Every day at 4 p.m., a piece of the city transforms into the beach. At Wok's Up Beach Volleyball, four outdoor sand-volleyball courts host tournaments, pickup games, and open play. An onsite bar pours refreshments and invites those not setting and spiking to rack up at a pool table. Wok's Up Beach Volleyball equips its courts with lights, allowing games to continue even after the daily battle when the moon destroys the sun for rights to the evening sky.
At All About You Massage & Bodyworks, licensed therapist Kim Hooser specializes in three types of massage: therapeutic, Swedish, and MyoKinesthetic (MYK). Swedish massage is a basic technique that uses rhythmic strokes to break up muscle adhesions and induce relaxation. Therapeutic massage, meanwhile, combines several techniques, including deep-tissue and trigger point, to ease pain caused from sore muscles or specific ailments like a frozen shoulder. MYK takes this therapeutic technique one step further?instead of just treating symptoms, the therapist works the soft-tissue and nervous system to help correct the original issue and restore range of motion.
Nestled between Burnside and Stark, Mr. Chen’s Chinese Kitchen cooks up an extensive spread of authentic Chinese cuisine, anchoring its menu with nearly 40 pork, chicken, and beef dishes. But seafood specialties share some of the spotlight, too, including a dish called the Happy Family loaded with a balanced mix of shrimp, beef, chicken, and vegetables. Indeed, much like a mad scientist's periodic table, many of Mr. Chen’s entrees pack multiple elements into one, as in the combination platters that marry pork fried rice with sweet and sour chicken or barbecue pork with fried shrimp.
Americans looking for an authentic Japanese experience may be pleasantly surprised by Meeka Japanese Restaurant. Customers have the option of sitting at tables, but they can also experience something closer to true Japanese tradition by making themselves comfortable on the floor and tucking into some of Meeka’s delicious food. While the lovely presentation may make it harder to eat the food at Meeka Japanese Restaurant, the rolls here are wonderfully made. They offer options like an octopus roll, spicy tuna as well as vegetarian friendly options like avocado and asparagus rolls. The menu also offers options like Snomono salad, spicy seafood salad and for those that don’t want rolls or salad, even baked mussel. Diners really enjoy their sake, both cold and hot, and for dessert tempura ice cream always goes over well. For a traditional experience and good food, check out Meeka Japanese Restaurant!
For Ashley Sandell, owner of Caffeinated Culture, coffee runs in her family. Her mother, former owner of Terri Lynn Link's No Ordinary Joe, taught her the tricks of the coffee business before leaving the trade and selling her four shops. Sandell eventually decided she missed the family business and purchased one of her mother's former coffee shops where she now serves her signature coffee roast along with hormone-free dairy products. Beverages include the peanut butter kiss white chocolate mochas with peanut butter and vanilla, shots of fresh espresso, and real fruit smoothies. In addition to the drinks, the baristas dispense treats and pastries from Delphina's Bakery, Bella Cupcake, and Cookie Monkey Bakery.