Though its name suggests an exotic location in the Himalayan foothills, Delhi Heights is just a short drive from Manhattan in Jackson Heights. A menu that focuses on traditional Indian and Indo-Chinese fusion dishes makes the short trek worth it. One of the restaurant’s signature dishes is the dahi aloo papri chat, and one bite of the textured blend of crispy potatoes, chickpeas, and tamarind sauce shows why. Chefs prepare dozens of their other entrees in a tandoori clay oven, enhancing jumbo shrimp and achari mushrooms with smoky flavor without having to cook each individually on the tip of a cigar.
Kickboxing classes deliver a knee to the face of fat, burning up to 860 calories an hour with the high-energy striking moves of martial arts and boxing. All four limbs get in on the bag-bludgeoning action at iLoveKickboxing as each class (a $15 value per class) provides a full-body workout that tones arm, leg, and tentacle muscles while tightening the body’s core and improving balance. Hitting the heavy bags won't skin your knuckles once you don the included boxing gloves, which also double as excellent spring-loaded props for re-creating Three Stooges gags. Classes take place Mondays and Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.; Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m.; Fridays at 9:30 a.m. and 6 p.m.; and Saturdays at 9 a.m.
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Health meets beauty between lime-green accent walls and birch-tree murals, where a board-certified podiatrist and staff revamp nails afflicted with diabetes or fungal issues with laser treatments, topical medications, and specialty pedicures. The medi-pedi, or medical pedicure, was designed specifically for those with periodic health issues. Still, even healthy patrons can pamper feet with the spa-like pedicures, which boast clinical extras such as debridement, antifungal nail polish, and foot soaks. The multilingual staff—who can speak English, Spanish, French, and Creole—also go beyond standard spa hygiene by blasting shoes with UV rays and stern glares to prevent reinfection.
Little Shop of Crafts may have "little" in its name, but the creative opportunities that the DIY art center offers are anything but. Bisque pottery pieces, such as mugs, sushi plates, and candle holders, await custom paints and glazes. Mermaids, planes, and other plastercraft figurines receive customized coats in a a variety of hues. The shop also stockpiles a massive collection of glass tiles that can be transformed into stunning mosaics in the form a flower or surrounding a picture frame. Fine arts classes for youngsters teach fundamentals such as composition and shading, and adult functions corral grownups together for team-building exercises or bridal showers that take a break from the usual throwing-the-bride-in-the-shower routine.
Uva's provincial, tavern-like decor belies the subtle sophistication of a menu that, according to the New York Times, "draws from rustic kitchens up and down the Italian peninsula." The kitchen execution revolves around 10 cured meats and 19 different Italian cheeses that figure prominently into the menu. In addition to adorning simple platters, the meats and cheeses appear in entrees such as the prosciutto- and mozzarella-stuffed ravioli in creamy wild-mushroom sauce. The chefs also elevate cuisine beyond traditional trattoria fare by including decadent truffles. Paper-thin Sardinian flatbreads can arrive with truffle oil and truffle cheese, and the housemade ricotta gnocchi lies beneath a creamy black-truffle-chive sauce. The wine list rivals the dinner menu's depth of flavors by featuring an international selection of bottles from Monterey to Mendoza. However, the emphasis remains firmly on Italian wines, and the country's whites and reds each receive a full page of choices, including representatives from northern as well as southern regions. New York magazine recommends a glass of the Lusardi Sangiovese, but the extensive list also features a reserve section with rare yet pricey gems, including everything from a Kistler chardonnay to a 1982 Château Latour. Uva’s three separate seating sections each exude their own character while maintaining the restaurant's overall charm of a roadside inn or tavern. Well-worn brickwork complements the stout wooden tables in the main dining area, which features homestyle touches such as a book-lined mantelpiece, a wall rack of dangling copper pots, and an ornate, gilt-framed mirror. This rustic charm becomes a bit more subdued in the private wine-cellar section as soft candlelight illuminates the earthenware tiles and communal bench seating. Outdoors, potted plants encircle the patio section with its bistro-style tables, casual chairs, and spontaneous gusts of wind.