For more than 30 years, the cooks at Banfield's Bar and Grill have served up quintessential American dishes. Available until midnight every day except Sunday, options range from four-piece chicken dinners and prime sirloin burgers to 1/4-pound hot dogs and shaved prime rib sandwiches. Soft drinks and a slew of on-tap beers such as Sam Adams complement feasts, which unfold amidst exposed brick in a cozy dining area that frequently hosts live music. On weekends, Banfield's caters to the late breakfasting crowd with meals such as chop sirloin and eggs or three-egg omelets with hash browns served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The stylists at The Color Room Salon have seen it all. Failed bleach jobs and uneven highlights are no match for these experts, who specialize in corrective color. They rely exclusively on naturally-derived Aveda products, whether they're cleaning up color mistakes, touching up roots, or camouflaging grays on men, women, or self-conscious koalas. Besides bathing strands in new hues, the team at The Color Room Salon adds rainbow bursts to fingers and toes with nail enhancements and durable shellac polish.
Certified in animal first aid and canine massage, PAWSitive Pet Massage and Concierge’s founder, Jennifer Williams, keeps pets pampered and safe while their owners are away. Jennifer and her team of dog walkers make house calls of up to 60 minutes per day to care for dogs with out-of-town or busy owners, and are trained to provide medication to ailing pets and give special care to puppies or senior dogs.
The four trainers and two instructors at Rushlow’s Arabians combine more than 150 years of experience in the equestrian industry, applying their expertise in the areas of breeding, training, and riding. Rather than focus solely on riding techniques in the saddle or trying to teach horses sign language, riders learn the full spectrum of horsemanship, including equine anatomy, proper stall etiquette, and tacking up a horse. Students of all abilities have their choice of instruction in Western, Hunt Seat, Saddle Seat, Driving, and Dressage atop designated lesson horses, most of which have retired from the show ring.
Even as a young child, Theresa had a penchant for seeking out animals in need. Her parents and relatives can endlessly recount stories of her rescue attempts, which continued until her husband, Earl, emphatically insisted that three dogs were enough in the family. Earl had not seen the last of Theresa’s passion, however; she eventually left her career in the computer industry, and the two teamed up to open The Animal Lodge. Though it proved to be hard work, Theresa convincingly describes the benefits of her new profession: "We come to work in the morning and instead of seeing a bunch of grumpy people who have not had their coffee yet, we see wagging tails, licking tongues, and happy dances in everyone we meet."
Today, the duo works together to keep pets in comfort with daycare and overnight boarding facilities complete with heated floors during the winter, air conditioning during the summer, and a fenced-in yard for outdoor playtime. In addition to the regular bunks, the deluxe wilderness lodge—furnished with a bed, a chair, a television set, and mounted antlers rife with chew marks—recreates the comfortable atmosphere of home for nervous pooches. Groomer Nancy Oberg draws on her canine cosmetology training to round out the lodge’s services with baths, trims, and deep-tissue belly rubs.