An outdoor heated mineral pool beckons guests at the Garden Gate Day Spa, but its appeal lies in more than just its smooth surface. As visitors slip beneath the surface, underwater music floats gently into the eardrums. Similarly soothing details pop up throughout the spa: a rain shower and dry saunas stand ready in the women's changing room, an aromatherapy room engages the olfactory system, and luxurious spa packages encourages all-day visits.
• For $10, you get two general-admission tickets (a $20 value). • For $18, you get four general-admission tickets (a $40 value). • For $30, you get two VIP tickets to seats near the ring and a meet-and-greet autograph-and-photo session with the stars (a $60 value).
The chefs at Izumi Sushi & Grill Restaurant craft hot and uncooked entrees with the goal of introducing new diners to the comforting flavors of traditional Japanese cuisine. Papery lanterns create a warm, intimate atmosphere as they cast golden light on panko-breaded pork or red-snapper katsu and bowls of stir-fried yakisoba noodles tangled around vegetables and chicken. A wooden fish hangs from the wall behind the sushi bar as chefs assemble elaborate rolls including the Firecracker, a crunchy combination of crabmeat and shrimp tempura topped with spicy tuna and house sauce. The decor adds to the peaceful experience, with blossoming cherry trees painted on the walls, a rustic wooden booth and sushi bar, and plates made out of old Pure Moods CDs.
Cecilia's Cafe prides itself on serving authentic New Mexican cuisine. The kitchen staff have followed this mission so well that it has been praised by Guy Fieri on Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives. The eatery's generations-old recipes include Stuffed Sopa, Machaca Burrito, Chicharrones and Carne Adovada
This pizza joint blew in from Arizona and rolled on its crustlike wheel to its current downtown location. Each New York–style Slices slice flops flat, thin, and chewy on your plate. Give the pizza finger to your acid reflux with a barbecue-chicken and bacon wedge or a pepperoni and sausage angle of doom. Go easier on your arteries with a veggie Star Destroyer ready to rule the galaxy with mushrooms and bell peppers. However, pass on the parmesan like a loaded bribe and opt for a fast-shattering white pizza with butter sauce, black pepper, fresh garlic, and provolone. Nearly all slices typically cost $3.25.