Every sandwich, soup, or salad from Jimmy's Mediterranean Deli packs a colorful wallop of imported ingredients. Fresh soups ($3.50–$6.50), breakfast platters, and piping hot daily specials furnish visitors with an island of variability within the meatball-flooded ocean of life. The deli’s specialty Greek- and Italian-style cuisine parades proudly in their sandwich menu. Encased meat-seekers can escape to the boot-shaped birthplace of Pinocchio with the italian classic decked with genoa salami, rosemary, ham, provolone, tomato, and onion ($6.25), or sink into a gyro or chicken souvlaki served on a bed of pita and blanketed with sheets of tomato, onion, and a comforter of cucumber sauce ($5.50). Meanwhile, the sandwich-averse can grab pizza by the slice ($1.75+) or pie ($5.25+).
Energy worker Beth Leas redirects energy using reiki and jin shin jyutsu techniques. She brings a sense of compassion and lightheartedness to her tarot-card readings, which she hopes will offer people spiritual guidance. She lays all the cards on the table during private readings or parties, and she even teaches others how to interpret the cards during workshops.
Home to more than 1,000 marine animals, The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk entices visitors of all ages with glimpses of the Long Island Sound’s rich ecosystem. Pintsize adventurers thrill at the touch tank, which puts friendly rays and other inhabitants of the Sound at arm's reach. Sharks swiftly navigate a glass-enclosed exhibit, giving visitors an up-close view of the powerful creatures without having to disguise themselves as bigger sharks. The friendly staff members feed seven harbor seals three times a day, inviting landlubbers to watch and ask questions as the whiskered inhabitants chow down. A six-story screen displays larger-than-life images in the IMAX theater, as educational tales of seafaring critters and jungle dwellers inspire folk ballads about the family cat. The behind-the-scenes tour steers visitors through the jellyfish nursery and fish kitchen before piloting toward the Open Ocean exhibit, where participants can toss in fish to feed the sharks, and then after-dinner mints to curb the indecorous effects.
For the two years he lived in Alaska, Alan Pagano sold wild Alaskan salmon that he bought directly from fishing boats. This experience has led to a lifetime of cultivating relationships with top seafood suppliers, which he takes full advantage of at his fish market, Pagano's Seafood. From markets in New York, Massachusetts, and Florida, Alan and his team hand select each batch of wholesale seafood from around the world including red snapper from the Caribbean and naturally raised Scottish salmon. He also sells individual orders of jumbo shrimp, Pacific cod, and caviar. Each order is accompanied by complementary cooking instructions and, in the case of lobster, tips for cleaning, cooking, and cracking them, and then properly mourning their passing.
Priceline’s Name Your Own Price service is best known for letting thrifty globetrotters make low-priced bids on high-end services at every phase of their voyages. Today’s deal lets travelers vocalize vacation dreams into Priceline’s Internet ears by bidding on a hotel at a star level and neighborhood. Eager explorers simply name the price they're willing to pay, then set their minimum hotel rating at three- to five-stars. Fine-tune your destination decision by choosing an exact neighborhood and perusing a laundry list of guaranteed amenities for the star level you chose. The hotel, like an insolvent superhero, remains anonymous until a deal is struck, at which point its identity is revealed and the trip is set. The Priceline process lets you book an opulent overnight or a wondrous walkabout, at a rate of your choosing, anywhere in the United Federation of the Planet.