From 14-hour days during the beginnings of their first restaurant in Long Beach more than 37 years ago, Super Mex founders Manuel and Socorro Orozco built franchises across Southern California. Inspired by the local cuisine of the village he was born in—Villa Jimenez, Michoacan, Mexico—Manuel brought his passion for traditional Mexican food to California, where the business grew with a dedicated following of college students. Striving to craft dishes that taste homemade, Super Mex offers Mexican classics such as burritos, tostadas, and flautas.
At Dippin’ Dots, patrons can sample a bevy of ice cream and treats that are prepared the way every food should be: cryo-blasted into hundreds of tiny pellets that can easily be smuggled in a sock. Formed through cryogenic encapsulation, the flash-freezing process results in the small beads of ice cream known to the world as Dippin' Dots. Visitors can gobble up flavors such as bubble gum, banana, moose tracks, and cotton candy in small ($2.95), medium ($3.85), and large ($4.75) sizes, and flavored ice, sugar-free, sherbet, and yogurt options are also available. Alternately, opt for a frozen frappe coffee ($3.85) or a dot-infused sundae ($4.30) that’s perfect for celebrating birthdays every six years in space.
Salon Shanti's nail technicians have practiced licensed polish applications for years in preparation to daub your nails in coats of colorful paints. Tools from brands that include Creative Nail Design assist salon employees in digital maintenance such as shaping nails, cuticle care, and moisturizing. Identical treatments for toenails quiet wiggling piggies, and a callous sloughing and lotion application transform tough exteriors into velvety foot suits. Although it's not included in the value of today's Groupon, customers can upgrade to a spa pedicure with a foot scrub, mask, and intensive foot massage for an additional charge.
Most kids look forward to eating cake on their birthdays; however, on the first birthday of Melanie Hohman’s son Bradley, he had to settle for a cantaloupe decorated like one. He was diagnosed with severe food allergies at 9 months, and his condition prevents him from eating wheat, gluten, nuts, eggs, dairy, and soy. Melanie’s trial-and-error recipes for Bradley had previously been modest successes at best, but the cantaloupe was the last straw: her son wouldn’t celebrate his second birthday without a proper birthday cake.
Melanie has achieved her goal and then some with her critically lauded gluten- and nut-free bakery, Sensitive Sweets. Here, she keeps about 14 carefully crafted cupcakes, cookies, brownies, and breads on hand, all of which are free of gluten, nuts, eggs, soy, and dairy. With Bradley in mind, she also customizes cakes with an arsenal of three frostings, four fillings, and seven flavors. Those include carrot, cinnamon sugar, and marble, which you can eat or carve into a sculpture of an empty plate.
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Established in 2008 Xanh Bistro was designed to create an enjoyable dining atmosphere with beautiful photography, an open kitchen much unlike typical Vietnamese restaurants, and simple decor that allows the customer to focus on the food in a stylish and clean environment.
Slimm Yogurt's sweet-tooth-appeasing staff builds swirly mountains of fro-yo and percolates steaming cups of joe. Customize 10 flavors of self-serve frozen yogurt ($0.35/ounce) with a variety of toppings, or sip on the 'cicle shavings of a snow ice ($3.79–$4.89). Cupcakes ($2.19 each) earn their name by fitting snugly in empty mugs of mocha or latte ($2.99–$3.39), and brick toast ($3.59) can be used to wolf-proof any porcine residence.