The culinary artisans at El Mesón de Castilla forge a fiery menu of authentic Spanish cuisine. An aromatic dusting of garlic and herbs coaxes vibrant flavors out of the camarones al ajillo's sautéed shrimp, priming palates for a selection of tapas, such as the Tabla Mesón de Castilla—a liberal helping of Spanish cold cuts and cheeses served atop a bed of anti-Franco literature. Otherwise, savor the langosta mariposa, which corals 8 ounces of grilled lobster and a shrimp kabob, or the lomo de cordo en salsa de piña, a slab of succulent pork loin enswathed in a tangy pineapple sauce. Diners can also dive into the bountiful Paella Mesón de Castilla, which compiles morsels of lobster, calamari, and mussels in a sea of yellow rice. House wine hails from the temperature- and humidity-controlled cellar, which keeps vino fresher than an heir to the throne of Bel Air.
Every morning at 6 a.m., Old Fashion Divine Cooking fills up with the aromas of southern soul food breakfasts—flapjacks and french toast drenched in syrup and three-egg omelets stuffed with mushrooms and fire-roasted peppers. But after 11 a.m., those smells dissipate as the kitchen staff whips up lunch options such as ribs smothered in housemade sauce and pulled pork topped with homemade slaw. Like breakfast and lunch, dinner starts early with early bird specials flanked by housemade sides of mashed potatoes and cornbread. Besides these hearty feasts and a selection of dessert, such as cheesecake, the restaurant also features selections that total 600 calories or fewer, such as chicken salad and grilled tilapia.
Keepsakes, gifts, memorials, souvenirs?whatever you call them, Souvenir Snapshotz Production Corp. ensures that pictures will be memorable. Its photographers shoot on location, capturing families, couples, and kids in flattering natural light and scenery. Working closely with all clients, they customize packages to suit individual needs that can include multiple wardrobe changes as well as professionally retouched digital images.
"From casting to maternity, fashion to business; we know how to get the best out of people." For Sceneline Studios to achieve that best requires both dedicated photographers and a commitment to clients. With 22 studios in five different countries?including European success in cities such as Paris, Berlin, Amsterdam, Barcelona, and Madrid?they draw out their subjects' best looks by starting at the beginning. Before each photo shoot, professional makeup artists apply makeup and style hair to ensure each picture comes out perfectly. The photographers themselves have extensive experience. Their lenses have captured scenes as stunning as the Champs-Elysees at sunset and couples lounging in front of the Hofburg Palace, so they are amply prepared and use their prowess to make clients look as beautiful as any setting in Europe. With these elements combined, the photo shoots create tangible memories of everything from extravagant parties to growing families to sultry boudoir moments.
At Midtown Beauty Bar, experienced stylists and aestheticians cut, color, or wax off hair, and nail technicians decorate nails with regular or gel polishes. Then there are the makeup artists, whose airbrush system effortlessly dispatches a fine mist of pigment, unlike a hose filled with foundation. The result is a naturally glowing complexion and more even skin tone.
Vienna Beef hot dogs and polish sausages slide into poppy-seed buns at JAK's Hot Dogs, arriving at tables topped in chili, cheese, or Chicago-style fixings such as sport peppers, onions, and relish. Hand-cut fries and housemade burgers round out the menu, alongside pizza puffs and orders of wings available in various sizes.