It's not every day that a dinner with friends risks a murder accusation. That's a good possibility for the guests of The Murder Mystery Company, who find themselves in the middle of a investigation for which any one of them could stand accused by a hapless detective. During each interactive dinner, the company's troupe of professional improv actors ignites the dining room with entertaining outbursts and hilarious one-liners in an effort to divulge clues and redirect guilt. Meanwhile, guests work together to sniff out the real culprit, which is definitely not the school janitor in a mask. Birthday parties, bachelorette celebrations, and corporate events can also get in on the interactive action by scheduling a private murder-mystery dinner.
Hummus Mediterranean Grill recalls traditional Lebanese hospitality with large portions of hummus, veggies, and grilled meats. Staffers squeeze the living bajeebies out of oranges, apples, and carrots at the raw-juice bar, a haven for vitamins and minerals to lounge in liquid form. Appetizers encourage the communal dining experience indicative of Middle Eastern cuisine, and sandwiches stuffed with chicken, lamb, and quail hush chatty stomachs.
When he cofounded his first sandwich shop in 1965, 17-year-old Fred DeLuca planned to use his profits to pay his way through medical school. But the combination of quality ingredients and friendly service at the shop?then called Pete's Subway?proved so popular that nine years later, he and his partner found themselves in charge of 16 locations across Connecticut, and Fred left behind his doctoring plans for a career in business.
Today, Subway restaurants number over 34,000 around the world?almost as many shops as there are sightings of Elvis buying cold cuts. At each location, staffers pile sliced ham, marinara-slathered meatballs, and other fillings into halved loaves of bread before customizing handhelds with tomatoes, shredded lettuce, and other healthy toppings plucked from chilled containers behind the counter. Salads free crisp veggies from bread's overprotective embrace, and crunchy baked chips or apple slices accompany entrees to tables. Subway's website also facilitates health-conscious eating by listing each item's nutrition information and fastest mile time online.
When it comes to their menu, the cooks at Eastpointe Pub only have one thing on the mind, creating simple yet unique dishes. Starting at 7 a.m. six days a week, they top burgers with cheese and fried egg and fill burritos with scrambled eggs and a choice of ham or bacon. Similar treats carry over into the afternoon and evening, when the culinary team turns its attention to bar staples such as half-pound burgers, mini burritos, macaroni bites, and fried pickles.
Bartenders complement the kitchen's bites with a full selection of domestic drafts and well drinks, which, in turn, make perfect companions for watching sports on the bar's seven high-definition flat-screen TVs. That night's game can also serve as background fodder for patrons busy playing billiards or grooving and crooning to tri-weekly DJ sets and karaoke.
Just a free weight’s throw away from Lifestyle Fitness Gold, health enthusiasts and exercisers fortify their physiques at Lifestyle Café Juice Bar, where staffers juice fresh fruits, veggies, flax seed, and wheatgrass. Meanwhile, organic juices and fruits compose blended smoothies for light meals and refreshing treats.
The founders of Baby On Board 4D Ultrasound aimed to create a place that brought advanced ultrasound technology outside of the hospital and created a comfortable environment staffed by fellow mothers. In seeing this vision through, they created a facility that offers everything from prenatal massages to photography service. But perhaps its most signature service is its ability to render two-, three-, and four-dimensional ultrasound images that up to 15 people can coo at in an ample viewing room.