In a whirlwind of cosmetic products by the likes of Aveda, Redken, and OPI, a diverse cast of beauty boosters pool their talents to create a tranquil spa getaway where passersby can gussy up their hair, skin, and nails. At Revelations Salon & Spa, hairstylists well versed in coiffure modifications add va-va-voom to freshly shorn locks with halo highlights or all-over color. Skin technicians perform various facials to clarify complexions muddled by acne, dryness, and calculus equations scrawled with a sharpie. Their relaxing massages unwind knotted muscles scattered throughout the body, and their comprehensive pedicures melt tension between toes tired of making strained conversation with each other.
Located at the Emerald Necklace Marina in the Cleveland Metroparks?s Rocky River Reservation, Nelly Belly Applewood Fired Pizza & Piadina restaurant opens year round for casual meals overlooking the river. Guests can dine on their signature piadinas, which are Italian foldover sandwiches. They also offer homemade soups, burgers, sandwiches, applewood-fired pizzas, Ashby's award winning ice cream, and a great view from seats on the sprawling outdoor patio. During the summer, live music entertains guests each Friday, and on cooler nights, in-the-table fire-pit seating keeps patrons warm and cozy.
Eddie Cerino's Casual Italian prepares a mix of family recipes and new dishes with the freshest ingredients available. Their menu plays host to pastas such as crispy gnocchi and entrees the likes of blood orange-glazed salmon. Ten specialty hand-tossed pizzas in three sizes ranging from 9-17 in. with toppings such as prosciutto and cubanelle peppers round out their selection of comfort food prepared with fine dining standards. Eddie Cerino's also offers curbside pick-up, customers should inquire when ordering.
The father and son team that owns Eddie 'N Eddie specializes in three things: burgers, bourbon, and apple pie. Through the eatery’s almost floor-to-ceiling front windows, guests can be seen feasting on heaping burgers, which are covered in nontraditional toppings such as roasted poblano peppers, falafel, and grilled pineapple. Chic hanging lightbulbs illuminate patrons sipping smooth bourbons, eating forkfuls of apple pie, or taking bites of pure Americana by gnawing on the restaurant’s walls.
Max Tan manager Nikkie Forni knows how to tan—so much so, in fact, that she's the new spokesmodel for Supre Tan, a company that makes tanning lotions and products. A host of Supre Tan salves line the shelves behind Max Tan's stacked-slate front counter, where helpful staff members stand ready to help clients keep their complexion in midsummer form. Guests can bronze their bods in tanning beds fit for all skin tones, or opt for a UV-free tan with Antigua airbrush tanning services.
Chefs at Barroco Grill craft Colombian street fare from scratch, nabbing glowing reviews from Cleveland Scene and a nod from Cleveland Magazine’s Best of 2011 list. The signature arepas—which Cleveland Scene lauds as “hot, corny, and crisp”—hug melted mozzarella and succulent meats inside a pocket of all-white corn batter. Chefs also drizzle plates with creative flourishes such as wasabi coleslaw and peanut cream sauce. Beneath the dining room’s exposed wooden beams, snippets of brick walls peek out from behind artwork by local artists and high-functioning house pets.