The menu at Knight's Bistro is decidedly unselfish—its large plates of Italian food encourage the sharing of covetous bites. Diners break off pieces from large specialty pizzas decorated in eggplant cutlets or pass the bruschetta and one of four stuffed shells brimming with ricotta cheese to their neighbor. Plates overflow with pastas dressed in one of eight sauces sopped up by housemade rolls.
Families pass these bites back and forth beneath golden cone-shaped lamps that hang above the restaurant's diner-style booths. The staff permits diners to bring their own libations from home, an easier way to facilitate social dining than forcing people to drink from an eight-pronged crazy straw. Weekly dinner specials also play into the convivial theme: Tuesday nights feature classic clambakes with crab legs, lobster claws, and other seafood, whereas Mondays consolidate a large pizza and four soft drinks under a single price.
The Mattress Factory's knowledgeable, non-commissioned staff guide customers to high-quality memory-foam, hybrid and innerspring mattresses from brands such as Tempur-Pedic, Sealy, Stearns & Foster and Beautyrest. Customers can shop at ease in an atmosphere that's free of sales pressure, price haggling, and the complex conversion of U.S. currency into the steel ingots accepted by mattress-making dwarves. The Mattress Factory will also set up your new mattress and remove your old one for free.
At Wine Legend, owner Mahesh Lekkala and his team of wine enthusiasts introduce oenophiles and first-time sippers to sundry varietals from around the world. The shop?s selection features a massive inventory of reds and whites from Italy, France, Australia, and California. Wine Legend?s consultants help patrons pair wines with meals and curate preselected wine packages, ideal for holiday parties or gifts. Tastings are available in the shop on Saturday afternoons and Wine Legend can set up tastings at offsite events in homes or offices, paired with house-prepared platters of cheese, crackers, and breads.
Since equipping the world with its first wood-slat recliner in 1928, La-Z-Boy has branded itself as a well-known producer of high-quality furniture, including their signature recliner, loveseats, ottomans, upholstered sofas, accent tables, and much more. The Urbana oval end table ($249 and up) is genetically engineered to keep junk mail off the ground and blocks the couch's attempts to stretch out into the hall. A host of recliners, sofas, sectionals, the demi stationary chair and sleepers are also waiting to invade homes with their tasteful presence.
Rachel Carosiello knows that new things don't always have to look new, and that old-fashioned and boring are not the same thing. At Modern Vintage Home, she's curated a selection of unique, timeless pieces that could just as easily fit in to an ultra-modern living space as they could in an old home. Here, visitors will find an ever-changing stock of furnishings, from cow-hide chairs to blown-glass pendant lamps, and many pieces can be customized using thousands of fabrics. In addition to chairs and lamps, the store also holds an impressive collection of, carpets, artwork, tabletop items, and gifts, all thoughtfully arranged to show customers how they could potentially work together inside their home or the home of a vacationing friend.