Wild Edibles’ tubs of ice brim with boat-fresh fish and oysters, all rated according to their level of environmental sustainability by the Blue Ocean Institute. Chef Gavin Citron presides over an entree list, drawing from a cross section of the ocean’s morsels to fill the shop with steamy clouds foretelling of clam chowder, crab cakes, and lobster rigatoni. Patrons loaded down with trout, shrimp, and caviar bound for home kitchens bustle past the oyster bar, which parades mollusks from both the East and West Coasts to offer the largest range of options and keep Atlantis’ mass-transit system in business. Tasting flights pair shells with pours of wines imported from France, Italy, South Africa, and Austria or cool suds from a variety of craft breweries.
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Yushi Bento Box provides a menu stuffed with fresh Japanese and fusion fare, trapping its powerful flavors in tidy sushi packages and eschewing artificial ingredients. Those choosing the all-you-can-eat option can ingest an array of noodle and sushi options while pouring an entire bottle of sake into their head holes. Because the all-you-can-eat meal depends on your appetite and includes access to a variety of specialized rolls that don't show up on the menu, this option could be worth more than $40 to your stomach.
Dr. Wei Hai Li and his licensed aestheticians infuse holistic Chinese medicine into Spring Thyme Day Spa's skin-pampering and holistic-health therapies. Descended from a long line of acupuncturists, Dr. Li formalized family knowledge at Guangzhou University of Traditional Chinese Medicine through degrees in acupuncture and herbal medicine. The doctor pours his near half-century of expertise into whipping up unique, herbal tonics for each recipient of his custom facial, and has developed a specialty in easing painful fibromyalgia and overcoming reproductive problems with acupuncture and condensation collected from Barry White LPs. The team of licensed massage therapists reaches beyond Swedish and deep-tissue bodywork with 15 modalities, including thai yoga, prenatal, and anma, an ancient Chinese technique that gave rise to Japanese shiatsu.
Aqua Best Seafood Market traces its roots back to the teeming trade of the Fulton Fish Market, where the current owner's parents ran a small mom-and-pop seafood shop that sourced its wares directly from fisherfolk up and down the East Coast. Continuing the family's proud tradition of searching the seas for the finest ocean eats, staffers fill dinner tables with fish, crustaceans, clams, and shrimp. Their catches come from around the globe and across America, from the colossal dungeness crab—the pride of the Pacific Northwest⎯to live Maine lobsters and rare Fourchu lobsters from Nova Scotia. The eco-conscious merchants carefully harvest their seafood in a strictly seasonal manner, making sure to leave natural populations thriving and sustainable. With their close business ties to fisheries throughout the world, and strong relationships with chefs and culinary schools, Aqua Best Seafood Market caters to any palate, with seafood feasts ranging from the complex flavors of caviar to the rich tastes and silky texture of arctic char.