Technology meets beauty at Varicose Solutions, where the physician leads clients to flawless skin and tighter tummies. During his laser vein treatments, he uses a thin laser fiber to lessen the appearance of large varicose veins. Laser pixel sessions, meanwhile, resurface the skin to remove fine lines and shallow acne scars. The physician also eliminates moles and warts, and makes sagging skin as youthful and smooth as a laminated high-school yearbook photo with non-invasive tightening procedures. Beyond skincare, Varicose Solutions shrinks fat cells using nothing more than a small incision and an advanced laser device.
Nottoli stocks pizza, sandwiches, sausages, and specialty groceries, filling stomachs and kitchens with Italian tradition. Pizza comes in three tantalizing varieties: cheese ($6.99/14"), pepperoni ($7.99/14"), and sausage ($7.99/14"), with frozen pies available for reheating and eating or permanently accenting a freezer. Nottoli's submarine sandwiches also come in a tasty trifecta of 6-inch, 9-inch, and 12-inch incarnations with savory selections such as the italian sub, crowned with volpi salami, prosciutto cotto, capicola, and cheese ($3.25/6"). From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., patrons can also fill up on hot, steaming sandwiches such as the acclaimed meatball sandwich ($3.25/6").
Delta Sonic Car Wash renews tarnished transportation with an innovative touchless car-wash system that automatically guides vehicles through a tunnel of high-pressure sprays and overhead buffing cloths. The hands-free wash massages mild lotions into paint jobs, leaving vehicles with sparkling, fingerprint-free finishes that are backed by a five-day guarantee. Detailing technicians do get their hands dirty as they make use of more than 100 hours of training to dote on vehicle interiors and exteriors with products from ValuGard, Aquapel, and Blue Coral. The team wields AOCA certification know-how when injecting engines with oil and devising rustproofing treatments that avoid drilling holes or covering corrosion in zit cream.
Winner of the Chicago Reader's Best of Chicago 2008–Cheese Selection, Marion Street Cheese Market carries a myriad of artisan cheeses from local and international farms, and offers a sumptuous menu for in-store bistro lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch. Dine in and dabble in one of the restaurant's cheese flights (each of which comes with bread, crackers, and dried fruit), such as the Francophile flight ($15), with firm Cantal cheese, Essex St. Comté, and the mild petit basque. Or practice your multiple-choice skills by designing your own flight ($12 or $15). Entrees include the free-range roasted chicken ($17) with bacon-shallot marmalade, or the mac 'n' cheese ($12–$14), with aged cheddar, SarVecchio parmesan, and Capriole chèvre. Complement tastings with craft brews such as Flossmoor's Recession Ale or Surly Brewing's Furious Ale, or sprinkle curds with a cheese-enhancing wine. Recently endowed with a license to spirit, the market is also beginning to serve specialty cocktails.
Protein purveyors guide customers through a kaleidoscopic range of beef, pork, chicken, and grocery items at Chicago Meat Market. Bolster family dinners or impress canine heads of state with a selection of USDA choice T-bone steaks ($9.69/lb.), or savor an applesauce adornment atop a center-cut pork chop ($3.79/lb.). Versatile grade-A boneless skinless chicken breasts ($1.99/lb.) perform an array of roles, from salad toppings to main-dish centerpieces, and a variety of other culinary items and grocery supplies support meals masterfully.
In 1946, two Hagen brothers staked a claim using money their father, himself a fisherman, got from taking out a mortgage on the family home. Now, a pair of the founders' granddaughters and their husbands preside happily over an ever-expanding selection of fresh fish, shellfish, and shucked oysters flown in from around the world. Smoke from hardwood flames saturates the tender meat of salmon and trout, delighting nostrils and drawing feral firefighters to scratch at the door. Patrons wander in past the shop's colorful Viking ship mural to deposit personal catches in the smoker or peruse fried shrimp, chicken, and trays for parties. Brimming shelves push forward Scandinavian specialty items such as lutefisk, pickled herring, and lingonberries, which beg for inclusion in recipes or inaccurate dioramas of the first Thanksgiving.