Carley's Ristorante and Piano Bar quells burning appetites for elegant flavors and family-style eating with an expansive dinner menu of shareables. Anchor incisors into The Meatball, a 12-ounce specialty studded with provolone cheese and three saucy dipping pools ($9.50), or prepare taste buds for scrumptious entrees with a variety of leafy delights, including the tuscan tossed salad with candied walnuts, goat cheese, and dried figs ($8.50+). Grain-grinding molars can chomp on mascarpone lasagna bolognese, built like an earthquake-ready skyscraper with secure layers of mozzarella, ricotta, and provolone cheeses ($13.50+). While soothing tongues with hugs of sophisticated flavors, enjoy live piano performances, including new-artist spotlights, open-mic nights, and group sing-along sessions of classic Beethoven sonatas.
The Irishness of Ceoltas Irish Pub is unmistakable. From the thick accent of owner and Ireland-native Des Conboy to the woodwork designed and built by Irish craftsmen, the pub is proudly steeped in its cultural inspiration. In addition to creating an authentic Irish environment, Ceoltas serves Irish pub staples such as shepherds pie, fish 'n' chips, and pints of Guinness.
The pub complements its old-fashioned look with live music that blares across two stage areas and events on the third-floor open-air bar. Here, chest-high plants surround about a dozen tables. The tables are barrels, though, topped with what resemble the ends of large cable spools. A glossy wood plank caps the cobblestone bar, and speakers line the walls just below the open air above, sending modern hip-hop tunes retro-translated to ancient Celtic over crowds of revelers.
Arepa City's menu presents a delicious, gluten-free medley of Venezuelan delicacies. The arepas of the restaurant's namesake are flat, round, corn buns grilled (or deep-fried upon request) and served as spongy vessels for safely transferring comestible cargo to awaiting mouths. Load an arepa with pabellon, a Venezuelan staple comprising shredded flank steak, black beans, fried plantains, and white cheese ($6.75), or fill a hungry empanada with picadillo—ground beef and green olives ($4). A delectable black-bean soup topped with crema and cilantro ($4.50) primes the palate for a diverse selection of entrees such as the pernil asado, a slow-roasted pork leg served with fried cassava, fried plantains, and potato salad ($12.25). The platano relleno poses a titillating tongue twister with its picadillo-stuffed, deep fried plantains intermingled with mozzarella cheese and spicy cabbage personally picked by Peter Piper ($8.75).
Splash-tested specialists send plastic flotillas of individual kayaks down the serene Susquehanna River for a recreational three-hour journey back to base camp. Guides first provide basic paddling instructions and outfit each kayaker with a kayak, paddle, life jacket, and harpoon gun to ensure proper protection from bathing Sasquatches. Groups are then shuttled upstream to the West Fairview boat access ramp and provided with expert recommendations for secluded island picnic spots and fishing holes.
When it comes to exercise, results don't always come from lifting the heaviest weight or running endless miles of cardio. That's why the trainers at Integrity Fitness and Sports Development, LLC take a smarter approach to workouts. During their group training programs, one of their professional fitness coaches leads clients through 40- to 50-minute total-body interval workouts designed to bolster core strength, burn calories, and increase endurance. Whether they're looking to shed a few inches or shave seconds off on-field metrics, clients benefit from the training program's systematic approach; trainers switch up workouts every six weeks to keep muscles confused and minds rut-free. They also draw upon the motivation and accountability inspired by the tight-knit group setting. Trainers also offer private sessions, too, helping clients bust through progress plateaus with one-on-one attention. No matter their training preference, clients don't check their dedication as they walk out the door; free weekly motivational e-newsletter send the motivational cries of trainers echoing throughout clients' everyday lives.
Taj Palace stays foodie-friendly with an expansive menu teeming with popular plates from Southeast Asia. Traditional Islamic eating laws are easily abided with the menu's exclusively Halal meat selection, where goat, lamb and chicken live harmoniously on plates teeming with spicy adornments. The tender Rogan Josh comes with your choice of lamb or goat meat, swimming through a heavily spiced sea of sauce ($13.95). The clay Tandoori oven spits out meat and seafood alike, and sautéed Kebabs stabbed through chicken, lamb, and various veggies take the guesswork out of selecting a side dish. The supplemental Chinese food menu offers another kind of Far East fare with a medley of fried rice, noodle, and chicken dishes. For those economical eaters who like to wash down their spicy Indian cuisine with a refreshing drink, the owners encourage the practice of BYOB.