The images and mementos decorating the walls of Professors Diner embody a host of rich memories for owner Kevin "The Professor" Denis. “The walls are the community,” Denis told the Kings Park Patch. Nearly every inch of space is crammed with personal history that takes the form of Denis’s own family photos as well as school pennants donated by local regulars. Vintage Coca-Cola mugs, signs, and clocks mingle with American-flag-clad cows and pictures of the New York Yankees. The food is as eclectic as the decor, running the gamut from old-fashioned french toast to honey-dipped southern fried chicken to greek spinach pies. Diners fill teal booths and sit at the counter in back for breakfast, lunch, and dinner all eight days of the week.
Huge wooden wine barrels are stowed overhead in the dining room at Athenian Greek Taverna. They lend a rustic authenticity to the interiors of the restaurant, which serves feasts of traditional moussaka, kabobs, gyros, and seafood. Before the main course, you can sample plates of creamy hummus and spicy feta dips; stave off the urge to steal food from other tables by adding a plate of flaming saganaki. For dinner, enjoy peasant-style plates of whole grilled seabass or trout. When you dine in, main dishes such as pita sandwiches, falafel plates, and marinated chicken come accompanied with wooden bowls of colorful salads.
The restaurant also offers catering packages for holiday feastings, parties, and corporate events, with a specialized focus on serving the pharmaceutical industry.
Salon Von De Beauty Bar's board-certified lash artists and aestheticians beautify clients with head-to-toe nail and spa treatments. Semipermanent eyelash extensions thicken fringe without the mess of applying false lashes each day. UV-free spray-tanning sessions deliver natural, safe color year round. Extra inches fade from waistlines in the face of Cavi-Lipo ultrasound treatments. Each of the spa?s body treatments are noninvasive and free of needles, scalpels, and miniaturized robots that blast fat from inside. Salon Von De Beauty Bar is an OSHA-certified salon and aims to provide a comfortable environment for all clients, including using a special ventilation system with their keratin treatments.
Waves of heat radiate from an open oven door as a chef pulls out a Sicilian pizza baked to a golden finish, then slides in a fresh crust topped with eggplant, roasted peppers, and house-made mozzarella cheese. Other chefs prep for the dinner rush, cutting up homemade rigatoni noodles to later douse with a tomato or beef bolognese cream sauce. Classic Italian dishes can be prepared family style, in which heaps of pasta are divided among siblings according to their age or skill at dogsled racing. Emilio’s catering service also brings platters of pasta, salad, and sandwiches to parties of all sizes.
The Healthy Beli’s organic juice bar, one of its biggest draws, transforms organic vegetables and fruits, such as carrots, tomatoes, and cucumbers, into delicious and healthy blends for juices and smoothies. Juicers can churn out an iron-rich creation laced with kale, broccoli, beets, and apples, or customers can try the slightly tarter Apple Aide packed with apples, lemons, and lemon rinds. In addition to mastering the art of the juicer, The Healthy Beli's staffers are no slouches in the kitchen, either; each day, they whip up fresh cafe favorites ranging from salads and wraps to bison burgers and gluten-free pizzas. They also take show off their skills outside the confines of the restaurant, offering catering packages for events of all types.