Busy moms Stephanie Allen and Tina Kuna set out to answer a question that has troubled humans for millennia: "What's for dinner?" They wanted to make people's lives easier and allow for more time around the table with families. Dream Dinners was born from Tina's business savvy and Stephanie's experience with assembling ready-to-cook meals for her clan from fresh, healthy ingredients.
Pick a class from the schedule and let the oregano-scented romance begin. Master meat with the Beef on the Grill class featuring tutorials on such cook 'em and eat 'em delights as maple rosemary steak skewers, skirt-steak salad, and braised brisket in chipotle molasses barbecue sauce (June 8, 6:30 p.m.), or opt for the poultry-friendly Chicken on the Grill with mini chicken burgers, balsamic black-pepper-grilled thighs, pesto and portabella grilled breasts, and a minty summer squash salad (July 20, 6:30 p.m.). Get more festive than a fiesta with a Mexican class, where participants learn how to prepare heirloom tomato and avocado salsa, scallop ceviche, adobo marinated pork, and a sautéed chard sweet-potato salad (August 24, 6:30 p.m.).
Though the sandwiches at Leonardo’s Deli are all constructed on a French roll and layered with provolone, tomatoes, pepperoncini, and condiments, their flavors couldn’t be more unique. That’s because the deli’s extensive selection of meats infuses each hot or cold sandwich with a different savory finish, from the smokiness of bacon to the subtle spiciness of roast beef. Staffers create these sandwiches a la carte, or pair them with a bag of chips and a soda for a ready-made meal. They also assemble fresh salads, sandwiches, and pasta dishes for large catered events, customizing each order according to the number of guests, their dietary requirements, and their average score on the cold cuts section of the SATs.
MDC Concierge makes special events unforgettable with luxury vehicles and delicious cuisine. The party bus has been employed for bachelorette parties, weddings, and proms, and its catering services have been enjoyed by Hollywood actors such as Martin Lawrence and influential politicians such as Councilman Bernard Parks.
Patrick Molloy's, an Irish sports bar, overhauls conventional pub fare with a modern menu of eclectic dishes. Hungry stomachs corral herds of burgers, such as the cowboy burger, which wrangles barbecue sauce, swiss cheese, fried shoestring onions, and bacon onto an 8-oouch patty driven into a potato bun. Gang up on appetites with three chicken sliders battered in beer, fried, then topped with chipotle sauce or hot sauce and served atop hawaiian sweet bread, a version of sweet bread baked over a volcano. Molloy's also pays homage to the Emerald Isle with classic fish and chips, which combines fried beer-battered whitefish with crispy french fries, all served with tartar and cocktail sauce.
First-time campers kick off with a comprehensive, one-on-one consultation with a certified fitness consultant. Then, during each session, boot-bodies can expect varied total-body workouts heightened by exercise formats such as resistance training, jump roping, kickboxing, Pilates, partner drills, short-distance running, and encyclopedia ripping-in-half. At the end of four weeks, goals are assessed and firm, silent, head nods of confidence are exchanged. Long Beach Boot Camp requires that all campers bring the following equipment to each session: exercise mat, set of hand weights, resistance band, and water bottle.