Crepes aren't always considered romantic fare, but that changes at La Crêpe Nanou. Windows angled toward the ceiling invite stargazing—that is, if you can tear your gaze away from the beauty of a crepe stuffed with ratatouille or smothered with ice cream and chocolate sauce.
When it comes to hands and feet, the technicians at Family Nails & Spa spare no luxury. While their clients sit atop massaging armchairs that look and feel more like royal thrones, they set to work scrubbing calluses and grooming nails with basic, deluxe, and hot-stone pedicures. The list of manicure options is similarly extensive, as clients can pick from standard polish, long-lasting Gelish shades, and 3-D nail art. A complimentary beverage accompanies each treatment, as does access to a free WiFi network, which clients can use to pull up the Rothko painting they most want their nails to resemble.
The 12-pack of trainers at Ultimate Fitness coax forth hidden six-packs from previously obscured abdominal regions in short, intense sessions that focus on slow and safe repetitions. In a single 25-minute training session, the muscle minders at Ultimate Fitness zero in on six exercises targeted to your body's needs and number of tentacles using an arsenal of quality equipment—some of which is specifically designed to relieve back pain. With sessions available seven days a week, novitiates and devotees alike will find it easy to fit the recommended one or two hebdomadal training sessions into a busy schedule of errands, Congressional hearings, and round-the-world dirigible races. To keep the heart and lungs from going on strike when the body’s other muscles get more attention, Ultimate Fitness grants its personal trainees unlimited access to the gym until their four sessions are up.
Richard and Danielle Sutton threw caution to the wind when they abandoned lucrative jobs in favor of working at a centuries-old cheese shop in London. The Suttons’ risk ultimately paid off when they brought their love for cheese back to New Orleans and opened the wildly successful St. James Cheese Company.
Gautreau's may be small (Nola.com compares it to a studio apartment), but everything else about it is grand, including the elegant trompe l'oeil walls. Executive Chef (and former Top Chef: Masters contestant) Sue Zemanick crafts seasonal plates such as duck confit with blueberry balsamic and roasted chicken with rosemary jus.
Culinary craftsmen at Zara's Little Giant Supermarket stuff an array of po boys and trim catering platters for upcoming football games or Thanksgiving meals. Freshly made po boys transform 11-inch french bread into golden-crusted sleeping bags for nesting slices of roast beef ($5.99), chicken salad ($5.99), or crawfish ($7.99). For smaller servings, diners can opt for bun-size sandwiches filled with sausage ($2.99) or shrimp ($5.99) and garnished with cheese ($0.50) as gooey as taffy hand-stretched by the Blob. Today's deal can also be used toward catering services that range from a whole baked Thanksgiving turkey ($32.99) to a trio of ham, roast beef, and turkey party sandwiches for 25 people ($21.95). Football party trays, such as the Score! Dinner for 4 To-Go ($50), pair perfectly with pigskin and fill Sundays with enough crawfish monica, house made italian salad, and fresh-baked cookies to feed a family or a quartet of feral bachelors.