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.
Husband and wife team Ray and Heather Breitwieser opened Raymond’s California Bistro after many years spent in the restaurant biz, stocking up on experience at long-standing, popular restaurants such as The Rusty Pelican and The Yard House. They decided to open shop for themselves to serve hearty and wholesome California and Italian dishes that feature fresh seafood and crisp veggies in a space with, as they put it, an “at-home” feel. Their menu includes pasta dishes such as linguini with clams, grilled rib eye entrees, and Californian salads with poached pears and freshly panned nuggets of gold.
The master grillers and stir-fryers of East Winds Asian Cuisine craft a medley of Asian flavors with a menu boasting a variety of Chinese, Japanese, and Thai dishes. Having so many influences and cuisines coming out of one kitchen lets the restaurant please picky palates with dishes such as honey-walnut shrimp, barbecue spareribs, and japanese vegetable curry. The friendly wait staff can make informed wine and sake recommendations and answer questions about dishes or the history of the chopstick versus popsicle-stick pop-art era.
The creativity of Issara's Thai’s chefs is best expressed in their sauces. Cucumber-relish and peanut-plum blends imbue fried tofu and rotisserie chicken with vibrant, unexpected flavors. The restaurant's decor creates striking juxtapositions of its own, contrasting white brick with red banquettes. Patrons may bring their own wine in return for a corkage fee or a promise to help the head chef move into her new apartment next weekend.