Within a salon steeped in earth tones—from the dark-brown walls and tan floors to the plush beige chairs—Amanda Walker plies her trade. At work stations adorned with wooden chests of drawers and mirrors accented by metal latticework, she styles women’s, men’s, and children’s hair, extending her expertise to colors and highlights, tackling virtually any service other than defanging Gorgons’ braids of snakes.
Toshi's Café's chefs slice up rolls of fusion-style sushi to tuck into carryout dinners alongside edamame soybean starters. Diners can select any of the cafe's 26 rolls, including the Flying Dragon—a shrimp tempura and avocado roll capped with eel, spicy crab, and a drizzle of sweet soy sauce. To create the Katie's Delight roll, nimble fingers wrap up spicy crab, shrimp, and bacon with a cooling cream cheese and avocado combo, before chefs deep-fry each morsel and fashion it an edible party hat of sweet soy and scallions. A selection of vegetarian rolls are crammed with meatless savories, while the BLT nigiri roll adds avocado to the classic combination before being doused with spicy or wasabi mayo. Takeout dinners allow twosomes and families to dine at home or inside a library's reference section, while the party option—which should be ordered a day in advance—provides hosts and hostesses enough fare to feed a large group of friends or a single oil baron.
Hass avocados, cilantro, and fresh lime juice are just a few ingredients diners might recognize as a chef whips up guacamole right before their eyes at Poblano's Mexican Bar & Grill. From the restaurant's grill come specialty dishes including the alambre mixto, a dish typically found in Mexico City that combines grilled steak, chicken, shrimp, and chorizo with grilled peppers, pineapples, and melted cheese. The taqueria offers up five suggestions for specialty tacos that include carne asada, pork carnitas, shrimp, sliced pork, and grilled fish. Poblano's also delivers fresh flavors via catering for special events such as luncheons, parties, or the day fifth graders win their citizenship by reciting the preamble to the Constitution.
The terrace tamers at Razor’s Edge Lawn Care rejuvenate landscapes with an impressive array of lawn services, working with customers one-on-one to help fulfill green-thumbed visions. Whip shaggy-mopped yards into fine-trimmed nobles with a general lawn-care service (from $60 per 1/4 acre to 1/2 acre, to $100 per acre) that includes a thorough mowing, weeding, and edging, as well as removal of any debris accrued from the crew’s fleet of equipment-toting tornados. Cultivate a fresh generation of greenery with Razor’s Edge Lawn Care’s seeding, liming, and fertilization services ($150 per 1/4 acre), or upgrade seeding to include a soil-soothing aeration ($250 per 1/4 acre) to allow nourishing nutrients to penetrate deep, enhancing infiltration and beefing up frail, noodle-armed roots.
The friendly staff at Zen Spa Lounge—located in The Sedgefield Shoppes between Marisol Restaurant and Blossoms—pampers clients with a lengthy list of massage, skin, and nail treatments. Therapists knead away tension and improve immune systems with deep-tissue massages and reflexology treatments. Aestheticians customize four kinds of facials to combat acne, dehydration, and dullness, perking up treatments with specialty masks full of football-movie pep talks and vitamins A and C.
Dr. Crystal Finnegan and the dedicated staff at Adams Farm Dental Care keep chompers healthy and snowy white in a friendly, patient-oriented office. The staff rides the cutting edge of dental practices, undergoing continuing training each year and participating in exchange programs with tooth fairies. Dental services include basic preventive hygiene, whitening, and veneer application, with Dr. Finnegan and her hygienists taking the time to break down confusing topics for curious patients. The staff uses a range of topical anesthetics and delicate techniques to keep patients' mouths as pain-free as possible; guests are encouraged to speak up if anything hurts or if they just realized how to make the perfect peanut brittle.