Pairs commence a meal of authentic Chinese fare by choosing an appetizer from Ivy's Deli's dim sum selection, which includes crispy spicy-sour wontons and neatly wrapped spring rolls. The restaurant's culinary crew infuses traditional flavors into their entrees, such as vermicelli noodles that entwine spicy beef or seafood in their grasp, or smoky roasted eel or pork ribs that rest near bowls of fluffy rice. Alternatively, diners can practice kindergarten fundamentals by reciting the alphabet in a sing-songy falsetto or by learning to share four dim sum plates. Plump, steamed dumplings conceal savory pocketfuls of pork, shrimp, or vegetables, and crunchy chicken wings bathe in spices ranging from barbecue cumin to black pepper. Duos can order a quartet of sesame rice balls to showcase their juggling skills or fashion into an abacus for a giant who can only count to four.
Firehouse Subs extinguishes appetites with overstuffed sandwiches of high-quality meats and cheese piled high on toasted rolls. Sink your teeth or someone else's into specialty steamed subs (starting at $5.49), such as the Hook & Ladder, with ham, turkey, and monterey-jack cheese, or the New York Steamer, with melted provolone served over corned beef brisket and pastrami. The tasty Engineer offers a brain-boosting bounty of smoked turkey breast crammed with melted swiss and sautéed mushrooms and served Fully Involved (loaded with mayo, mustard, lettuce, tomato, and onion, and a dill spear on the side for endless rounds of condiment jousting). Further information and pricing can be viewed here, though prices may vary. Firehouse Subs also supports the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation, founded by firemen and focused on education, equipment, and training of emergency-service teams.
My Olive Press offers high-quality extra-virgin olive oils from around the world, each designed for cooking and baking as well as dipping. Then, the company takes it a step further. Customers can make the bottles of olive oil into special gifts to celebrate special occasions, such as weddings, holidays, or a new baby, thanks to customizable labels available on My Olive Press's website. Labels can be made with a choice of designs, including text and pictures.