Beamers Hells Canyon Tours ferries passengers through the vacillating rapids of one of the deepest river gorges in North America. Along nearly 200 miles of majestic landscapes and American history, certified tour captains delve into detailed narratives on geological landmarks, Native American history, and how U.S. mail delivery developed from horseback to the modern-day jetpack. Wine-tasting and brunch cruises complement degustation with stunning scenes of mountain ranges, rivers, and rare glimpses of local wildlife foraging for food or preparing their tax-return forms, and fishing charters let anglers test their mettles against the river?s crafty steelhead, sturgeon, and bass.
Helmed by Napa Valley Culinary Institute of America graduate Matt Irvin, Immix Fusion smelts international flavors into an eclectic menu and serves up a slew of complementary vinos and local beers. Raw-fish aficionados can belly flop into the ahi appetizer, made up of sweet and spicy raw tuna sidestroking in Thai soy sauce and garnished with fresh herbs, cucumber, and wasabi dressing ($9.95). Meanwhile, the roasted Danish brie is flavored with roasted garlic, tomatoes, a balsamic reduction, and fresh basil, making a mouthwatering first course or succulent lip balm ($9.95).
At Suan Thai Bistro, chefs introduce guests to the diverse and flavorful cuisine of Thailand, treating them to a spread of noodles, coconut-milk curries, and salads made with fresh veggies, pork, poultry, beef, and seafood. Nestled into cozy chairs of dark, varnished wood and black leather, guests feast on plates of papaya salad, pad thai noodles, or spicy red, green, and yellow curries. Paintings and statues of Buddha, leafy tropical plants, and lotus petals infuse the dining space with Southeast Asian accents, while walls colored in a dusty earth-toned orange and soft, warm light promote a sense of calm. Each dish is a blend of bright colors and rich textures, with slices of mango, morsels of duck, and steamed spinach and bell peppers peacefully cohabiting with lime garnishes, crushed peanuts, or scoops of rice noodles.
Froyo Earth's yogurt is packed with live and active cultures, which customers then pack into biodegradable cups, and then into their bellies. This health- and earthy-friendly snack comes in a rotating selection of flavors such as huckleberry, root-beer float, and kiwi-strawberry sorbet. After swirling their chosen flavors into the cups, customers can shower frozen peaks with toppings that range from fresh berries to candy, nuts, and Hershey's syrup. Then, the cashier weighs new creations to fill out an accurate birth certificate and determine the price based on its weight. Customers can take their treat to go or savor it amid Froyo Earth's local and global artwork.
At Rosa's Pizza, you'll find pies bearing all your favorite toppings like pepperoni, sausage, olives, and mushrooms. But the chefs here also create pizzas that are a little more creative. One might arrive bearing alfredo sauce and chicken or shrimp, while another sports classic taco ingredients, including seasoned meat, cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, tortilla chips, and taco sauce. The chefs even build a breakfast pizza topped with ham, sausage, bacon, and scrambled eggs. But whether you decide to take the traditional route or branch out to try something new, you'll want to be sure to save room for the shop's popular cheesebread, or its boneless wings, which come in classic flavors such as barbecue.