From the classic to the cutting edge, the staff at House of Style approaches every hairstyle request with fundamental styling prowess and the ability to fashion a customized look that suits its wearer. This versatility stems from owner Sue Holmes, a 30-year industry veteran whose knowledge and artistry has been queried by runway style agencies. Whether clients bring in a photo of their ideal look, an idea to work from, or a well-coiffed radish, the stylists will fashion a savvy 'do that matches the image while adding a tailored touch and brushstrokes of color, straightening treatments, and products from Sebastian and Redken. Hair and lash extensions, European waxing, and mani-pedis round out the salon options.
Menchie’s streamlines the complicated art of frozen yogurt consumption into three simple steps: mix, weigh, and pay. Choose from a rotating menu of more than 100 flavors such as chocolate cake and pomegranate tart, and then accessorize your cup with the more than 60 toppings, including fresh fruit, sugary cereals, candies, decadent sauces, and cake and cookie crumbles. Crammed cups are weighed ($0.39 per ounce), scores are settled, and satisfied sweet teeth skip off to enjoy frosty spoonfuls. Health-conscious consumers can try nonfat, low-carb, nondairy, and no-sugar-added options. Dairy flavors are packed with live and active yogurt cultures, making each cup a Trojan horse of protein and calcium that can potentially lower cholesterol, boost wilting immune systems, and topple legendary walled empires.
The rich flavors of Arabica beans burst from Panama Red Coffee Co.'s menu of handpicked coffee, ground and steeped using a craftsman-style batch-roasting technique. Guzzle a steaming mug of Panama Red joe, spiked with a shot of espresso, to fuel all-night study sessions or marathon congressional hearings ($2.25–$2.65). A blizzard of coffee, milk, and chocolate sweeteners swirl in the frosty Mocha Breeze ($3.35–$4.45) and regular or sugar-free hints of vanilla, almond, Jamaican rum, and other aromatic accents permeate flavored lattes ($3.15–$4.15). Cono pouring is available at the coffee bar for tastings and regular cups of coffee.
Una Mas Mexican Grill entices customers with high-quality, traditional Mexican cooking delivered with a modern flair and appetizing attitude. Incline your eyes to the menu and try a small bowl of tortilla soup with marinated chicken, avocado, cheese, and broth-soaked tortilla shreddings ($2.79 for a small). Margarita salad tantalizes teeth with fresh Romaine lettuce, jicama, cabbage in reds and greens, carrots, radishes, pinto beans, and mexican cheese, all flicked by the flavory fingers of salsa fresca and lime vinaigrette ($6.29). Volunteer your mouth for the task of dismantling a foghead burrito, which wraps chicken in a chili-tomato tortilla and accessorizes with cheese, guacamole, rice, black beans, sour cream, roasted pasilla, corn salsa, and barbecue sauce ($6.59).
Wise Guys elicits the flavors of the East Coast with a simple but tasty menu of cheesesteaks, gyros, and burgers. Sweet or hot peppers spice up original Philly cheesesteaks, while gyros prepared Chicago-style infuse a bit of the Midwest into the menu. Burgers, salads, and sides of onion rings or garlic fries round off the menu displayed over the eatery’s front counter. Guests can sit down and dig in the dining room, which is as no-nonsense as the menu, checkered with black-and-white framed photos and clusters of dark tables.
The wine enthusiasts at Signaturewines.com—a group of professionals from various industries—foster a community for other wine and food lovers to connect and share their oenophile experiences. They regularly notify their members of tours, tastings, and wine-related events at more than 20 Northern California wineries. They also orchestrate special deals that immerse visitors in settings such as the opulent gilded decor of Domenico Winery, the rustic wooden architecture of Guglielmo Winery, and the verdant vineyards and 200-horse stables of Cooper-Garrod Estate Vineyards.
Keeping abreast of local and national food events,SignatureWines.com also introduces members to regional wine bars, wineries, and restaurants, and provides an online community where members can read reviews and share wine experiences. VIP cards let customers take part in complimentary tastings and avoid standard hassles such as corkage fees and general-admission mosh pits. Proceeds for such events often go to charities involved in various initiatives.