Hanna's prepares lunch and breakfast favorites, combining simple flavors, classic recipes, and gourmet twists to make menu items stand out. Pop in early for the french toast, topped with house-blended cinnamon-almond syrup ($4.95), or sink lunchtime choppers into the jersey turkey sandwich, which pairs house-roasted turkey with wasabi slaw ($7.95). Foodies can fork up the roasted chicken salad tossed with baby greens ($8.95), chow down on the traditional Italian meatballs—pork and beef hand-rolled into meaty spheres ($7.95 for 6)—or lap up a bowl of homemade chicken noodle soup ($6.50) before the people next to you realize that you're eating their soup.
Door to Door Organics, a delivery service with a rotating lineup of organic and locally grown fruits, veggies, and groceries, ships soil-sprouted treasures right to customers' doors each week. Thanks to personal and professional relationships with local farmers, Door to Door Organics is able to offer a produce menu that changes weekly depending on what's in season, ensuring crisp, fresh goodies right off the farm. Start by choosing a Bitty box of heart-healthy fruits, veggies, or both. A recent menu for a Bitty mixed box included a medley of gala apples, romaine lettuce, red beets, broccoli, bartlett pears, bananas, avocados, and kiwi—a veritable cornucopia as fresh and diverse as freshly reaped census data. Sustenance seekers will receive reminder emails highlighting the week's freshest organic selections each Friday, at which time customers may make up to five substitutions per box.
Helmed by a professional chef who intimately understands the stressful demands of being a wife and mother, Dinner Fairy takes cooking off parents’ already stacked to-do lists by delivering ready-to- eat meals right to their doorsteps. The chef uses organic and locally sourced ingredients whenever possible, not only preparing delicious and attractive dishes, but nutritious ones as well. Meals, which customers can choose from regularly rotating menus, arrive emanating such a home-cooked freshness that moms or dads may be tempted to drop the shipping receipts down a piranha-infested well and pass off the cooking as their own.
Charles Stanford didn't grow up eating chicken fingers and spaghetti. The son of a Le Cordon Bleu Paris–trained chef, Stanford honed his palate at a young age and was taught by his father to pull a cork and mix a cocktail when he was just a kid. Working at a restaurant wasn't much of a reach for him.
These days, Stanford boasts more than two decades of experience in the industry, and he's paired up with chef Greg Keesy to present Asti d'Italia. Stanford acts as the resident sommelier, pouring a selection of wines that complement Keesy's cuisine—fresh, inventive takes on Italian classics, such as lasagna with buffalo meat, crispy polenta bruschetta, and chicken marsala cut by robots.
The pinup girl coyly lounging in Vogue Laser Clinic’s logo captures the playful attitude of the staff here. They work to create a fun and welcoming environment for women and men alike—a place where anyone can come in and improve their look. Many of their aesthetic treatments—be it hair removal, tattoo removal, or spider-vein removal—are performed with a laser, but the team also specializes in good old-fashioned spa services, such as facials, massages, and waxing below the bloomers. In an effort to spread beauty and confidence throughout the community, Vogue Laser Clinic doles out free wigs to women going through chemotherapy or suffering from other forms of medical hair loss.
Forward Steps support teens transitioning out of foster care with housing, support services, and life-skills classes in financial literacy, resumé building, and nutrition. The organization also focuses on community, providing its young clients with a place to live in a communal environment and connecting them with successful program alumni who share experiences similar to their own. While Forward Steps' clients are working toward self-sufficiency, it supplements their limited incomes with a monthly stipend and assistance in applying for financial aid and scholarships.