At Laser Trim Contours, a team works to stress the importance of healthy diet and exercise in weight loss. They also understand how difficult weight loss can be even with proper nutrition, and wield Zerona lasers to help melt fat cells. Inside the soothing, spa-like environs, clients get comfy in their own private treatment rooms that block encroaching eyes and clumsy boom-mic operators.
Basking steak, seafood, and vegetables in signature marinades, the cooks at Ay! Jalisco Restaurant enliven taste buds with an array of traditional Mexican dishes. Dining parties can explore the festive setting by smelling the savory aromas and feeling the heat rise off a sizzling fajita plate stacked with fillers, such as pork ribs with a barbecue spice rub or fresh vegetables sautéed in garlic-butter sauce. Perched atop the Ay! Jalisco platter, a surfeit of chicken, beef, and butterfly or brochette shrimp fajitas ends intra-belly yodeling contests with some help from beans, guacamole, and tortillas. Ladles accent bundled bites of burrito, chimichanga, and enchilada with a choice of ranchera, green tomatillo, or red enchilada sauce. Guests can sip from the house margarita's salted brim or save the salt to melt ice sheets off their snowman's sunglasses this winter.
Originally branded as the Top Hat Drive-In, Sonic Drive In didn’t acquire its nationally recognized name until 1959—six years after its inception in 1953. Today, the franchise operates out of 3,500 locations across the country, making it the nation’s largest chain of drive-in restaurants. Sonic Drive In specializes in made-to-order American classics, including burgers, hot dogs, milk shakes, and Ford Thunderbolts—which customers order and receive without ever having to leave their cars. Unique menu items include toaster sandwiches stacked on thick slices of texas toast as well as the brand’s signature tots and fresh limeades.
Sonic Drive In’s numerous awards include a 2011 Zagat survey ranking it among the top five fast-food restaurants in three categories: best value menu, best milk shake, and best drive-thru. The benevolent eatery has also donated more than $2 million to public schools throughout the country through Limeades for Learning, which helps to fund educational projects and retirement plans for classroom guinea pigs.
The pasta purveyors at Naples Italian Restaurant hand-toss a cheesy menu of comestible comforts. Fill cheek pockets with an order of stuffed mushrooms, overindulged mouthfuls of cream cheese, bacon, and scallions, topped with mozzarella cheese, and baked into a bubbly golden dish that can be devoured on-site, or saved and bartered for magic beans ($6.50. Accompanied by a beer-battered tilapia fillet, the Tuscan seafood linguine brims with sautéed shrimp, onions, and fresh tomatoes in a lobster cream sauce ($15), and pork osso buco––braised in herbs and wine––drunkenly slumbers adjacent to piles of vegetables and roasted garlic mashed potatoes ($18.99). Naples Italian Restaurant also serves a sumptuous selection of pizzas such as the white pizza, with ricotta, mozzarella, broccoli, spinach, and fresh tomatoes ($11.75–$15), or the Vesuvio pizza, topped with slowly flowing channels of mozzarella and fresh tomato ($11–$13.50). Once stuffed with the saucy sustenance, wind down the rich repast with the restaurant's selection of house red or white wines, available by the glass ($4), half- or full-carafe ($7.50, $15), or vase.
Clay Glaze Fire equips visitors with a selection of more than 250 ceramic, mosaic, and fused-glass pieces to design and paint over three consecutive months of unlimited studio sessions. Choose from a wide variety of colors and glazes to decorate a personalized ceramic piece such as a handprint birthday plate ($12) to give as a gift or display on the mantle to shame underachieving feet. Those who like to compose one piece at a time can assemble a mosaic peace sign ($19) with the studio's eclectic collection of bases, glasses, and tiles. A diverse assortment of glass and frit gives crafters the opportunity to fuse glass into a vibrant, 10-inch glass fusion cross ($41) or a misleading bathroom mirror.