The automotive experts at Turbo Clinic remedy anything that ails your vehicle. Under the hood, they top off fluids and swap out old oil for fresh stuff. Around the perimeter, they quickly rotate tires for a smoother ride; inside, they vacuum up any grime. Auto enthusiasts can upgrade their engines with high-performance parts for custom, souped-up rides.
El Charro slings an extensive dinner menu of innovative Mexican fare, from stuffed quesadillas and sizzling fajitas to homemade tacos and fruity sangria. Acclimate bellies to spicy cuisine with a cadre of 10 shrimp sautéed in lemon, garlic, and habanero peppers, or play it cool with steak-stuffed quesadillas. Sizzling fajitas saunter over to tables with a posse of bell peppers and onions, backed by flour tortillas, guacamole, sour cream, pico de gallo, and rice. Feed crispy cravings with two homestyle, deep-fried burritos bursting with beef, fresh jalapeño, and cheese, or take on a chromatic trifecta with the tri-color cheese enchiladas swimming like Father Christmas on vacation in a pool of green sauce, sour cream, and red sauce. All orders include fruity sangria or draft beer, ideal for sharing with dates or guzzling in front of thirsty enemies.
Clay Glaze Fire equips visitors with a selection of more than 250 ceramic, mosaic, and fused-glass pieces to design and paint over three consecutive months of unlimited studio sessions. Choose from a wide variety of colors and glazes to decorate a personalized ceramic piece such as a handprint birthday plate ($12) to give as a gift or display on the mantle to shame underachieving feet. Those who like to compose one piece at a time can assemble a mosaic peace sign ($19) with the studio's eclectic collection of bases, glasses, and tiles. A diverse assortment of glass and frit gives crafters the opportunity to fuse glass into a vibrant, 10-inch glass fusion cross ($41) or a misleading bathroom mirror.
For more than 20 years, the professional photographers at Charlie's Angels Photography have worked to capture images that not only preserve memories but also incorporate artistic touches. Their digital galleries boast shots from larger occasions such as weddings and runway shows to private events such as boudoir and portrait sessions. Their staff also includes professional makeup artists, who can prep subjects for shoots or gussy up complexions before weddings or high-school-graduation re-enactments.
Since its 1965 founding in Venice Beach, California, Gold's Gym has dotted the globe with more than 600 locations where professional athletes and exercise newbies gather under the umbrella of personal strength. Nearly 3.5 million Gold's members chart and aim for their fitness peaks, perspiring beneath the gaze of certified personal trainers or pedaling beside peers at cycling sessions. In a diverse lineup of group classes, patrons strengthen cores with Pilates, finger-paint pictures of ninjas in martial arts, and amp up heart rates to the pulsating soundtracks of Les Mills routines. Many Gold's Gym locations stockpile futuristic amenities, such as cardio machines with individual iPod docks and televisions that help keep patrons motivated.