way to go. Made from pisco, the traditional Peruvian brandy, and a mix of lemon juice and sugar, the drink is a refreshing way to cap off the meal.
What sets the burgers at K LaMay's Steamed Cheeseburgers apart is the way chefs prepare them. Instead of stacking patties on the grill, they steam them?this allows the fat to drip away, leaving behind a healthier yet satisfying burger. Not surprisingly, the star of the menu is the classic cheeseburger, which comes paired with fries and a drink for a meal that is as American as Betsy Ross's patent on star patterns.
For 45 years, Procaccini's Italian Family Restaurant (formerly known as Gino's) has dished up Italian favorites and house specialties. Under the guidance of executive chef Dobber, who has been a chef for more than 20 years, the menu ranges from specialty pizzas with Gino's original crust to pastas and grinders. Families pile into the cushioned booths that fill a dining room decorated with stained glass, murals of Venice, and flags of New England professional and collegiate sports teams. The cozy, casual setting is frequently a scene for family dinners, birthday parties, and celebrations after winning a bet on the Little League championship.
Dedicated to bringing the culinary traditions of Peru to Hartford’s diners, Piolin Restaurant II has been serving the signature sizzling meats and sautéed veggies of the region since 1998. Within the bustling kitchen, chefs architect dishes such as Peruvian yellow potatoes, sweet plantains, and fried yucca in addition to hearty meats ranging from grilled chicken to fried red snapper. Along with the re-creation of time-honored recipes, the brightly hued walls and cheery decor of Piolin’s dining room grant guests the feeling that they’ve escaped to Peru without the hassles of answering a TSA officer’s riddles.