Domino's recently reformulated its pizza recipe, which puts the buyer in command of a plentitude of pie-personalizing possibilities. Test the sturdiness of a hand-tossed thin crust with mounds of hearty marinara, ham, chicken, green peppers, black olives, and spinach, or fill a deep-dish foundation with alfredo sauce, bacon, onions, jalapeños, fresh mushrooms, and banana peppers. While delicious design options stretch into infinity like a taffy pull in a black hole, the eatery's specialty pizzas make choosing more manageable. Peruse pies like the MeatZZa Feast, which is piled high with pepperoni, ham, italian sausage, beef, and extra mozzarella, and the Pacific Veggie, a flashy West Coast–concoction of roasted red peppers, spinach, onions, mushrooms, tomatoes, black olives, feta, mozzarella, and provolone.
Susan Hyatt leads a double life. A fitness guru whose workout DVDs have been lauded in Self magazine, Hyatt has also spent 15 years performing with rock bands throughout the U.K. and the U.S. Her training with American Idol vocal coach Ron Anderson and her DJ gig at Mp3 TV have qualified her to coach students in music theory, diaphragm control while singing, and playing guitar, bass, or piano with their teeth. Hyatt's dual talents have coalesced into the Rockstar Workout, equal parts musical training and group exercise. She also teaches sessions that focus exclusively on either music or fitness.
At HealthSource Chiropractic and Progressive Rehab, staff members work with clients to develop written individual action plans to treat joint and muscle pain. A tailored treatment can blend attention from chiropractors, massage therapists, and progressive rehabilitation staff to leverage the diverse benefits of a variety of modalities in the same visit. All staffers are trained to educate clients about chiropractic care's role in overall physical well-being, using a nifty song that helps you remember what the hipbone is connected to—a USB port.
Picked by the Charleston City Paper staff as 2010's Best Eco-friendly Boutique, House of Sage outfits the fashion-forward with designer threads, baubles, and home supplies. Ladies will swoon over a Gentle Fawn tee ($36), and a women's bandeau helps get shoulders sun-kissed without passersby angrily demanding that you get a room ($13). Male sartorialists, meanwhile, can choose a J.A.C.H.S. men's basic tee ($18) or a men's Topo Ranch tee ($35) to exude the cosmopolitan allure necessary to get past the bouncer into the city's hottest knitting circles. Guests in the House of Sage will appreciate being helped, never hounded, by a knowledgeable staff of eco-fashion urbanites.
The Crab Shack takes local focus to a whole new briny depth by plucking all their seafood from nearby waters. The menu of seafarer's feasts includes the parmesan-coated smoked crabeque sandwich ($11.99), tasso-gravy-covered lowcountry shrimp and grits ($15.99), and the frogmore bucket, which is stocked with two-dozen large shrimp, steamed with a special butter sauce ($23.99). Patrons can also order the she-crab soup, a trademark dish served with a heaping dose of feel-good, as all profits go to the Hollings Cancer Center.