There are a lot of little girls out there who would probably rank playing dress-up and going to the ice-cream parlor among their favorite activities. Those same little girls would probably freak out upon arriving at Scooops Kid Spa Salon, which isn't just inspired by an ice-cream counter—it's built around one. Each service has a delightfully sweet name, such as the Sprinkle-icious updos, Two-Scooop mani-pedis, and Neapolitan Triple Treat package; after any treatment, gals get to indulge in a vanilla, strawberry, or chocolate ice-cream treat. Scooops also hosts parties, which include extras such as glitter tattoos and swag bags, and, of course, a secret special treat for the birthday girl.
Like the Milwaukee Brewers on the first day of practice, The Dirt Destroyers' staff sports uniforms and name tags. Unlike the Brewers, though, this team is insured and bonded. When they're not cleaning homes, the technicians can often be found at commercial properties and area offices. They also happily trot out to difficult jobs. Construction sites are notoriously messy; debris collects in piles, concrete gets dirty, and bulldozers toss their candy wrappers anywhere they please. The Dirt Destroyers can take care of these messes with their construction-cleanup services, which include high-area cleaning using lifts and scaffolding. No matter the task, they'll run down a checklist to ensure sites are spick-and-span before they depart. At the customer's request, The Dirt Destroyers will use green cleaning products that are safe for kids, pets, and the environment they all frolic in.
One's healthy journey isn't always smooth, or even linear. The holistic healers at Integrative Health Center allow for pit stops and detours along the way. Because they don't tout a one-size-fits-all approach to wellness, they incorporate a diverse set of techniques into custom programs. Massage, Ayurvedic treatments, nutrition, and metaphysics are a few of the methodologies upon which they rely, which start healing at the root cause of pain or illness.
Recently crowned a Top 200 Salon by Salon Today, this full-service beauty abode offers an array of topnotch salon and spa services. If your follicles are burdened with flat, lifeless color, stop in to have one of Anaala's pigment professionals add pep to your 'do via all-natural Aveda products and very subtle pogo sticking ($50+ for a full color treatment). Or if too-long locks are causing your mirror to malfunction, instead have them trimmed and styled back into an orderly shape ($30+). Opt for a waxing treatment if you need haphazardly scattered strands weeded from their wrong whereabouts ($15+), or go with a spa massage ($70 for 60 minutes) if you need an expert muscle organizer's help in convincing your shoulders to stop hoarding your diary's stress. Anaala also offers spa-goers a myriad of skin-smoothing facials ($70 for 60 minutes) and exfoliating body scrubs ($55–$85).
As hungry customers approach the flat-top grill after which the restaurant is named, they'll find it a sizzling island surrounded by a sea of rice, noodles, fresh vegetables, and colorful sauces. Disenfranchised by the undemocratic menus of all other restaurants, Flat Top diners are empowered with the right to vote for the ingredients of their choice. Start the process by choosing rice or noodles. Then fill your bowl with fresh, seasonal vegetables (such as tomatoes, snap peas, and carrots), mix and match three or four ladles of sauces to create a sweet, spicy Asian-inspired flavor or your own personal concoction. Finally, add a hearty protein (including white fish, chicken, beef sirloin, tofu, or a host of vegetarian and vegan options). Add the finishing touches with clever customizations like hot and sour soup, mu shu wraps, skewered shrimp, or roti prata bread. Lunch bowls are $8.99, and dinner bowls are $12.99. Once your dream dish is assembled, let Flat Top's experienced chefs bring it to life on the grill while you treat your taste buds to an appetizer, such as the kung pao prata ($3.99) or a chilled summer shrimp roll ($5.99). Flat Top rookies needn't fear: Knowledgeable staff are happy to offer advice, popular recipes are perched atop tables, and tips are available on oversized chalkboards around the dining room. For an extra $2 (or $1 at lunch), diners can enjoy unlimited trips through the line, allowing them to try a wide variety of stir-fry combinations.
Acupuncturist Miguel Cardenas, who earned his master’s degree in the science of oriental medicine from Southwest Acupuncture College in Albuquerque, administers this ancient Chinese art form to expel physical ailments and restore harmony within the body. Furthering his effort to increase cultural acceptance of Eastern wellness practices, Miguel also performs public speeches about the benefits of acupuncture and herbal supplements. Along with private acupuncture treatments, the center hosts group sessions, in which friends and family can offer one another moral support and encouraging words communicated through a series of winks throughout the treatment.