Crowned the Best Irish Pub of 2010 by CityVoters, Brubaker's serves up an extensive menu of pub edibles alongside a lively atmosphere and TVs sporting the latest in athletic endeavors. Quiet nagging hunger mufflers with appetizers such as barbecue-chicken potato skins ($5.75) and the super pretzel with mustard, salsa, or nacho cheese ($2), or tongue-dive into a specialty dish, such as the chicken cordon "bru" ($6.75), the buffalo-chicken wrap ($5.50), or the mega dog ($4). Brubaker's burritos wrap various fillings in the fresh-baked arms of nine-inch tortillas and come in varietals such as the Popeye ($5.50), a hulkifying combination of spinach-artichoke dip, tomatoes, onions, shredded cheddar, and ranch dressing. Brubaker's also offers a wide-ranging beer selection to indulge the fermented fantasies of Prohibition-era taste buds.
Each individual's golf swing is very personal and intuitive, it can improve through objective analysis and instruction. This is the philosophy at The N.E. Ohio School of Golf, where owner and Masters-level certified instructor Greg Wood and his staff utilize a method called Guaranteed Golf. Developed by golf pro Dave Christensen and engineering specialists at Ohio State University, the system begins with an analysis of a golfer's swing, looking for flaws in technique. The instructors then help golfers correct their imperfections, and practice new techniques repeatedly until a strong swing is committed to "muscle memory," which research has shown takes at least four or five weeks. Anybody undertaking the Guaranteed Golf program becomes a lifetime alumnus, free to return for repeat lessons at any time. In addition to this full-swing training, N.E. Ohio School of Golf also offers clinics focused on the short game, golf fitness, and general performance enhancement.
Carried Away Recreation specializes in serene moments. Its customers can paddle a solo kayak down a gentle river where they glean a swath of green leaves. They can race across the Amish countryside on a bike rental and stop after mile five for a glass of Zinfandel from a local winery. If they want to take to the outdoors with friends, they rent a double kayak or a series of inner tubes to make floating a social experience. Cardio kayaking classes also blend natural beauty with physical exertion as a guide leads paddlers down twists in the river while shouting out Simon Says commands.
Led by friendly dance instructors, a themed birthday bash at Move and Groove folds creativity into a kid's special day. After reciting the Dancer's Pledge and learning some technique, guests learn dance routines they perform for parents at the end of the party. In addition to parties, the dance center offers lessons, costume rentals, and Christian dance workshops.
Neon streaks fly over and, occasionally, into the four nets at Green Tennis Club, a sign of players taking vigorous whacks with their tennis rackets during casual play and lessons. Certified USPTA professionals lead the lessons, imparting advice for smashing powerful ground strokes and developing a serve in both private and group settings. The teachers also organize weekly group drills, which invite players of similar skill level to practice different aspects of the game.