The Connection’s walls feature numerous frames, which each contain pieces of history, ranging from newspaper clippings to autographed photos. Encased in one of the frames is the sub shop’s original menu from 1974, which included $0.95 genoa salami sandwiches and $1.35 meatball subs. Aside from inflation-adjusted prices, much of The Connection remains the same. It still specializes in subs and sandwiches, makes its salads fresh daily, offers kosher pickles, and prepares party platters that can feed groups of people or one competitive eater.
Kelvin Yu’s life and career changed after one chance meeting. After meeting an acupuncturist from China and experiencing the healing powers of Eastern medicine, Kelvin dedicated himself to learning and sharing these healing techniques with others. At Ocean Avenue Acupuncture, Kelvin crafts a holistic treatment plan for each patient that integrates therapies such as acupuncture, cupping, Chinese herbs, and targeted bodywork. Kelvin also offers needle-free acupuncture sessions, as well as qi gong, which uses synchronized breathing and movement exercises to re-circulate energy in the body.
The five-star, PADI-certified staff at Jupiter Dive Center, a waterside school, mentors divers of all experience levels in progressive PADI courses. In the multiday courses, instructors teach to general open-water certifications and specialized styles, such as wreck diving and night diving. Guides also lead certified divers on guided day or night charters into the artificial shipwrecks and coral reefs blanketing the local sea floor. Though specific sites vary according to daily conditions, excursions drift past herds of sea life, including colorful schools of fish, peaceful anemones, and sea turtles out-swimming hares arrogantly napping in their own scuba helmets. Dive-shop staff outfits divers' bodies with high-end scuba gear, such as Scubapro suits and instruments.
For 22 years, Airstar, Inc. technicians have helped customers keep cool heads. Now while they can't eliminate telemarketer calls, junk mail, or other sources of domestic frustration, they can help keep AC and heating units in good working order, which can help extend a unit's life expectancy and increase energy efficiency. Technicians provide free estimates to determine what sort of repairs are needed, these services range from changing a furnace filter to making sure the giant Antarctic snowflake powering your AC doesn't melt.
The skilled technicians at All European Auto Repair keep cars running smoothly with a menu of maintenance and repair services. The team drains sullied oil for fresh quarts of conventional or synthetic fluids and swaps out dingy filters. Regular tire rotations ensure even tread wear across all four rubber rollers, and brake checks keep rides from blowing through red lights or missing chances to stop for the ice-cream truck. Aside from maintaining cars, the All European crew also restores shine with sudsy washes.
Royal Cafe Family Restaurant might be a neighborhood staple in Jupiter—it's been in the same location for 25 years—but it's actually been influenced by restaurants from around the world. A section of the menu devoted to Royal Cafe Favorites reads like a culinary road trip: a Hawaiian chicken salad melt on grilled raisin bread was discovered by an employee when she traveled to Kauai, and a roast-beef sandwich with coleslaw and honey-mustard dressing was inspired by a deli in Tuscany. The eatery also prepares breakfast—the three-egg omelets (prepared in chefs' pans, not on the griddle) range from a vegetarian version to a Chuckwagon with lean ham, bacon, and crispy sausage. And though the restaurant is only open for breakfast and lunch, there are a few dinner-style dishes, such as chicken cordon bleu sandwiches and fresh-ground burgers served with steak fries and a script of the evening news.