With nods from USA Today, CBS News, and The Washington Post, Rodizio Grill has made a name for itself as an authentic Brazilian charrascuria––a South American–style rotisserie. Founded by São Paolo–born Ivan Utrera, the cuisine comprises of select cuts of meat, which are slow-roasted on a spit and then skewered. It also featured seafood selections, grilled pineapple, and unlimited trips to an award-winning salad bar with over 40 items. Gauchos––also known as Brazilian cowboys––bustle about the restaurant, bringing unlimited slices of tender meat to diners who can also grab fresh vegetables and homemade salads at the gourmet salad bar, as well as enjoy Brazilian appetizers served directly to the table.
The techs at Utah Lawn know that a healthy, green yard can sometimes come at the expense of the environment and homeowners’ pocketbooks. To help minimize those expenses, they inject Enviromoist’s polymer-based substance into root systems, which distributes nourishing plant food while creating a semipermeable barrier that prevents water and vital nutrients from leaching away. Not only does the product help to cut water waste by up to 50%, it also helps pare down water bills, and can even help reduce soil compaction and the maintenance required to keep a lawn looking verdant.
Beyond root health, the landscaping specialists offer a wide range of lawn-care services and solutions, such as underground sprinkler systems that covertly distribute water to thirsty grass blades. When not nourishing plots, techs stay busy making them more beautiful by building water fixtures such as ponds, streams, and waterfalls. Instead of packing up for the winter, specialists strap on snow boots and continue to keep yards tidy by removing snow clumps and slick sheets of ice, helping cut down on the number of slips and falls experienced by homeowners, visitors, and any hibernating bears prone to walking in their sleep.
At Red Corner China Diner, proprietor and Beijing native Sam Su infuses local palates with the tastes of spicy Szechwan cuisine. Forkfuls of dan dan noodles ($7.99) pepper taste buds with bamboo shoots, ground pork, and egg noodles, and thin pancakes scoop up succulent chicken, cabbage, carrot, and egg in dishes of moo-shu chicken ($9.99). Loaded with spice, house specialties include the garlic dragon shrimp ($11.99) with wok-fried string beans and crushed chili, and the firecracker chicken breast ($9.99), a piquant blend of tender chicken, peppers, and onions served with black-bean sauce and a hazmat suit. The cantonese beef chow fun ($7.99) blends cuts of stir-fried beef with wide rice noodles and bean sprouts, and the vegetarian Three Treasures from the Earth ($7.99) lets diners excavate sautéed potato, bell pepper, and eggplant from beneath strata of rich, house-made brown sauce.
For more than 10 years, Somer Ahonen has been helping ladies find their best angles in her 1,800-square-foot studio and capturing their images in flattering and tasteful boudoir photo shoots. Her clients emerge gussied up from a dressing room and saunter into the private shooting bay, where Ms. Ahonen calls upon props such as a bear-claw bathtub or a bed with silky linens to create sensual settings. With several lighting techniques and an arsenal of makeup and editing skills, including airbrushing, she can tweak each image to her clients’ liking.
TYTO USA’s bug-busters keep infestations at bay through a combination of targeted vacuuming, sprays, aerosols, and residual dusts. As each season ushers in different creepy crawlies, the techs offer seasonal pest-control plans, as well as one-time treatments. In addition, they can oust bedbugs and encase mattresses and box springs to prevent their return while also protecting against dust mites and other allergens.