Gyros, kebabs, and cold cut sandwiches are just a few of the savory edibles to be found at Izi Sandwich Shop & Deli. Owner Leon Eskijian also keeps an on-site grocery store stocked with Armenian and Mediterranean meats, breads, yogurts and cheeses.
The fourth-generation Simonian Farms has been harvesting the fertile San Joaquin Valley since 1901, providing a year-round cornucopia of more than 150 varieties of ripe produce and premium dried fruit and nuts. Because most produce has the lifespan of a typical NBC sitcom, Simonian's top selections change frequently with the seasons, with the current lineup boasting cherries ($4.99–$5.99), strawberries ($4.99–$19.99), tomatoes ($0.99–$5.99), peaches ($1.25–$5.99), apricots ($1.25–$6.99), Italian peppers, and more. For a healthy, energizing snack during long PowerPoint presentations on how to make more-compelling PowerPoint presentations, scoop up nostalgia-quenching savories such as chocolate malt balls (14 oz. for $4.99), hickory-smoked almonds ($6.50), and dried pears (14 oz. for $4.99), then chase it with a satchel of salt-water taffy (16 oz. for $5.99).
Valley Lahvosh Baking Company's artisan bakers, who've been crafting doughy delights since 1922, forge their signature crackerbreads using three generations of Armenian family recipes. Bags of 15" crackerbread rounds––which double as throwing discuses for teddy bears––come in original and cracked-wheat varieties that buyers can slather in condiments or use to make wrapped sandwiches. A great base for hors d'oeuvres served at parties and social gatherings, boxes of Heart and Star Lahvosh crackers cheerily accept dips and spreads on unique cutout shapes. Rather than impersonating a horse to receive sugar cubes, buyers can get their sugary kicks with a bag of heart-shaped Sweetheart Snacks lightly dusted with cinnamon. Each assorted holiday package bears a chip clip that keeps snacks inside their bags and helps preserve freshness.
Sheer Bliss's skilled technicians begin each facial with a skin analysis and then brew a blend of earth-originating products customized to your specific skin type, be it metamorphic or extra-crispy. A thorough cleansing will open shuttered pores so that the stimulating exfoliation can steam-roll through and clear them of dirt, oil, caked makeup, caked cake, and families of raccoons. Sheer Bliss uses only organic Éminence skincare products from Hungary to ensure that cells are mollycoddled with nature's sweetest cocktail of nutrients. Finally, you'll receive a lymphatic massage of the face, neck, décolleté, hands, and arms to improve circulation.
Teazer World Tea Market uses only fresh, all-natural ingredients to flavor its teas, ensuring that the beverage's health benefits don't get lost like a cabbage in a mound of Cool Whip. Connoisseurs can select from more than 200 tea varieties to satisfy their picky palates. Rooibos rookies are in luck, as Teazer's friendly, knowledgeable staff can play matchmaker for any open-bellied customer looking for love in a leaf. This Groupon is good for loose-leaf tea to bring home, or for any hot or iced tea beverages made in-house. Loose-leaf teas range from $1.95/ounce to $12/ounce, and in-store sippables range from $3.75 (medium, iced) to $6.95 (large, hot) depending on size and temperature.
At the Downtown Club, soft sunlight filters through canopy of rafters and skylights, warming diners as they feast on plates of charbroiled salmon and chicken, lamb shish kebab, and New York strip steak. It's a timeless kind of elegance, one that's reflected in the restaurant's history; as the former site of the Fresno Morning Republican, the building was home to some of the biggest headlines to ever hit the city. A 19th-century printing press calls those origins to mind from its display in the dining area, linking the restaurant's past with its contemporary menu that blends Mexican, Mediterranean, and American influences.