Coach Peggy Slater and her team lead classes that get kids moving in a fun environment, whether they're preschoolers focused on play or older students preparing for the competitive team. Cheerleading and gymnastics classes give kids the confidence and strong arms needed to hoist tumbling trophies aloft and finally win arm-wrestling matches with their teddy bears. During the summer, American Gymnastics also hosts training camps, which infuse gymnastics lessons with hip-hop dance moves and other high-energy activities.
Within the recently renovated historical Temtor Building, artisan sandwich makers craft their menu's masterpieces and build-your-own sandwiches from regional ingredients supplied by local farmers and merchants. Atop each hearty slice of bread, which can include bread varieties such as pretzel rolls and flatbread, the deli pros pile bacon, hot pastrami, or other meat selections before adding crowns of cheese. A house-made sauce such as rosemary olive oil assures each sandwich has a flavor distinctive of Davis Street Market Deli. More than a lunch spot, the deli also serves breakfast and dinner, and guests on the go can also pick up groceries, craft beers, fine wines, and household goods.
Founded in 1954 by James McLamore and David Edgerton, Burger King rapidly expanded from humble beginnings as a lone burger joint to more than 12,400 locations across 79 countries today, making it the second-largest fast-food-hamburger chain in the world. Its signature burger—the Whopper sandwich—consists of flame-broiled, quarter-pound beef patties crowned with a miniature fedora and a fully customizable array of toppings such as tomatoes, onions, and dill pickles. Focused on continual improvement, the chain recently reinvented the fries that accompany each value meal, outfitting the spud slices with a thicker cut of potato for a fluffier texture on the inside and crispier golden-brown exterior. A spread of decadent desserts including dutch apple pie and an Oreo sundae keeps sweet teeth from elongating into fangs, and made-to-order breakfast sandwiches clasp eggs, american cheese, and bacon, sausage, or ham between two halves of a flaky croissant to round out the speedy menu.
Strands of ivy dance across the walls, crisp linen-topped tables set the stage for Italian and Albanian meals, and an elegant wood bar presents various libations. In this romantically lit arena, chefs sprinkle walnuts on chicken and almonds on 10 ounces of grilled trout. They also bake lamb and douse it in red-wine sauce. The kitchen team prepares desserts such as baklava to give meals a happy ending, just like movies where the princess finds her prince and gets him to marry her without a prenuptial agreement.
Subtle flavors pair with an elegant ambiance inside Trattoria Toscana's new Gravois Road location. Beneath framed prints of the Leaning Tower of Pisa and other Italian landmarks, the tops of high bar chairs taper out like the shoulders of an evening gown. White tablecloths are creased in evenly pressed squares and hold plates of authentic Italian pastas and chicken, veal, and seafood sautéed in delicate wine sauces. Amid the gray-stippled walls, diners can question the manager about reserving a 75-person private party or rally the servers, busboys, and bartenders into a philosophical discussion on what it's like to be one who waits.
Whether guests are stopping by the simple neighborhood brick storefront for a slice of savory pie or feasting on subs and pizzas delivered to their door, Mr. X Pizza delights its loyal customers with freshly baked pizzeria cuisine. Chefs whip up crowd-pleasing Italian-American treats—such as toasted ravioli, fried mushrooms, and quattro formaggio pizzas—or feed crowds with the kitchen's signature The Big One, a hulking, handmade 30-inch pizza.