In 1999, Jordan Mullikin began working in Giorgio's of Chicago, his dad's restaurant. By age 14, he was already crafting original sauces to enrich his father's cuisine, rather than acting like a normal rebellious teen and opening his own restaurant across the street. It wasn't until after high school that he took the helm of his very own eatery, Chicago's Best, with the help of his industry-wise father.
These days, he runs Aioli, where he draws upon his years of experience and sauce-making skills to flavor sandwiches made with handcrafted specialty breads, as well as provide catering services for a variety of occasions. Here, he crowns pretzel bun burgers with chipotle aioli and grilled bell peppers, and fills toasted whole grain buns with grilled chicken doused in red wine BBQ sauce. Despite the change in focus, Jordan hasn't abandoned his Windy City specialties. Aioli's Chicago-inspired dishes range from Vienna beef dogs topped with peppers and celery salt to hot giardiniera piled atop housemade seasoned roast beef.
At Main Street Pizza & Cafe, eager eaters ingest hand-tossed pizzas, hot sandwiches served on french rolls, and breakfast fare. The savory surface of an artichoke-feta pizza supports fresh garlic, tomatoes, and mozzarella, which cower on its edges after glimpsing the approach of world-consuming teeth (starting at $8.99).
The lotus flower symbolizes renewal, rejuvenation, and refinement. Using this blossom as their inspiration, the beauty professionals behind Lotus Beverly Hills Skin Center aim to help renew, rejuvenate, and refine skin with cosmetic injections, peels, and laser treatments. Noninvasive treatments help clients on a quest for weight loss to achieve shapelier silhouettes with lasers, radio frequencies, and appetite suppressants. When patients stroll through Lotus Beverly Hills Skin Center's glass doors, cherry-blossom murals greet their eyes from behind a dark wooden desk. Leather chairs, potted plants, and tan fabric couches occupy the serene space, which comfortably fits three laser-treatment rooms, four skincare rooms, and one fully functioning Gutenberg printing press.