Boasting Michelin stars and three decades of culinary experience, executive chef Patrick Ponsaty pilots a team that creates upscale seafood and contemporary gourmet fare. Ponsaty’s colleagues include young chefs Gianina Dicicco and Mike Reidy, who graduated from Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts and the New England Culinary Institute. Dishes with modern, imaginative flavors include squid-ink risotto, veal cheeks with orange-blossom mousse, and hibiscus-pomegranate consommé. Each creation is a work of visual art, too, with colorful spices, marbleized sauces, and carefully stacked ingredients arranged to resemble Rodin’s The Thinker.
At Cheers Bar & Grill, customers sizzle up everything from steaks to burgers and brats. Though they keep pints flowing all day long, the bar transitions into a 21-and-older establishment once the grill shuts down for the night. After that, the remaining crowd bonds over drinks from the full bar. At 1 a.m., the kitchen shuts down for the night to prepare for another day.
L.L.H Fitness and Dance Studio showcases owner Sara's talents in a signature teaching method designed to help ladies of all shapes, sizes, ages, and skill levels excel at pole fitness. Sara has devised an approach that combines elements of traditional pole dancing, yoga, and fitness to melt away calories while empowered students of all levels twirl and dance in an upbeat atmosphere.
In a studio that topped the San Diego A-List’s 2010 and 2011 polls for Best Dance Studio, instructors certified in the L.L.H. Method lead beginner- and advanced-level classes, covering subjects such as full dance routines, fireman spins, and telephone-repairman wiretaps. Focusing on safety, form, and technique, the staff is also certified in CPR and basic first aid.
Nestled inside Harrah’s Rincon Casino and Resort, the full-service spa relaxes weary bodies with the popular Swedish massage style. Gentle kneads and soothing strokes unravel muscle knots tied by stress and devious boy scouts practicing for their merit badges. Throughout the service, clients soak in relaxing vibes, which emanate from the interior’s many bamboo trunks and rich wooden accents. Once tension is relieved from active duty, clients emerge feeling limber and rejuvenated.
The cooks at Proud Mary's Southern Bar & Grill draw primarily from the traditions of Creole and Cajun cuisine, but they also work in culinary styles found throughout the South. They sizzle up dishes ranging from gumbo, jambalaya and alligator, to their House Specialty southern fried chicken. Throughout the afternoon and evening, bartenders sling wines and Southern-style cocktails. The large-screen TVs bathe guests in the light of nail-biting gridiron matches, and the sounds of karaoke fill patrons’ ears Friday and Saturday nights from 9 p.m. until close or as long as they can stomach operatic renditions of “Crocodile Rock.”
As they grip the microphone and pace before the red curtain, The Comedy Palace's standups execute quips, rants, and anecdotes they've honed on such outlets as Comedy Central and late-night television. Viewers can munch on finger foods, burgers, rib-eye steak, Atlantic salmon and pages from a full menu of cuisine while watching a national headliner's set.