Inspired by the idea that getting fitness results should be fun and surprising, Imagine That! Dance and Fitness' teachers entertain and enrich clients with subjects such as Zumba, cheerleading, and tae kwon do. In that vein, instructor Monica Saldana claims Zumba classes—in which students swivel hips and incinerate calories to Latin-inspired tunes—always feel like a party, mostly due to the messy breakups staged by teenage actors. Hip-hop and break-dance classes sample other styles of music as teachers train bodies to perform their powerful, rhythm-fueled dance steps. Youth-centric Zumbatomics classes motivate kids to shed sweat like their parents, while tae-kwon-do sessions challenge them to learn discipline, focus, and self-defense.
The Original Raul and Theresa's Mexican Restaurant has been around for nearly 45 years. In that time, the chefs' preference for cooking traditional Sonoran dishes has earned the eatery considerable acclaim, including a spot on ABC15?s list of best Mexican restaurants in the Valley in 2013. The Sonoran style is heavily steeped in marinated meats, such as pork marinated in a chili sauce or diced beef simmered alongside jalape?os and green-chili strips. Servers bring out the proteins?chicken, shrimp, and carne asada?solo on a plate or stuffed into tacos, burritos, or enchiladas. The chefs also pay homage to the eatery?s American address with stacks of pancakes and eggs during breakfast hours.
Daddy Dukes’ chefs flip and stretch dough into 18" pizzas and blanket pies with cheese and a selection of more than 15 toppings before tossing them into the oven. They also serve circles by the slice and craft more than 10 specialty pizzas, such as the mexican, covered with ground beef and jalapeños, and the Fat Hawaiian, a combination of pineapple, bacon, ham, and onion. Guests enjoy Mama Duke's clams and spaghetti and philly cheesesteaks in the cozy dining room with red-and-white checkerboard patterns covering the table and a babbling fountain for convenient mid-meal wishes.
At M?s Wireless, clients can sign onto Cricket Wireless phone plans or stock up on sundry cell-phone peripherals. Cricket offers plans with amenities such as no roaming charges, unlimited data plans, and phones preloaded with the numbers of every player on the 1992 men's Cricket World Cup teams. A selection of phone cases, speakers, and chargers augment M?s's lineup of smartphones and basic phones. In addition to supplying accessories, the staff repairs cracked phone screens and broken charging ports and speakers.
Ono Hawaiian BBQ brings the island to the mainland with tender meats soaked in made-from-scratch marinades. Chefs hand roll chicken katsu in panko bread crumbs to give it a fresh, crispy texture, and assemble generous portions of crispy shrimp, island whitefish, and barbecue chicken in the seafood mix.
The owners at Purpose Thrift Boutique set out to create a boutique-style shop with low, thrift-store prices. They do so with a curated collection of used furniture, clothing, jewelry, and home decor. But their goal isn't to simply spread gently used fashions and style, they also give back to their community. They donate a portion of their proceeds to local charities, including Happily Ever After League, Big Brothers & Big Sisters, and Make a Way for Families.