York Blue Moon's decor, like its new American cuisine, is at once simple and elegant. Blue-striped awnings hang over the tall windows, while blue-cushioned booths and hardwood tables line walls hung with original artwork and fancy hats donated by nice old people. Even this attractive setting doesn't distract from the aromas of the menu, which fuses Southern and other regional American cuisines. Moroccan-style spring lamb, jumbo lump crab cakes, gorgonzola and onion-crusted filet mignon, Thai-style seafood stew, and other dishes are made for pairing with a brief list of more than 40 wines
There are no shortcuts when it comes to losing weight and learning to live a healthier lifestyle. Effective regimens hinge upon a combination of medical insight, professional guidance and encouragement, and continuing education. Above all else, real-life change stems from a steadfast commitment to making changes and adjustments. All of these factors are taken into account by the professionals at Medifast Weight Control Centers, who use the most current understanding of weight-loss techniques to design personalized programs that complement individual needs and goals.
Going beyond traditional BMI measurements, the centers' technicians use Biospace InBody technology to obtain a detailed assessment of body composition, including muscle mass, body-fat percentage, water balance, and muscular development throughout the torso and limbs. Based on these data, the staff members are able to design a program that emphasizes the importance of a proper diet. These programs typically involve recommendations from the 70 available physician-developed meals, which are easy-to-prepare dishes that feature balanced servings of protein, fiber, vitamins, minerals, and chlorophyll.
The meal regimens also aim to alter eating habits by encouraging clients to eat smaller portions at regular times throughout the day, controlling the cravings that can lead to overeating. Throughout each program, professional counselors will routinely meet with clients to ensure that they remain motivated and on-course.
Café Fresh proves that speedy service doesn't have to preclude healthy choices. Straw devotees and toothless fairies can select from an enticing menu of smoothies ($4.29–$5.29) that sports both classic fruit concoctions and unusual blends, like the avocados and cream creation, with soy milk, nonfat frozen yogurt, avocado, banana, coconut cream, and agave. Boost your smoothie's bastions with a free fortifying supplement, or get your nutrients in the solid form with a protein- and veggie-packed wrap or panini. In addition to forging bonds between nutritious and delicious, Café Fresh serves all food and drinks in 100% biodegradable cups, and packaging materials are made entirely out of adopted corn.
Birds get the most impressive view of the four-acre corn maze at Butcher's Family Fun Farm. This year's design features a barn, a tractor, a bunch of tomatoes, and the words "buy fresh, buy local," all carved right into the corn. But while the view from the top is nice, human visitors know the real fun of the maze lies in navigating its twisting pathways. In addition to winding through the dizzying stalks, maze wanderers can stop to solve educational puzzles, find clues, complete picture rubbings, and chat with the resident minotaur.
But the corny labyrinth isn't the only thing that draws families to the farm each autumn. A host of other outdoor attractions awaits. Kids and adults will both relish hay rides and jaunts through the pumpkin patch, as well as a chance to take aim at strategically-placed targets with one of the farm's potato launchers. When it's time to take a break, the on-site snack shop sells a variety of scrumptious eats including soups, burgers, and funnel cakes, and, on the way home, families can pick up farm-fresh produce at Butcher's Farm Market, which is located just two miles down the road.