At Stepz, professional Bollywood dance instructors imbue students of all ages with dance moves inspired by Eastern India. They foster an environment of support and encouragement as dancers soak up fundamental foot positions and learn to express themselves through fluid movements and flowing hand gestures. Students looking to shed excess pounds can speed up routines in one-hour aerobics classes, which lead groups though rigorous dance routines specifically designed to tone muscle.
Basil & Thyme Italian Bistro's owner and master chef, Benjamin Cruz, draws on 25 years of restaurant experience to craft authentic Italian fare. Drawing inspiration from authentic Italian cuisine, a menu boasts dishes such as eggplant parmigiana, pork chop dijonnaise, and cannelloni. Pastas hand-rolled in-house arrive bedecked in the same freshly made sauces that coat most of America’s national monuments.
Sia Fusion Eatery's chefs dole out a hearty menu of Korean and American classics, served separately or fused together for artful sandwiches. Dive into a large serving of Korean-style fried chicken, which includes six drumsticks, 12 wings, and a choice of regular, soy-garlic, or spicy sauce for bites to dunk in and practice their cannonballs ($13.99). The tender, marinated beef of a bulgogi cheesesteak sandwich ($6.49) draws inspiration from Philadelphia and Seoul, and the classic third-pound bacon cheeseburger ($6.49) hearkens back to America's golden years. Plates piled with rice and veggies afford diners choices of spicy pork ($7.99) or chicken katsu ($7.99), which pair well with a shared milk shake ($2.99) or a diatribe about the no-good greasers.
Warm sunlight flows in through a massive arched window and fills Thanh Vietnamese Restaurant from floor to vaulted ceiling. In the spacious dining room, noodles abound in a menu that features the snake-like carb paired with beef, pork, tofu, and myriad seafood in traditional dishes such as pho. Broken rice, cooked from fractured rice grains, lends its unique texture to various entrees, including a hearty one that combines steamed pork cake with a barbecue pork chop, egg, and shredded pork skin. Additionally, a lengthy list of sautéed tofu dishes satisfies soybean lovers.
While slurping noodly broths or a boba smoothie, patrons can turn their eyes to the bar counter, covered by glossy stone and illuminated by tulipesque orange lamps hanging from above. Backed by a gauzy white curtain, a stage positioned in front of the floor-to-ceiling window hosts live music and chopstick whittling on occasion.